Joyce Tang Will Not Give Up Career After Marriage

By on July 1, 2013 in NEWS


Joyce Tang (滕麗名), currently starring in TVB’s legal comedy Awfully Lawful <熟男誘惑>, has apparently confirmed that she will soon marry Canon executive Matthew Chu, who reportedly proposed to Joyce last year during their trip to New Zealand.

Evidently, tabloid magazines jumped on the gun to assume that Joyce will retire from the acting industry. Joyce clarified that the reports were misleading, and assured that her contract with TVB will not expire until “many years” later. “It seems to me that the reporters are even more tense than me! I believe that one must have a career in life.”

Denies Relationship with Derek Kok

Confident that she has found the perfect partner, Joyce gave her boyfriend “full points” and announced that she has already accepted her boyfriend’s proposal. Asked if Joyce plans to have children, she said, “In our jokes we once discussed if we should have kids or not. If yes, we will definitely need to plan it well. Our families did not pressure us. I’ll leave this to fate.”

Throughout her 17-year career as a TVB actress, Joyce’s reported love life centered around two people –Armed Reaction <陀槍師姐> costar Marco Ngai (魏駿傑), whom she dated for nine years, and Derek Kok (郭政鴻), her Wars of In-Laws 2 <野蠻奶奶大戰戈師奶> costar.

“First, I never admitted [my relationship] with Derek Kok. Actually, dating someone from the [entertainment] circle means that that person may have similar habits like you. Therefore, bad habits will also be shared. On the other hand, dating someone not from the circle means that we will have different habits. For example: When it’s that time to file taxes, he will remind me, and he will urge me to file them. I tend to ignore [the deadlines] in the past. I had no problem with turning in late taxes. He is the only person who can push me to finish these matters.”

Joyce’s Paranormal Experience with “Awfully Lawful”

Joyce frankly acknowledged that she has demands when selecting her roles, expressing that her fiancé does not want her to have a laborious shooting experience. Joyce revealed that her role in Awfully Lawful, a “housewife” lawyer who was willing to give up her career for family, was originally written for Angela Tong (湯盈盈). As Angela was pregnant at the time, TVB passed down the role to Joyce, who agreed to film the drama due to her friendship with producer Lam Chi Wah (林志華) and lead star, Roger Kwok(郭晉安).

On the claims that Awfully Lawful had plagiarized several scenarios from a Korean drama, Joyce responded with a comment from Constantin Stanislavski, a 19th century Russian actor and theater director – that there are only about six types of stories. It becomes inevitable that new material will eventually be rehashed and recycled. “I find no problem with that,” said Joyce.

With TVB’s recent slump in viewership ratings, is Joyce worried about the ratings for Awfully Lawful? Unlike her colleagues, who gave careful responses, Joyce announced that a “lucky omen” appeared whilst shooting the drama, expressing her confidence in the legal comedy. “First, this is a comedy. The four male leads gave very funny performances. It will grab the audience’s attention. Also, during the filming period, we experienced a mysterious incident – someone’s shadow was caught behind the camera lens, and we had to re-shoot the scene. However, the space behind the lens was too small. It is impossible for anyone to walk through it. We all knew what really happened!”

Joyce explained that paranormal happenings also occurred during the shooting of Armed ReactionThe File of Justice <壹號皇庭>, and Game of Deceit <騙中傳奇>, all very popular TVB dramas with high ratings. “It’s a lucky omen,” remarked Joyce. “I am confident in the ratings.”

Source: Sing Pao

This article is written by Addy for

11 comments to Joyce Tang Will Not Give Up Career After Marriage

  1. aptos says:

    Who wants to see her act? Better she stayed at home. Her acting is pathetic…her movements and voiceovers are so unrealistic and forced actually bordering on phony.

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  2. Iris says:

    In all fairness, Joyce Tang has improved significantly in the past years. I used to not like her stiff acting, but I actually loved her performance as Michael Tse’s classy, smart, insecure, yet beautiful wife in “L’escargot.”

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    • sandcherry replied:

      Agree. Joyce Tang’s acting has improved a lot in recent years, including speaking her dialogues. She did very well in “Beauty Knows No Pain”, co-starred with Maggie Cheung Ho-Yee. She acted as a secretary, Bibi Yue, with less-than-average look and body and an ugly nose.

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      • Siying replied:

        Hi sandcherry, 🙂

        I think she was really good as Bibi, my mum still calls her that. I think that Aunty Angela (Elena Kong) did very well in there too.

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    • Dr. M replied:

      I agree Iris – I did love her character in L’Escargot 🙂
      Quite different from her usual roles!

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    • TVBFanatic replied:

      I too really have enjoyed JT’s acting recently… hope to watch her continue to grow as an actress.

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  3. Hannahh says:

    Good to hear she stay acting.

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  4. Tam says:

    she’s prettier and prettier everytime i see her.

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  5. Canto says:

    Good for her! This is the best way to face her ex Marco … Live well, live prettily and live happily!

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  6. Funn Lim says:

    It is not just imitation, some scenes are direct plagarism. I have a problem with that. I see Awfully Lawful and I don’t see a HK series. The technique, clothings, even the ridiculous characters, all caricatures are not HK-ish.

    The only somewhat reality based character is Ming and he is spoken about but never scene.

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  7. elin says:

    looking gorgeous

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