【 2003-08-24/星報/4版/藝界人生 】
would think that Winnie would consider for a long time before agreeing to
take part in the
Musical "Butterfly Lovers". But, the fact is that it took her only a few
days to make the decision.
Winnie did not even mind that the fees is much lower than what some others
offered her earlier on. "It is financially not easy to run a theatre
group, instead, I should thank them
for giving me the opportunity to take part in such a Musical."
matter how popular an artiste can be, one day, he/ she had to face the
fate of being taken over
by others. The songs "Understanding" and "Scents" brought Winnie to
the heights of her
career. Despite the fact that the Mandarin music scene was going
through a bad patch,
Winnie regained her popularity through the album "Forever". This is
Winnie had been keeping a low profile for a while and she herself admitted
that there were
occasions when thoughts of retirement crossed her mind. Although
several theatre groups had
approached her earlier on, she did not feel mentally prepared at that time
to take up the offers.
Earlier this year, Winnie went through a rather difficult time in her life
when she suffered setback in
her relationship and lost another close friend. Through these
Winnie gained a fresh perspective of life. So, when the offer for
"Butterfly Lovers" came, she
chanced upon it without even considering much on the monetary rewards; the
right timing was a
crucial factor for Winnie's decision. The offer came at a time when
she just made up her mind
that she wanted to do something different. Furthermore, she loves this
Classical love story and the character of Zhu Ying Tai very much.
She felt that her character resembles Ying Tai greatly.
Winnie frankly admits that the pressure is great as it is very different
being a singer and performing in a