Angel Chiang Will Only Date Non-Actors After Short-lived Romance with Brian Chu

Picked by director Patrick Kong (葉念琛) to play the antagonist role in recently airing drama The Beauty of War <美麗戰場>, actress Angel Chiang (蔣家旻) won praise for her portrayal of Chung Ka Kei and is seen as a likely contender for TV Queen. The 32-year-old shared why her family had opposed her career choice initially, and looks back at her ill-destined romance with actor Brian Chu (朱敏瀚).

After the breakout success of 2013 romance A Secret Between Us <第一次不是你>, Angel encountered a career low which worried her parents. “They would voice their concerns, “You had accomplished something, why did you get superseded? (Now you’re) going without jobs, and stuck in roles without potential?” Equally aware of her own career stagnation, Angel attributed things to poor luck and would only share her unhappiness with her friends instead of family.

Staying hopeful, she got her lucky break in 2020’s Al Cappuccino <反黑路人甲> when her role as “Shui Jeh” nabbed her the Best Improved Female Artiste award that year. She says of what kept her going, “I had been disheartened before, but did not give up as I told myself, the hardest 5 to 6 years are already behind (me), I feel that I still have chances, there is hope yet!”

Insecure About Romance with Brian Chu
While romance used to be her everything before becoming an actress, Angel’s love for acting made her re-evaluate her priorities and career became her No. 1. Warming up to Brian Chu after the two worked met on the set of 2011’s Yes, Sir. Sorry, Sir! <點解阿Sir係阿Sir >, she kept things low-profile, but unexpectedly bumped into reporters at Causeway Bay when the two held hands. Overcome by insecurity after going public, she broke up with Brian two years later, as “our (their) footsteps were not in sync, I was filming movies then and busy with Come Home Love <愛‧回家>, my career chance and timing mismatch affected (the relationship),”

Denying romantic rumors with Joey Law (羅天宇), Shing Mak (麥秋成) and Ngo Ka-nin (敖嘉年), Angel felt “most sorry” towards Ngo Ka-nin, whom she calls “a senior who taught her a lot”, but whose private life about having divorced was exposed because of their romantic rumors.

Angel admitted to breaking up with a boyfriend who is an industry outsider during the filming of Al Capuccino, which left her heartbroken, but told herself she should not let it affect her acting. Single for two years now, she is now open to dating only outsiders, as “the pressure will be less, and there will be less chance for jealousy or envy, due to filming”.

Source: HK.On.CC

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  1. Best actress? Her role is more supporting,
    If she gets nominated for Best Supporting Actress, then she is a sure win.

  2. The thing is, you can’t act for 10 yrs+ consecutively without feeling burned out. It’s just not possible. Imagine yourself in a job for 10+ years, but in every one of those 10 yrs, you’re expected to provide the best of yourself. Once you get some recognition of your talent after years of hardwork, it feels like you can finally rest on your laurels. I imagine that’s how majority of TVB actors and actresses feel. The fact we got some amazing talent out of people in TVB’s sweatshop factory, is already pretty incredulous.

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