SHOCKER!!! Charmaine Sheh offered 15 million yuan, leaves TVB and heads north
TVB FaDans are getting fewer and fewer. Charmaine Sheh entered TVB in 1997 and finally decided that she will not renew her contract when it expires in May, breaking the 14 year relationship. Earlier, Charmaine went to Mainland to shoot series and caught the attention of a Mainland producer offering her 15 million yuan for two years. Compared to TVB's HK$20,000 per episode, there is a huge difference. In addition, there are many Mainland rich men that are pursuing her. Having a new place for her career and love life, the 35 year old Charmaine decided to leave her 'maternal home' (TVB) and head north to develop.
It was understood that Charmaine gets paid HK$20,000 per episode in a TVB series, but going up north to shoot a series, she gets a 5 level jump in price, the Chinese yuan is easy to earn. Also, Charmaine's TVB management contract is ending in May and it's of great importance for TVB to convince Charmaine to stay. TVB Executive Virgina Lok already started discussing the contract with Charmaine last October, but unfortunately there was no news that they will take a step forward, so Charmaine was unwilling to sign the contract renewal. Eventually, she ended up losing the TV Queen title to Sheren Tang at the TVB Anniversary Awards.TVB offers 10 million for 2 years
At an event earlier, Charmaine generously admitted that she and TVB are discussing of a contract renewal and blurted out: "The Mainland market is huge, there is a need of many artists. The salary for shooting Mainland series are also very high." It was said TVB wanted to foster this biological daughter and spared no expense offering her 10 million for a 2 year contract, but this price still differed from the Mainland producer's offer. No wonder Charmaine delayed on picking up the pen to sign the contract.Faked the injury?
Although TVB tried all they could and offered a generous price to keep Charmaine, she clearly already made her decision, so he suggested some contract conditions that a basically hard for TVB to accept, then TVB can back up. Charmaine is not afraid of losing TVB, last month she borrowed her arm injury to withdraw from Miu Siu Ching's Forensic Heroes III. Charmaine said herself she need a break for 6 weeks for medical treatment and was afraid to hold up the filming schedule, so she withdrew. However, earlier when Charmaine was out on the streets, her left arm seem pretty flexible and really was not as serious as she described. For this reason, rumors started that she didn't want to shoot the series, so she faked her injury.
Initially When Heaven Burns was scheduled to release in April, but it was recently taken out of the schedule and replaced with Michael Tse's Relic of an Emissary.
Besides the money, Charmaine also hopes to find her Mr. Right soon. In fact, she currently has many rich men from Mainland pursuing her. Until now, she still have not chosen one. Since there are new developments in both her career and love life, so she decided to give it a try.
The day before over the phone, Virgina Lok responded: "We are really still discussing. She suggested some conditions, we are considering it." Yesterday reporters contacted Charmaine to confirm, but she has not responded.
-----------Tell You What: TVB sons and daughters out fighting for the Yuan.
Myolie Wu and Bosco Wong - Their recent Mainland series in Hengdian was 80,000 per episode, which is 4 times higher than TVB's price.
Kevin Cheng - Last month, he took part in a 30 episode Mainland costume drama Startling Steps in Hengdian
Raymond Lam - Started earning the yuan in the recent year. September 2010, he took part in Ad Mania, portraying a villain.
Tavia Yeung - Following Beyond the Realm of Conscience, she got way into her villain role and was recently invited to participate in Mainland costume drama Harlem with Patrick Tam in Hengdian, she continues to portray a villain.
Sheren Tang - Lat year she participated in a 90 episode long series, New Pearl Princess in Hengdian. She plays the Queen, although not a leading role, still 4 million yuan is safety in her pocket.
Sonija Kwok - In July 2010, she took part in Jade Palace Lock Heart in Hengdian, earning 80,000 yuan per episode and sparked love with Mainland martial arts choregrapher Zhu Shaojie too.Source: Apple Daily [Credit: TVB Channel]
probably trying to get a bigger contract
You know how it is, you can never leave TVB.
The drama continues!!
back from an injury.
She back? Charmaine Sheh sighs its a pity she can't be in 'War and Beauty 2'
Charmaine Sheh feels pity that she was unable to make her schedule workable to fit with the shooting of TVB grand production War and Beauty 2 (WAB2). Since she decided to shoot WAB2, the public anticipated to see the original cast in the sequel, but the current situation where Bowie Lam left TVB, Gigi Lai retired from showbiz and now Charmaine's schedule conflict, it is difficult to get the original cast back. The current confirmed cast includes Sheren Tang, Ada Choi, Christine Ng, Astrid Chan and Moses Chan. Charmaine sighed: "I should have a lot of sparks with Ada (Choi), but now with the schedule conflicts, I can't shoot it, so can only give up."
Yesterday Charmaine attended producer Jonathan Chik's new series 4 In Love (Let It Be Love) promotional event. She reveals the Mainland drama Legend of Empire Yuan Founder that she is currently shooting, the progress has been delayed, so shooting is expected to complete last March, but WAB2 starts in January. There really is no other choice, but to turn down the opportunity. She said she really wanted to shoot WAB2, initially the schedule only conflicted by 2 weeks, so she thought it could accommodate, but she is helpless that ultimately she's unable to participate. She said: "I really hoped to collaborate with Ada, should have a lot of sparks, such a pity."
For the 4 In Love promotion, Charmaine still took time off her schedule to fly back and take part in the event. Over the CNY holiday, she will be spending it in Mainland because on the first and second day, she be attending a real estate event in Mainland. On the third day, she will be heading back to Hengdian to continue shooting, so she will only be able to attend this promotion.
As for Moses, he has been attending events repeatedly and going to have a fat year. Although his exact income is not known yet, it is estimated that his revenue is over 8 figures, just on advertisements. Moses said: "When I open up the magazine, after flipping through a few pages, I see myself. I feel sorry, if clients know that i have that many, they may not ask me to be in their endorsements anymore." As for his major increase in workload, Moses felt lucky. When asked if he feels his girlfriend Aimee Chan brought him lucky? He said without hiding that he gave his girlfriend flowers to express his gratefulness. He directly said his girlfriend is a good girl and would be a good marriage partner. Moses reveals over the CNY holiday, he will be going to out everywhere with Aimee to send new year greetings to his seniors, but before CNY, he was unwilling to reveal if he's attending the reunion dinner. He just laughed and said he doesn't need his girlfriend to help him clean the house because his mom has been busy with that.
In 4 In Love, Moses plays a home boy that works in an electronics stop in Mong Kok. He had many scenes in Mong Kwok, and each time many onlookers surround the location. The most memorable was a fire scene, where he had to take off his pants in public on the streets of Mong Kok. Although the main fire scene, he had a stunts double replace him, but he still had to appear in his boxers, the scene was too embarrassing. He laughed and said he didn't have any kiss scenes in the collaboration with Charmaine Sheh this time, so he can recommend his girlfriend to watch the series, no fear of jealousy.Source: Mingpao
Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU Forum