Wu Zun, Brunei’s own international superstar, will be in Brunei cinema tomorrow, The Mall to be exact. Chun, as he is known in Brunei, has his first big screen movie, the ‘Butterfly Lovers’ set stomachs churning and fluttering among his thousands of fans, mostly female, across Asia.
His female star is Charlene Choi where the two have been rumoured as an item. This Wu Zun Fever site said the two have many skin contacts in the movie but does not move Chun (oh pluz!) But, the site continue, what moves Chun is his female lead’s muscles (now, now) and atery veins which shown through her legs, her calves, I am sure. Now, why do I sound like a gossip columnist?
A quick search got me into another ‘Butterfly lovers’ play but of a different version. In Chun’s movie, he is a highly-skilled martial artist but the following is an abstract from the other play:
The Butterfly Lovers is a 17th Century Chinese story about a couple and their forbidden love. Set in the picturesque town of Hangzhou (which lies about 100 miles southwest of Shanghai), the only daughter (YingTai) of a rich provincial lord disguises as a boy in order to go into higher education where she meets a scholar, ShangBo. He is talented and hard-working, but poor, but neveretheless soon she falls in love with him. However, not long after, she is ordered to return home because her parents decide to marry her into a rich family. It is then that she confesses to ShangBo of her love for him.
In spite of her declaration, YingTai is forced home to wait for the day of her marriage with the rich man, whilst ShangBo goes to the capital city to sit his exams.
Later, ShangBo receives a post as a provincial officer and goes to YingTai’s family to propose marriage, but is harshly turned down because of his poor family background. ShangBo dies in the misery for his love for YingTai, and YingTai is still made to follow the engagement her parents made for her. On the day when she is sent to the wedding ceremony, her carriage passes by ShangBo’s tomb. She goes down from her carriage to pay her tribute to ShangBo, a request she made to her parents. As she knelt in from of his tomb, the tomb opens and she steps in…
YingTai disappears, and onlookers only see two butterflies flying out of the tomb. It was said that they were ShangBo and YingTai, freed from the bounds of tradition.
Anyway, catch the movie tomorrow guys, if you love Chinese movies that is, and Chun in particular. After all, every dollar collected for the movie will go to SMARTER. Also keep your ticket as it will be your pass to meet Chun in person ‘at a later date’ said a report in Borneo Bulletin today.