Kong Wah Sends Blessings and Support to Former Love Sheren Tang
Veteran actor Kong Wah (江華), who gained fame in the 90s for his portrayal of Buddhist monk Tang Sanzang in TVB’s Journey to the West <西遊記>, recently spoke about his relationship with TVB and shared his views regarding Sheren Tang’s (鄧萃雯) complaint of tardy TVB scripts. Kong Wah and Sheren collaborated during their time at ATV, most notably in I have a Date with Spring <我和春天有個約會>. The two were rumored together at the time, generating criticism due to Kong Wah’s married status. Despite their unpleasant past, Kong Wah spoke pleasantly about Sheren and hopes that she will be able to let go of the negativity.
On Sunday, Kong Wah appeared at the premiere of his new film The Hidden Treasure <魔術師的寶貝>, in which he plays a pastor and magician who questions his faith and life’s purpose when his unmarried daughter becomes pregnant. At the event, reporters asked the 50-year-old if he still maintains a contract with former employer TVB. Kong Wah admits that he has a per-series contract but said he is unqualified to “save” the company which is losing many of its top-line artists.
Speaking about Sheren Tang’s frustrations regarding on-set script troubles, Kong Wah shared that he had faced similar situations when he filmed at TVB and agreed that Sheren must have been under tremendous pressure to perform. “I did see the news. Sheren’s situation is understandable because all of the focus is on her. Consort Yu was so popular and well-received in the first series, it is more stressful [to play her well] in the sequel.”
Kong Wah added, “There are different views to every issue. We should try to analyze this from her angle. Right now one person says this, and another says that. As humans we should think from another perspective, and see things from another angle.”
When asked to comment about Sheren’s depression which returned due to recent events, Kong Wah sends his support and believes Sheren will quickly recover. “[She should] let things go and talk it out with good friends. She is very religious so she will be okay. I’ll give her my blessings. I believe the [public opinions] do not carry bad intentions.”
Asked if he would contact Sheren to check up on her well-being. Kong Wah stated they no longer keep in touch, but would not mind doing so if he has the opportunity.
Source: Apple Daily
This article is written by Katrine for JayneStars.com.