Despite filming over 50 dramas in her 17-year-career, Natalie Tong (唐詩詠) only caught her first big break in 2017 when she won Best Actress for My Unfair Lady <不懂撒嬌的女人>. While the award did bring a temporary surge in popularity, including receiving over 10 advertising offers in the beginning, the buzz eventually subsided and Natalie was left with very few opportunities. Anxious about her future development, Natalie is reportedly considering leaving the station.
With TVB dramas dropping in viewership ratings, many are increasingly wary about the station’s continual decline. It is speculated that Natalie also harbors similar feelings and believes there is no future for her there anymore, and she has been poached by other stations.
Aside from currently filming Invisible Team <隱形戰隊>, all four of Natalie’s dramas in the last two years have been shelved without any notice of impending broadcast. Natalie has received few advertising jobs in the last three years as well.
Cyberbullying TVB Artistes
In addition, Natalie has been the target of cyberbullying, in which the suspects were accused of posting messages on social media with threatening and intimidating intent. Two people were detained by the police in the case.
Also a target in the past, Sharon Chan (陳敏之) expressed, “Bullying people on the Internet is such a despicable act. Everyone is working so hard towards achieving their dreams– why can’t there be more encouraging and positive words? The world needs more love and kindness.”
TVB’s “Boxing Queen” Carman Kwan (關嘉敏) filed an official report at the police station when she was tormented by cyberbullying. “The cyberbullies were targeting my family and defaming me. They even messaged the brands that I was working with, and told them to stop using me as a spokesperson. One of the brands received so much harassment that they ended up pulling my commercial. I don’t want to impact anyone else, so I had to go to the police for help,” she said helplessly.
Other artistes such as Kenneth Ma (馬國明), Roxanne Tong (湯洛雯), Crystal Fung (馮盈盈), Alice Chan (陳煒), Lai Lok Yi (黎諾懿), and even Stars Academy’s <聲夢傳奇> latest breakout stars, Gigi Yim (炎明熹), and Chantel Yiu (姚焯菲) have also been targets of cyberbullying.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.