Flora Chan Absent from Key Promotions for “Never Dance Alone”
To prepare the Hong Kong audiences for Eric Tsang’s (曾志偉) first self-produced TVB drama Never Dance Alone <女人俱樂部>, the cast endured a whirlwind press tour around Hong Kong. The star-studded comedy drama, which features nineties stars Carman Lee (李若彤), Rachel Lee (李麗珍), Flora Chan (陳慧珊), Fennie Yuen (袁潔瑩), Gloria Yip (葉蘊儀), Angie Cheong (張慧儀), and Elvina Kong (江欣燕), premiered on April 21, 2014, a week before its intended broadcast date.
Never Dance Alone’s premiere episode achieved 25 ratings points, which is an underwhelming result. However, Eric Tsang believes the series will eventually reach wider audiences and will work on promoting the series.
Eric pulled many strings to gather the seven ladies together to star in the aerobic dance series. Although Eric stressed that all seven ladies were female leads, it has been observed that only Carmen, Rachel, and Elvina had the most screen time in the series. Various gossip reports claimed that Flora, known for portraying professional roles in the past, was unhappy that she was demoted to be just a “supporting” role in Never Dance Alone.
Flora portrays Diana, the villainous CEO of D Dance Fitness and a rival of M Club. Flora once said in an interview about her role, “In the past I’ve only been offered likeable roles. This time, my role is lonely. She has no friends.”
Reports claimed that Flora was initially hesitant about shooting Never Dance Alone after receiving the script, but she was persuaded by her husband to continue with the project. A source close to the cast of Never Dance Alone revealed that Flora was always sour-faced and stayed in her own bubble. She was the first to leave the set once work was completed and did not socialize with the cast. The source also added that Flora was easily irritable and had poor communication with the production staff.
In addition to Flora’s alleged diva attitude, she also avoided attending promotional events for the series. Flora was absent from three promotional events for the series so far.
A source explained, “Originally the PR wanted to promote the cast separately – Carman and Rachel in one team, Angie and Elvina in another, Gloria and Fennie in a third, and Flora on her own. However, it was really hard to get a hold of Flora, and when she did pick up her phone, she said she wouldn’t be able to make it because of school. Sometimes, for convenience we would arrange for promotions at night, but Flora would give the same excuse.”
Flora did attend the grand red carpet premiere for the series on April 19. However, she skipped out in the after party and immediately left for home after the event ended.
Source: Sudden Weekly via ihktv.com
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.