In 2007, Flora Chan (陳慧珊) secretly married her second husband and manager, Mike Chung (鍾家鴻), in the United States. One year later, Flora became pregnant with her daughter, Mira, and semi-retired from acting, taking only cameo roles in her spare time. Flora focused primarily on taking care of their 4-year-old daughter. Mike’s marketing business owed huge debts, forcing him to file for bankruptcy last week.
When news spread of Flora’s husband’s bankruptcy position, City Telecom (CTI) owner, Ricky Wong (王維基), immediately reached out to her, hoping that she would be interested to film for the newly established local Hong Kong television station.
It was understood that Flora still possessed an outstanding per series contract with TVB. Company executives were extremely interested in adding Flora to the highly anticipated Triumph in the Skies 2 <衝上雲霄 2>, reuniting her with former pilot costar Francis Ng (吳鎮宇). The drama was slated to start filming in April 2012.
According to an inside source, TVB allegedly offered Flora a salary increase from $20,000 to $30,000 HKD per episode. TVB executive manager, Virginia Lok (樂易玲) stated, “Flora and TVB’s partnership is a bit unique, in which her terms require the filming arrangement to completely match her personal lifestyle. The script for Triumph in the Skies 2 has not passed yet, so there are things which remain unfinalized. We really hope that Flora can return to TVB to film for us!”
Flora Chan Still Deciding Her Next Filming Project
Appearing at a Neutrogena promotional event yesterday, Flora appeared shaken with her lips quivering on stage, while her husband, Mike Chung, evaded the cameras. Disregarding recent tabloid speculations that marital strife due to Mike’s bankruptcy, Flora admitted that she financially supported her husband. Despite Mike’s bankruptcy, Flora continued to be proud of her husband.
Due to the couple’s financial distress, Flora will be resuming acting. “I still have a per series contract with TVB. I do not know whether I will be filming Triumph in the Skies 2 yet, since CTI and Now TV also contacted me!”
Excerpt from Sudden Weekly # 864 and On.cc
Jayne: If Flora still has a per series contract with TVB, would she be able to film for another rival Hong Kong station? Wouldn’t TVB have inserted parameters in their contract blocking her ability to do so?