Veteran martial arts star Cheng Pei-pei recently made an appearance on Chinese programme Big Shot, where she slammed Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung for her poor working attitude.
Known for her straightforwardness, Pei-pei, who has worked with numerous big names throughout her 50-year showbiz career, berated Cecilia for being a “disgrace to Hong Kong actors”, even though her acting skills are good. The two had previously collaborated on 2011 film Legendary Amazons.
Sources revealed that Pei-pei was displeased that Cecilia had delayed filming of the movie, due to her high-profile divorce with Nicholas Tse that year.
When asked to name the most flirtatious actor among Stephen Chow, Jackie Chan, Louis Koo, Aaron Kwok and Huang Xiaoming, the 68-year-old replied without hesitation: “The best guy [among them] is Huang Xiaoming and the worst is Jackie Chan.”
After the show was aired, many netizens criticised Pei-pei for her remarks about Cecilia. In response, the actress left a message on Weibo yesterday, saying, “I said the wrong thing. Serve me right!”