Fala Chen Clarifies 2-Hour Lateness Rumors
Although Fala Chen (陳法拉) is one the top ten finalists in the race for the TV Queen title, she is overshadowed by Tavia Yeung (楊怡) and Kate Tsui (徐子珊) this year. The eruption of Fala’s negative news, including her lateness while filming Triumph in the Skies 2 <衝上雲宵II> may further undermine her image and chances of winning.
Recently, it was reported that Fala had been consistently late to filming, and the crew had to wait for awhile before she finally appeared. A friend of a TVB makeup artist posted on her Weibo, “Miss C is always late. The makeup artist had to wait at 5:30 AM for almost 2 hours before she showed up for her makeup. Are you vacationing or are you working? Do you know the meaning of being punctual?”
Many netizens quickly guessed that the “Miss C” referred in the message is none other than Fala, as she is the only actress in the show whose last name starts with a “C”. In addition, netizens felt that Fala already has a rich boyfriend, so she does not care too much about her job.
Yesterday afternoon, Fala was back in Hong Kong after filming in Paris, and tried to clarify herself during a phone interview. Fala told the reporter that she has been following the filming schedule most of the time. She admitted, “I was only late once or twice, but only for about 15 minutes or so, and I did not impact the filming at all.”
Fala further explained there was a miscommunication between the different crew members and the problem has been resolved. Fala said everyone worked very hard during the filming, but the cast members and the crew were united and got along very well. She is unhappy with all the recent rumors written about her in the media.
Francis Ng (吳鎮宇) and Nancy Wu (胡定欣) were both filming on location with Fala. They supported her and denied such rumors about Fala’s tardiness during filming. Francis said, “It was a miscommunication between the production crew and the makeup artist as Fala always does her own makeup.” Nancy also agreed and explained that Fala is always professional and does not have a poor attitude. As for the incident involving the makeup artist, Nancy believes it was a miscommunication problem and said, “Every actor has their own makeup artist. Even when filming in Hong Kong, the actors might not show up at the same time with their makeup artists. As we were filming in a foreign country, it could have been a miscommunication issue. Sometimes the actors even have no need to have his or her makeup done that early in the morning.”
The producer of Triumph in the Skies 2, Au Koon Ying (歐冠英) also supported Fala and responded, “The filming schedule in Great Britain and France had been very tight because it gets dark very early during winter. We had no choice but to start filming around 4 to 5 AM in the morning.” He further explained that the makeup artist did not post the messages on her Weibo, and only briefly mentioned the incident to her friend. After finding out it was only a misunderstanding, Fala and the makeup artist made up, and the message on the Weibo was deleted.
The friend of the makeup artist went further and apologized to Fala. She posted on her Weibo, “From now on, let’s refrain from spreading hurtful things about others.”
Source: Oriental Daily via ihktv.com
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