Hong Kong actress Candy Yuen (袁嘉敏) recently went on a crusade to expose businessman Derek Cheung (锺培生) and his son. Although she remained vague about her reasons for doing so, Candy made her thoughts about the duo very clear when she called them “scum”.
Unfortunately, this made her into a target and netizens are now digging her skeletons out of the closet. One of the things they found was her rather odd audition for erotica film “The Gigolo (鴨王)”. Apparently, she had exposed her entire body, while only wearing underwear, in front of the director to get the role!
Candy has always been known for her good looks. In fact, she was awarded “Miss Photogenic” during the Miss Hong Kong 2009 pageant. However, while she acted in several Hong Kong dramas, her career never really took off. It wasn’t until she switched to performing in erotic films in 2014 that her work became much “cherished”.
The actress had initially indicated she was alright with shooting nude scenes. As such, it wasn’t a surprise to see her in the erotic film “Naked Ambition 2 (豪情3D)”. She later continued her line of work in the 2015 film “The Gigolo (鴨王)”.
Candy once claimed that the director had high requirements for the actors. “He wanted to find a natural actress,” she reportedly said. “(He) looked at the skin colour and other aspects, not just the breast size.” As such, she stripped down to her underwear in front of the director. He praised her for her natural looks, as well as her skin colour which supposedly made her look like a foreigner.
For a newcomer to the industry, the 37-year-old actress had been handsomely paid a salary of 1 million Hong Kong dollars (~RM538,000). However, Candy has stressed that acting in an erotic film isn’t as simple as people think. She views it as a challenge for her acting skills, but most people only tend to focus on how much skin is shown instead.
Candy also shared some difficulties she ran into while filming “The Gigolo”. Apparently, she had only been told there would be two bed scenes. However, they ended up doing extra scenes during filming, bringing the total of bed scenes up to 6. Candy shared she had no choice but to do it. “There was no assistant by my side at the time,” she stated. “I could only bite the bullet and (do it). I cried at the time, but I couldn’t refuse.”
The actress also experienced a scare after filming for the movie was done. Apparently, a month before the release, some unedited movie clips were released on the internet. The sudden exposure scared Candy and made it difficult for her to sleep at night. Even walking on the streets was a terrifying experience.
Candy has been out of the public eye for a while as she stopped acting. As of late, she’s been working as an art consultant for a gallery. However, her sudden shot at businessman Derek Cheung last week put her back under scrutiny and the spotlight.