Mandy Wong was one of the most prominent new generation of TVB fadans this year. In 2011, Mandy was already nominated for the “Most Improved Actress Award” and while losing out to Sire Ma, Mandy appeared in many popular series such as Ghetto Justice, Lives of Omission, and Men with No Shadows . In the currently airing L 'Escargot, Mandy portrayed a feisty pregnant woman who scolded everyone in sight, even stealing the limelight from female lead, Linda Chung!
Two years ago, Mandy gained notice for her role in Suspects in Love, while generating love sparks with costar, Him Law. After the muscular Him Law broke up with Theresa Fu, he quickly latched onto Tavia Yeung, giving up chances to develop further with Mandy. Allegedly, this development was a big blow to Mandy, who in turn asked out close female friends to go shopping [to soothe her broken heart]. Disregarding the chilly weather, Mandy even went to the beach sunbathing with her girlfriend.
Bad Luck in Love
Participating in the 2007 Miss Hong Kong Pageant, Mandy Wong was one of the top 5 finalists. Despite losing the crown, Mandy possessed better onscreen opportunities than other Miss Hong Kong winners. One of the reasons was because Mandy graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in theater and dance. It was rumored that her grandfather was the former President at the Academy, allowing Mandy endless performing opportunities. It was true that Mandy acted in drama after drama last year. Although they were only second and third line roles, Mandy’s performances left a memorable impression upon the audience.
One of Mandy’s memorable performances included Suspects in Love, which led to romantic rumors between Mandy and Him Law. Allegedly, Him became very entranced while filming opposite Mandy. Him even requested that kissing scenes be added between the pair, who kissed passionately onscreen.
Him even admitted that they had kissed comfortably on set and remained in touch after completing filming. Unfortunately, after Him and Theresa Fu broke up, Tavia Yeung snatched up Him. Not taking enough initiative, Mandy was given up, resulting in her heartbreaking disappointment. Mandy even cut her long hair short, while her behavior became increasingly forthright and tough.
Without coincidence, Mandy was immediately invited to portray tomboy roles, including Flying Tigers and Policewoman Love Battlefield, allowing her to sculpt her body into a broad physique. In the upcoming Lu Empress, Mandy shared a bathing scene with Tavia Yang, developing an ambiguous relationship together. Even TVB appeared to require that Mandy portray androgynous characters, a far departure from her former shy onscreen image!
In her previous relationship, Mandy discovered that her lover was involved with numerous women on the side, which made very sad. Falling easily for other people, Mandy chose to alienate herself from the opposite sex.
In fact, Mandy really loved women as companions. When she did not have to work earlier, Mandy asked a bespectacled woman to see a movie together. Afterward, Mandy and her girlfriend went clothes shopping and ate lunch at the mall. The two got along extremely well, with Mandy sometimes whispering, “Baby” towards the other woman.
Source: East Magazine #438
Translated by: Jayne @ JayneStars