DaDa Chan apologised about sudden retirement -- before vanishing again

12 August 2013 / 3 years 2 months ago

After suddenly announcing her decision to retire from acting last Thursday (Aug 8), DaDa Chan went into hiding as the world seeked answers from her.

The 24-year-old celebrity, who won the Best Supporting Actress award at the Hong Kong Film Awards for her role in Vulgaria, dropped the bomb online, saying in a statement : "Life is very tiring, gossip is a fearful thing. Pressure and pain always come together. Due to family, emotions, health and romantic problems...I have to retire from on-screen acting job and return to my original life.

"I am just an ordinary person, let me live an ordinary life. Thank you everyone for your support along the way. I am grateful."

Even her manager, Celia Sie, seemed to have lost contact with her.

However, DaDa was reportedly spotted filming additional scenes on the set of a new production on Saturday (Aug 10), reported Mingpao.

It was also said that DaDa was acting up and ignoring Celia, who fell ill from being mad at the situation and who was even prepared to see a lawyer about her contract.

She also said that she hasn't been able to get in touch with DaDa directly.

In a further twist to this saga, DaDa was claimed to have called her minder from her company to apologise, citing mood disorders, before vanishing again.

Meanwhile, shooting for Lan Kwai Fong 3 -- which DaDa was signed on to star in -- will carry on with a new script after the director, Wilson Chin, decided to write her out of the production entirely to prevent delays to the release of the film.

Chin also blasted DaDa online for her lack of professionalism, saying that if she was able to work on another film, her health was not an issue then and that she was using everyone's sympathy to her own advantage instead.

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