Dear Gossips, 

The Busan International Film Festival kicked off yesterday with a global superstar in attendance, once described by the LA Times as “the coolest actor in the world”: Chow Yun-Fat. That was in 1995. And he is still the coolest actor in the world. 


Look at him in his wide leg pants at the press conference, as stylish as ever at 67 years old. 

Chow Yun Fat attends ‘The Asian Filmmaker of the Year’ press conference during the 28th Busan International Film Festival at KNN Theatre on October 05, 2023 in Busan, South Korea

Fat Gor, which is his nickname in the industry (“Fat” means prosper, and “gor” in this context means big brother), was there with Jasmine Tan, his wife and manager. My ma and her friends used to gossip all the time about this relationship because when they got married in the 80s he was already a big star and she’s wasn’t famous at all (although she comes from a wealthy family) but according to the mahjong gossip wires at the time (the tea is always hot at the mahjong table), Jasmine is Fat Gor’s good luck charm. This is feng shui love, and like so many Chinese of his generation, Fat Gor is superstitious, and Jasmine changed his fortunes, redirected his energy flow, so their bond is deeply rooted in culture and spirituality. 

Here they are at the gala last night.

Chow Yun Fat and his wife Jasmine Tan arrive on the red carpet for the 28th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) at the Busan Cinema Center in Busan on October 4, 2023

And here they are at an event back in June because I want to show you, again, how steezy he is. 

Chow Yun-fat and his wife Jasmine Tan attend the premiere of film 'One More Chance' on June 18, 2023 in Beijing, China

And at the Shanghai Film Festival that same month – his jaunty pink neck scarf! Sir! 

Chow Yun-fat and his wife Jasmine Tan attend the opening ceremony of the 25th Shanghai International Film Festival at Shanghai Grand Theatre on June 9, 2023 in Shanghai, China.

Fat Gor is currently promoting a new film, One More Chance, but he doesn’t work all that often anymore and joked during the presser that his first career was acting and his second career is being an athlete. Because he’s obsessed with running now – apparently people in Hong Kong see him all the time running in the mountains. He’s almost 70 years old and in the best shape of his life. Fat Gor forever!

Yours in gossip,