Johnnie, who earlier made headlines after saying that no director would want to work with the actress due to her negative image in the media, stood by his statement when asked to clarify the issue, adding that Cecilia is not suitable for his movies.
Cecilia Cheung’s camp has recently responded to Johnnie To’s statement belittling the actress’s durability in the entertainment industry, Tencent Entertainment reported.
While the actress has been silent on the topic all these while, her agency AEG’s president, Yu Yuk Hing, recently expressed his disappointment over Johnnie’s issue with the actress.
“I have always admired Johnnie and I know that the movie industry is competitive and people use various ways to promote their movie. But this behaviour of belittling others is so beneath a great director such as himself,” said Yu.
He added that while he is happy for Johnnie, what with the success of “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2” and his recent honorary doctorate in literature, he is also sad that the director would take such a measure to promote his work.
In regard to Johnnie’s statement that nobody dares to cast Cecilia in their movies, Yu responded, “At the moment, there is more than a dozen offers that Cecilia is currently reviewing, but she will choose her project carefully.”
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