Piggybacking on the excitement of the Tokyo Olympics, the cast of Murder Diary <刑偵日記> held a promotional event yesterday and played ping pong against each other.
Vincent Wong (王浩信) appeared to be skilled, and stated that he had indeed received training from his ping pong school team in primary school. It was only until middle school that he turned to playing basketball and badminton.
As part of their summer Olympics promotional program, TVB will be holding a water-themed event but Vincent stated that he will not be participating because he is not good at swimming. He took the chance to send his encouragement for all athletes representing Hong Kong at the Olympics. “I watched Angus Ng’s (伍家朗) badminton competition. I’ve had the honor of playing against him before, and I feel that his psychological mindset is really great. I’m confident that he can win a medal for Hong Kong.”
With Murder Diary <刑偵日記> scheduled to air its finale next week on Monday, August 2. Vincent is confident that the ratings, which has dropped to only 11 points last week, will bounce back up. “I hope that the ratings will be in the 20s. I feel that the ratings are not reflective of the drama’s quality, especially since it was aired early online and many of the audience have already watched it. I’m not disappointed in the ratings, because the feedback from China was positive and they were impressed with Hong Kong dramas.”
With Murder Diary’s low ratings, it is rumored that TVB has decided to put a hold on all upcoming drama productions to rewrite and strengthen the scripts. Vincent’s wife Yoyo Chen‘s (陳自瑤) 12 Nights of Pageantry <選美的12夜>, in which she landed her first leading role, was one of the affected dramas. Depending on the results of the script review, the filming production may even be cancelled. Vincent shared that he did encourage Yoyo, and said TVB can see her hard efforts. Unfortunately, artistes have little say in production decisions.
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.