Eddie: At your website, you mention that the book is a self-
Eddie: Did Brigitte Lin or her friends ever offer to assist you financially with regards to this project?
Akiko: Yes, Brigitte did once.
Not officially, though.
declined I wanted
because if I got financial support, I had to obey to maintain independent control over the book.
Eddie: In many of her movies, Brigitte Lin
either plays a man interviews with
Brigitte Lin, did she ever express a desire roles because she grew up in a conservative patriarchal Confucian values?
to challenge gender culture dominated by
Akiko: She is interested in playing challenging roles,
regardless of gender. lesbians.
She told me that she knew many gays and
Eddie: While chatting with Brigitte Lin, the two of you realized
the dramatic changes that
th have taken place during the 20 were enemies during World War II,
elsewhere: Takeshi Kaneshiro acting in Japanese, Chinese, Hong Kong, and Taiwan movies; Zhang Ziyi acting in Seijun Suzuki’s “Operetta Tanuki Goten”; Ken Takakura acting in Zhang Yimou’s
“Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles”.
Do you think Sino-
Japanese joint productions will become a prominent aspect Chinese/Hong Kong/Taiwan and Japanese movie industries?
Akiko: All business is about money making.
It does not matter
what the nationalities of actors/actresses are if
money. I Geisha”).
a movie makes “Memoirs of a
Eddie: Generally, the people you met--including Brigitte Lin herself--seem reluctant to say that she has retired from acting.
on your personal impressions, what kind will entice Brigitte Lin to perform one
of project last time?
do you Will
relevant drama like “fun” like a comedy
“Shanghai Story”, or or an action movie?
Akiko: She is interested in playing in an artistic movie, so it’d probably be a serious drama.