Mainland's loss is HK's gain as Lust, Caution star moves to city

PUBLISHED : Friday, 12 September, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 12 September, 2008, 12:00am

She's not welcome at home on the mainland, but it seems Hong Kong has opened its doors for blacklisted actress Tang Wei (right). The Lust, Caution star - who was made the scapegoat of Beijing's ridiculous wrath because Ang Lee's sex scenes were too sexy and her acting appeared to glorify treason - seems to have found a new start as a Hong Kong resident.

Under the same Quality Migrant Admission Scheme that let Lang Lang, Yundi Li, Zhang Ziyi and Olympic torch lighter Li Ning become SAR passport holders, the actress became the city's newest famous citizen about two weeks ago. Further, Tang's career hiccup might be smoothed over now that she is apparently represented by producer Bill Kong Chi-keung's agency.

We couldn't reach Kong for a comment, but film blogs have reported that Kong, producer of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hero, and Lust, Caution, has placed Tang in the lead of a new movie by Tian Zhuangzhuang. In this instance, we are living up to our 'Friendly Hong Kong' slogan.