Liza Wang to stage concert, exhibition to mark 50 years in showbiz

Liza Wang will be performing with Adam Cheng at a concert here next month.
Liza Wang will be performing with Adam Cheng at a concert here next month.PHOTO: BIZ TRENDS MEDIA

Hong Kong actress-singer Liza Wang will show her collection of photographs and outfits

Hong Kong diva Liza Wang, 68, has grand plans to mark her 50th year in showbusiness next year.

On top of a Hong Kong Coliseum concert, she hopes to hold an exhibition showcasing her collection of photographs and outfits.

She says: "All these years, I've been keeping my photos and clothes. My house, it is more like a warehouse."

She would not reveal more about her golden jubilee celebrations while speaking to Singapore media over the telephone from Hong Kong earlier this month.

Meanwhile, eager fans can catch her at a concert here next month. The singer will be performing with her old friend, 68-year-old actor Adam Cheng.

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Their palpable onstage chemistry at previous shows is thanks to their long working relationship.

She says: "We debuted around the same time. For decades, we've acted opposite each other in many TV dramas. Back then, during filming, I saw him more than I saw my family."

The veterans are regarded as TVB's golden couple of the 1970s, romancing each other in classics such as wuxia drama Romance Of The Book And Sword (1976).

Last year, the pair co-hosted TVB music programme Sunday Songbird.

But viewers are unlikely to see the actors in the same drama any time soon.

Wang says: "He has work in China. It will be my 50th year anniversary next year and I'd like to focus on my concert."

Offscreen, she can count on her real-life partner, actor Law Kar Ying.

Her protective husband jumped to her defence after she lost the Best Actress trophy to Nancy Wu at last year's TVB Anniversary Awards.

The 69-year-old uploaded a Weibo post alluding to the unfairness of the awards ceremony. The post was later deleted.

Part of the post read: "Miss Wang, don't mind your loss. Nancy Wu acted well, it is only natural that the company wants to give the young a chance. Anyway, it is not a big deal for you to get another award. You should tell the company that you will not be taking part in future contests."

When asked about her take on the issue, Wang says matter-of-factly: "Of course, my husband will praise me. It's only natural. Law Kar Ying's words are his own views."

Wang may not have walked away with a trophy, but she sounds content with her husband's devotion.

She says: "The company has its judging criteria. As artists, we have to respect that. What's most important is that my husband thinks that I'm the best."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 20, 2016, with the headline 'Concert, exhibition to mark 50 years'. Print Edition | Subscribe