TVB’s biggest revenue-generating queen, Charmaine Sheh Si Man, will explore outside career opportunities after her TVB management contractexpired. She will focus on filming mainland series and ads. In addition, Charmaine will appear in a romantic comedy opposite Alex Fong Lik Sun!
Hong Kong romantic film director and screenwriter, Patrick Kong, often preferred to cast Stephy Tang Lai Yan and Alex Fong in his films. In a telephone interview, Patrick confirmed that he invited Charmaine and Alex to appear in his new film, A Date After Divorce <人約離婚後>. “This film is part of the trilogy series. The first part was Marriage With a Liar <婚前試愛>, followed by Mr. and Mrs. Single <隱婚男女>. The newest film will star Charmaine and Alex as a divorced couple in the beginning of the film.”
A Breakthrough Role for Charmaine
Patrick noted that he wished to collaborate with different artists. Earlier, he worked with Chrissie Chau and Carol Yeung. “I always wanted to work with Charmaine. In the new film, Charmaine will have a controversial and breakthrough role. I cannot discuss details at this point though.” Patrick noted that he did not cast Stephy Tang in his recent films due to incompatibility with roles.
My Sister of Eternal Flower to Air on May 16th
At the 2011 Next Magazine TV Awards, reporters asked Charmaine to comment on Joe Ma Tak Chung’s wife’s recent criticism of TVB’s poor treatment towards artists. Did Charmaine feel fortunate that she was leaving TVB? “I do not know the details to the situation. Which job is not stressful? Rewards do not come without effort. I did not complain and just deal with the difficulties.” (Sammul Chan also complained about the poor pay at TVB.) “I received an increase in salary. I will continue to collaborate with TVB. The working hours at TVB are a little long. However, in recent years, I have been able to rest six hours while filming series. In comparison, the filming schedule in China has been longer.”
Although Charmaine did not renew her management contract and only signed a per-series contract with TVB, she was still supported by the company. Charmaine and Raymond Lam Fung’s new series, My Sister of Eternal Flower <花花世界花家姐> will be broadcast in Hong Kong on May 16th.
Excerpt from Appledaily
Jayne: It sounds like Charmaine will have a lot of interesting opportunities in the coming months. Hmm…although I question pairing her with Alex Fong, who looks a bit like her younger brother.