Feb 13, 2015

Charmaine Sheh(佘詩曼) Refuses to Film New TVB Drama; Tavia Yeung(楊怡) Takes Over

Ever since Charmaine Sheh(佘詩曼) returned back to TVB last year, it is said that she signed a contract to only appear in one drama series per year. TVB assumed having Charmaine is enough to carry an upcoming drama series with the tentative name titled "Empress Lu(吕后傳奇)", so they randomly invited Raymond Wong(黄浩然) and Steven Cheung(張致恆) to join the cast. However, the plan backfired because Charmaine declined to film the drama due to the lack of experienced actors in the cast. For now, the role of Empress Lu is given to Tavia Yeung(楊怡).

"Empress Lu(吕后傳奇)" Begins Filming In March
In the TVB Sales Presentation 2014, Charmaine, Raymond and Steven were seen promoting for an upcoming TVB drama series titled "Empress Lu(吕后傳奇)". Hoping to save cost, TVB hired less experienced actors to join Charmaine in the drama series. With the cast not being set in stone at that point, Charmaine agreed to do the sales presentation.

Last month, Charmaine received a call from TVB about filming "Empress Lu(吕后傳奇)" in March but the cast remained the same. Even though Raymond's popularity is steadily rising, he still has not won the TVB King award yet. With such a weak cast, TVB decided to replace Steven's role with Ron Ng(吳卓羲). However, Charmaine still wasn't satisfied with the cast and declined the drama altogether. Producer Lee Tim-Sing(李添胜) originally wanted to ask Myolie Wu(胡杏兒) to take over role of Empress Lu but with her contract with TVB about to end, Tavia Yeung(楊怡) was asked to take over the main role of Empress Lu.

Besides the weak cast in this new TVB drama series, Charmaine was also concerned about producer Lee Tim-Sing's drama series won't be popular. In recent years, all his drama series were either on hold or only received average ratings.

Charmaine Sheh(佘詩曼) Refuses to Film New TVB Drama; Tavia Yeung(楊怡) Takes Over


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