The lifetime of Hong Kong singer Anita Mui – who handed away in 2003 on the age of 40 as a consequence of most cancers – is depicted within the biopic Anita, which opens at cinemas nationwide on Nov 18.
Anita appears to be like into the celebrity’s life – on the stage beloved by followers, in addition to past the stage involving her love life, her ardour for work and her loyalty in direction of her buddies.
One in every of her shut buddies was none apart from her stylist Eddie Lau, the person who created a lot of Mui’s iconic appears to be like.
The 70-year-old Lau – who has shared plenty of pictures and movies of Mui on his Instagram – just lately gave an interview to speak concerning the time he spent with the late singer-actress, famous a Singapore media outlet.
One of many issues he spoke about was scolding Mui each time he felt the artiste did one thing incorrect, including that Mui by no means talked again to him.
In accordance with Lau, Mui was a loyal and beneficiant one who didn’t thoughts lending cash to buddies in want.
Though he would inform her off for by no means saying no to those buddies, as an increasing number of approached her for a mortgage, Lau shared that Mui continued lending them cash with out his information.
“In fact, I used to be very fierce to her. I informed her ‘You began singing once you have been 4, and despite the fact that (you’re profitable) now, it’s important to keep in mind how powerful it was once you have been youthful.
“You may’t simply lend cash to each pal who approaches you with a sob story about how their enterprise isn’t doing nicely. Within the 80s, HK$1mil was not a small sum,” he was reported saying.
“I didn’t imply to be fierce to her, I simply didn’t need individuals to make the most of a great lady (like her).”
In Anita, Lau is portrayed by Hong Kong actor Louis Koo whereas model-actress Louise Wong performs Mui.