Rumor has it that TVB has already quietly started work on a sequel for Wonder Women <多功能老婆>, and the studio has called back its main cast, led by Miriam Yeung (楊千嬅) and Pakho Chau (周柏豪), to return for the sequel.
But it was reported this week that not everyone’s returning.
Playing husband and wife on the show, Tony Hung (洪永城) and Rebecca Zhu’s (朱晨麗) chemistry was well-received, but their off-screen relationship reportedly soured after Rebecca told the media that Tony made her very uncomfortable on set by being touchy with her on set, and even kissed her without permission. Not wanting to blow the situation out of proportion with more words, Tony chose to stay quiet.
When producer Ella Chan (陳寶華) reached out to Tony about the sequel, Tony reportedly declined the offer. Rebecca allegedly called Tony two times to apologize about speaking so casually to the media, but Tony was firm in his decision to step away from the sequel, as he did not want to be “put on the table” again.
In regard to these rumors, Tony clarified, “We communicated before doing [the intimate scenes]. I have no idea why reports are saying that I was touching her!” Asking if Rebecca had called him to apologize, he admitted, “She did apologize, and also hopes that there won’t be more misunderstandings. (Do you think this will affect your career?) I have no comment. Facts speak louder than words. (Would you consider working with Rebecca again?) I’ll have the company decide on that, but in my opinion, I do believe that a man won’t stand behind a collapsing wall.”
As for the possibility of getting kicked out of the sequel, Rebecca said she will be waiting for the casting arrangements, “Every actor wants to do their best for their role, wants to do their best for the show. Everything I’ve said was true… I did call Tony. I knew he wasn’t happy so I tried to console him. I have no problem working with him again. There’s no ill-feelings!”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.