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[TV Weekly]   Dec 12, 1982

 

Anita Mui just at starting point of the road to success

 

She said:  What change in the future?  All depends on myself.....       

By one song Anita Mui soared to stardom.  She gives people the impression that she doesn't care about anything, she is straight forward in speech, she says whatever she wants to say, no reserves.

[I'm very stubborn, I never like other people to tell me what to do.]

When Anita Mui talks, she is very calm, not hesitating like normal young girls.

[My mother organized arts school in the past, employing teacher teaching singing, she was the principal.  I have learnt singing and dancing when I was very young;  then, my mother organized a singing and dancing group, held performance in night clubs.  My sister and I started to perform in night clubs when we were under 10, that is why I'm not afraid facing many strangers.]

Anita Mui might have more than 12 to 13 years of performing experience.  No wonder she can sing so well.  She not only got the champion, she was appreciated by  "渡邊正文"  and has been invited to join the Tokyo Music Festival of the coming year.

[This is a bonus to me.  I am very happy to win the championship, and never thought I have the chance to participate in the famous music festival in Japan.  I will definitely go in March, next year, also I will try my best to sing.]  First time, Anita Mui showed  smile of excitement.

Anita Mui is the vice chairman of the fans club of "西城秀樹".  She led the group of fans to watch the concert of 西城秀樹 in Japan during August of last year, she is crazy about "西城秀樹".

[If "西城秀樹" proposes to you, would you marry him?] I teased her.

Unexpectedly Anita Mui nodded her head without hesitation, and replied seriously: [I will, he is perfect in my heart.  Many people say that I use "西城秀樹" to promote myself.  That is not true.  Everyone has one's idol, how can they say that?  very weird.]

I feel Anita Mui is different from others.  She likes to do whatever she likes to do, never cares what others look at her.  Just like when she performs, she likes to wear gloves, her way of matching reminds people of 50s,  bringing nostalgic remembrance.  But songs she sings are the most popular ones, not nostalgic at all, doesn't match her way of dressing.  But Anita Mui likes it.  People even suspects that she has scars on her hands, so that she has to wear gloves.

Anita Mui laughed cheerfully and showed both of her hands, so fair and so slender, no scar at all.  She said: [I like wearing gloves, like to look pretty.]

Anita Mui has lots of working experience, but she can't hide the sentiment of a young girl of 18.  Any difference between Anita Mui of today and the one before she won the singing contest?

[No change.]  Anita Mui shook her head naturally. [But I gained some and lost some.  After winning, I am under mental pressure.  Right now I am only at the starting point of the road to success, what will happen in future, all depends on myself.  My mother knows many people of entertainment circle,   I gave up many chances to start my career in this circle before.  I want to start my career by myself.]

It is said Anita Mui has gone to a trail test at TVB, if suitable, she might perform in the TV soap opera.  Now Anita Mui has many chance to develop, it depends on how she hard she is going to work.

 

《香港電視》    第771期    1982年8月12日

 

梅艷芳剛剛踏入成功的路口

 

 她說:將來變成怎樣?還要靠我自己......

 

 一曲成名的梅艷芳總給人一種滿不在乎的感覺,她說話直爽,想到什麼就說什麼,毫不掩飾。

「我好硬頸,從來就不喜歡人家左右我。」

  梅艷芳說話時神閒氣定,完全沒有一般少女的靦腆。

「我媽媽以前曾經辦過藝術學院,聘老師回來教歌舞,自己任院長,我很小就開始學歌舞;後來,媽媽又搞歌舞團,專在夜總會表演,我和姐姐幾歲就開始在夜總會表演歌舞,所以我面對很多陌生人都不會怕。」

 仔細算來,梅艷芳大概也有十二三年的表演經驗,怪不得她的歌唱那麼好,不單只奪得冠軍,還受到渡邊正文的賞識,邀請她參加明年的東京音樂節。

「這是意外的收穫,我得到冠軍已經很開心,想不到還有機會參與日本著名的音樂節,明年三月,我一定會去,並且會盡力去唱。」梅艷芳說,面上初次露出興奮的笑容。

她談到去日本似乎特別興奮,想來可能還有另外的原因。據知她迷西城秀樹簡直迷到不得了,明年去日本可能又有機會見到她的偶像。

梅艷芳是西城秀樹歌迷會的副會長,去年八月曾經帶隊到日本看西城秀樹的演唱會,她對西城秀樹簡直到了狂熱的地步。

「如果西城秀樹向你求婚,你會嫁給他嗎?」筆者有心開玩笑。

  誰知梅艷芳毫不考慮地點點頭,很認真的說:「會,他在我心目中是很完美的,有些人說我借西城秀樹的名來宣傳自己,真的有點過份,每人都有自己的偶像嘛,又怎能夠這樣講,真奇怪。」

越來越發覺梅艷芳與眾不同,她做事喜歡我行我素,從不理會別人的看法,正如她在唱歌時,很喜歡戴手套,她這種服裝配搭,令人想起五十年代,不其然有種懷舊的感覺,但她所唱的歌是目下最流行的歌,一點懷舊的意味都沒有,兩者極不相配,但梅艷芳卻樂此不疲,曾經有人懷疑她的手是否有疤痕,以致要戴手套遮掩。

梅艷芳哈哈大笑地展示雙手,又白又細長,沒有半點疤痕,梅艷芳笑著說:「我喜歡戴手套,只是貪靚。」

 儘管梅艷芳有豐富的工作經驗,但也難掩十八歲少女的情懷。今日的梅艷芳和當選歌唱大賽冠軍前的梅艷芳有沒有不同?

「沒有改變。」梅艷芳很自然地搖搖頭:「不過有得也有失,當選之後,我心理負擔重很多,我現在只算是踏在成功的路口,將來變成怎樣,要靠我自己。我媽媽和許多娛樂圈的人認識,以前我有很多機會入這行,但我都放棄,我要靠自己闖出一條路。」

  據知梅艷芳已經入無線試過鏡,如果合適的話,有可能參加電視劇的演出,現在很多條路等著梅艷芳去闖,只看她的努力了。

文:李絲莉