Sammi Cheng, Stanley Kwan reunite 13 years after Everlasting Regret for First Night Nerves

The Hong Kong singer-actress talks about working with director Stanley Kwan and long-time friend Gigi Leung in First Night Nerves, a tale of two stars who fight to take the spotlight in a play.
Hong Kong superstar Sammi Cheng promoting her new film First Night Nerves at the National Museum of Singapore on Dec 7, 2018.
Hong Kong superstar Sammi Cheng promoting her new film First Night Nerves at the National Museum of Singapore on Dec 7, 2018.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

After going through a dark period, Sammi Cheng is back in the spotlight - playing a former top actress in First Night Nerves

SINGAPORE - After Hong Kong auteur Stanley Kwan and actress Sammi Cheng worked together the last time - she was the star of his film Everlasting Regret (2005) - she was diagnosed with depression.

It was difficult for her to get out of her head the role of tragic 1940s Shanghai beauty Qiyao, according to news reports, and the actress allegedly locked herself up in her room for days at a time.

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