Onscreen golden couple, Wayne Lai (黎耀祥) and Sheren Tang (鄧萃雯), may not be reuniting for the third time in Rosy Business 3 <巾幗梟雄 3>. Due to her rumored diva behaviour and difficult demands, Sheren reportedly was ousted from Rosy Business 3 and replaced by last year’s TV Queen, Myolie Wu (胡杏兒).
At an earlier interview, Wayne confirmed that he will film for the third installment of the popular drama in March 2013, but also revealed that Sheren still had reservations in returning to Rosy Business 3.
“Rosy Business 3″ to Combat Television Wars
As the Hong Kong government will be approving new station, CTI, its broadcasting license next year, TVB has been preparing ammunition for the upcoming television wars. Aside from inviting Eric Tsang (曾志偉) and Wong Jing (王晶) to produce blockbuster dramas, TVB has also convinced producer Lee Tim Shing (李添勝) to halt his retirement plan.
Famed scriptwriter Cheung Wah Biu (張華標) will also return to TVB to work with Tim Gor on the third installment of Rosy Business.
Catherine Tsang Infuriated by Sheren’s Diva Behavior?
Although a key character in the Rosy Business franchise, Sheren Tang’s name was shockingly dropped from the third installment. Since filming War and Beauty <金枝慾孽> and Rosy Business, Sheren’s popularity soared and she has many filming opportunities in mainland China.
TVB had offered Sheren three times her salary to film for the company, but Sheren reportedly became egoistic and has grand expectations.
As Sheren still has a per-series contract, TVB reportedly has been trying to renew her contract. However, Sheren’s difficult demands may have deterred TVB management. Sheren reportedly demanded to film only in blockbuster dramas and even requested to clinch a Best Actress award. While filming for No Regrets <巾帼枭雄之義海豪情>, Sheren specifically asked for Tim Gor to be the producer and even designated her preferred scriptwriter.
An insider revealed that TVB production head, Catherine Tsang was angered by Sheren’s diva behavior, thus replacing her with Myolie Wu in Rosy Business 3. “Catherine Tsang was enraged. She instructed to drop off Sheren and replace her with ‘obedient’ Myolie. The preliminary cast list of Rosy Business 3 excluded Sheren and included Catherine Tsang’s favorite artist,” the insider stated.
Earlier, Tim Gor also told the media, “I will be filming a drama in March next year. I have booked Wayne, but not Sheren.”
Wayne Lai is Not Disappointed
Although Sheren may not return for Rosy Business 3, Wayne is not disappointed. “It’s too early to talk about next year’s filming. We are not sure about the situation and the script. I can only say that both Myolie and Sheren are good actresses. If Tim Gor casts Myolie, it means she is more suitable for the role.”
Wayne indicated that he was not disappointed in being unable to work with Sheren. “It’s not as if we can’t work forever. We need to add in new actors. In No Regrets, there were many new actors collaborating together. I have no issues with this.”
This article is written by Stella for JayneStars.com.
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