Flora Chan Discussing Filming “Triumph in the Skies 2”

By on February 17, 2012 in NEWS, TV Dramas

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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?

30 comments to Flora Chan Discussing Filming “Triumph in the Skies 2”

  1. Jasmine says:

    I really like Flora but I didn’t like Belle at all!! LOL I guess it may be a direct continuation 🙂 (er I hope not)

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    • Fox replied:

      Hi 5. I also dislile Belle and dont hope for her again

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    • smurf120 replied:

      I did not like neurotic Belle either.

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    • TVBaddict replied:

      great minds think alike 😉 haha… she got me so annoyed…. and would cry over matters like 2 boys chasing after her -.-

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    • Jasmine replied:

      @ Fox Hi5 lol

      @smurf120, yeah neurotic is quite an apt description

      TVBaddict – yeah, like that’s the biggest tragedy ever to happen to a woman haha

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  2. Addy says:

    Maybe she’s talking about after her contract with TVB ends…? I really hope Flora will join the Triumph2 cast!

    But anyways, TVB contracts are way too constraint. I hope they get more lenient in the future. That way, they can attract more stars to compete with the other station.

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  3. exoidus says:

    I don’t think she can film with another Station with her TVB contract. Well it depends, however TVB don’t like their artists to film for others that’s the reason Steven jumped the ship.

    She will most likely leave ASAP as CTI can offer a much better salary.

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    • Fox replied:

      Lol if so KC should jump ship immediately’

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    • claimine replied:

      Correction: Steven did not jump ship just because TVB did not let him shoot other series, but that TVB allows many of his fellow colleagues to do so while disallowing him. It is this last blatant, overt unfairness straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back.

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      • exoidus replied:

        Yeah, it was one of many reasons and im happy for him since now he has become a hot commodity!

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        claimine, well said!!

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  4. based says:

    Ricky Wong said he was willing to buy out the contract for any TVB artist (plus he would pay any additional fees for terminating said contract) that was willing to jump ship, so there’s your answer Jayne.

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  5. lol says:

    I think Flora will choose the station that will pay her highest then because of the bancruptcy.

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  6. Hannah says:

    If Flora accepts, I hope it’s not a triangle love like part 1. That was way too draggy.

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  7. AC says:

    I watched the interview from this event and she was saying she will be filming for TVB later this year but does not not which series yet. When asked if she has been contacted by CTI, she said yes and she would be lying if she said she didn’t. Flora seemed calm but also tense while being asked questions….

    I can imagine them giving a raise just so she doesn’t leave when her contract is over, especially since they probably don’t want to lose any more people.

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  8. ai lan says:

    i love Flora back tvb

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  9. someone says:

    When artists get per series contract, I think they should be able to film for others.

    TVB no-other-stations contract is not common in this series business but TVB might drop this contrainst soon.

    Steven appeared in many series, no award, no grand product but his time on series was good. If TVB had been open-minded, Steven would have stay.

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  10. Kidd says:

    Interesting how these artists can owe TVB episodes for years and TVB didn’t request them to fulfill their contract. Look at Louis Koo. He supposedly still owe TVB episodes, but, he doesn’t seem to have any intention to film series at all. He just keep doing movie projects after movie projects.

    “We really hope that Flora can return to TVB to film for us!””

    Why Virginia said they hope Flora will return. If Flora still own TVB episodes, she has to return, right? Very strange.

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    • Veejay replied:

      Kidd,

      I guess it’s because these artists are just too popular and TVB has no control on them in term of forcing them to fulfill the outstanding series they owed TVB (JUST my personal opinion, I could be wrong).

      or

      TVB has no interest in them (eg. Flora or Kenix or whosoever) since they are consider not as popular as the current fadans and not in hot demand. (again, another personal opinion).

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    • moses replied:

      Act in movie earn more money than act in TVB am i right?
      Louis Koo is rich actor now ,why act in TVB which paid less ,act in movie mah ,even Gordon Lam Kar Tung earn more money acting as kelefe than doing as sui sang in his TVB day ,he can brought back his contact by paid TVB megabuck of money to terminate his contact ,even he have no money ,his boss will pay for him .

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      • based replied:

        They are allowed to work on their own terms and schedule because they are no longer under TVB’s management. Louis Koo is a Media Asia Artist, while Flora is an independent contractor.

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    • Fox replied:

      Maybe can pay money instead of fulfill the contract?

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  11. Kelvin says:

    Are you translating this correctly? If you watch Ming Pao’s video of her actually replying to the reporters, she says that because her daughter is going to attend school coming September, she will have time to film a series for TVB later this year. She mentions that she still has a contract with TVB and will not think about the other stations (they have contacted her) until her contract ends.

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    • Nicole replied:

      Different articles report differently?

      陳慧珊復出搵銀撐破產夫,久未露面緊張得口窒窒,台下老公Mike迴避鏡頭,她承認金錢上有支持老公,即使申請破產仍會以老公為榮。女兒快滿五歲,陳慧珊稱會重投工作:「我同無綫仍有部頭約,未知會唔會拍《衝上雲霄2》,因為王維基、now都有聯絡過我!」

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      • Kelvin replied:

        Yeah, because Ming Pao says…

        她的愛女今年9月將會入讀小學,她計劃下半年重返無綫拍劇。問到是否接拍《衝上雲霄2》?她說﹕「隨緣啦!其實跟無綫仍有部頭合約未完成,今年一定會跟無綫合作,但拍什麼劇仍未決定。(王維基有否邀加盟?)如果我說沒有,那會很奇怪。無論如何都要先完成無綫手頭上的合約,多錢與少錢,對我而言不是重點。」

        There’s a video link to it too
        http://ol.mingpao.com/cfm/star5.cfm?File=20120218/saa01/mea1.txt and you can watch/hear the artists reply.

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      • jayne replied:

        Nicole,
        Yep that is the article I had used. Sometimes reporters may have different variations of the news too.

        Kelvin,
        I didn’t watch Ming Pao’s video to validate what the On.cc media had reported at the time the article was published.

        I did quote the source of my article as from On.cc and not Ming Pao.

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  12. Grace says:

    Flora should just film another series. Her charcater Flora was not so interesting in this series.

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  13. sushiroll says:

    I don’t think filming TVB series is that profitable. Don’t the 2nd tier fadans only get like 5000Hk per episode? I don’t think she relying on filming to make ends needs. prob needs to do more ads etc.

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  14. Kelvin says:

    Here’s the on.cc video of her

    http://tv.on.cc/index.html?s=4&ss=20&i=OEN120217-7230-305M-1245&d=1329558257

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  15. Veejay says:

    I hope Flora won’t participant in TIT2 just be cause her time/era is so over already. I have nothing against her but I don’t think I’ll interested to see these veteran artists having any intimate relationship anymore.

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