Known for his fiery personality, Anthony Wong (黃秋生) is not getting along with co-star Wayne Lai (黎耀祥) on the Shanghai set of TVB drama, Lord of Shanghai <梟雄>. It has been reported that the Film King and TV King tried to avoid each other as much as possible.
Reportedly, one of the reasons why the two are at odds is because of Anthony’s stringent demands. It took great effort to convince the award-winning star to film a series for the station, and TVB is willing to fulfill all of Anthony’s demands and requests, even if his demands caused inconvenience for the rest of the cast.
Rumors say that Anthony wanted to film his scenes first, causing the staff to rearrange filming schedules to accommodate him. Anthony arrived on set at 5 a.m. and did not complete his day of work until 6 p.m. Wayne, on the other hand, finished his scenes by 9 a.m. and was left with nothing to do for the rest of the day. Between October 1 and 6, Anthony had filming scheduled every day, while Wayne only had three days of work.
Allegedly, Wayne sensed the outright unfair treatment from TVB executives. An insider revealed that Wayne had complained to the producer, but the complaints were ignored.
On the days when Anthony and Wayne shared a scene, they rarely interacted. The director wanted them to rehearse their lines before the cameras rolled, but Anthony and Wayne rehearsed with their assistants instead. After shooting their scene together, they immediately treated each other like they were transparent and kept a distance from each other.
Earlier, costar Kent Tong (湯鎮業) held a birthday party and invited his cast members. Although Wayne attended, Anthony was nowhere to be seen. Anthony also did not go out to eat meals with the rest of his costars, opting to buy takeout and eat at his hotel room instead.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.