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Akiko: Because the format/outline was not what I wanted to write. The Japanese book I was trying to write was “How I Succeeded in Meeting a Superstar from Taiwan/Hong Kong”.

Eddie: When was the first time that you saw Brigitte

movie?

Did you become a fan

fan

after

viewing

several

of

immediately, her movies?

or

did

you

Lin in become

a a

Akiko: I saw her in “Police Story” in the fall of 1994.

That

was

the

first

time

I

saw

her

in

a

movie,

but

I’d

heard

her

name

mentioned elsewhere many times. familiar with Hong Kong cinema.

At that time, I was not I became hooked on Hong Kong

movies since then after seeing more

f

ollowing year,

b

ecome her fan.

and tried to catch up.

The

of

her

movies,

I

decided

to

Eddie: What in pa presence made you

rticular about Brigitte Lin’s feel that you were watching s

acting or screen omeone special?

Akiko: She has ch

arisma.

I

like

her

eyes’

expr

essions.

Eddie: In writing that challenged o Brigitte Lin, jus reinforced some o thing that you re

your book, you must’ve encoun r negated what you previously t as you must’ve encountered s

f your alized

feelings.

What was the

about

Brigitte

Lin

that

tered situations thought about ituations that

most-surprising you did not

expect?

Akiko: She is very funny!

Eddie: The book’s copyright year is 2005.

I assume that the

book was counting

actually the time

published and printed during 2005. that you spent on watching Brigitte

Not Lin’s

movies

and

research,

when

did

this

project

“officially”

start?

When

did

you

first

start

sending

letters

to

Brigitte

Lin

requesting interviews with her?

Akiko: My first “official” request for I first interviewed her in 1997.

an interview was in 1996.

Eddie: You traveled extensively around interview Brigitte Lin and her friends

associates.

Obviously,

you

paid

for

a

expenses

with your own

money, but

were

schedule

some of these

interviews

with

Japanese

publications?

the world in order to as well as her business lot of your traveling you lucky enough to assignments from your

Akiko: No, all of the expenses were from my own pocket because my assignments are for Hollywood movies.

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