With the mainland productions luring Hong Kong artistes with attractive money, many TVB contracted artistes have left the TV station or based their acting career in China.
Earlier, there are rumours that Fala Chen, Moses Chan and Tavia Yeung might not be renewing their management contracts with TVB. Now, news have surfaced that Michael Tse will also not be renewing his management contract with TVB and instead changes his working arrangement with the TV station.
Michael shot to fame after landing his breakout role, “Laughing Gor” in 2009’s E.U. <學警狙擊>, in which he portrayed the undercover cop. TVB subsequently rolled out a sequel, Lives of Omission <潛行狙擊> in which he reprised his Laughing Gor role and achieved a new peak of his career. Michael’s recent drama, Sergeant Tabloid <女警愛作戰> has also peaked at 32 points of ratings. His popularity is undeniable among the viewers.
It is understood that although Michael will not be renewing his contract, he will change a different working style with TVB.
Yesterday, Kenneth Ma and Tavia Yeung were filming for The Hippocratic Crush 2 <On Call 36小時II> and was asked about their thoughts on basing their careers in China.
Kenneth admitted that he had received invitations from mainland productions, but had to decline to a clash of his filming schedules.
“I am not greedy. One drama per year is good enough for me. I may not get used to filming long term in overseas, just like Kevin Cheng who is based in China. I can’t accept that,” said Kenneth.
Tavia, whose contract is ending soon said that she did have a discussion with the TV station. Asked what would be her terms for staying, Tavia said, “There must be opportunities to progress my career further. TVB is afterall my home and I can’t stay away from it.”
While Moses was reported to be taking leave to film a China drama, Tavia said that all artistes wished to earn more money from the mainland productions.
“I have also filmed one drama before, but I don’t have any time to do so after that.”
Tavia has also expressed her intention to TVB of participating in China dramas.
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