This story was first published on May 31, 2021, and updated on November 11, 2021.
Anita Mui is, till today, one of the biggest names in the Hong Kong entertainment scene despite the fact that she passed away in 2003. In fact, now that a biopic on her life is set to premiere in Hong Kong cinemas at the end of the week, fans are certainly getting nostalgic for the star who used to be referred to as the ‘daughter of Hong Kong’.
Mui was a Canto-pop singer who started her career out singing and performing with her older sister at a young age. With her extraordinary talent, she grew over the years to become a superstar of her generation.
Unfortunately, her rise to fame came to an abrupt end when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer at 40. She sadly passed away soon after.
Now, years later, Edko Films is bringing Mui back to life in a new biopic that will detail the star’s life and her rise to fame.
The film was a result of a decade long friendship between Asian film producer Bill Kong and Mui who has featured in many films and who even helped Edko Films promote a movie they were distributing at that time.
"We met a long time ago. Back then Edko Films was still a small company while Mui was already a superstar. But she still helped us to promote Laputa: Castle In The Sky, the film that we were distributing at the time. I am still grateful for her support even today," said Kong.
If you are excited to see the new biopic, keep reading to find out everything we know so far.
1. Mui was one of Hong Kong's most iconic stars
During her time, Mui was one of the biggest stars in Hong Kong. She started her career performing at amusement parks and different clubs when she was only a child.
She finally hit stardom one day when she won a singing contest in 1982 which led to her releasing numerous hit songs and performing in many concerts.
Aside from her voice, Mui was also a highly sought after actor with her unparalleled charisma.
In fact, her performance in the movie Rouge won her the best actress title at the Golden Horse Awards in 1988 and again at the Hong Kong Film Awards in 1989.