Former Cable TV presenter, Priscilla Wong (黃翠如), had a smooth sail to TVB when she decided to transition her career from hosting to acting. Priscilla landed her first major role in TVB’s Reality Check <心路GPS>, starring opposite Louise Lee (李司棋) and Ruco Chan (陳展鵬). She was cast in her first leading role in the yet-to-air Karma Rider <師父·明白了>, snatching second billing credits after Raymond Wong (黃浩然). Priscilla is currently shooting Lee Yim Fong’s (李艷芳) Qing Dynasty drama The Verbal Side of Court <舌劍上的公堂>, starring alongside Roger Kwok (郭晉安) and Kristal Tin (田蕊妮).
Rumor has it that top TVB executive Sandy Yu (余詠珊), who was allegedly responsible for Priscilla’s speedy rise in TVB, has requested producer Lee Yim Fong to increase Priscilla’s screen time in The Verbal Side of Court. The period legal drama, set in the late 1700s, stars Kristal Tin as an articulate daughter of a renowned lawyer who is extremely skilled in writing and solving cold cases. Priscilla will play a supporting character in the serial.
The rumor claimed that Priscilla’s screen time had increased so much that Kristal, the original star of the show, had to have her screen time reduced to accommodate Priscilla. Kristal’s husband, fellow actor Chapman To (杜汶澤), voiced out his support for his wife on his official Facebook account, writing, “My wife truly loves acting. Damn TVB only cares about making news!”
Priscilla’s rumored boyfriend Tony Hung (洪永城), also a former Cable TV presenter, quickly came to Priscilla’s aid. The former travelogue host returned to Hong Kong from Malaysia yesterday afternoon, after completing his shoot for TVB’s upcoming romantic television drama, Outbound Love <單戀雙城>.
“What a big misunderstanding,” Tony drawled as he nodded at his Outbound Love costar, Matt Yeung (揚明), who nodded in return. “It’s so hard to predict the news now. [Priscilla] is very hard working, and I’m sure everyone has noticed that her performance is Reality Check was not bad, right? She has a few dramas coming up, and we should give priority to her acting performance. Everything else should be just a rumor.”
Tony revealed that Priscilla had mentioned to him about how supportive Kristal has been through the process of shooting The Verbal Side of Court. “[Kristal] had taught her many things, so I’m sure all of this is just a misunderstanding. I haven’t heard stories of them arguing. I think they are pretty good friends.”
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