TVB will film a sequel to its classic series War and Beauty 2 <金枝慾孽2> in 2012 and shot a sales presentation clip of the drama yesterday. Although Bowie Lam (林保怡) was loved by audience for his role as “Suen Bai Yeung” in the original series, he has not yet agreed to film the sequel. Producer Jonathan Chik (戚其義) was fortunate that new mother, Ada Choi (蔡少芬), agreed to film the series and will bring her infant baby daughter to the filming location.
Yesterday, Ada Choi, Moses Chan (陳豪), Sheren Tang (鄧萃雯), Christine Kuo (苟芸慧) and other cast members appeared at TVB City to film the sales presentation clip for War and Beauty 2. Missing the opportunity to appear in the original series, Ada played a maid in the sales presentation clip. Ada laughed and said that Producer Jonathan Chik wished her to start from lowly ranks in the sequel, since playing an Empress would not offer any novelty. In War and Beauty 2, Ada and Sheren will share numerous scenes together.
Earlier, Ada’s husband, Max Zhang (張晉), announced that Ada would take a hiatus from filming in order to take care of their infant daughter, Zoe. Possessing a passionate interest in acting, Ada revealed that she signed a contract to film three series [20 episodes each] with TVB. If War and Beauty 2 were to be 40 episodes in length, then it would fulfill the filming obligation of two series as per her TVB contract. Since filming will take place in Beijing and other places, how will Ada care for her daughter? Ada said, “I’ll take her with me! Yesterday, when I filmed two hours for the sales presentation clip, my daughter cried for two hours! My husband sent me a photo of her crying face and I was heartbroken. However, I was also happy, as it proved that my daughter was fine without me. I cannot stop working, so I have to experience these situations!”
Was Ada approached by other television stations for recruitment? Ada replied, “Before I had my daughter, I had already signed a contract with TVB. I will not take advantage of the current poaching situation to ask for more money!” Extremely blissful since the birth of her daughter, Ada posted a photo of Baby Zoe in her diapers yesterday on her blog.
Moses Chan Avoided Seeing Girlfriend, Aimee Chan, Reveal Her Bra
Bowie Lam and Charmaine Sheh’s (佘詩曼) characters in War and Beauty were very well loved by the audience; however, it was still unknown as to whether they will be able to appear in the sequel. Confirmed to star in War and Beauty 2, Moses Chan said that both Bowie and Charmaine were indispensable, joking that perhaps they will appear in the sequel, “I don’t know who will act in the series, but I hope that the sequel can extend the story and that I do not have pressure!” (Will Moses Chan watch girlfriend, Aimee Chan (陳茵媺), reveal her bra in Forensic Heroes 3 <法證先鋒III>?) “Earlier, she mentioned the scene to me. Although I support her, I will skip the scene and not watch it!”
Sheren Tang Confirmed Filming War and Beauty
Since she agreed to film the sales presentation, Sheren Tang noted that she will be appearing in War and Beauty 2 <金枝慾孽2>. Asked whether TVB’s decision to not film Rosy Business 3 <巾幗梟雄> led to her decision to accept filming War and Beauty 2 instead, Sheren said, “No! Producer Chik asked me first and I have a contract with TVB.” (Will you be getting a salary increase?) “I am not an outsider, so I don’t think there will be an salary adjustment. Work is not always about money!” (Did City Telecom’s Ricky Wong (王維基) seek you out?) “No, contract matters are a commercial secret.”
Jayne: Glad to have Ada and Sheren in the War and Beauty 2 cast. Aside from Moses, wonder who will be the new male cast member? If Bowie declines his role, which actor would you like to see in this sequel?