Felix Wong’s Daughter May Have to Give Up on Acting Dreams
Above: Felix Wong and daughter, Adrian Wong, had openly supported HKTV.
Having established a successful acting career both in Hong Kong and China, Felix Wong (黃日華) may not suffer much from the impact of HKTV failing to receive a television broadcasting license. However, Felix’s daughter Adrian Wong’s (黄芷晴) acting career may be cut short.
Due to HKTV’s bleak future, many of the station’s staff considered returning to their former employer, TVB. Although TVB Executive Chairman, Norman Leung (梁乃鹏), said that he would welcome back all former employees, an inside source said,“Unless the artists left the company quietly, there is no chance for them to come back,” while adding, “After all, TVB is so overbearing and wants face. Why will it take back them?”
When Felix left TVB in 2002, he made his dissatisfaction with TVB loud and clear, complaining of the long work hours and low pay. Although his relationship with TVB had soured with certain management, he returned to film Gun Metal Grey <刑警>, mostly because of his good friend, Michael Miu (苗僑偉). During its broadcast, the drama was not promoted properly and Felix complained of the station’s politics.
Felix also supported HKTV in a high profile manner and was allegedly placed on TVB’s black list. Since he has been an established star since the 1980s, Felix fortunately continued to receive job offers in the lucrative mainland Chinese market.
While Felix had only worked with HKTV on a per-series arrangement, his daughter, Adrian is a new budding actress who had signed a two-year contract. Due to HKTV failing to secure a broadcasting license, Adrian’s dramas will not be aired, cutting short her acting dreams.
Virginia Lok: “Who is Adrian Wong?”
Due to the blemished relationship between Felix and TVB, Adrian’s possibilities of joining Hong Kong’s largest station are slim. Senior executive Virginia Lok (樂易玲) made it very clear, “At the moment, TVB is not in need of people because we have discovered many new faces such as Tommy Wong (黃光亮), Louis Cheung (張繼聰) and Corinna Chamberlain who have received good response from viewers.”
When asked if TVB would accept Adrian as a new artist, Viriginia said, “Who is she? I have never met her. I don’t know who she is. Has she attended the artist training class? Does she have acting experience?”
This article is written by Karen for JayneStars.com.