Natalie Tong and Ali Lee Ignore Each Other On “Big White Duel” Set
As Hong Kong’s most controversial TV Queen winner, Natalie Tong (唐詩詠) is a central figure for gossip. Accused for forcing out Eliza Sam (岑麗香) and bringing out ex-boyfriend Tony Hung (洪永城) to make headlines, Natalie’s image slightly plummeted since winning 2017’s Best Actress. But there’s no such thing as bad promo, and Natalie’s career continues to rise despite the negativity.
The rumors didn’t stop there. The paparazzi were present when Natalie and her Big White Duel <白色強人> costars were filming a promotional clip for the upcoming TVB anniversary program. According to her interactions with the staff on set, it appears that Natalie was rather cold toward Ali Lee (李佳芯), who co-leads Big White Duel alongside Natalie, Roger Kwok (郭晉安), and Kenneth Ma (馬國明).
During the shoot, Natalie and Ali did not communicate at all. When the two were alone, Natalie would rather scroll through her phone than to interact with her costar. Ali ended up talking with costar Kelly Cheung (張曦雯).
A staff member said, “When Ali won Singapore’s TV Queen, many people thought it was unfair, that she wasn’t at that level yet.”
The two TV Queens actually share many scenes together in the drama, but Ali had clarified in an earlier interview, “Most of our scenes are with patients. [Our storylines] are kind of separate. There could be more fireworks. Hopefully, we’ll get more screen time together.
Big White Duel is a medical drama which centers on a series of characters who work at the fictional Maxwell Paxton Hospital. Natalie plays an ER doctor, while Ali portrays a cardiologist. Big White Duel is Natalie and Ali’s first series together.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.