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Mingpao weekly   1238  August 2, 1992

Exclusive Interview at her home  

Anita Mui answered all the questions to clear up the rumors

Since the [Karaoke Incident], Anita Mui became the hunting target of media for those 2 to 3 months.

On July 30th, when rumor was being  widely spread that she went [hiding], Anita Mui was interviewed by our magazine exclusive in her home at Tai Hang.

It was a sunny afternoon, the reporter,  the photographer and etc went towards her home.  We found nothing special around her resident, we didn't see the security guard of the building, also we didn't see any plain clothes police people that we imagined would be around.  Maybe because the master of the house had been away for holiday for too long, not too many visiting guests around, that handsome big dog was so excited to see us,  playing with us.  Everything seemed to be in peace and full of warmth.

After we sat down for a little while, Anita Mui came home.  She was in a pair of super short jean shorts.  Her beautiful long legs were reddish from the sun during her holiday. Her face was full of sunshine, a bit tan and red.  Her pale face on the stage and tired complexion off the stage all seemingly washed away by the wind and rain of the tropic.  Can't blame her that she said with half regret and half relief:  [I never have had such a long break for rest for 6 years already!]

During this break, Anita Mui traveled over Asia, Europe and North America, total 5 countries.  The fun place was [The hot place in North America] .  Was her itinerary same as those speculated by the media?  She smile slyly and said: [Entirely wrong, only a few places guessed right.  But I definitely didn't go to Canada and Thailand.]

During the holiday, was she protected by local police?

Ah Mui laughed: [Really not necessary.  But during the holiday I still keep in contact with HK police.]

It was said, before her return of this time, she actually came back once in secret.

[No such thing.  All was imagined  by people]

Anita Mui was most up set at the "imagination" that she went to identify the suspect on the day of her return.

Anita Mui said: [I didn't go  to the police station,  also I didn't go to identify the suspect.  That day I went to my friend's home.  Maybe someone was making stories, making news for their circulation.]

At day, did the car picked her up belong to police? Was the police detective to meet her?

[Correct, it was the police car and police people.  Why they came to pick me up?  It was because they felt they had the responsibility for the first day of my arrival.  Then the police never asked me not to be seen in the public, never asked me not to see friends.  In fact, I have already seen many friends after I returned.  But my good friends didn't like to talk about it, that's it!]

Looks like every thing is back to the normal track, as Ah Mus said "start a new life".  Looking back for the previous period, she needed sleeping pills to help her to go to sleep.  Now she is reducing the dosage, and is able to sleep better than before.

Has Ben Lam accompanied her throughout  the holiday?

[Only for a certain period.] Ah Mui said quietly: [During this period, we started understand each other better.  There have been cold war in between.  But we reconciled.  We took care of each other during the journey, we get along better now.]

Also have stayed at home

Right now, are there still people who want to harm to her?

Ah Mui said: [I feel Im save now.  I don't feel anyone wants to harm me.  Some people so I went hiding, there is no such thing.  I have stayed in my friends' places, I have stayed in other places, I have stayed at my own, even in and out of my home.]

There has been rumors that some Triad people asked HK$10 - 30 million to settle the trouble of Anita Mui.  Has she had of such rumor?

[I have heard about it.  But I can tell you, on one ever asked me such money.  Also where I get so much money?  You look at my bank account, you would know that!]

However, Anita Mui said she has pulled herself together and came back for some private matter.  [After been away for 2 months, I have to write up a lot of checks, I have to pay my credit cards.  Also my waist hurts me again, need therapy at the last section of my spine.  If I work for movies, I have to get my waist ache cured first.]

Actually, Anita Mui always thinks about working for movies.  After she returned, she has already talked to the director about the script.  She is happy about that script, and will start work right after all preparation work for that film is finished.

Ever think of getting married?

Contemplated for a moment, she said: [I'm not psychologically prepared to get married yet.  Besides I still have to concentrate in my career, I feel marriage is not that simple.  I'm not trendy in my way of thinking, I will be very serious about marriage, I take divorce as a regret, and I don't want to have that regret.]

[Do you feel that Ben Lam will be a suitable partner?]

Ah Mui replied: [He is not bad to be a friend, but to be partner, I still need to understand more?  He is a trust worthy person, not too many such kind of people in this world, but he is sometimes too male chauvinist.]

Planning to leave HK again

[Then,  how would you think  a good partner should be?]

[Every one has different standard.]  Ah Mui said seriously; [Some  might want him to care about the family, some might want him to be more caring.  What I want?  I'm still searching.  But I have a standard:  he must give me big confidence.  At least he should not "sleep around".   If I find out he has been dishonest to me once, this will be the end of our relationship............Is Ben Lam up to my standard, I don't know yet............still too early.]

Anita Mui mentioned that Lam is a bit male chauvinist, good to friends, also in front of friends, must give him respect.  This is what she  meant  that  she is adapting to him more recently, 

In her love life, Ah Mui has had many experience, how many have left her a deep impression?

[About 5 or 6, this is about courtship.  There are more if you are talking about with whom I went out for dinner or shopping..........who brought me greatest happiness? Can't tell you, it won't be fair to the rest.  But the one brought me most tears is the one brought me the greatest happiness.  It is the same person.]

[Which boy friend gave you the greatest security?]

[It is the one who will get married with me.] Anita Mui laughed.

Now stopped talking about her romance, Anita Mui decided to leave Hong Kong again.  She has to make preparation for the movie she will play a role.  She will be away for half a month, the aim is to "keep fit the upper body",  As for how many inches, Ah Mui is not particular, just be natural.

Before the shooting of movie starts, Anita Mui plans to have a gathering with all her media friends, [Because one I start to work, I will be too busy, and I won't have time to talk in detail..............]

But Anita Mui said she wishes all the topic in future will not be related to this [Karaoke Incident.]

《明報周刊》    第1238期    1992年8月2日

 

在香閨接受本刊獨家訪問    梅艷芳逐一回答外間傳言

減少藥物睡得更好    為擴上圍再上征途

自從「卡拉OK事件」之後,梅艷芳在這兩、三個月來,成了傳媒追尋的焦點。

七月三十日,當外間盛傳她回港後「藏匿」起來的時候,梅艷芳在她大坑道的家中,接受了本刊的獨家訪問。

這是一個陽光充沛的下午,當筆者與攝記等人信步走近梅宅,發現阿梅家周遭並沒有異樣,既看不見看更警覺留意的眼睛,更沒有想像中不時出現的警方便衣,僅一如尋常住宅。也許是主人離家度假太久、客人稀少的關係吧,那隻漂亮的大狗兒見到我們興奮地撲過我,和我們逗著玩,一切都顯得溫煦而平和。

記者坐下了一陣子,梅艷芳便推門返家,她穿著一條極短的牛仔褲,讓那雙度假時曬得微紅的修長美腿,驕傲地展露出來;臉色也像灑滿了度假的陽光,淡黑而紅,舞台上有時見到的蒼白感和舞台下間中顯露的疲倦感,似乎被熱帶的蕉風椰雨洗滌一空了。難怪她後來半是感慨半是舒坦地說:「我六年來未有這樣長時間地休息過了!」

足跡三大洲

這一休息,梅艷芳遊了亞洲、歐洲、北美三大洲,共五個國家。而最好玩的是「北美洲的熱辣辣地方」。她的遊覽路線,是否一如某些報道所推想的那樣呢?阿梅狡黠地一笑:「完全錯了,只有個別地方猜對,不過我絕對沒有去加拿大和泰國!」

 她所指猜對了的地方,是新加坡,在那兒她曾打電話回來,接受星爺的長途電話訪問,以告慰關心她的香港歌迷影迷。

度假的日子堙A她戶外活動的時間可不少,游泳啦、跑步啦,唯一遺憾的是「仍然不太自由」。因為令她氣結的,是某報刊的「有獎追尋遊戲」,阿梅說:「當我係老鼠咩!還設讀者熱線電話歡迎讀者報料,追蹤我身在何處,弄得我玩也玩得不開心!」

  度假期間,途有任何地方的警方保護嗎?

  阿梅笑了:「實在無此必要。但度假期間我一直與香港警方保持聯絡。」

 有人說,在這次回港之前,她曾秘密返港。

「沒有這回事,通通都是別人自己想像出來的!」

  而最令梅艷芳生氣的「想像」,是她回港那一天,被人指為「回港認人」。

梅艷芳說:「我根本沒去過警局,更沒有去認人!我那天只是到朋友家去。如果有人捏造事實,製造新聞,或許是用來刺激銷路吧!」

那天接她的車,是不是警方的車?接人,又是不是警方的探員呢?

「沒錯,是警方的車,也是警方的人。為什麼由他們來接我呢?這是因為我第一天回港,警方覺得責任很重。然而回來之後,警方根本沒有叫我不要露面,也沒有叫我不要見朋友。其實,我回港後見過許多朋友,只是這些好朋友都不想向外間提起吧!」

家中也住過

  此刻,還有沒有人想對她不利呢?

  阿梅說:「我現在感覺很安全,不覺得有人對我不利。有人說我藏匿起來,哪埵釵僱巨ヾH我在朋友家住過,在別的地方住過,也在家中住過,甚至在家中出出入入。」

  外間傳言紛紛,有謂江湖人物要求收取一千萬及三千萬,可為梅艷芳「擺平」煩惱,她可曾說過這些傳聞?

「這些傳聞我也聽說過,但我可以說,從來沒有人向我索取過這些錢;再說,我何來這麼多錢?你查查我的銀行戶口就知道了!」

不過無論如何,梅艷芳說,她已開始收拾心情,回港辦理一些私人事宜。「離港兩個月,我要回來開很多支票、信用卡也要交錢;而我的腰痛最近又發作,尾龍骨需要進物理治療,因為我若要拍戲,先得治好腰痛啊!」

其實,梅艷芳一直在想著拍戲的事,回來之後,她與導演談過劇本,那個劇本她也感到滿意,現在只是等待各方面籌備完畢,她就會「走馬上場」。

這麼說來,一切都已步入正軌了,用阿梅自己的話來說,便是「新生活開始了」。回想前一段日子,她曾服食安眠藥幫助自己入睡。但現在慢慢減少分量,而且也睡得比以前好。

度假中林國斌一直陪伴著她嗎?

「他只陪了我一些日子,」阿梅靜靜地說:「這段時間,令我和他之間比以前更加了解。期間也偶然有冷戰的時候,不過後來又和好如初。路上我們互相照顧,彼此間更適應了。」

  有想過結婚嗎?

  阿梅沉思片刻,道:「我還沒有結婚的心理準備,除了還要在事業上衝刺外,我覺得結婚並不那麼簡單。我思想一點也不新潮,很重視婚姻,視離婚是種遺撼,我不想有遺憾。」

「你認為林國斌是理想的伴侶嗎?」

  阿梅這樣答道:「他是一個不錯的朋友,但是否好伴侶則仍待了解。他是一個值得你去信任的人,而世上這樣的人並不多。可是他有時卻有點大男人。」

擬再次離港

「那麼,你心中的好伴侶又是怎樣的?」

「每個人都有不同的要求,」阿梅認真地說,「有人要求顧家,有人要求體貼,我自己要求什麼呢?我還在摸索。但我有一個標準:對方要給我很大的信心,起碼『唔爛滾』。如果發現對方一次不忠,這段情就會完結......林國斌是否符合我的標準,現在還未知道......太早了。」

 梅艷芳說林有點「大男人」,十分重視朋友,而且在朋友面前一定要維護他的尊嚴,剛才提到她近日來漸漸適應他的,就是這一點。

阿梅在戀愛的路途上已走過了不少的日子,記者問令她感覺深刻的男友共有多少個。

「大概有五、六個吧,這是指拍拖而言。其吃吃飯、上上街的所謂男朋友就不在此列了......給予我最多快樂的是哪一個?這不能說出來,說出來對任何一個都不公平。但給我最多眼淚的那一個,與給我最多快樂的,是同一個人。」

「給你最多安全感的男友又是誰呢?」

「是將來與我結婚的那個。」梅艷芳笑道。        

  暫且收起兒女之私,梅艷芳在這時刻,決定再次離開香港,實行「急弗大計」,為不久開拍的電影作準備,此行約半個月,主要目標是「操弗上身」,至於以多少吋數為目標,阿梅倒是「順其自然」。

 而電影開拍之前,梅艷芳打算找個時間跟記者朋友們坐下來聚會一次,「因為倘若一開工,就會太忙太忙,不再有時間細談了......」

 只是,梅艷芳說,以後的話題,她希望不再涉及「卡拉OK事件」了。

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