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Cheung chats up Gotham

HK thesp reflects at Lincoln Center

NEW YORK — The Film Society of Lincoln Center rolled out the red carpet Thursday for thesp Maggie Cheung.

An international and arthouse darling now, Cheung recalled the grind of her Hong Kong chopsocky days in conversation with org’s Kent Jones. Remembering how she once worked on five films simultaneously, said Cheung, “I didn’t sleep for ten days, but it’s physically possible.” A model turned actress, she added, “I consider the first 65 films I made my acting lessons.”

Trilingual Cheung even shared some advice in her native Cantonese (roughly “Where there’s a will, there’s a way”), eliciting thoughtful “ahs” from the sold out crowd that skewed to that demo. Still, she cringed when clips of her speaking French in “Clean” were shown, worrying that her accent was off— even though that performance won her an acting prize at Cannes in 2004.

Event was skedded as part of the Asian American International Film Festival.

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