Grace Chan Gives Up Filming Dramas for Kids

By on October 5, 2020 in Hong Kong, Hot Gossip!, NEWS

Grace Chan Gives Up Filming Dramas for Kids

As a mother of two boys, Grace Chan (陳凱琳) has picked up a variety of parenting skills. Recently meeting up with expectant mother and influencer Elva Ni (倪晨曦), Grace opened up on her parenthood journey and that she plays the role of the strict parent in her household.

When Grace first discovered she was pregnant, her husband Kevin Cheng (鄭嘉穎) was more excited than herself. “He is a very traditional family man, and he thought the happiest thing in life is having a family. After we got married, we quickly planned for kids.”

Although Grace praised Kevin for being a good husband and father, Grace complained he is a lenient parent, “He really can’t be the ‘bad tough parent’ so I have to be it. My kids like to touch things and then put their hands in their mouths. I would say, ‘no no no,’ while Kevin would soothe the kids and say we can clean up later. I have to say ‘No, there is no later.’’”

Balancing Personal Life, Family and Career

In Grace’s second pregnancy, she waited nearly six months before announcing the good news to the public. Explaining why she hid her pregnancy for so long, Grace said, “As soon as it is made public, people would begin to observe my usual habits, such as if I’m behaving or if I’m eating something that I should not eat. I ate a lot of things that I shouldn’t, so I thought it would be better to delay the announcement. Your body temperature increases when you’re pregnant. Sometimes I would want to drink bubble tea, but I could be photographed.”

After giving birth, Grace took a hiatus from acting to focus on her family. Being a social influencer is  a lot  more  flexible than filming dramas. With her family as her priority, Grace may have to give up on acting for the time being, “After the birth of my first son, I was still very enthusiastic to come out to work and film. After giving birth the second time, it is not possible because I am very busy. I do not want to neglect them because of my desire to do my own things. When I spend half a day filming, I feel guilty. I won’t be able to shoot any more dramas.”

Source: On.cc

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  • 55 comments to Grace Chan Gives Up Filming Dramas for Kids

    1. anon says:

      Please don’t ever come back.

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    2. vodka says:

      …”I won’t be able to shoot any more dramas.”

      Hallelujah no one will miss you my dear, you can be home full time and be a good mom. TV viewers have one less horrible actress to deal with.

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      • janet72 replied:

        @vodka it’s ok she can’t shoot anymore dramas…the pain from watching her over-act really made many cringe.

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    3. aktf says:

      Hahaha thank god. Please dont ever come back. Lol

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    4. gnomageddon says:

      Lol laughing at all these comments above. I’m not a fan of her acting either but I must say, I quite like her in interviews and whatnot. She really does exemplify grace, elegance, and eloquence when she speaks, and she also genuinely seems to be a nice person. Good to see her recognizing her kids as their growth as her priority right now. She can always film dramas again in the future but she’ll miss out on these special growing moments of her kids if she just focuses all her time on work instead. And she is in a great place too where she doesn’t have to struggle financially so it would make most sense for her to put off filming dramas, especially if it’s just for fun. Not to say women shouldn’t have their careers as well, but work-life balance is the key. And when one can allow for more time for family and less time for work, then that would be ideal, in my opinion.

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      • hetieshou replied:

        @gnomageddon
        Being a nice person is one thing but is that relevant to being a good entertainer? Not really… I felt she entered the circle for the wrong reasons.

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        • gnomageddon replied:

          @hetieshou what wrong reasons are you suggesting? For fame and money? lol that’s pretty much most of Miss HK contestants. Unless a person is absolutely passionate about acting then they may have gone through the majoring in drama route and do some stage plays. And I feel those who are actually the ones who have true passion for acting are usually the veteran green leaf actors because they are not doing it for fame or money. But who are we kidding? Most actors are in it for the wealth, fame, and lifestyle. And most people who get promoted and get famous aren’t due to their talent either, but their looks and marketability. And that’s the sad truth. So I’m not a Grace fan nor do I care for her acting. She overacts in all her roles which is hard to watch so I agree with everyone else here about her. But a lot of other actors/actresses are also not good either nor can I say they are in it for the right reasons, whatever those reasons may be. Is there even a right reason? And who is to judge? lol Anyway, from her interviews in the past she has frequently mentioned wanting to come back and act. I think she enjoys it albeit she isn’t good act it. But how can you ever improve if you never work on your craft again? So it’s a bit of catch-22 there.

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        • luye replied:

          @gnomageddon @hetieshou I think Grace’s family is rich. There is no such thing as a “right reason.” People enter the circle because they are interested in the career or they want to be known. Both reasons are valid. I dont understand why people are judged for joining the entertainment industry.

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        • coralie replied:

          @luye grace’s family is not just rich; they’re very rich. like we’re talking multiple franchises rich. i’m surprised they’re so low-key about her family’s affluence. this is another reason why i think KC hit jackpot by marrying grace. technically neither of them have to work another day in their lives, but they choose to.

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        • coralie replied:

          @coralie there is some really lame rumor going around that grace wants to marry Kevin because she idolizes him lol. if you read this interview, she specified she never even watched his stuff before interacting with him: https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/tvb-actress-grace-chan-on-dating-actor-kevin-cheng-and-their-22-year-age-gap. She was not fan chasing him. He really lucked out by chasing after her and very predatorial, I might add. He specifically requested she join the cast in Blue Veins. Not a freaking coincidence.

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        • hetieshou replied:

          @luye
          True to some extent as some have ulterior motives and hers was to get to a Kevin who was her idol. With Kpop there are some that they call saesang fans(crazy and obsessive fans) that stalk their idols. Some actually entered to get with their idols. Now that is a wrong reason to join. But of course most join for money, fame, attention, passion for the art(which is a valid reason), etc.. which are typical reasons.

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        • hetieshou replied:

          @coralie
          You call those facts? Plus with their 22 year age gap, I have a gut feeling it is not going to be fairytale… but time will tell all.

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        • coralie replied:

          @hetieshou It was spoken from her own mouth. Unless you know her better than the rest of us, I would say her recollection of their entanglement is much more trustworthy than heresay.

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        • hetieshou replied:

          @gnomageddon
          True but one of her reasons was to get with her idol Kevin which she did. Her dream was to marry him and her wish came true. I must say she is very lucky to be able marry her idol which is rare but does happen.

          Working on your craft is one thing but acting is a skill that you either have or don’t to some extent. It is like singing, if you are not born with a good voice you can practice,train, and sing for years and still not be very good. The same goes for acting. You can act for many years and still be bad as you just do not have it.

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    5. renren says:

      Grace Chan says the most incredulous things during interviews. I had to laugh when she said that she and Kevin got married and quickly planned for a family. She should have said they quickly planned for the birth of their son after they got married, because she was already pregnant. I am shocked she has not voluntarily volunteered details of her s*x life yet, cause her turbo tongue has disclosed everything else, whether we wanted to know, or not.
      In a year of Donald tRump and Covid-19, her retiring from the screen will be the good news of the year year.j

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    6. renren says:

      Grace Chan says the most incredulous things during interviews. I had to laugh when she said that she and Kevin got married and quickly planned for a family. She should have said they quickly planned for the birth of their son after they got married, because she was already pregnant. I am shocked she has not voluntarily volunteered details of her s*x life yet, cause her turbo tongue has disclosed everything else, whether we wanted to know, or not.
      In a year of Donald tRump and Covid-19, her retiring from the screen will be the good news of the year year.j

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    7. m0m0 says:

      i don’t mind her in variety shows. she has a very pretty face.

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      • renren replied:

        @m0m0 I definitely agree with you. No dramas, no movies.

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      • janet72 replied:

        @m0m0 she should disappear from our screens.

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      • hetieshou replied:

        @m0m0
        I actually do not find her pretty. Maybe she looks exotic to people as she looks mixed as she probably is. But she has the type of look that ages quick.

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    8. renren says:

      Surprised she has not volunteered to tell us of her bedroom life , as she has flapped her mouth about everything else, whether we wanted to hear, or not In a year of Covid-19 and tRump, Grace Chan retiring from acting will be welcomed news

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      • luye replied:

        @renren what did Grace flap her mouth about?

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      • hetieshou replied:

        @renren
        I agree and I bet she will go off about her bedroom life when she runs out of topics to talk about. She will say anything to stay relevant.

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    9. bubbles23 says:

      I watched that video because of Elva. Never was a fan of Grace, maybe she’s a nice person but her persona just seems like she’s trying to be everyone’s bff and the best good girl, which throws me off. Please, enjoy being a SAHM.

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      • jessehsuan replied:

        @bubbles23 I feel Grace is a liar. She is a person who wants to be relevant, that’s why appearing on misselvani’s youtube and constantly creating events to show off on Instagram. The true reasons why she is not appearing on dramas and movies is because viewers/directors do not like to cast/see her act. It is not because of her kids! And I laughed at her comment “ After we got married, we quickly planned for kids.” Oh please, it was pregnancy before marriage. And I also think she announces her 2nd pregnancy late because she wanted to prove that she is doing the same thing as her first pregnancy. She is proving that she is a private person not because she is shameful of being hypocrite. Proving that she is the same throughout both her pregnancy, not like Linda Chung, who hid first pregnancy because of shotgun and happily announce the 2nd.

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        • bubbles23 replied:

          @jessehsuan I could careless about her marriage/pregnancy timeline. Maybe Kevin wanted to knock her up cause he’s getting old haha. I get that she may have a pretty face per Asians cause she looks foreign, but she has no appeal in acting/hosting/influencer/model. Tbf I think it was Elva who invited her on the show, but aren’t we glad she won’t ruin more shows.

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        • conan2209 replied:

          @bubbles23 I don’t think anyone in Asia could understand why she’s termed pretty and how she could be Ms HK …she looks totally off

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        • bubbles23 replied:

          @conan2209 *shrugs I haven’t a clue. Her jaw line is wayyy too sharp. I always thought she has that cartoon witch look, sorry.

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        • luye replied:

          @bubbles23 Grace openly admitted that she photoshops her jaw to make it less sharp in her Instagram pics

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        • bubbles23 replied:

          @luye D: no way! Never thought she would admit something like that lol

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        • luye replied:

          @bubbles23 Yes, ikr. But here’s the video Grace talks about photoshopping at 2:50 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpqL6AtbIvk

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        • conan2209 replied:

          @bubbles23 no apologies required! All it took for me was 5min of her acting and I took an immediate dislike of her

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        • luye replied:

          @bubbles23 I agree that Grace is not a good actress. I think she can be a model & influencer though. The fact that she has 600k+ IG followers qualifies her to be an influencer.

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        • bubbles23 replied:

          @luye ah influencers…. Unless they have expertise in some area, they really are just glorified salespeople.

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        • luye replied:

          @jessehsuan When has TVB ever stopped casting an actress because viewers complained about their acting? Never.

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        • hetieshou replied:

          @jessehsuan
          I agree and Grace is overall just annoying to me. She joined the circle for all the wrong reasons. She should just retire since she did not have much of a career to start with.

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        • luye replied:

          @hetieshou At one point, she did say she enjoyed acting. But I guess she wants to spend more time with her kids now.

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        • hetieshou replied:

          @luye
          Not sure if she enjoyed it or not but she obviously was not good at it. She is lucky that her family is wealthy and Kevin has money too so she can be a stay at home mom while many others do not have that option.

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        • luye replied:

          @hetieshou Yes, Grace is a stay at home mom. She also has her own business

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        • renren replied:

          @hetieshou and I agree with you. Remember back in the day when someone nicknamed her turbo tongue and motor mouth Grace? I read and LMAO. She just might spill the beans voluntarily when she runs out of topics. You are so absolutely right.
          A little off topic, I have read of all your losses and discord are you doing okay now?

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        • hetieshou replied:

          @renren
          Thanks and great that you get what I was talking about. She may eventually over share after she runs out of topics.

          Aww. Thanks for your concern but I am ok for now but this Covid stuff is getting to me. However, I realize we are not alone and everyone is affected by it. Hope you and your family and everyone is doing well too.

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    10. sherla1019 says:

      Hurray…be a good mama stay home and take care of the kids don’t come back to film ever!!!

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    11. funn says:

      No offense, she hardly has a career as an actress now. It’s good she takes a step back and come back in a few years’ time.

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      • hetieshou replied:

        @funn
        I agree and she never had much of a career anyways so for her to come or go is not a big deal at all.

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    12. tnhb says:

      Totally agree. Her acting needs improvement. However I like her and she is pretty.

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    13. b4mb4m says:

      it’s a good choice!

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    14. bennyjr says:

      Hahaha.. so many haters. But glad she stop acting.

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    15. coralie says:

      Aside from poor acting, marrying KC and shotgun marriage (iffy), I do like Grace. She is pretty, but yes, she will age poorly. However, the thing I like the most about her is her personality. I’ve mentioned before that I love open people, even if they’re TMI. And she is mostly very open and relaxed, which I enjoy. As an influencer, I don’t mind her much. I feel like she tries to be genuine and that’s a great quality

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    16. virulent says:

      While I agree with everyone here regarding Grace’s terrible acting skills, I do not understand the intense dislike for her. I think she carries herself nicely during interviews, but then again, if she is not an actress, why is the media giving her a platform to speak, right? Also, was she in a scandal that offended everyone? Jaynestars should do a poll as I am curious to see who are some of the current TVB female celebrities that netizens like/dislike.

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      • coralie replied:

        @virulent agreed, i don’t know why people hate her. she’s a really nice person IMO (although her acting still sucks lol.)

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      • tt23 replied:

        @virulent I agree. I’m surprised by the amount of hate in this thread that I was afraid to reply or get involved lol.

        I definitely agree with everyone that she’s a terrible actress and should probably never act again. She also doesn’t need to act again because her husband can bring in a good income to sustain the family. However I think she’s pretty and has a good personality.

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      • conan2209 replied:

        @virulent I don’t think any of us hate her as we do not know her personally.

        Me, I’m just bias, if the person cannot act, I don’t like.

        However, I can understand the dislike, in the interviews I read or watch, she just can’t seem to stop complimenting herself and blabber about personal stuff. The one that shocked me was an interview where she disagree with general opinion of her acting skills. It reached a greater height when Kevin openly agrees with her.

        At the same time, Sisley was also criticised for her acting but she accepted the comments and improve herself over time.

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        • luye replied:

          @conan2209 I think Sisley took criticism so harshly to the point where she got clinically depressed.

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        • conan2209 replied:

          @luye oh dear, didnt hear about that! Hope she snapped out of it already.

          Some of the online insults are indeed horrible

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