Sheren Tang to Star in “Rosy Business 4”
Lately, it’s been the trend to create remakes and sequels of classic dramas, and TVB is no different. The station is allegedly filming the fourth installment of the Rosy Business <巾幗梟雄> series next March and blessing viewers with the beloved onscreen duo, Wayne Lai (黎耀祥) and Sheren Tang (鄧萃雯), once again. If true, the drama is Sheren’s return to TVB after her huge fallout with the company in 2013.
Although “How many decades do we have in a lifetime?” is Wayne’s line in Rosy Business, Sheren is seemingly taking this quote to heart and putting the past behind her. In 2009, she was at the height of her career from playing the fourth wife in Rosy Business alongside Wayne’s character of Chai Kau. They both landed the thrones of TV King and TV Queen at the TVB Anniversary Awards, respectively, and the drama also snagged six accolades then. Their careers continued to soar with their Best Actress and Best Actor wins the following year for their collaboration in No Regrets <巾帼枭雄之義海豪情>, the indirect sequel to Rosy Business. Although Sheren could’ve continued to achieve great results from the Rosy Business series, her next TVB drama, Beauty at War <金枝慾孽貳>, failed to resonate with viewers.
In 2013, Sheren made matters worse when she blamed the poor results on the lack of a script, causing those working in front and behind the scenes to be dissatisfied with her. It was rumored that she would not film any more TVB dramas, and the relationship between both parties soured terribly. Three years later, when TVB helmed the third installment to the Rosy Business franchise, No Reserve <巾幗梟雄之諜血長>, Myolie Wu (胡杏兒) played Wayne’s onscreen partner instead of Sheren.
However, it was rumored that 2017’s My Unfair Lady <不懂撒嬌的女人> was tailormade for Sheren, but she declined the offer, so Jessica Hsuan (宣萱) took on the role instead. Last year, Sheren even participated in ViuTV’s drama Till Death Do Us Part <婚內情>, suggesting that her relationship with TVB has not improved. But they have finally broken the ice between them seven years after the fallout.
Rosy Business 4 Will Be a Big Production
Sheren reportedly agreed to star in Rosy Business 4 <巾幗梟雄4> after TVB executive Felix To (杜之克) personally invited her to participate. The drama will be a large-scale production and feature a brand new story set in the early days of the Republic of China. TVB will co-produce the series with a Mainland company, and filming will also place in mainland China for the beautiful scenery, but it ultimately depends on the COVID-19 situation. As of now, shooting is scheduled to take place from next March to next May.
As for the rest of the cast, the initial candidates are Rebecca Zhu (朱晨麗), Gabriel Harrison (海俊傑), and Pinky Cheung (張文慈), but none of them have received any notice for the time being, and everything will be finalized after a meeting. Rebbecca said with a smile, “Although I have not received an official notification, many people have passed me the news. After hearing it, I am really excited and happy!”
Meanwhile, Rosy Business 4 producer Dave Fong (方駿釗) admitted that he planned to seek Sheren to return to the nest, but everything is still in the preliminary stages, and nothing has been confirmed yet.
This article is written by MelodyC for JayneStars.com.
Good actress .. can’t wait to watch!
Good to hear about the possibility of Sheren returning, but aside from her and Wayne’s on-screen chemistry. The rest of the casts look trash, and I will bet on my bottom dollar that the plot will be weak as well.
Aside from seeing Sheren’s acting and her on-screen chemistry with Wayne, I have no faith with the rests of the casts and their story (because TVB can’t write good stories to save their own lives).
I am on the fence whether I would watch this.
@anon Agree with you. I would probably watch it bc of Wayne and Sheren, to see what new chemistry they can bring. Otherwise, otherwise I have no faith in the other cast. Let’s just hope they can add a more meaningful cast with a good storyline.
All co-production has big budget BUT lousy plot. This one will not be any different
All TVB productions have lousy plots.
@anon I stopped TVB long time ago and recently back to them cos I “fall in love” with Ali’s acting
Oh Boy… Honestly, Part 3 was already ridiculously bad compared to 1 and 2… It’s kinda hard to picture what 4 would bring to the table.
Never liked republican era. Cant they do an ancient setting instead?
Good timing, I just finished watching 1 & 2 a couple of weeks ago. Their acting is so amazing. They should bring Pierre Ngo and Evergreen back for it. It’s probably not possible, but if Susan and Kara were to also be there, this would be a perfect cast.
TVB really doesn’t have good young actors to play the supporting love stories, huh?
Can’t believe it’s been over a decade Rosy Business. Sheren made that series and elevated Wayne’s acting. However, I’m not that excited for this fourth instalment because of the new additions. Cannot stand Rebecca Zhu or any of the others mentioned.
time flies. Cannot believe its been a decade. Too bad the Ngok Wah has passed, and lots of the supporting cast is no longer with tvb. I do not want to watch Rebecca… There doesn’t seem to be many options for a strong supporting cast, on top of a relatively good script.
Can they do a modern series with Wayne and Sheren instead?
After all that bad blood with TVB and bashing them at interviews, I’m surprised she’s returning to make a drama. I guess the money must be too good for her to resist lol.
rosy business 1&2 were the epitome of tvb production in both 00 and 10 era. 3 was a complete disaster, the story was terrible and even if sheren was the lead. i hope 4 if it does come to fruition that it would be savage the franchise but i feel that they need to bring back the “rib boy”, he’s also an important piece to success of 1&2.
@m0m0 I agree… 3 was so bad. Myolie just did not have the same spark as Sheren. I also agree they need to bring rib boy back too.
@abcd Myolie cannot handle complicated roles.
The first and second installments had CWB as the scriptwriter. The third one was bad without him.
we’ll see what they got this time around…
Sheren Tang is a good actress. Welcome back. Worth to watch her acting. Powerful skill of acting. Hopefully not boring story.
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