Hong Kong director Stephen Chow's 'Sing Girls' - from obscurity to stardom

Chinese actress E Jingwen, a graduate of China's Central Academy of Drama, whose alumni include luminous names such as Gong Li, Zhang Ziyi and Deng Chao.
Chinese actress E Jingwen, a graduate of China's Central Academy of Drama, whose alumni include luminous names such as Gong Li, Zhang Ziyi and Deng Chao. PHOTO: WEIBO

When Chinese actress E Jingwen first received a phone call in August last year telling her she has been offered the lead in the latest movie by Hong Kong director Stephen Chow, she thought it was a scam and hung up.

It was not until the third call by co-director Herman Yau before she realised she has landed the plum role in The New King Of Comedy.

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