Telling Maria

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - What To Watch -

WHAT I look for­ward to most about Telling Maria is a seg­ment where the in­ter­vie­wees are asked to di­vulge a se­cret.

Hosted by Luisa Maria Leitao, Telling Maria is a talk show where view­ers get a glimpse into the per­sonal and pro­fes­sional lives of top en­ter­tain­ers in Hong Kong and the sur­round­ing re­gion such as Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse, Huang Xiaom­ing (pic), Ca­rina Lau and Kelly Chen.

Maria has a way of get­ting her guests to open up about their pri­vate strug­gles dur­ing the in­ter­views.

Can­topop queen Sammi Cheng shares how years of con­stantly striv­ing to stay on top of her game led to de­pres­sion. In the in­ter­view, Cheng also ad­mit­ted she was dif­fi­cult to work with, tak­ing her frus­tra­tions out on her as­sis­tant at times. It’s nice to see a more hu­man side to the pop­u­lar singer, and learn how she has since turned over a new leaf.

At the end of the show, Maria con­vinces her guests to tell her some­thing they have never told any­one be­fore.

Nat­u­rally, my ears perk up at this. Tony Le­ung Ka Fai shares he har­bours hopes of be­com­ing a teacher when he re­tires while Gong Li re­veals there’s a cer­tain brand of py­ja­mas she must put on as soon as she gets home.

OK, I won’t give away any­more of these se­crets. Well, just one more: An­gel­ica Lee once had a su­per­nat­u­ral en­counter at a ho­tel!

– Ken­neth Chaw

Sea­sons One and Two are avail­able on dim­sum.

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