Numerous TVB artists, Kevin Cheng (鄭嘉穎), Charmaine Sheh (馬浚偉), Myolie Wu (胡杏兒), Bosco Wong (黃宗澤), Steven Ma (馬浚偉), and Ada Choi (蔡少芬) attended the Shanghai TV Festival yesterday. Many TVB artists were extremely popular in mainland China, earning millions by filming in local productions. Bosco Wong hinted that he was earning nearly $200,000 Yuan per television episode in China, which was nearly at TV King, Kevin Cheng’s market price!
Charmaine Sheh’s Awesome Earning Power
The income earned from filming 1 to 2 dramas allowed popular artists to purchase a luxury home. Former TVB #1 Sister, Charmaine Sheh’s earning power was astounding. Promoting mainland drama, Marrying into a Wealthy Family <嫁入豪門> at the Shanghai Television Festival yesterday, Charmaine said that she was happy that her former colleagues were able to earn increased incomes. Asked whether she had already purchased a luxury home, Charmaine said, “It depends on each person’s wants!” Asked how many dramas she had to film to afford a luxury home, she said, “One drama is sufficient!”
Kevin Cheng and Charmaine Sheh Draw Lines From Each Other
Tabloids romantically linked Charmaine Sheh with Kevin Cheng earlier this year, sprouting on old rumors that they had dated secretly in 2008. The pair was often asked if they had met with each other for meals. At the event yesterday, Charmaine stated that she was currently single.
Despite an unclear romantic past, it was apparent that Charmaine and Kevin wished to draw clear boundaries from each other. Kevin Cheng said, “My dreams are currently focused on the mainland China market. I do not have a girlfriend yet.” Asked whether he had met Charmaine for dinner, Kevin said, “No, it’s best to avoid gossip!”
Bosco Wong Earning as Much as Kevin Cheng
Bosco Wong’s recognition level increased dramatically in mainland China this year. After the broadcast of TV drama, Racecourse <跑马场>– in which Bosco starred with girlfriend Myolie Wu–he is currently filming The Woman Above the Bread Tree <麵包樹上的女人> with a signficant salary raise. Asked whether he was earning TV King, Kevin Cheng’s rate of $200,000 Yuan per episode, Bosco smiled, “It’s close, but my rate is not as high as Kevin’s fee!”
Upon learning Bosco’s new earning power, Kevin Cheng teased, “Sui jai is earning that much? He has to treat dinner then!” Meanwhile TVB executive, Virginia Lok (樂易玲) revealed that Kevin had real estate dreams to buy three properties: one for his mother, himself, and his future son!
Myolie Wu and Steven Ma’s Incredible Wealth
Entering the 2012 Forbes China Celebrity 100 list earlier based on her income and exposure rate, Myolie Wu has become TVB’s most bankable actress this year. She indicated that she was able to purchase a luxury home after filming two mainland dramas, which may still be one step behind Charmaine Sheh’s market value.
Asked whether she will live with Bosco Wong in a new house purchase, Myolie laughed that she will live with her elder sister and 8 cats. She joked, “Maybe he (Bosco) will not get married with me!”
After hearing Myolie and Charmaine’s responses, Steven Ma quipped that he would be able to afford purchasing a luxury home after filming one-and-half mainland drama.
No doubt that TVB artists have been offered incredible opportunities in the mainland China market in recent years. Ada Choi’s popularity also surged after appearing in Qing palace series, Legend of Concubine Zhen Huan <甄環傳>. She smiled discretely when prompted whether she had earned a 7 figure sum for a recent baby formula ad endorsement.
Source: Oriental Daily
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Jayne: The difference between the haves and have-nots at TVB are still wide. Ron Ng is allegedly still renting his house and has not become a house owner yet. Ron was even more heavily promoted than Bosco at the beginning of his career, but their financial disparity has widened in recent years.