Is Whitney Hui‘s (許亦妮) diva attitude hindering her career advancement? The 25-year-old made her debut in the industry through the 2011 Miss Hong Kong Pageant. Whitney’s recognition levels shot up after achieving favorable reviews in her portrayal of the sassy Monica D. in the comedy drama Inbound Troubles <老表，你好嘢！>, and peaked again when she was cast as the main lead in nightclub film Lan Kwai Fong 3 <喜愛夜蒲3>.
However, Whitney’s alleged diva ways resulted in her being dropped from Inbound Troubles 2 <老表，你好Hea！> due to her discord with the cast and crew. She also reportedly did not get along with her costars in Lan Kwai Fong 3 either.
Whitney’s diva-esque was again apparent on June 30, when the cast of the TVB variety show Street Sorcerers 2 <街頭魔法王2> were shooting on location in Mong Kok. Bob Lam (林盛斌) warmly greeted the press and Oscar Leung (梁烈唯) also asked if they were thirsty, offering them drinks. Whitney, on the other hand, immediately turned to the side and shot the reporters a dark glare.
Whitney hid her face behind her cell phone and snapped photos of the reporters on set. Seeing that the reporters were still not leaving, Whitney asked a staff member to shoo them away. “What media company are you guys from? You cannot conduct interviews or take photos here. Please leave,” the staff member said. The reporters retorted that since the cast were filming in a public area, they should be allowed to take photos as long as they do not interfere with the shooting process. After discussing this with the show’s director, the staff allowed the reporters to stay. Whitney looked disappointed and tried to hide behind a staff member throughout the shoot to avoid the reporters.
Whitney is a Hassle to Work With
A TVB insider disclosed that Whitney was never popular with her costars and staff. The insider claimed that Whitney often displayed diva behavior on set, demanding the staff to treat her like a first-line fadan.
“She is known for being a hassle,” the insider said. “She always wants her makeup to be done first. When the makeup is too heavy she’ll complain; when it’s too light she’ll also complain. The stylists are also afraid of her. She’ll complain about how the clothes don’t match her or that the outfit smells funny. Not even Liza Wang (汪明荃) has that kind of attitude. Maybe if she was a first line actress, we’ll suck it in, but she isn’t. She’s only a third-line celebrity. It’s hard to stand her.” The insider also confirmed that the reason why she was dropped from Inbound Troubles 2 was because the cast and crew did not want to work with her.
In regards to Whitney’s alleged diva attitude, Whitney’s Lan Kwai Fong 3 costar, Jeana Ho (何佩瑜), said, “After filming the movie we no longer remained in contact. I do not find any reason for us to meet up. She is quite a character…no one can stop her!” Ava Yu (雨僑), however, had better things to say about Whitney. “She didn’t give me problems or an attitude. Maybe it’s because she’s rather introverted. She tends to keep to herself and is not very good at expressing herself.”
Source: 3 Weekly via kuangaitvb.com
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.