Virginia Lok: “Wong Hei Is Not Kicked Out of TVB!”

By on August 15, 2011 in Hot Gossip!, NEWS

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Wong Hei (王喜) who was noted to be under TVB executive, Stephen Chan’s (陳志雲) camp, was not asked to renew his TVB management contract, which was scheduled to expire in September 2011. Instead, Wong Hei was asked to put forth money to settle any existing working relationship he had with TVB. As a result of this treatment, Wong Hei tragically became a “deposed general.”

Yesterday, TVB’s Production and Resource Director, Virginia Lok (樂易玲) denied giving up Wong Hei and even professed that because Wong Hei had accepted a mainland drama and will be start working on it at the end of August, he was unable to pore over the matter of renewing his contract with TVB as yet.

Virginia explained, “Even before Wong Hei’s contract was full, we have already returned him his appearance fees (usually after TVB has deducted their portion of commission from it) and Wong Hei was very nice. Initially the Hong Kong Back Then <香港演義> program was scheduled to be only three episodes long. Since three episodes weren’t enough, we extended it and added more episodes. Wong Hei didn’t complain and completed all ten episodes. Actually, regarding Wong Hei’s contract, we had an internal meeting to assess it. Catherine Tsang (曾勵珍) and Tommy Leung (梁家樹) were present at that meeting too. Everyone agreed that if it were suitable, we will seek him again. So in what way is Wong Hei a ‘deposed general?'”

Yesterday when Wong Hei responded to reporters, he had another form of reply and an obvious implication in his tone, “Hearing Mrs. Chen [Virginia Lok’s husband’s (陳君毅) surname was Chen] say this, I’m extremely moved. A huge thanks to Mrs. Chen for  sending her blessings behind my back.”

In other news, TVB’s External Affairs’ Deputy Director, Tsang Sing Ming (曾醒明) re-emphasized and clarified that they didn’t chase Wong Hei out of TVB and said that he will go over to Artist Department to understand whether there was any misunderstanding during communication.

Source: Orientaldaily.on.cc.

This article was translated by Ah K, a Contributing Writer at JayneStars.com.

33 comments to Virginia Lok: “Wong Hei Is Not Kicked Out of TVB!”

  1. jayne says:

    Virginia Lok’s response sounds very insincere. I think the public can see through this situation very clearly as to who is telling the truth.

    Tsang Sing Ming sounds clueless as usual.

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      Virginia is lying through her teeth as usual. But I guess if Wong Hei is now working in China, he doesn’t need to stay with TVB anymore if they are treating him so badly…

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      • lol replied:

        It’s TVB’s loss. I think they only have Wayne Lai now who’s still loyal to TVB out of the veterans. Michael Miu’s acting is is never solid.

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      • Fox replied:

        He himself said tat he wanna be a fengshui master and leave the industry.

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  2. Vivien says:

    I don’t believe 620 at all. Tsang Sing Ming is a useless puppet. Why don’t Mona Fong just sack 620?

    TVB is a bad organization!

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    • jayne replied:

      Vivien,
      “Why don’t Mona Fong just sack 620?”

      Fans may not like 620, but she has demonstrated her business savy and generated incremental revenue for TVB. She is only rising in ranks at her position in TVB.

      Anyhow, Mona Fong’s influence is diminishing at TVB now that Sir Run Run Shaw sold his shares to majority stakeholder, Charles Chan.

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      • Vivien replied:

        Why Charles Chan just keep 620 having her way and do as she please? Poor Wong Hei become the victim now.

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  3. Daisy says:

    I believe Wong Hei more I Wish he filmed one more drama before he left!

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    • Vivien replied:

      I don’t think Wong Hei wants anything to do with TVB now as long as 620 is there. They’re officially ENEMIES now ROFL. 620 is the villain 😛

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      • Fox replied:

        Lol, Stephen Chan :P.

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  4. Kidd says:

    “Actually, regarding Wong Hei’s contract, we had an internal meeting to assess it. Catherine Tsang (曾勵珍) and Tommy Leung (梁家樹) were present at that meeting too. Everyone agreed that if it were suitable, we will seek him again. So in what way is Wong Hei a ‘deposed general?’””

    1) This response does not address the issue of asking Wong Hei to pay TVB.
    2) Everyone agreed that IF it were suitable, they will ask him again, meaning, they didn’t ask him to renew his contract this time.

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    • Vivien replied:

      Tommy Leung is 620’s crony. Catherine Tsang might be powerless against 620+Tommy+useless Tsang Sing Ming. They use some unfair authority to kick Wong Hei out just because he supported Stephen Chan.

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  5. Aly says:

    Baloney, 620, baloney! She pretty much admitted that TVB did not renew Wong He’s contract after all these years of service. Even if he is filming in mainland, there was no sign of sincerity from the exec’s whatsoever. That just shows that they don’t want him! And that Tsang Sing Ming just seems clueless all the time.

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    • Jayne replied:

      Aly,
      “And that Tsang Sing Ming just seems clueless all the time”

      Poor Mr. Tsang is always forced to tell lies in public. Maybe he gave up trying to sound convincing already….

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      • lol replied:

        He’s too clueless. He should man up.

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      • Kidd replied:

        This is so true. I feel sorry for the poor man too.

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      • Larry 3 replied:

        Mr. Tsang is a TVB lapdog.

        Just 1 day, hes going to vent out and tell his deep dark happy TeeVeeBee story; maybe in a book or a pay interview or maybe someday . . . someday reveal toward a press.

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  6. ValnAid says:

    Who is 620?

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    • Jayne replied:

      ValnAid,
      620 is the Cantonese nickname for Virginia Lok.

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  7. lisa says:

    Tvb series have gone downhill for the past decade anyway, quality and people wise. I hope Wong hei the best, I find him a.great actor. To sum up TVB series, you know that saying ” same shot different day”? In this case its “same plot different actors”…

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    • lol replied:

      When Wong hei leaves we’ll only get treated by the faces of Wayne, Moses and Fuk Luk Sau all over again until they become grandpas. I like Sunny Chan but also don’t like how TVB is using Sunny too much in too many series. I keep seeing him in every other series this year.

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      • Veejay replied:

        lol, I don’t mind seeing Sunny Chan in most series since i think he’s quite a decent actor even if he’s loud. In the other hand, I don’t quite to watch Eleana Kong however you spell her name in tvb series, not that i don’t like her..there is something of her that doesn’t pleased my eyes.

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      • ada replied:

        Sunny chan acting sucks. Is he connected or has backing? He’s in too many series!!!

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      • Larry 3 replied:

        @Ada, No, they treat Sunny “not good”. He has the most warehoused TVB series then other TVB artist. Plus, he got heavy criticism on his role at “Wax and Wane” (horrible English title) and the producer of that series didnt support for him from the criticism.

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      • Vivien replied:

        Sunny has a long way to go before reach Wong He’s great acting. Sunny’s acting is too over. That’s why he got criticized in WAW. I don’t think he’s good too and agree he’s been appearing a lot this year.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        Truth is there was a time Wong Hei’s acting was just gawd awful, that was the time when he was too famous, too big headed and too arrogant for his own good. When he became not famous, his acting became better. Sunny is a competent actor, don’t judge him for his acting in that series.

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      • Vivien replied:

        Not only that series. Sunny was also awful in GW and JL1 & 2.

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  8. Larry 3 says:

    I hope Wong Hei vs TVB story EXPANDED wall to wall coverage! More TVB artist should go try against TVB!

    Seriously, Hong Kong actors/actress needs UNION!!!

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    • josie replied:

      I think the kalefe’s went on strike recently, not sure if it’s resolved yet.

      Anyway, has anyone gotten Stephen Chan’s opinion on this matter yet? Or is he under a gag order?

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      They tried, and it is new. If there is a union, there won’t be contract artiste anymore. That is like how the major hollywood studios controlling contract artiste died out.

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  9. Funn Lim says:

    620

    “Did I say kicked out? No no silly! Of course not! I meant BOOTED OUT!”

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  10. Bridget says:

    620 is just one big eyeroll. Can’t wait until the day she’s no longer running this circus.

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    • Ah K replied:

      @Bridget:

      Me too, I don’t know why but Virginia reminds me of those evil-hearted merchants who run a hospital like they are running a corporation.

      Yes, can’t wait for that day to come and I think it will come cause Virginia will eventually get old and will have to leave TVB one day, just hope the next person who replaces her will be a better person and not as hung up on only making profits.

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