For those, who celebrate chinese new year, happy eve of chinese new year! :)
I was watching an old Hong Kong movie a few days ago, 真的爱你 (I really love you), starring a very young Maggie Cheung and Jacky Cheung. I had loved it as a kid, and still love it. It's a whimsical funny HK version of Pretty Woman, with Maggie Cheung acting as a cosmetic counter girl instead of a call girl.
I was struck while watching the movie at how luminous Maggie Cheung was --- and that was it, she really looked like how I envisioned Jin Mi looked. Someone who could be drop dead gorgeous, but with that kind of child-like whimsy in the eyes and mischief in the smile.
You have to catch her in movies when she is young, because the pictures don't do her justice. But, here are some of her younger ancient movie pictures:
No idea where this picture is from. Haha.
This is when she was acting as the Green Snake for the absolute classic, Legend of the White Snake. Ah, still my favourite version of the legend.
Do you have your own person in mind for Jin Mi? :) Do share!
Edited: Here's a link to the movie, I Really Love You, if anyone is interested in watching.