Although many TVB award-winning artistes have found successful ventures elsewhere, some have not had such luck. After exploring options with other talent agencies, Nancy Wu (胡定欣) decided to stay at TVB and her good friend, Selena Lee (李施嬅), also recently signed with TVB’s sister company, Shaw Brothers Studio. Many believe their decisions were due to the inability to find work elsewhere given the COVID-19 pandemic.
When responding to reports alleging that she could not find success once leaving the TVB safety nest, Selena disagreed with the claims. Noting that Shaw Brothers will only handle her work projects in Hong Kong, Selena continues to get filming offers from North America. “I can simultaneously seek work in other markets. Everyone wants me to return for Barrack O’Karma 2 <金宵大廈2> and it’s a series that I really like. I have a filming project in Canada too that initially planned to start filming in August. However, because Barrack O’Karma 2 is also filming in August, they are postponing the filming project and will wait for me to complete Barrack first.”
Signing with Shaw Brothers does not conflict with Selena’s existing contract with American talent agency, Authentic, which is still in place. She also has a contract with a management agency in China. With talent managers representing her in different markets to ensure Selena’s wider reach to broader audiences, the actress explained, “Shaw Brothers is a very big company. Virginia Lok (樂易玲) is very experienced in managing artistes’ work, so I am confident with leaving her to coordinate my work here in Hong Kong. Shaw Brothers will help take care of and manage my workload in Hong Kong, so I am thankful.”
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com