The chances of Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼) returning to TVB may be low after all, as Emperor Entertainment Group (EEG) is aggressively pursuing Charmaine to sign a management contract. EEG’s deal has been sweetened by offering to cast Charmaine in two films each year for $50 million HKD.
Eager to pull big stars to boost the station’s ratings, TVB has been in touch with Charmaine, hoping to stage her comeback. Although Charmaine said that she is interested in filming with Dayo Wong (黃子華), who is confirmed to star in a TVB comedy, inside sources claim that Charmaine’s return to TVB are slim, as opportunities from EEG may be too good to refuse.
EEG has been eager to sign more artists to round out its acting talent, since the company already has a wide range of singers. However, top EEG star, Joey Yung (容祖兒) is more known for her singing talent rather than acting strength. EEG’s management team has successfully signed Irene Wan (溫碧霞), Michelle Yim (米雪), Kara Hui (惠英紅), and Simon Yam (任達華) last year. Now EEG hopes to sign Charmaine and boost her to the top position, by allowing her to lead in two films per year.
“Charmaine is very tempted,” an inside source revealed. If the contract negotiations go well, it is expected that Charmaine will sign with EEG after Lunar New Year.