Charmaine Sheh Refuses to Star in TVB Version of “My Love From the Star”

Korean science fiction drama, My Love From the Star <來自星星的你>, proved to be extremely successful and influential. Sensing its power to attract numerous fans, TVB reportedly has plans to film its own version. It was alleged that the role of Cheon Song Yi, originally played by Korean actress Gianna Jun, would be given to Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼). However, afraid that she would become the target of angry netizens, Charmaine reportedly turned down the offer.

An insider spilled, “Although Charmaine is fit to portray Cheon Song Yi, she is sure to garner criticism no matter how well she does, because the original series had been such a big hit. She turned down the role to avoid audience disappointment.” At the moment, Charmaine is under a two-year contract with TVB, in which it has been made clear that the Mainland market is her priority. Perhaps only filming one TVB series per year, it is not unreasonable for her to turn down an offer, since she just completed Line Walker <使徒行者>.

With Charmaine aside, many netizens made additional suggestions regarding who should take the role. Many claimed that Fala Chen (陳法拉) physically resembles Cheon Song Yi, while others believe Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣) is suitable. Male netizens remarked that Eliza Sam (岑麗香) is cute, and Niki Chow’s (周麗淇) performance would be well received by the audience.

In terms of choosing the male lead to portray Kim Soo Hyun’s beloved role as Professor Do Min Joon, many netizens agreed Raymond Lam (林峯) matches the most. Furthermore, he is popular in Mainland China and would less likely be the target of criticism. However, Raymond is currently busy preparing for his upcoming concerts and may not have room in his schedule. According to tabloids, it is highly likely that Bosco Wong (黃宗澤) would take the role, since he had plenty of experience filming different love stories.

Source: 3 Weekly via

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  1. I’d rather watch Charmaine and Kenneth team up again rather the same boring match between Charmaine and Ray.

    And I hate remakes. Just go and write your own love story TVB!!!

  2. Its a good decission Carmaine! Don’t ever take the role. Not because the drama popular, it just because most of fans that drama are crazier. They think Gianna is goddes no one can be beautifull than her (even we don’t know is it natural or???). And also kim soo hyun. He has many die hard fans who will ‘kill’ anyone who try to played his role. Even you had better acting or more good looking than them, the crazy fans will be killed you. So just give up TVB. Even the remake more good than the korean (for acts, editing etc). The crazy fans still critized till the end.

  3. i don’t like Charmaine Sheh for any drama, she is a sucks!, and look like Raymond Lam older sister…!

  4. although I’m a tvb fan, but I do not support the idea of filming a tvb version of . firstly, people had already watched the original version of , why would people watch a re-filmed version? secondly, tvb would not be able to get the feel of these kdramas. I’m not trying to say kdramas are better than tvb dramas or whatsoever, I’m trying to say that tvb film dramas in another way that does not really fits the style of kdramas. Moreover, I like recent tvb productions and I don’t think there’s a need for tvb to get scripts from other dramas… That’s would not be the original tvb then >< that's why im a tvb fan not kdrama fan… so please tvb don't make your dramas feel like kdramas…. keep the original tvb style there xD

  5. TVB should make this because they will do it with a special take. TVB should use this as a creative platform to move forward. It would be really exciting to see this on TVB.

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