A blog about my experience growing up with both Taiwanese and African heritage, and my love for classic Chinese music,arts and culture.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Chinese actress Tang Wei to play Teresa Teng in upcoming movie......

As the 15 anniversary of the death of Legendary Taiwanese songbird Teresa Teng draws near, it is been reported that Taiwanese Director Ang Lee has been given the go ahead by the family of Teresa Teng to adapt her life story to put to the big screen, and Lee has chosen renowned mainland actress Tang Wei to play the legendary singer.

Teng's family says Tang Wei has a very similar face and temperament to Teresa Teng, and they consider Tang Wei to be the only actress who could play Teng.

Tang Wei

Tang Wei and Director Ang Lee

An asthmatic, Teng died after suffering a serious respiratory attack on may 8 1995 while on holiday in Thailand and was given a state funeral in her native Taiwan.

In the 15 years since her death, film producers from the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan have been trying to put Teresa Teng's story on the silver screen, but all have failed to get authorization from her family until recently.

As a huge fan of Teresa Teng myself, i could not be more happier, i cannot wait for the day this film hit cinemas around the world.

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