Louisa Mak Downgrades Her TVB Contract
In recent years, TVB fa dans have been leaving the nest one by one. Since Nancy Wu ( 胡定欣) wants to become a singer and Kristal Tin (田蕊妮) is just waiting for her contract to end to retire, the company had its sights set on making Louisa Mak (麥明詩) the “number one sister.” Yet, the latest news indicates that Louisa plans to switch career paths after being in the industry for only four years.
To pursue freedom, the heavily promoted Louisa gave up her full-time artiste contract that many people yearn for and changed to a yearly per-series contract, also known as a “green leaf contract.” Born into a well-off family, the 27-year-old Louisa doesn’t mind the huge drop in income and reportedly started working as a consultant in a lawyer’s office to show off her strengths!
She Gave Up Her Smooth-Sailing Acting Career
Known for being a straight-A student and a Cambridge law graduate, Louisa successfully won the crown at the 2015 Miss Hong Kong pageant for her academic achievements. After signing a contract with TVB, her career was on the rise. She filmed several dramas and took on hosting gigs, including the talk show Young and Restless <後生仔傾吓偈>, which she co-hosts withCrystal Fung (馮盈盈). The program’s bold and honest conversations drew in a large audience of young viewers.
Since then, the two beauty queens have frequently been compared by netizens. Since Crystal often receives attention for her sexy image and eyebrow-raising statements, Louisa also posts her sexy photos on social media to compete with Crystal. While the public was waiting to see who would come out on top, Louisa suddenly went missing in action. The last time she was seen on screen was for the Young and Restless Canadian special.
Louisa also expressed on social media that she has been down in the dumps lately and took a month off work to go diving in Okinawa to cheer herself up. She was also absent from the TVB Anniversary Gala show this year.
She Didn’t Want to Let her Studious Efforts go to Waste
It is known that TVB approached Louisa for a contract renewal when her contract was about to expire, but she has been trying to delay it by saying she’s busy. The truth is she is thinking about her next move! Until recently, she finally decided that her youth is limited, and she didn’t want to waste her years of hard-work spent studying law. Also, she obtained her license to practice law in the United States last year.
To pave the road for her future, she decided to become a consultant at a law firm! Even though TVB proposed a favorable renewal contract for her, Louisa refused to renew and only signed a contract that allows her to film one show per year.
When reporters reached out to her on this matter, she acknowledged she signed the “green leaf contract.” Although her income had been greatly reduced, she said arrogantly, “I don’t only look at money, this change is so that I’d have more flexibility with my schedule. I want to have more private time. In short, I am not a law intern! I won’t comment much on other matters; right now I’m taking a break and resting at home! I’ll go back and shoot a show from time to time.”
This article is written by MelodyC for JayneStars.com.