Kevin Cheng Teams Up with Jennifer Tse for New TVB Drama
Jennifer Tse (謝婷婷) has been cast in an upcoming TVB legal drama with Kevin Cheng (鄭嘉穎). Thirty-one-year-old Jennifer, the younger sister of Nicholas Tse (謝霆鋒), made her acting debut in the 2010 film Bruce Lee, My Brother <李小龍>, in which she starred as Cho Tat Wah’s (曹達華) eldest daughter.
Reports of Jennifer’s casting started around early January 2014, when it was reported that she was going to shoot a new TVB drama with either Raymond Lam (林峯) or Kevin Cheng. A recent report confirmed that she was cast as the female lead of an upcoming legal drama, and will be portraying the love interest of Kevin Cheng, who allegedly turned down a mainland Chinese drama in order to shoot the TVB series. This drama will be Jennifer’s television acting debut.
It was said that TVB management executive Virginia Lok (樂易玲) was the one who suggested Jennifer to work for TVB. Ms. Lok is good friends Jennifer’s mother, Deborah Li (狄波拉). Jennifer was very interested in her lawyer role, and agreed to film the drama after having a few meetings with TVB producers.
Tabloids reasoned that Jennifer, a non-TVB artist, was cast because Ms. Lok was losing her power amongst TVB management. Many of Ms. Lok’s treasured artists had refused to renew their TVB contracts, and popular artists including Michael Tse (謝天華), Fala Chen (陳法拉), and Yoyo Mung (蒙嘉慧) have already left the station. Aside from Jennifer, Ms. Lok also called back Josie Ho (何超儀), who has not filmed a TVB drama in ten years, to shoot new prison drama The Battle of Tomorrow <再戰明天>. Alex Fong Lik Sun (方力申) is also rumored to be filming for TVB soon.
Kevin, who has chosen to focus his career in mainland China in recent years, was willing to turn down many lucrative Chinese drama casting offers in order to help Ms. Lok gain her prominence. He reportedly had to postpone his plans in establishing his own production studios for the new TVB drama, which will film in May.
Source: Oriental Sunday via ihktv.com
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.