Eliza Sam‘s (岑麗香) departure from TVB may not be as simple as it seems. Tabloids claim that Eliza was upset by Natalie Tong for taking her role in upcoming drama, The Solution Expert <解決師>, and thus decided not to renew her expired contract.
While promoting her new drama Succession War <天命>, Natalie responded to the tabloid claims that she had wrestled the lead role from Eliza. “That’s too exaggerated, [the tip] definitely didn’t come from industry insiders. My work is decided by a group of people [at meetings]. I was selected [for the role].” She joked that viewers had watched too many palace scheming dramas and had overactive imaginations.
Getting to know Eliza better after working on a travelogue program with her, Natalie said, “I thought whether we’ll have a chance to film a series together. This industry is very small!” Unclear about all the details behind Eliza’s decision to leave TVB, Natalie said, “There is privacy for each person’s choice.”
Also at the Succession War promotion today, Ruco Chan (陳展鵬) commented on the disputes with his previous landlord. His mother had fallen over a loose floorboard that the landlord did not fix. Ruco allowed his lawyer to do all the followup on the case, “We have already discussed what is suitable and legal to do under the circumstances.” Feeling upset that tabloids had deliberately twisted the situation out of proportion, Ruco said, “This incident gave me stress that I should earn more money to become a property owner.”
This article is written by Jayne for JayneStars.com.