Ageless erstwhile actress Joey Wong was hailed as the goddess of Asian cinema in the ‘80s and ‘90s thanks to her breakout role in classic Tsui Hark flick A Chinese Ghost Story. In fact, she was so popular across Asia that in South Korea, actresses would be dubbed ‘Korea’s Joey Wong’, ‘Little Joey Wong’, or ‘The New Joey Wong’.
Recently, an Instagram fan account of the star unearthed a clip of Joey giving an interview in Korea in 1993, when she was just 26 years old. However, the beginning of the video caused some controversy as it shows the male reporter reaching out to squeeze her arm, causing Joey to scream “Ow!” in response.
To be fair, that sounds worse than it probably was. Apparently, the host was just in disbelief over the fact that he was in Joey’s presence and wanted to dramatically confirm that she wasn’t an illusion. So, after politely saying “Excuse me”, he gently touched her arm and said “She’s really alive” after Joey’s loud reaction, which, judging from her cheeky smile, seemed to be done on purpose to tease him (although of course, we won’t know for sure what she was thinking until she actually addresses this).