Forensic Heroes IV <法證先鋒IV> producer Mui Siu-ching (梅小青) confirmed that she will be erasing Jacqueline Wong (黃心穎) from the upcoming TVB drama following the breakout of her cheating scandal with Andy Hui (許志安), which severely damaged her image.
Jacqueline’s role in Forensic Heroes IV is to be recast and her scenes reshot. Although not the main lead, Jacqueline had a long supporting appearance, with her character arc occupying one-third of the story. Jacqueline had scenes in over 50 filming units, including the Taiwan filming unit. It is estimated that TVB will lose up to HK$10 million for the reshoots.
Raymond Wong Ho-yin (黃浩然), Shaun Tam (譚俊彥), and Selena Lee (李施嬅) are among the actors who are confirmed to take part in the reshooting. Reshots will take place next month and is expected to last two weeks. Selena shared that she has already received notice about the reshots and will “do her best” to accommodate with the scheduling. The actress, whose last drama in her TVB contract with Forensic Heroes IV, joked that she probably broke the record for being the fastest artist to return to the mother station.
Shaun told reporters that he was not given the official date on when the reshots will begin, but is ready to start work again. “I’m currently on my vacation, and will be preparing for my upcoming mini-concert in July. I’ll just won’t have much time to practice my songs.”
Due to TVB’s contract with Chinese broadcasters, Forensic Heroes IV is obligated for a November 2019 release in both China and Hong Kong. As mainland’s broadcasting administration censor controversial and scandalous artists on television, Jacqueline’s scenes would most likely be completely bracketed or deleted once Forensic Heroes IV makes it to broadcast.
In a brief interview with Mui Siu-ching, prior to making the decision of reshooting, Mainland investors had suggested digitally altering Jacqueline’s face, but Mui did not feel comfortable with the idea. “In the end, reshooting the scenes was the best option.”
Jacqueline’s career came to an abrupt halt following the breakout of her affair with Andy Hui, who is married to award-winning singer Sammi Cheng (鄭秀文). They were caught kissing in a leaked taxi dashcam video. Jacqueline was also publicly dating popular actor Kenneth Ma (馬國明) at the time.
Since the scandal, Jacqueline has lost all work, benched by TVB, and dropped by her endorsers. Upcoming TVB dramas that featured her, including The Offliners <堅離地愛堅離地>, Finding Her Voice <牛下女高音>, and The Maid Alliance <丫鬟大聯盟>, now have no broadcast date. Jacqueline’s theme song for Come Home Love: Lo and Behold <愛．回家之開心速遞> has been rumored and replaced with the instrumental version.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.