Koni Lui (呂慧儀) has been in the headline the past few days for allegedly yelling at a TVB Entertainment News reporter, Angel Chow (周佩婷). It’s said Angel Chow rushed out of the studio after being yelled at by Koni Lui. Afterwards, Koni Lui’s “Come Home Love – Lo and Behold” (愛．回家之開心速遞) co-star, Kalok Chow, defended her saying the rumors aren’t true. Koni Lui also addressed it and said she’ll just treat it as promotion for the series. However, a crew member who was reportedly present said Koni Lui likes to put on airs and acts like a big shot.
This crew member said, “She doesn’t dare make a fuss at veteran actors, but towards the extra actors like “Isabella Kwan”, “Mrs. Chan” and “Chi May Lai”, it’s different. They have all been on the receiving end of her [attitude]. She’s obviously choosing who she picks on.” This insider revealed Koni Lui’s attitude was once really bad towards “Mrs. Chan”. Everyone was shocked after the scene was completed.
Oriental Daily News reached out to Cinda Hui Sze Man (許思敏), who plays “Isabella Kwan”, Kitty Chung Hoi Kei (鍾凱琪), who plays “Chi May Lai”, and Helen Sun Wai Lin (孫慧蓮), who plays “Mrs. Chan”, to address these allegations. When asked if Koni Lui yells when there are NG takes, Cinda Hui said, “I don’t think it’s really yelling. Maybe everyone’s acceptance levels are different. Honestly speaking, I don’t really have that many NGs. She does give pointers…she only wants everyone to get off work earlier!”
As for Kitty Chong she said, “Maybe I’m stupid. Everyone worked together for three years. During New Years, I even received her red envelopes.” (Is Koni Lui’s tone towards others normally really bad?) “Sometimes when she talks, she is very blunt.” (Is her tone bad?) “Let’s say this! When I don’t do well sometimes, she gives me pointers.” Helen Sun said all the actors from the “Hung” family are all very good. However, she did say, “She is sometimes a bit moody. Whether she raised her voice or not, it’s not important. Everyone has their own methods. If I don’t do well…I would be unhappy, but it would pass after a short while!”
When Koni Lui was asked about yelling the supporting actors, she explained, “I don’t know why people would say that! I play a lot with them. Cinda Hui always treats me with food. Kitty Chong helped me get face masks. Maybe because I am always loud. People who interact with me know how I am. I don’t think there is a problem. People who don’t know me would think, “Wow! Why are you talking so loud to people?”. I was born like this. As long as the people who work with me understand. People probably were too invested watching the series and thought I was really like “Mary Hung”.”