Linda Chung Calmly Faces TV Queen Buzz

By on October 30, 2013 in NEWS

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A hot contender for this year’s TV Queen award, Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣) is trying to maintain a normal mindset while dodging paparazzi and baseless rumors.

Linda has been a target of tabloid news after reports alleged that she and rumored boyfriend Philip Ng (伍允龍) have broken up. She was later linked with Ruco Chan (陳展鵬) after the two were seen sharing a car ride to a promotional event for Brother’s Keeper <巨輪>. As a result of the high public exposure, Linda has been followed by paparazzi on numerous occasions. “There have been more paparazzi following me lately. I am very oblivious to all of this. The locals had to warn me that I am being followed.”

Addressing her love rumors on October 28, Linda once again emphasized that she is not dating Ruco, saying that the news was probably fabricated to promote their current series. Despite the false allegations, Linda is happy that the public embraces their pairing and is open to participating in public events with Ruco as an on-screen couple.

As for her chances of winning TV Queen, Linda feels content with just a nomination and is facing the awards race with a positive attitude. Tavia Yeung (楊怡), who many see as Linda’s strongest opponent this year, believes that Linda deserves the title due to her work ethics, saying “I would be equally happy if [Linda] wins….”

Source: Oriental Daily

This article is written by Katrine for JayneStars.com.

31 comments to Linda Chung Calmly Faces TV Queen Buzz

  1. shiok says:

    this is what modern woman should be…financially independent capable and successful and do not depend on man when she deny ruco’s relationship when ruco is the best suen poon now…really admire admire her alot

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    • irene replied:

      She is already successful in her own right, no need to depend on Ruco.

      Usually idols will deny any relationship so as not to upset their fans. Hard truth.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        I don;t think they’re dating. I mean is she his type?

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  2. Funn Lim says:

    Frankly, however much I love Linda, this year is not her time to win.

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    • lluvdwayulie replied:

      Joey Meng 😀

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    • loooooooooooooo replied:

      agree

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      • loooooooooooooo replied:

        support kristal tin to win

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  3. lol says:

    the media making out linda really wants the award big time but who doesnt want

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    • penny replied:

      Her chance of winning is slim. Her character in bk is not even recognized, kristal definitely outshined her

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  4. Pauline says:

    Hope all the Artist will view the award as “nothing big deal” cos all of them are already a winner in their fan’s heart

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  5. lol says:

    the award does take the artist career to the next level and its recognition

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    • sandcherry replied:

      True. Now Myolie Wu and Tavia Yeung are always cast as 1st lead actresses and their names always come first in any drama series, despite the amount of their screen time, because they have been TV Queens.

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  6. ebbie says:

    She needs more experience.

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  7. llwy12 says:

    Honestly, the paparazzi must be blind! Either that or they aren’t watching the same series as the rest of us and are just pulling crap out of nowhere. Linda’s performance in Brother’s Keeper has been disappointing so far — Kristal definitely overshadows her in the series, both performance-wise as well as amount of screen time….yes, part of it could be attributed to the way the character was written (or ‘lack thereof’, since Linda’s character really doesn’t stand out at all, whereas Kristal’s character does), but still — both Linda’s character as well as her performance in this series are ‘forgettable’, which is why I find it funny that the tabloids are claiming that Linda has a high chance of getting TV Queen for BK. If they want to nominate an actress from BK for the TV Queen award, it should be Kristal, not Linda.

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    • Nick replied:

      She’s not a great actress period. TVB is desperate. They’d give it to Donald the Duck if he was cashable in their eyes.

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      • Alana replied:

        i could not agree more…..

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        We all know that TVB awards are a big joke… But artists still dream of getting one since they think it will give them more opportunities for bigger bucks.

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    • penny replied:

      Totally agree with @llwy12. The media in hk is blind, they cannot distinguish what is good acting vs poor performance. Kristal definitely have a higher chance of tv queen when comparing between their performance in bk. Although I know this won’t be possible, but kristal did a way better job than Linda

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        Because Kristal is considered supporting so she can’t be TV queen since she is not the lead. I won’t dispute her performance in Brother’s Keeper but let’s face it, she is not the lead even if she has more screentime. It is designed for Linda and my god, what an awful role for Linda. I seriously despise Rachel, I hate Soon and I ended up pitying Sam even if Sam is also not likeable. No one is except for Kristal’s Ying and even sometimes she is quite hard to like.

        And some may say Kristal’s portrayal is too… one note? As in angry, very angry, calm angry, happy angry, unsure angry, etc.

        Linda does not deserve any TV queen this year. TV queen should be Esther. One movie, 3 different performances. Even if the series sucks in the end, Esther Kwan is to me the TV Queen.

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      • sandcherry replied:

        I don’t quite agree that it is that hard to act 3 different characters in one drama series. They are from 3 different time periods.

        Personally I think it is harder to act one character well from beginning to end in one drama series, through its various development, than to act 3 characters of different time periods.

        However, I am not saying that Esther Kwan did not do a good job. I just think that it is not that difficult to do it.

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      • sandcherry replied:

        Why is Linda Chung considered as a lead actress in “Brother’s Keeper”? Just because she is paired up with the 1st lead actor, or because she is an idol actress. First, Linda’s screen time in “BK” is not heavy at all and her performance is just so so and not impressive. Secondly, Kristal Tin has a lot more screen time than Linda Chung and her performance is outstanding. It is extremely hard to maintain good and heavy performance for an artiste in a drama series from beginning to end. On the other hand, it is not that difficult to impress audience with good performance in just 2 or 3 scenes.

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      • sandcherry replied:

        In that case, Myolie Wu should only be considered as a supporting actress in “TITS 2” as she was paired up with Ron Ng who was only a supporting actor. Fala Chen should be the only 1st lead actress in “tits 2” then as she was paired up with two lead actors, Francis Ng and Chilam Ng.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        It is not merely 3 different periods of time. Some actresses can act 3 different periods as the same behaviour, etc. Why Esther is great is because 3 distinct personality.

        Yes Myolie is not the lead. Fala is.

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      • llwy12 replied:

        @sandcherry: I agree with Funn – one of the biggest challenges to any actor/actress is playing DIFFERENT characters with DISTINCT personalities in the same series – not every actor/actress is able to pull this off convincingly and Esther is definitely one of the few who can. Sheren is another actress who is able to do this well (remember her performances in Loving You, which Sheren herself has said is the series she loves most because she got to play all sorts of different characters in the same series and it was a challenge to her as an actress). Kenix also does this very well (she played 2 different characters with opposite personalities in a few series and did a great job distinguishing the characters).

        It’s actually not that difficult to act the same character well from beginning to end in the same series – the ‘challenge’ comes when the character is not written well at all (or the entire script just plain sucks) but the actor/actress is still able to pull off a stellar performance. As Gallen Lo once said, the value of an actor/actress lies in whether they are able to turn a poorly written character / script into a ‘good’ one. Sure, Linda’s character in BK was poorly written, but she herself also didn’t give a good performance, so that compounds the issue – though in a sense, it’s hard to completely blame her because there are very few actresses at TVB nowadays who are able to give stellar performances amidst poorly written scripts (most of the ones who are able to do it already left TVB).

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      • sandcherry replied:

        Personally I don’t think it is that difficult to act 3 different characters at 3 different time periods. It is just like acting 3 short drama series. Of course, an artiste has to distinct herself in those characters, but costumes, timelines, and scripts help her a lot.

        Many artistes did 3 or 4 characters in one drama series, such as Charmaine Sheh in “Maiden’s Vow”. She even won TV Queen and Most Favourite Female Artiste awards in that drama series. However, I find that Charmaine acted better in “When Heaven Burns” than in “Maiden’s Vow.”. I even think Charmaine did better in “酒是故鄉醇” and “火舞黃沙” than in “Maiden’s Vow”.

        It is easier to impress audience in a short series because the series is short, but it is not easy to impress audience in a heavy character in a long series from beginning to end with no or little flaws.

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  8. Hannah says:

    So is it a shoe-in for Linda, or is TVB taking her for a ride? Same with Kenneth. Hmm

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  9. sandcherry says:

    It is extremely hard to carry a role heavily from beginning to end and to act excellently. Kristal Tin did it. A lot of people loved her character and her acting in “Brother’s Keeper” on TVB Forum. Why is she designated as a supporting actress while her screen time in “Brother’s Keeper” obviously shows her as a lead character. It is not fair to her because she is not a young idol actress. People, as well as TVB, would only support idol artistes for TVB King or Queen.

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  10. Hannahh says:

    Goodluck Linda! I haven’t watch much of BK but she seem do pretty good job. I am rooting for Joey Meng to win but a very big doubt that she will win lol

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  11. kenwu says:

    Fala should win, I will vote for her anytime, anydays, n anywhere.

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  12. Funn Lim says:

    Since you mentioned maiden’s vow I will say exactly my point my Esther is TV queen to me.

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    • sandcherry replied:

      Perhaps you are right. But personally I don’t think Charmaine Sheh should have won Best Actress award in “Maiden’s Vow” because I did not find her acting 4 different characters that impressive. They were just four short series put together and acted by the same actress. If they were four characters in four different stories, it wouldn’t be difficult to act them. Just treat them as 4 short stories.

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