Kevin Cheng is Living Life like a Superstar
For 20 years, Kevin Cheng (鄭嘉穎) struggled to make a name for himself in the Hong Kong entertainment industry, but after starring as the eighth prince in the 35-episode Bu Bu Jing Xin <步步惊心> in 2011, Kevin became an instant star. Currently earning at least 600,000 RMB per episode in mainland China, Kevin is the highest-paid Hong Kong television actor in the country, and the TVB actor’s annual incoming is still increasing year by year.
It is unsurprising to hear about Kevin rejecting his TVB filming offers after hearing about his superstar life in mainland China. Currently shooting in Hengdian World Studios for the mainland Chinese television drama Hua Xu Yin <华胥引之绝爱之城>, Kevin has employed two assistants – one personal female assistant and one driver – to help him throughout his 12-hour filming day. Between breaks, Kevin would have at least five crew members helping him to hold his props and change his wardrobe.
Even Kevin’s Chinese costars, Jiang Xin (蒋欣) and Yuan Hong (袁弘), did not receive this special five-star treatment on the set of Hua Xu Yin.
Shooting for Hua Xu Yin began in March 2013, and production is expected to end by June 2013. Kevin reportedly gets to pocket at least 20 million RMB this year, including his remunerations from last year’s Ip Man <叶问>, Hero<英雄>, and Rush of Red Dust <滚滚红尘> television dramas.
The production crew of Hua Xu Yin also provided Kevin the latest model of the Iveco motor home as a resting trailer, and is reported by tabloids to be the only cast member to receive one. The motor home included a double bed, an open kitchen, and a restroom. An insider revealed that renting the van – including the driver – cost approximately 50,000 RMB per month, which was entirely sponsored by Hua Xu Yin’s production team.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.