Bygones are bygones

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HOME-GROWN starlet Angelica Lee Sinje has put the past behind her and moved on, having wrapped up the shooting of her first drama in Hong Kong.

In May this year, she was thrust into the limelight after paparazzi caught her director husband Oxide Pang Chun, 49, kissing a younger model in a mall in Hong Kong while queueing up for a movie.

Lee, 38, simply said: “I have moved on,” adding that she has chosen to look ahead instead of dwelling on the past.

Lee said she and Pang are currently based in Malaysia and travel to Hong Kong for work. The couple tied the knot in 2010. Pang has a 14-year-old daughter from a previous marriage.

Lee takes the lead role in her maiden drama appearance in a series called The Election, produced by HKTV, a television operator that is launching its mobile TV service come Nov 19.

The Election is slated to be one of the premiere dramas for the new mobile TV service and revolves around a group of politicians running in the presidential election in Hong Kong.

Lee plays a politician who stands a good chance of  becoming the special administrative region’s first female president.

Asked by reporters during the drama wrap-up party if the sensitivity of the drama, which coincides with current pro-democracy movement in Central Hong Kong, would make China blacklist her, Lee shrugged it off by saying it’s only a fictional plot that happens to relate to many Hong Kongers.

She said she has the full support of her family and husband to take part in this production. Her last drama was a China production in 2006.

“Being involved in the new series was challenging as I have not acted in dramas for a long time.

“There was much political jargon to memorise ... I had to get a tutor to correct my Cantonese pronunciation,” Lee was quoted as saying.

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Lee is acting in her maiden HK drama The Election. Photo taken off Facebook

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on November 7, 2014.