Celebrities and actors attend the premiere of The Fierce Wife Final Episode. From left: Hsiao Hsia, Emerson Tsai, Da Yuan, Hsiao Chen, Janel Tsai, James Wen, Sonia Sui, Chris Wang, Director Joseph Wang, actor Patrick Lee, actress Amanda Chu, and Director Wang Pei-hua
The movie - The Fierce Wife Final Episode premiered on the evening of the 17th at Vieshow Cinema, Taipei. Being the final chapter to the highly acclaimed TV drama - The Fierce Wife two years ago, the premiere still gathered hundreds of fans crowd despite the rain. During the premiere, Directors Wang Pei-hua and Joseph Wang led their cast including lead actress Sonia Sui (dressed in white wedding gown), lead actors James Wen and Chris Wang, and the supporting cast Amanda Chu, Patrick Lee, Hsiao Chen, Emerson Tsai, Da Yuan, Janel Tsai, Benny, Lin Su at the red carpet in an attempt to gather publicity for the launch. Meanwhile, the production team vouched to fans for James Wen and Chris Wang to do a French kiss and give each other a sponge bath if ticket sales exceed $20 million in the first weekend.
James Wen (back row left), Chris Wang (back row right), and Emerson Tsai (front) all long for Sonia Sui's affection.
The silver screen version of The Fierce Wife tells the romance story of Hsien An-chen, and her dilemma in choosing between Wen Rui-fan, her former husband, and Lan Tian-wei, her new found love. To emphasize the main plot, a scene was staged during the premiere where James Wen and Chris Wang, the two lead male roles in the movie, both proposed to Sonia Sui at the same time. During which James Wen shouted: "I can not allow an outsider to come between us!", while Chris Wang responded: "Hsien An-chen comes with me!"; and when Sonia Sui was left with the conundrum, Emerson Tsai - her secret admirer in the film - cut in with a bicycle and proposed: "An-chen, I can ride with you." Audiences broke into laughter when Tsai said this to Sui.
Sonia Sui said that the movie version of The Fierce Wife will give its fans a closure to the characters they care about, and although this marked the end of her long-beloved role as Hsien An-chen, "The movie will be the beginning of happiness to all those who are troubled by love", she said. When asked of her choice between Wen Rui-fan and Lan Tian-wei, Sonia Sui replied: "To me, Emerson Tsai is an excellent choice."
The love choice by Hsieh An-chen, played by Sonia Sui (center), has been the biggest selling point of The Fierce Wife Final Episode.
When being asked how The Fierce Wife Final Episode will reveal Hsieh An-chen’s choice between her former and new found love, both Chris Wang and James Wen said that the ending may not appeal to everyone, and hoped for the audience to keep their minds open for a world of possibilities. Meanwhile, Sonia Sui asked those who have seen the film not to reveal the ending, so that others may have their curiosity satisfied in the cinema.
The premiere hosted many valuable guests, thanks to Director Wang Pei-hua's well-maintained connections in the show business. Director-General Chu Wen-ching of the Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development gave his compliments during the premiere, while many renowned celebrities such as Hu Gua, Belle Yu, Ma Ju-lung, Pei Hsiao-lan, Sun Peng, Di Ying, Jane Lee, Jean Wang, and Tammy Chen had made their presence in support of local films. Even Jerry Yan, a long-missed young idol, was present to give his best wishes to Director Wang Pei-hua. Wang thanked all those who have shown support, and said: "Thank you for showing support in spite of the rain; I hope you enjoy what we have offered in return." (Article/Chun-mu Ho, photograph/Darwinnis Lo, video/Lin Wei-ting)
Attendees of The Fierce Wife premiere hold heart-shaped balloons as a symbol of the movie's success.
Sonia Sui in white wedding gown at the red carpet.
Amanda Chu (left) and Chris Wang pose for photos.
Janel Tsai (left) and James Wen at the red carpet.
Patrick Lee (left) and Hsiao Chen pose for photos.
From left: Hsiao Hsia, Da Yuan, and Emerson Tsai walk the red carpet.