Wow Sharla Cheung back in ancient costume sure is a blast from the past! If you’re a lover of the Hong Kong classics, I’m sure you’ll remember Sharla in 1993’s Kung Fu Cult Master directed by Wong Jing where she played Zhao Min. However, Sharla’s return to the genre sadly won’t be because of an appearance in the upcoming New Kung Fu Cult Master 1 倚天屠龍記之九陽神功!
The new Wong Jing film will have Raymond Lam playing Jet Li’s old character Zhang Wuji and Janice Man as his nemesis and love interest Zhao Min. The movie is split into two parts (九陽神功 and 聖火雄風).
Wong Jing and Sharla Cheung Reunite for a Special Edition of Hi Directors
In a recent episode of the show Hi Directors 导演请指教 where Wong Jing is a series regular, he reconnected with Sharla to collaborate on a super short film entitled Inn 客栈. “I haven’t acted in decades, and I have a lot of feelings about working with director Wong Jing once again. It seems like only yesterday that we were working together, and the scenes we filmed 28 years ago are still fresh in my mind. When we look back at this short film after many years, I believe it will be a good memory between us” wrote the 53-year-old actress. Wong Jing said that their collaboration can be a way to make up for the regret from Kung Fu Cult Master not having a sequel.
If she wasn’t mentioned by name, it would have been impossible to recognize her. I don’t know if she had any work done, but it’s like another face/person. Aging gracefully is underrated. She was part of “golden” cinema era of Hong Kong. Rosalind Kwan, Joey Wong, Maggie Cheung, Brigette Lin, Cherie Chung, Chingmy Yau made for such a glorious era of cinema for Hong Kong. Unfortunately cannot be reproduced today.
I think the beauty of the leading ladies from the 80s/90s HK film era are unrivaled. There are a ton of good looking girls nowadays but they kind of all look the same. Whereas women like Sharla Cheung, Chingmy Yau, Brigitte Lin, Joey Wong, etc all are unique beauties each with their own charm.
Agree with the above comment. Sharla does look like she’s had stuff done to her face to try to prolong her youth.
There’s an archetype of beauty nowadays that all the newer actresses can easily obtain through cosmetics enhancements. I’m not saying one didn’t exist during the HK film era, but I don’t think they were getting as much work done to their faces, nor was it as accessible, so the individual’s unique beauty was still retained and we had more variety of features.
I truly miss productions from the 80s and 90s. I was just a little kid then, but they made enough of an impression that I still remember them.
Plastic Surgery has been around a long time, it’s not impossible most actresses those days done it as well. Thing is they look very natural and not annoying like today. Most of them also came from poor background so they were hungry to act. Today, some actress markets coming from poor villages and works hard, but that’s just the marketing piece, 100% reliant on plastic surgery and does not work hard for real.
Very miss the HK beauties of the past!
Sharla is one of the most beautiful actresses of her time!!! I think the actresses from the 80s have a very gorgeous and classic look to them; natural and beautiful.
Chinese actresses these days are pretty, but they look very similar and the beauty doesn’t stand out as much.