After the edited version of director Cheung Wing Ho’s (張永豪) rough shoving of Jenny Lau (劉蔚萱) on set of Heart Road GPS <心路GPS> was exposed online, the public scolded the incident for days. To clarify the situation, TVB finally released the complete, unedited version of the video clip and invited cast and crew members to discuss the incident on Eileen Cha’s (查小欣) televised interview program.
The edited video clip had featured Jenny collapsing into tears after the rehearsal scene, giving the impression that Jenny was pushed beyond her emotional limits by Cheung’s directing methods. Apparently, Jenny’s crying was part of the scripted reaction in the drama, after she was threatened by loan sharks.
Immediately following the incident, the public and artist community were enraged by the “maltreatment” of Jenny Lau. Heart Road GPS’ producer, Lee Yim Fong (李艷芳), and TVB executive producer, Catherine Tsang (曾勵珍), had held a press conference dismissing the incident as, “It’s not a big deal!” They stated that there was nothing wrong in Cheung Wing Ho’s manner of directing, while stating that the public were not aware of the entire circumstances.
Yesterday, Lee Yim Fong, Cheung Wing Ho, Jenny Lau, and cast members, Ruco Chan (陳展鵬), Evergreen Mak (麥長青), and Priscilla Wong (黃翠如) discussed the incident neutrally on Eileen Cha’s program. As working in the entertainment industry often meant working under trying conditions, the guest stars shared their own experiences of the grueling circumstances encountered in their professional careers.
Known for his fiery reputation and even cursing others with profanities, Cheung Wing Ho was asked whether he felt that he was a bit overboard in his angry. Cheung replied, “In the pursuit of perfection, perhaps I am a bit. I agree that I can improve in my EQ.” Cheung added that if his methods made Jenny Lau unhappy, he was willing to apologize to Jenny Lau and the artists that he had scolded in the past. Cheung and Jenny shook hands in the program.
It was understood that Cheung has received a warning letter from TVB, prohibiting him from using profanities towards colleagues on the job in the future.
Watch the Entire, Unedited Video Clip
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