Carina Lau (劉嘉玲) attended a wine function on 9th September 2018. When mentioned about the rumours related to her husband, Tony Leung (梁朝偉) who wished to retire, she replied he had a weird temper and retirement was only a thought. He had reached a certain stage and wished to have a breakthrough. Carina was actively finding a manager for him: “I am very anxious and still trying to find a manager for him. They must get along well and he/she must earn his trust. I try to avoid acting as his manager in order to reduce conflicts. He will use soft methods towards me and I am used to it now.” She understood Tony needed some peace and would have interest to film if there was any good director or opponent. Carina felt mad since she rejected several good scripts on behalf of him.
As Carina bumped into her good friend, Eric Tsang (志偉), she was reminded of his 60th birthday and he was having fun in a room number, 217 for 3 days. Hence, they named it as “217 gathering”. At the time, Eric was the chairman and the members comprised of Kenny Bee (鍾鎮濤), Jacky Cheung (張學友), Tony Leung Ka Fai (梁家輝) and Tony. They had gatherings frequently.
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