Sammi Cheng, Charmaine Sheh Join “Triumph in the Skies” Movie?

By on July 4, 2014 in Movies

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New developments for the movie version of Triumph in the Skies <衝上雲宵> indicate that Fala Chen (陳法拉) and Kate Tsui (徐子珊) were kicked out of the cast and were respectively replaced by Sammi Cheng (鄭秀文) and Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼) as the film’s two female leads.

Pre-production for the movie version of the TVB drama Triumph in the Skies began last year and has been gathering pace. The film, which is rumored to be a “loose” continuation of last year’s summer hit Triumph in the Skies 2, sees Francis Ng (吳鎮宇) and Chilam Cheung (張智霖) reprise their roles as senior pilots for Skylette Airlines. Louis Koo (古天樂) is also confirmed to star and will be portraying a pilot.

Earlier reports claimed that Fala Chen, who starred as Holiday Ho in Triumph in the Skies 2, would reprise her role as Skylette Airlines’ second officer in the movie. The producers and casting directors of the film also considered to cast Kate Tsui to play Chilam’s former girlfriend. However, the latest reports claimed that both actresses were dropped. Their roles were ultimately handed over to Sammi Cheng and Charmaine Sheh.

According to these reports, TVB dropped Kate in favor of Charmaine because TVB promised to give Charmaine a female lead role if the movie enters production. Fala Chen was exchanged for Sammi Cheng due to the latter’s greater star power.

Other new cast addictions reportedly include Taiwanese actress Amber Kuo (郭采潔), who will be paired up with Louis Koo, and Mainland Chinese actress Yang Zishan (楊子珊), who will be portraying Chilam’s love interest.

Source: ihktv.com

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  • 70 comments to Sammi Cheng, Charmaine Sheh Join “Triumph in the Skies” Movie?

    1. char says:

      Should really get Flora chan and Michelle Yip.

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      • pak replied:

        I know they should bring them back.

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    2. vinz says:

      wow sammi cheng? i doubt so but if it’s true, that would be the biggest and sweetest surprise!

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    3. Candice says:

      OMG! What a spoiler! Charmaine is fine but Sammi? She is so predictable…..

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      • notasaint replied:

        errmmmz…and you really think charmaine is not?

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        • Ada replied:

          ^ Nope. Charmaine is such a good actress! Glad they got her to replace Kate

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    4. lemongrass says:

      Sammi and Louis Koo = compatible on screen couple 🙂

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      • MW replied:

        Totally agree!!!

        Sammi Cheng = two thumbs waaaaaay up

        Yuck, Charmaine Sheh = skip

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        • Yummysukiyaki replied:

          Thumbs up for Charmaine!

          Thumbs down for Sammi, she’s so ugly and weird!

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    5. soo says:

      I rather prefer Sandra Ng to replace Sammi Cheng definitely it will sell better.

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      • soo replied:

        Sound better if Kelly Chen as leading actress coz she carries a cabin crew or pilot appearance with her tall and slim figure with a little similar like Fala Chen.

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        • C9 replied:

          The problem is Kelly Chen is flat out not good looking at all.

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        • Longhair replied:

          And Kelly Chen is an awful actress

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    6. Jupi says:

      If this is true I will be really happy. I think it’s a smart move to remove kate and replace her with Charm. Much better chemistry between charm and Chilam for sure and Charm’s acting is way better than Kates.
      It will be fun to see Sammi work with these guys. =) crossing my fingers that this is true!

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      • Shrimpboat replied:

        yeah, but I wish Charmaine was playing the love interest that the Mainland actress is reportedly getting…instead of the former lover role.

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      • A replied:

        Yeah my favourite couple is Charmaine and Chilam, they were awesome in Point of No Return and another old one

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    7. pt says:

      ok so who are the leading actresses ???

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    8. HONG DUONG says:

      Sammi Cheng is old and Sheh is not beautiful; I prefer Fala Chen.

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      • soo replied:

        Agree with this Sammi is old by using back Fala will be much interesting. .

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      • notasaint replied:

        you know both sammi and charmaine are old right? there’s only 1-2 years between them

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    9. Hannah says:

      Since when was Kate considered for a role? lol

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      • notasaint replied:

        since 620 is involved … everytime there’s a tvb related film … kate tsui must have a role even though she’s the crappiest first line actress

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    10. notasaint says:

      sammi is a good choice. i doubt charmaine would be given ‘the female lead role’ as quoted when sammi cheng is in the film. Come on, its sammi, as if charmaine’s level is on par with her. Doesn’t matter how much love tvb and 620 and suck up she does, she’s just a television actress. Its gonna be hard to compete with those that are FILM veterans. Charmaine may have a market in hk and mainland tv, but film wise — she’s been there and we all know what a failure she is

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      • notasaint replied:

        and kate tsui was considered for a role? what a jokeeeeeeee. charmaine’s a bit better than her though…. but not the best choice, because she’s old… and i find it hard to believe why captain koo would consider her at all considering how many younger and hotter women he has been with!

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        • cloud9 replied:

          @ notasaint

          I think you prefer Tavia Yeung , than it won’t be a joke. Also Him Law the main star ?

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      • Yummysukiyaki replied:

        Charmaine is a better actress than Sammi, she had won the Best Asian TV Actress but Sammi had none!

        The guys in this movie are old, all above 40 years old, the ladies are above 30 yrs old, good choice!

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        • Vince replied:

          Charmaine is only capable in tv industry, not film. She has not made any name in film industry yet which would grants more success and popularity. Winning tv best actress means nothing for involvement in film. While sammi had years of experience in film despite not winning film actress before. Wait she had won once at hk film critics society best actress award for wu yen. Hence if this casting is confirmed it is no doubt sammi will be first lead, then Charmaine second lead.

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    11. Mt says:

      Sammi is not a good actress at all. She overacts, and that’s an understatement. I really don’t want to see her flinging her arms around again for the upteempth time. And Charmaine is just blah to watch.
      Flora Chan would be a better choice. Even Fala would be better than Sammi and Charmaine combined. And Kate?? If her role in the movie is to apply thick fake eyelashes and speak in monotone, then she’s a must.

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      • C9 replied:

        Finally someone with some sense. Sammi Cheng does this thing with her acting where she creates the most pretentious and hate worthy characters . Quite skilful.

        In all seriousness, I hope this movie bombs like NATO. The sequel series was garbage a la king and just because tvb tells the audience the show is good, people see right through it and it’s decrepit plot

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      • bloom replied:

        To Mt,
        Yes, I never like Sammi Cheng’s acting. I thought her acting were so unnatural and she’s always too pretentious.

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        • soo replied:

          Correct Sammi’s acting is over pretentious and unnatural, me too don’t really like to watch her acting especially her voice and facial expressions making me feeling dizzy.

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        • Longhair replied:

          You might not like Sammi Cheng but she is by far the most popular actress in Hong Kong cinema. And when you also have the most popular actor (Louis Koo) in it, trust me, a lot of people will pay to watch this. It’s a sure fire box office hit.

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    12. reg says:

      yay!!! sammi cheng. She is always my favorite.

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    13. Chriselle says:

      Glad to know that Sammi and Charmaine replaced Fala and Kate. Just wondering how the series would be set, is it after the end of TITS2? I’m currently watching TITS2 and I’m not finished yet, but I heard Francis and Fala ended up together. Replacing Fala with Sammi would Francis will have ANOTHER love story line, which I don’t have a good feeling for. Unless Sammi is someone from his past.

      Haven’t seen Charmaine and Louis in so long it seems, especially the latter, so definitely looking forward to them. 🙂

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    14. Mandy says:

      fan of Kate here! But I love sammi’s acting too hehe super glad she replaced fala. and I’m fine with Charmaine so I guess it’s alright that she replaced Kate xD I mean, of course I would like Kate to get the role but it’s already decided so I’m gonna accept it lol + Charmaine’s acting is not bad 🙂 still looking forward to this!

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    15. cheesecake says:

      sammi and charmaine is too old for this role,i prefer young hot chicks like eliza sam and grace chan.

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      • A replied:

        Eliza is not at that level yet, I cannot watch her

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      • sandcherry replied:

        You must be joking …… Eliza Sam and even brand new Grace Chan to pair up with Francis Ng, Chilam Cheung and Louis Koo!

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        • A replied:

          No I’m not joking, I think Eliza is cute but cannot act

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      • sandcherry replied:

        Francis Ng, Chilam Lam and Louis Koo are not chicks ….. they are all in the 40s.

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      • Rainbow replied:

        You prefer young girls because you are a young girl (probably a teen or even younger). A more mature girl or lady won’t think Sammy and Charmaine are too old for these roles, unless they think Francis, Chilam, and Louis are too old. We need someone who can match well with Francis, Chilam and Louis. And no, the 3 guys are not 20 or 30 years old. Francis is in his fifties. Do you want to find a daughter-look-alike to be their lovers? I think Sammi and Charmaine are very good choices. A movie star and TV Queen (first lead material) who are well-known and pretty, plus they match well with Chilam and Louis.

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    16. Kenneth says:

      yeah yeah TVB is so busy scouting for possible castings but if the scripts sucks, what’s the point…

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    17. nn says:

      how about michelle ye???? 😀

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    18. yeah that’s good that “triumph in the skies” is doing a movie one and i hope is going to be a good one same as the one that is been showed by TVB last year in 2013 triumph in the skies 2!!!!!!!! 🙂

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    19. seriously???? why can’t Kate Tsui film the “triumph in the skies” movie??? i am like a FAN of her!!!!!!!! -_-

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    20. jason r hardy says:

      whos making the movie tvb? fala left tvb 2 yrs ago dont think she be back.

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    21. Anon says:

      I’d rather see Michelle Yip and Flora Chan back instead.

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    22. megamiaow says:

      It would have been better to keep the character Holiday in to appease fans of the last series. I’ve never been a fan of Sammi Cheng on the big screen.

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    23. Longhair says:

      Smart move from tvb. Get the most popular movie stars in the hk currently and you will be sure of a box office hit

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    24. Yummysukiyaki says:

      Charmaine has more selling power than Kate and Fala, good choice by TVB

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    25. moncheri says:

      I actually really like Fala’s acting. I find her character and performance refreshing in TITS 2. I’m not sure why so many were against TITS 2 ’cause I personally thought it was tremendously better than the first prequel (I don’t consider a holier-than-thou cancer character worshiping the heels of an airline pilot very plot-worthy, but that’s just my 2c.) And I would even go further to say HKers felt the same, given that they’re making an adaptation film based off this drama.

      I prefer they kept Fala rather than replacing her and adding additional characters to the mix. She was a very firm protagonist and cemented a role as a headstrong independent character that did well on her own.

      I understand TVB’s decision though, since they can’t seek further value from using Fala. However, I really hope they’re not replacing Fala’s role with either Charmaine/Sammi. As much as I like Charmaine, I don’t think she’s suited to play Holiday. And likewise for Sammi (too old and I really have no clue why anyone likes her — she can’t sing or act.)

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      • Vince replied:

        Sammi too old and can’t sing or act?! This must be a joke. Her age difference with Charmaine is only about one to two years. 40+. And it is no way easy to be made known as Hong Kong cantopop and film box office queen. Sammi did that.

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        • moncheri replied:

          Yeah, Sammi and Charmaine are around the same age but Sammi feels/looks waaay older. She gives off a mature vibe while Charmaine still retains a bit of a girlish air.

          Doesn’t the fact that Sammi has never won a Best Actress award tell you something? And fact of the matter is, there’s just not enough experienced actresses in HK to go around. She’s been in the field for so long so of course she’s going to be popular. That doesn’t say anything about her talent though, only durability.

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        • moncheri replied:

          And it is extremely easy to be made known in canto-pop, i.e. TWINs. As long as you have a company willing to back you up, you can force feed your presence down people’s throats and popularity will soar.

          Again, not indicative at all of talent.

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        • moncheri replied:

          1 more comment – I also stated I don’t think Charmaine fits the role either, but for an entirely different reason than Sammi.

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        • Vince replied:

          Agree that Charmaine looks younger due her adorable face. Agree oso that it is no question that sammi is popular due to her lengthy of time contributing in films. Yes her acting needs to excel further but she is always given comedy roles which usually stand no chance in awards hence till now not winning one at hk film awards or golden horse. But we couldn’t ignore oso the amount of nominations she had. That has to prove something too. I can see she is improving now especially from blind detective there. Many say she overact but that’s the need from that kind of role. People just don’t get it . I always find her acting entertaining and relaxing too. Hence shouldn’t be problem for triumph in the skies movie version. I think she would be there to add up some laughs instead of being like Holiday n so emo. Just my thought.

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        • Funn Lim replied:

          Charmaine is 1975 = 39.

          Sammi is 1972 = 42.

          Once a woman crosses 40 she is different.

          BUT Charmaine doesn’t look young. She looks her age. She is beyond adorable.

          Acting wise, both are questionable. But on fame wise, Sammi is on higher level. Yes Charmaine won awards before, but I wouldn’t give much credit to those awards. Sammi never won any for acting? I do remember one year she was nominated for 2 or 3 performances in the same category for HK film awards issit? Charmaine was never nominated in it at all.

          Compare all you want, fans have different things to say. Generally, Sammi is on a higher level. Having both in the movie will be helpful to the movie but I doubt the movie will make a huge splash in box office. Even if it does, it is not due to these 2. If it doesn’t, again it is not due to these 2. It rests and dies with the male cast.

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        • Vince replied:

          Yes, Funn. Sammi had won best actress before at Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award back in 2002 for her role in Wu Yen. But not a single win before at HK Film Awards, much prestigious ceremony. But she broke record of having the most nomination in best actress without a single win. Nominated seven times, in 2002 alone, she is given three nominations. Pity. Her timing is always not right. Whenever her nomination come on a particular year, there must be someone else much stronger to challenge and win it. But I’m quite confident Sammi’s time will come since now she said she will involve more in film now.time for her to improve further too.

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      • moncheri replied:

        @Vince, fair enough.

        The fact she got nominated many times does indicate maybe she has some talent. There is this very, very old drama of hers that I liked (there wasn’t much acting involved in it though.) I just liked her character.

        I know comedy is an incredibly difficult genre to win awards, but look at Sandra Ng; she won for a comedy. So it’s not impossible but it is harder. I believe that if she really has talent, recognition will come sooner or later.

        At this point though, I’m not convinced she’s on par with the likes of Sandra Ng.

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      • thanhhuong replied:

        you are absolutely right; thump up for your comment.

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    26. iawnaek says:

      Hong Kong’s Three Big Queen of Mediocrity

      Everything about these women are only so-so.

      1. Sammi Cheng
      2. Joey Yung
      3. Kelly Chen

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      • moncheri replied:

        Haha!

        I actually like Joey and Kelly’s singing. Acting, not so much. But they’re good singers.

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      • Vince replied:

        Joey and Kelly never had the chance to expose themselves further in films, hence not excelling in acting. In this case, Sammi should be considered the experienced actress already. I’m also sure she is no longer considered mediocre, and she had even been the most nominated best actress in hk film awards. eventhough didn’t win before, but nominated that much of times prove her solid and improving acting skill dy. even in last year’s golden horse awards, she only lost out by two to three votes to zhang ziyi for best actress as mentioned by the head of judge, Ang Lee, Oscar-winning director. Just to show here that she is capable of handling singing and acting.

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    27. kid says:

      I love sammi and charmaine!!! really want them to act in this movie! can’t wait to watch it!!

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    28. KL Lang says:

      love sammi !!!

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    29. sandcherry says:

      Though I like both Fala Chen and Charmaine Sheh, I must admit that Charmaine is a better actress than Fala.
      Charmaine’s acting is more detailed and she can handle good eye-acting.

      For Sammi, I like her acting those comedic roles, but am not sure if she can handle tragic ones.

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    30. TN1 says:

      Coooooooool cant wait to watch dis mann!

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    31. Hannahh says:

      nice casts!

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    32. Terminator says:

      So they cast two 20-something as the “love interests” for Koo and Cheung and I guess they still are searching for a teen-age starlet to match Ng. LOL!

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    33. Old Time TVB Drama Lover says:

      Politics in the company is killing the movie. Tvb is always trying to give roles to certain actress because they want to make them popular. They should give the roles to people who really fit the character or really have the talent in acting. Some actress just can’t carry the role but they are given the roles just because they are better in company politics. Compared to Kdramas, tvbdramas always have the same faces. They should give chances to people who can really act and not recycle their actresses. And they shoulf not always give the priority to miss hong kong who can’t act or speak proper cantonese. Such a pain to watch hkdrama nowadays to watch people like eliza shum, oceanne zhu, and some other actress who struggle with language and acting.

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