Eliza Sam Turns Down New TVB Drama

A few days ago, the cast of TVB’s anniversary drama Heart and Greed <溏心風暴3> gathered together in Tseung Kwan O to promote the show, which premiered on Monday, November 27. Heart and Greed is the third installment to Lau Ka-ho’s (劉家豪) Heart of Greed franchise, which had set ratings records in Hong Kong. Heart and Greed stars returning cast members Louise Lee (李司棋), Michelle Yim (米雪), Ha Yu (夏雨), Susanna Kwan (關菊英), and Bosco Wong (黃宗澤), with the addition of new actors Vincent Wong (王浩信), Eliza Sam (岑麗香), Priscilla Wong (黃翠如), Sharon Chan (陳敏之) and Michael Tong (唐文龍).

Despite TVB’s policy of limiting unnecessary sexiness, the first episode of Heart and Greed showed Bosco Wong and Vicky Wong (陳偉琪) making out in bed. Eliza also shared that she would soon make an appearance in a bikini. Sharon Chan revealed that she had filmed a bed scene with Michael Tong, but is unsure if TVB would air the original cut. Despite these revealing scenes, Lau Ka-ho emphasized that Heart and Greed is a family drama.

Eliza Sam to Take a Short Break

Eliza, who was originally set to star in the upcoming drama BB Has Arrived <BB來了>, has been replaced by Ali Lee (李佳芯). On why she turned down the TVB drama, the 33-year-old explained, “Because I cannot speak Cantonese that well, I have to spend extra hours translating my scripts before I can memorize it. That takes a lot of time and energy, in addition to our 20-hour work days. I also filmed [Heart and Greed and Apple-colada <果欄中的江湖大嫂>] back to back. I want to rest well so I can show a better performance for you guys next time.”

Perhaps Eliza would also want to use this opportunity to chase for a child? “You’re talking about this again! I’ll leave this to the hands of God. There’s no pressure!”

Source: On.cc

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

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  1. What happened to Eliza? I know she looks good for her age but since losing so much weight she looks haggard.

    1. @funnlim It’s TVB working her ragged. There was another interview where she said that she had filmed several series back to back, totaling 70 episodes (or something like that…don’t remember exact number), with little rest. Also, TVB’s notorious 16 to 20 hour work days, oftentimes with little to no sleep for an extended amount of time — that type of schedule done over and over again is enough to make anyone look tired and haggard. Anyway, good on Eliza to take time out to rest and re-energize — it’s absolutely necessary in an environment like that.

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