Shu Qi (舒淇) and Stephen Fung’s (馮德倫) 17-year romance was never a secret. The couple has reportedly moved in together and plans to get married at the end of the year.
However, bothered by her own soft-porn past, Shu Qi is willing to spend millions of dollars to buy back the copyrights of her old nude photos and Category III movies before the wedding date, reports Jaynestars.
The Taiwanese-born actress had a controversial start in the entertainment industry.
Her nude photo pictorial caught the eye of director Wong Jing (王晶), who subsequently cast her in 1996 Category III movie, Sex & Zen II (玉蒲團二之玉女心經).
Although Shu Qi’s stardom rose and she made a name for herself in mainstream films, she always regretted her nude exposure in her early career.
Shu Qi hopes to clean up her image from her younger days before marrying Stephen. An insider revealed Shu Qi is even willing to pay 10 million RMB (about S$2,025,556) to obtain the copyrights to her nude photos and Category III movies, hoping that they will no longer be available for sale.
Unfortunately her wish may be met with obstacles because the photos and movies have been in circulation for a long time and it is difficult to determine who has the full ownership rights today.
Due to advanced technology and the Internet, it will not be easy for Shu Qi to stop the content from further online circulation.
Shu Qi is ready to enter a new milestone in her life. Although Shu Qi and Stephen dated other people over the last 17 years, they found each other to be the most compatible.
To prepare for their future love nest, Stephen’s house is currently under renovation.
He has moved into Shu Qi’s apartment in Hong Kong, allowing them to enjoy a taste of married life before they tie the knot later this year.