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
Did you become a fan
immediately, her movies?
Lin in become
Akiko: I saw her in “Police Story” in the fall of 1994.
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
ecome her fan.
and tried to catch up.
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
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
What was the
tered situations thought about ituations that
most-surprising you did not
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
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
with your own
some of these
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.