Huge hit for first Chinese Bond girl

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 27 January, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 27 January, 1998, 12:00am

Michelle Yeoh and Pierce Brosnan toured Hong Kong to promote the latest James Bond movie, Tomorrow Never Dies.

Yeoh said that being the first Chinese Bond girl had put her under a lot of pressure. However, her performance did not let anyone down.

What is more, she was selected by Entertainment magazine as rating among the 100 most beautiful actresses and was given the seal of approval by the film's director, Roger Spottiswoode.

'It was a golden opportunity for me to work with the Hollywood heavyweights and helped me to win a ticket to Hollywood's mainstream,' she said.

For her next American production, Yeoh said she would prefer to be cast in a more intellectual film.

That means no more high-kicking action movies for a while.

Mark Lui Chun-tak and Stephen Fung Tak-lum of pop group Dry have criticised a male singer who they say always manages to stand in front of them when photographs are taken.

The duo were shy about naming the bane of their lives, but some say it is Daniel Chan Hiu- tung or Edmond Leung Hon-man. 'I think he knows who we are talking about,' Lui said enigmatically.

'Actually, we don't care and anyhow, we are not out to grab anyone by the throat.' Glamour-girl Michelle Reis was invited to take a soak in Japan's famous hot springs while shooting a television programme.

However, as the springs were outdoors and bathers - as a rule - go in minus their swimming gear, the former Miss Hong Kong declined the offer.

She agreed to dip her feet into the water while wrapped in a towel.

Singer Gigi Leung Wing-kei was scheduled to fly to London for a voice-training programme during the Lunar New Year holiday.

Leung said she was sad to miss the opportunity to collect lai see from her relatives and colleagues.