Wong He: A Storm Chaser for CTI
Wong He (王喜), who parted with TVB on bad terms last year, has recently signed with TVB rival television station, City Telecom (CTI). The actor’s first project with CTI will be a storm chasing travelogue program with Yan Ng (吳日言), which requires the pair to travel to Oklahoma, United States, where tornados occur frequently.
Last Friday, Wong He, Yan Ng, and the program’s crew members were caught shopping for storm equipment in Yau Ma Tei. Well-known for his adventurous and daring spirit, Wong He expressed that he is ready for another challenge. Wong He revealed that they will travel with a specialist, who will follow tornadoes through a satellite.
The adventurous Wong He said, “Tornado intensity is rated on a scale of 6. A F4 rating is already life-threatening. Originally the company wanted me to film the tornado from a distance, but I want to do more than that! I want to pass through one! This will be one of Hong Kong’s most dangerous productions in history!”
Wong He added that he will personally drive the vehicle to chase the tornado if he were able to do so. Asked about his salary, Wong He laughed, “It’s not bad. But I don’t know about Yan’s pay!”
Wong He Says TVB is Cruel
In 2008, Wong He filmed a TVB travelogue program about Mount Everest, in which he suffered altitude problems and a car accident. Despite Wong He’s sacrifices for the program, Wong He still suffered from cold treatment by TVB; the company even requested early contract termination with him in 2011.
Asked if Wong He was worried about the danger in chasing tornadoes, Wong He implied once again that working for TVB is harsh, and said, “I’m not afraid of dying! I didn’t die when I suffered altitude problems in Mount Everest! I didn’t get even one cent from that stupid experience! I was originally thinking about buying some insurance, but CTI told me they already bought about $1 million HKD of insurance!”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.
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