Having won awards in both Hong Kong and China, Tavia Yeung (楊怡) is one of the few remaining TVB fadans with solid acting skills and popularity. With her TVB contract ending in April, many management companies are trying hard to persuade her to sign with them. One Mainland company even offered Tavia 30 million RMB for a two-year contract, making it difficult for her to decide whether she should stay at TVB or not.
Her performances in Beyond the Realm of Conscience <宮心計> and Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles <名媛望族> caught Mainland viewers’ attention. Last year, Tavia won TVBC’s inaugural awards as the Most Popular TVB Actress in Mainland with 41 percent of the votes, beating out favorites Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼), Kate Tsui (徐子珊), Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣), and Myolie Wu (胡杏兒).
Aware that Tavia’s TVB contract will expire in April 2014, both Hong Kong and Mainland management companies have been actively seeking her out since six months ago. Asked about the reported 30 million RMB she was offered, Tavia said, “No matter how many opportunities there are outside, it cannot be compared to my ten-year relationship with [TVB].” Having said that, Tavia admitted that she has always wanted to venture into the Mainland market which will allow her to “learn new things”.
Tavia added, “My first choice will be TVB because I’ve gotten used to its operations. It gives me a sense of security. Starting new somewhere else is not simple. But I’m also afraid that if I stay in the same place, viewers will get bored. I hope to see the outside world and have a fresh start.” When asked when she will make a decision, she said, “Give me more time!”
With her 30 million RMB market value, Tavia joins the ranks of Charmaine Sheh, one of the highest-paid Hong Kong actresses. Below are the reported market value of TVB actresses, with Tavia in the top tier.
Current Market Values of Top 8 TVB Actresses:
Charmaine Sheh – 50 million RMB for 3-year contract
Tavia Yeung – 30 million RMB for 2-year contract
Myolie Wu – 25 million RMB for 2-year contract
Linda Chung, Kate Tsui, Aimee Chan – 20 million RMB for 3-year contract
Sharon Chan – 15 million RMB for 2-year contract
Eliza Sam – 10 million RMB for 2-year contract
This article is written by Karen for JayneStars.com.