HONG KONG - Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun Ying's daughter is making her movie debut in a film that will feature Michael Chan, action star and former gangster, as her father, said Hong Kong newspapers.
Leung Chai Yan, 23, who is notorious for brattily thanking taxpayers for her wardrobe on Facebook last year, was announced on Tuesday as the leading lady of the movie to be directed by Lau Chun Fai.
Leung, who will play a social worker in the film, missed the press conference for the movie, disappointing not only dozens of reporters who had turned up to interview her but also her leading man, singer Don Li, who said he had dressed up to meet her.
Lau said Leung had been on the way to the event, but turned back because she felt unwell, reported Oriental Daily News. He said they had been in talks for a month or so, before she signed a six-figure contract.
He said it had not taken much convincing. "She likes filming and I like filming. She has a lot of endurance. She isn't at all afraid of hard work."
On Wednesday, Leung got to work, perhaps proving Lau right.
The weather was nippy, but she paraded around Central in a bright blue tank top with reporters trailing her, said Ming Pao Daily News.
Director Wong Jing has described her as an "ordinary girl" and said he would not work with her. Asked about Wong's comment, Leung told Apple Daily: "I haven't earned my stripes yet, right."
Wandering in a mall, she also attracted passers-by who praised her for being thin in person and asked to be photographed with her. But she told Oriental: "I don't like being a star. I don't like stars."
After shopping, talking to reporters and being photographed for about four hours, she walked home to Government House. "I've done all of my part today," she told Ming Pao, before turning her head for one more pose and entering the residence.