This year’s overlap of Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day won’t occur again until 2048 (the last time the coincidence happened was 1953), so Fann Wong can rest assured the two days shall be apart for a while.
With the biggest day in the Chinese calendar clashing with the most romantic day for lovers, some folks like Fann and her hubby Christopher Lee had to sacrifice one occasion for the other. In the end, the couple, who have been married for less than a year, decided to forego the roses, much to the actress’ dismay.
At the press conference for her new movie Happy Go Lucky, Fann complained that there was no celebration or even a gift from her husband, and described her Valentine’s Day this year as “tragic.”
Due to the death of Christopher’s father in February last year, the couple did not distribute red packets this festive season. However, they decided to go ahead with the visiting of friend and relatives.
In the movie, Fann tries to stop her father from feeding his gambling addiction.Although gambling is a common activity during Lunar New Year celebrations, she admitted that she “doesn’t like to gamble. Just the mention of it makes me sleepy.”
The 39-year-old said she was bored to death by jackpot when she visited Las Vegas more than a decade ago with her family. The last time she played mahjong with ex-MediaCorp actor Xie Shaoguang was simply for the fun of it.
Co-star Patricia Mok said that she, Fann, Christopher and a few other celebrities were at famed stylist David Gan’s place on 14 Feb, the first day of the Lunar New Year. While her hubby played cards, Fann kept herself entertained by watching TV.
For her role as a foot masseuse in the film, Fann specially took a two-hour class to learn the ropes. She revealed that she started studying the human body since Return of the Condor Heroes when she often felt exhausted, and is now so confident of her skills that she wanted to set up stall at the premiere to treat her fans to her foot massages.
Happy Go Lucky which also stars Richard Low and Liu Ling Ling, premiered on Tuesday at The Cathay. Among the celeb contingent were Li Nanxing as well as married couple Michelle Chia and Shaun Chen.
Happy Go Lucky opens in cinemas islandwide on 4 Mar.
Fann complained that there was no celebration or even a gift from her husband, and described her Valentine’s Day this year as “tragic.” Oh Fann, maybe you should have thought twice before saying that because right now you come across as a petulant, whiny spoilt child. I know there’s a lack of context, and it was probably meant as a joke, but it definitely doesn’t help with the prima donna image that you’ve been projecting all along.