Sheren Tang Turns Down “Aerobic Girls” Because of Mood Disorder?

By on April 29, 2013 in TV Dramas

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Earlier this month, Oriental Daily reported that Sheren Tang (鄧萃雯) had turned down her starring role in Eric Tsang’s (曾志偉) upcoming television drama for TVB, Aerobic Girls, due to schedule conflicts. But according to recent reports from Sudden Weekly, Sheren’s real reason for turning down the role was because of her recurrent mood disorder.

It has been widely reported that Sheren developed a mood disorder after shooting Jonathan Chik’s (戚其義) award-winning War and Beauty <金枝慾孽> in 2003. A source claimed that Sheren’s emotional demanding role as Consort Yu, as well as Jonathan and Chow Yuk Ming’s (周旭明) upsetting habit of handing out “flying scripts” – a slang term for incomplete scripts that are being constantly rewritten – had greatly distressed Sheren.

Through the encouragement of close friends and her religious beliefs, Sheren’s mental health improved over the next few years. Sheren admitted her struggles with a mood disorder in an earlier televised interview with Pastor Enoch Lam (林以諾).

Unfortunately, Sheren’s mood struggles returned during the 2012 filming of the War and Beauty sequel, Beauty at War <金枝慾孽貳>, which is currently airing on TVB Jade.

Sheren’s Beauty at War costar, Kenny Wong (黃德斌), admitted, “Sheren had a huge burden. Her role [in Beauty at War] was in charge of connecting the two installments together. She had the most lines, the most scenes, and had it was rougher than most of us.”

Costar Christine Ng (伍詠薇) also said, “[Sheren] holds very high expectations for herself. I also had a lot of pressure on myself when working with her.”

Turned Down Eric Tsang

As reported by Sudden Weekly, Sheren was initially quite interested in Aerobic Girls and made a verbal promise to Eric that she would save time in her busy schedule to film Aerobic Girls in summer 2013. Flora Chan(陳慧珊), Teresa Mo (毛舜筠), and possibly Lawrence Ng (吳啟華) will also be added to the stellar cast.

Allegedly, Sheren and Eric had already completed their final negotiations in early March 2013, but Sheren decided to drop out of the production in early April 2013. Sudden Weekly reported that Sheren’s reasons for exiting the cast was due to her mood disorder.

Sheren did not comment on Sudden Weekly’s claims, but Eric did imply at a recent interview that Sheren had not signed on to star in the production yet. He is trying to convince Sheren to reconsider her decision.

Source: Sudden Weekly #926 via ihktv.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

15 comments to Sheren Tang Turns Down “Aerobic Girls” Because of Mood Disorder?

  1. kiki says:

    She looks weird in such long hair for some reason.

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    • dear sheren replied:

      No, she looks beautiful..

      Dear Sheren, get well soon.

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    • Woooo replied:

      Because we are used to seeing her hair tied up away from her face

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    • sophia replied:

      i think she looks beautiful here.

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      • sophia replied:

        and pretty young for her age.

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  2. simon says:

    I don’t think so. She looks more beautiful with long hair

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  3. llwy12 says:

    Hahaha! Wow, looks like Sudden Weekly has been busy lately with all its ‘source’ material on all the latest unfounded rumors…LOL!

    Anyway, why am I not surprised that the tabloids would try to think up ‘convenient’ way to ‘explain’ why the people whom TVB approached would turn down their offer? This is almost as ‘good’ as those reports back then of Sheren getting ‘kicked out of’ the cast for RB3 when she was never even offered the role in the first place! Gotta ‘love’ the HK Media! (NOT…lol!).

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  4. sandcherry says:

    Eric Tsang is also famous for NO WRITTEN SCRIPTS ON PAPER in his production. Perhaps that is the reason why Sheren Tang turned down Eric’s offer. She does not want to bring back her already better mood disorder.

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  5. Nick says:

    Not surprised since she doesn’t have any contract with TVB. Would make more money in mainland then slave away for TVB with little money. Still sounds like a good series though! Have to wait and see who else drops out by the time they start filming…

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  6. sandcherry says:

    Personally I don’t have much confidence in Eric Tsang’s production. I hope the drama series will not be produced by him. It seems to be pretty good with Teresa Mo, Lawrence Ng and Charmaine Sheh.

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  7. Bubblez says:

    Personally, I think she should turn down Eric’s drama as a precaution. If she is still having some of that mood disorder from filming Beauty at War, she needs to recover from that first and then refocus on work. She should not be forcing herself to act when she knows that she won’t be at her best.

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    • advocado replied:

      that’s right

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    • m replied:

      Agree.

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  8. che says:

    she looks really nice here, and i just realized how much Jaqueline wong looks like sheren, they basically look the same

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  9. happybi says:

    Think she looks good.. kinda look like Sonjia Kwok…

    Hope you will get get better soon!

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