Since TVB executive, Stephen Chan Chi Wan returned to TVB, many people speculated that Mr. Chan’s good friend, Wong Hei, would have a promising TVB career. Rumored to not get along with Virginia Lok Yi Ling, Wong Hei would at least have a strong ally. With less than one year left in Wong Hei’s contract, Mr. Chan asked Catherine Tsang to discuss a contract renewal with Wong Hei. Despite a promised raise over the next three years, Wong Hei turned down Mr. Chan’s good intentions.
Money was not the issue; Wong Hei was no longer interested in filming series. Wong Hei is currently drafting his own movie script and looking for an investor to fund his project. This film would act as a closure to his acting career. Afterwards, he will pursue a career in feng shui and assess others’ fortunes through bazi (八字) readings.
In an interview on The Green Room <今日VIP>, Wong Hei expressed his frustration in filming series.”I have reached a bottleneck in my acting career. I do not want to continue onwards. I have tried to grasp my roles and put in my best efforts, but I have been scolded for changing the dialogue in the script. Anyway, why not forge into new territory?” Wong Hei boldly expressed his discontent with TVB. “When I filmed Burning Flame 3 <烈火雄心3> in 2008, it was very strenuous and tiring. I was very happy filming Twilight Investigation <囧探查過界>. It turns out that I received the same amount of money for both series. I ask edmyself why I should suffer? That is the truth.” Wong Hei said,“With my free time, I want to help people assess their fortunes through bazi and feng shui readings. This is starting something fresh and allows me to develop a new skill.”
An inside source said, “In recent years, Wong Hei has loved metaphysics. Each time he saw Mak Ling Ling and So Man Fung, he will ask them for advice. He practiced feng shui principles on himself and friends. During filming, he will sometimes give fortune readings. We do not know if his readings are accurate. We thought he was only joking!”
Wong Hei admitted that he did not study with other feng shui masters. Self-taught, he experimented on himself. Earlier, Wong Hei was spotted purchasing flowers to increase his luck in getting along with other people. Outside his Mongkok apartment building on December 13th, Wong Hei admitted to the press that he was interested in becoming a feng shui master. He bought a lot of snacks and diagram books to enjoy at home. “I am studying feng shui books and researching the internet, absorbing wisdom from all sources. I intend to help others with their feng shui readings. This is still the early stage and I will not be able to pursue it full-fledgedly until later.”
Asked whether Wong Hei will renew his contract with TVB, he grew evasive and asked the press not to implicate Stephen Chan in the matter. When reporters asked Mr. Chan about Wong Hei’s new career intention as a feng shui master, Mr. Chan was cool in response, “I don’t know about his affairs.”
Jayne: Wong Hei is a fine actor. It is a loss for the audience if he were to discontinue acting. But I can see his passion for filming series dwindling, due to the complicated politics at TVB. He does seem happier these days, likely due to his newfound passion in feng shui, which is very helpful in helping one direct positive energy.