Charmaine Sheh to Star in “Triumph in the Skies” Movie?

By on June 12, 2014 in Movies

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TVB plans to bring the success of the Triumph in the Skies <衝上雲霄> installments to the big screen, hoping to quickly release a film version. Produced by Tommy Leung (梁家樹), the movie confirmed its cast to include Francis Ng (吳鎮宇), Chilam Cheung (張智霖), and Louis Koo (古天樂) earlier. Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼) is now reported to star as female lead.

In the past few years, Charmaine spent most of her acting career in Mainland China. Despite her popularity, Mainland series Female Constables <帶刀女捕快>, Marry into the Purple <嫁入豪門>, and The Legend of Kublai Khan <忽必烈传奇>, did not reach expected ratings. Reportedly dissatisfied with Charmaine’s performances, the production companies gradually turned to rising Mainland stars instead. Sensing the declining number of opportunities, Charmaine returned to the Hong Kong market and filmed TVB drama, The Apostle <使徒行者>.

When Charmaine learned there will be a film version of Triumph in the Skies, she showed immediate interest in taking the role of female lead. Furthermore, her good friend, Toby Leung (梁靖琪), is the daughter of producer Tommy Leung. Charmaine and Toby share a sister-like relationship and are constantly spotted shopping and dining with each other. During an earlier break from work, the two even took a trip to Thailand together. With a close connection to Mr. Leung, it was said that Charmaine could easily win the role.

Fala Chen (陳法拉), who was originally considered to be the female lead, lost the opportunity after she refused to renew her TVB management contract. Meanwhile, Charmaine is known to share great chemistry with Chilam Cheung, adding to her suitability for the role. The two have collaborated before in TVB series, Return of the Cuckoo <十月初五的月光>, as well as the movie, Perfect Match <跑馬地的月光>.

Source: ihktv.com

This article is written by Shirley for JayneStars.com.

46 comments to Charmaine Sheh to Star in “Triumph in the Skies” Movie?

  1. Terminator says:

    Ah! One by one they return begging to TVB.

    First it was Kevin (used to be very popular in Mainland) Cheng, and now it is Charmaine. Give Fala a year and she will come back too.

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    • tvbfan replied:

      haha i was surprised too that she’s filming another series in july…i thought charmaine was on a one series per year contract?

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      • sehseh replied:

        Technically she still owe TVB 1 series (from her previous management contract a few years ago). But the series in July is supposedly to be a joint investment, meaning a TVBC production.

        Ppl seems to have forgotten the sky price TVBC paid to have Charmaine back, the reason she chose TVBC is because of the short contract (2 years) and familiarity. TVBC is the one begging her, not the other way round.

        If she seriously wanted to venture into movies she would have signed with EEG. She’s interested in filming movies, yes but her priorities have shifted over the years, as long as the projects didn’t interfere with her holiday XD

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      • Ada replied:

        Charmaine definitely did not beg to come back

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    • lol replied:

      charmaine left first and came back first aswell

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    • Jill replied:

      Well, they do have to leave to make more money elsewhere and upon their return, they can usually negotiate for a higher rate. So it’s not like they come back begging, it’s more like they left to increase their demand-ability.

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      • Lol replied:

        Once their fees get too high they don’t get as much work as before cos there’s artist willing to work for less

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    • kolo replied:

      lol,she is already a millionaire and possess several propperties that worth of millions.and after finish this serie she can collect another million from tvb,is this begging?

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    • bloom replied:

      To Terminator,
      I dont think Charmaine was begging for TVB to let her comeback. I think she’s doing okay in mainland. From what I remember she has always been able to garner good viewers. I wont say her acting skills are the best because you can be stagnant with whatever you want to potray, say ancient series, she has acted in quite a few and the way she carried herself was more or less the same. But I still like to think that she’s still considred quite versatile.

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  2. Luckyducky says:

    Does she suite the role though?……..

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    • Yen replied:

      AGREED!!!
      She don’t have what it takes to be a “movie” star! Plus with her age @@!!! LORRR!!! and her acting??!! Urghhh!!

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      • ping0 replied:

        The whole series was a disaster lol.

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      • Jeannie replied:

        I’m with you on this one.

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  3. MW says:

    Yuck, thumbs waaaaaay down!!!

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  4. May says:

    All you haters! Just don’t read the article if it repulses you so much.

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    • Yen replied:

      If the comments upset u, do as u said, just ignore the comments and just read the article ==||

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      • HONG DUONG replied:

        Yeah! agree with you 100%.

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  5. pt says:

    Her acting is awesome, she can play any roles 🙂 this would be a chance for her 🙂

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    • Yen replied:

      She can play any roles? Did u watch the drama hmmm “Fa jie jie”?! She played it horribly!

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      • ping0 replied:

        The whole series was a disaster!

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    • lol replied:

      The only drama i like her in was Glittering Days. Other than that I don’t like her or her acting at all. She was horrible in 4 in love and that Fa jie jie drama with RL, ewww, bad acting to the max!

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  6. Nori says:

    Why not shifting her focus to movie instead? Maybe film a drama once in a while if comes across good script. I’ve noticed that many HK actors found success in movie industry such as Tony Leung, Andy Lau, Sean Lau, Nick Cheung, Louis Koo, Carina Lau etc. They all were from TVB.

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    • ping0 replied:

      They are very daring! The artist you mention above cross beyond their clean rep, as for Charmaine, I think she is safe in TV land.

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      • Hannah replied:

        Also, those former TVB artists left when the movie industry wasn’t saturated. Nowadays, it’s looks over talent.

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    • Hannah replied:

      She did, but it wasn’t successful. I find Charmaine lacking that “It” factor for movies. TV series suits her.

      Anyway, the movie is male oriented. So, the female lead shouldn’t matter too much, but it’s good exposure. Of course, getting someone popular will only add to the already star-studded leads.

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      • Nori replied:

        “The movie is male oriented”

        This reminds me of Cate Blanchett’s Oscar acceptance speech for “Blue Jasmine.” Why always has to be men instead of women in the center?

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      • Anon replied:

        Because male-centered casts generate more revenue than vice versa. Men are less likely to pay/buy a movie that’s about a group of women. Think of Sex and the City, it wasn’t popular at all among men.

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    • bloom replied:

      To Nori,
      Who wouldnt want to go for movie instead of filming dramas. But then again not everyone can make a name for themselves in movies. Not sure if you know that Moses used to act in movies and he didnt make it.

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  7. Cm says:

    Except she ain’t no Tony Leung, Sean Lau or Nick Cheung. Even though her acting is not too bad these days, none of the films she has made have any serious dramatic cred.

    Even Louis Koo has managed to branch out from trading on his looks to become a respected comedic and dramatic actor.

    Until she can demonstrate more variety and depth in her acting (the same goes for her TV roles), its not going to happen.

    And comparing her to an internationally recognised and awarded star such Tony is like comparing a Alfa Romeo to an Aston Martin. Totally different class

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    • Nori replied:

      I’m not saying that she can be Tony Leung. Not all actors can find success in movie industry but at least she did try her best.

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  8. TNT says:

    Go Charmaine! I like both the male actors and female actress already. Hope the guys portray as pilots and Charmaine as a flight attendant instead of a female pilot. But please don’t consider adding a love triangle to the script. Bring Back Zoey Too!!! I didn’t watch Triumph in the Skies II because they killed off Zoey. She is a fun, energetic, and loving character. Love Sam and Zoey and Sam’s parents with his brother, Ron, too!!!

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    • HW replied:

      How to bring back Zoe when she’s already dead!!!

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  9. Shrimpboat says:

    I’d watch this just to see Charmaine and Chilam partner up again.

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    • Ada replied:

      Point of no return was a good collaboration between them two

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      • Editb replied:

        Shirley, Charmaine and Chilam also collaborated in in Point of no Return.

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  10. Hannahh says:

    Not a big fan of Charmaine, but i think it will be nice to see her in TITS!Hope she will head of cabin crew or flight attendance.

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  11. Conscience says:

    I support you Charmaine. Go for it. Good exposure for you.

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  12. sehseh says:

    3 Weekly? Mehhhh.

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  13. soo says:

    Oh.! Well. well.. removed Fala and put Charmaine in as leading, poor Fala..anyway I like Charmaine too.

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  14. pak says:

    They should also offer Flora Chan to reprise her role in the movie.

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  15. Chriselle says:

    Would love to see her as the female lead, especially after being away from so long.

    A little surprised that her career in mainland didn’t take off as well as I expected, but if that means we’ll see her more in the HK market again, I can’t complain hehe.

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  16. SmartAleck says:

    If they do replace Fala, I wonder how are they going to continue the storyline after TITS2…. I am really curious about how the plot is going to be LOL
    I would prefer Charmaine over Fala any day. At least, a Sheh can shed a tear, but it would make more sense to bring Flora back though. The first one was good, but the second one was barely okay. Hopefully, the movie won’t be a flop.

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  17. jinx says:

    Charmaine does better in modern series. Imo she should have taken on modern roles in mainland (but the ancient/period costumes were real pretty though).

    Not sure how I feel about her in TITS movie. Won’t be anything groundbreaking that’s for certain. Never liked the series to begin with.

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  18. hehehehe says:

    seriously why can’t they just use the original tits2 people? it’s so annoying ugh

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  19. Lol says:

    Sheh is getting old she can’t compete with the young girls in mainland and especially if she cast as someone playing a young role she should be like sheran do supporting roles

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  20. Jaylee says:

    I just hope that the movie lives up to the expectations. I still loved TITS2 but it was a bit disappointing. I hope there’ll be more cameos from other TITS cast.

    I still can’t get over how Louis Koo is in the lineup. He’s been one of my fav actors since A step Into The Past. I miss seeing him on small screen. I wonder when he’ll return to TVB to film the series he owes TVB.

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