Here’s what Nicole Kidman is doing in Hong Kong this month
Apparently buying your own costume from COS!
A buzz of excitement accompanies any Hollywood face that weaves its way from first-class cabins and private jets to our fragrant harbor. It was the same when The black Knight was on hand in 2007 with fans climbing for a fleeting glimpse of Christian Bale; when Chris Hemsworth kicked off Rugby Sevens 2016 in Harbor City. Nicole Kidman – currently filming Amazon Prime Video the “Expats” series in Hong Kong, for which she is also an executive producer with her production company Blossom Films, is the new face of the city; in tow, a barrage of controversies surrounding the issues of double standards, quarantine exemptions and, at a glance, mounting, purulent privilege.
Kidman, whose presence in Hong Kong is deemed “necessary for purposes connected with manufacturing operations, business activities or the provision of professional services in the interest of Hong Kong’s economic development” is exempt from the quarantine decrees of the city ; the same measures that were not even spared for the Olympians returning from Hong Kong.
But back to the privilege. As Kidman returns to his golden Peak residence between two shuttles around town – last seen on the Fa Yuen Street set of Mong Kok – it’s hard not to draw parallels with the very spectacle she is doing. is here to create. Below is a handy cheat sheet on the show, the source, and the stars.
“Expats” is based on the novel “The Expatriates” by Janice YK Lee
It is said that the series runs through the lives of three women; all Americans, all living expats live in Hong Kong, and all exist in the grip of mourning – be it in the context of friendships, marriage, motherhood and death.
Lulu Wang from The farewellll fame is about to write, produce and direct
Interestingly, Wang was not exempt from the city’s quarantine rules.
Sarayu Blue plays Hillary Starr, a housewife caught in a troubled marriage; Ji-young Yoo as Mercy, a new Columbia graduate who thinks she’s cursed
Nicole Kidman’s role has yet to be revealed. Coincidentally, Margaret’s third lead role, a mother in the aftermath of personal tragedy, does not yet have a name.
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