Two days after Ashley Chu‘s (朱智賢) secret date with married actor Jackson Lai (黎振燁) was exposed, the TVB 33-year-old actress stepped forward to apologize for her actions. Ashley explained that she was too immersed in her onscreen role in Zombie <食腦喪B>, and had developed feelings for her co-star, Jackson. Already forgiven by her boyfriend Brian Tse (謝東閔), Ashley cried throughout the press conference.
“I feel that I’m too inexperienced in acting. I’m not professional enough to withdraw from my character. Thanks to Brian for being by my side at this time. I know he put up with a lot, and felt more hurt than me,” Ashley said.
Apologizing to her family and the cast and crew of Zombie for her behavior, Ashley said, “I’m sorry for my lack of professionalism in affecting everyone. I’ll do better from now on. Hope everyone can give me a chance. I’m truly regretful and feel guilty about my actions. Even I can’t accept my own mistake.”
Comforting Ashley, Brian believes that he had neglected her earlier. The singer, who is under The Voice Entertainment Group label, said, “I’m very concerned that she couldn’t face the pressure. She already told me everything. I’m going to help her get through this. Before, I was too busy with work and neglected her. She’s a wonderful person, and is very hardworking. I hope everyone gives her a chance, to reflect [on her actions] and can continue to work at TVB.”
Ashley apologized again, “I’m sorry for disappointing everyone. I know I’m wrong. I’m sorry towards the people who love me and gave me opportunities. I disappointed my company, and I apologize to the people whom I hurt.”
TVB executive Virginia Lok (樂易玲) was also present at the press conference, but she did not speak with reporters and stepped away to dodge questions.
This article is written by Jayne for JayneStars.com.