SCMP Friday, February 9, 2001
Real-life drama for veteran actress
Sylvia Chang, 45, has been involved in more than 70 films as an actress or director. Taiwan-born Chang spent her teenage years in New York before becoming involved in the Hong Kong film industry in the early 1970s.
Director Lo Wei had her signed up in Taiwan for Hong Kong film production company Golden Harvest. Her credits include Taiwanese director Ang Lee's Eat Drink Man Woman, Mike Newell's adaptation of Timothy Mo's Soursweet, Full Moon in New York, The Red Violin and Queen of Temple Street. Her latest production, Tempting Hearts, was released in the autumn of 1999.
Chang said after the hostage ordeal that it had shaken her faith in Hong Kong. "Our family are not wealthy people but we still faced this unfortunate incident . . . should we be more concerned about the social problems facing Hong Kong?"