Wednesday, July 18, 2012
First row, left to right: King Kong, Alfred Hui, Aimee Chan, Raymond Wong, Selena Li, Ruco Chan, Susanna Kwan, Kenneth Ma, Nancy Sit, Wayne Lai, Roger Kwok, Nat Chan,
Liza Wang, Carol Cheng, Eric Tsang, Moses Chan, Myolie Wu, Raymond Lam, Fala Chen, Michael Tse, Linda Chung, Ron Ng, Kate Tsui, Jason Chan)
Yesterday 329 TVB artists gathered together for the annual group photo. In the past at the TVB Anniversary Lighting Ceremony, the standing position of the artists represents their current status. Last year, former chairman Sir Run Run led over 120 artists for the group photo, but this year, with a new chairman and boss, things are a little different.
TVB boss Chan Kwok Keung, executive chariman Norman Leung and the 329 artists took a large group photo together for the summer promotions (Amazing Summer) and for the cover on the 2013 TVB calendar. This year, the theme colors were red, green and blue, so the artists were told to dress in any of the three colors. Most of the first line Siu Sang and FaDans attended including Moses Chan, Myolie Wu, Fala Chen, Wayne Lai, Michael Tse, Raymond Lam, Linda Chung, Kate Tsui, Kenneth Ma, Ron Ng, Aimee Chan, Jason Chan, Roger Kwok, Ruco Chan, Selena Li, Kristal Tin, Natalie Tong, Mandy Wong, Nancy Wu, Shirley Yeung, Liza Wang, Carol Cheng, Nancy Sit, Eric Tsang, Nat Chan, Susanna Kwan and the former ATV artists Joey Meng and Alice Chan, etc. Some artists were unable to attend because they are either busy shooting series or working in Mainland, like Bosco Wong, Kevin Cheng, Tavia Yeung and Sharon Chan,etc.
Former ATV artists, Joey Meng and Alice Chan were placed on the second and third rows. The two former 'ATV Big Sisters' meets again, Joey said: "It's a magnificent feeling, seeing so many colleagues at all at once. (Next time stand closer to the front row?) Let TVB arrange it, don't think too much. It's best to be stable." It was rumored Alice is getting neglected by TVB and only gets to stand in the third row, but she already felt satisfied and does not agree that she's being neglected.
Myolie Wu promoted to TVB's Big Sister?
Since past TVB FaDans Jessica Hsuan and Charmaine Sheh left, Myolie gets to stand near the middle of the front row, implying her Big Sister status. The previous second line artists, Selena Li, King Kong, Ruco Chan, Jason Chan and Alfred Hui were all moved to the front row. By this, we can see TVB is honestly lacking Siu Sang and FaDans.
When asked about her Big Sister status? Myolie laughed and said: "As long as I get to stand somewhere." Then she sucked up to TVB: "This is called unity. I'm very happy today because we get paid and get a lucky red envelope. These events are good, very cohesive." Myolie continued and expressed Liza Wang and Carol Cheng are the true Big Sisters. As for Selena, who has been successfully promoted, she expressed she's thankful of TVB giving her the opportunities: "Let us, younger generations, stand in the front to show off our outfits. I'm very pleased to be able to stand in the first row, very difficult to stand there! (Stabled?) Hope so." She said her next goal is to get the Best Actress award.
Leung Ka Kei & Priscilla Wong huge jump to the 2nd row
Another focus at the event is iCable executive Sandy Yu's two favorites Leung Ka Kei and Priscilla Wong. Although the two are inexperience and aren't that well-known, they still got to stand in the second row, which clearly is better than long time TVB artists Grace Wong, Vivien Yeo and Jessie Shum, who were standing in the 6th row.
TVB Deputy Director of Foreign Affairs (Tsang Sing Ming) expressed new show Fun Three 1/2 Weeks is a grand production in the Amazing Summer project. A large group of artists recorded for the TVB Anniversary version with four skits. The group photo will also be used for the cover of 2013's TVB calendar.
Source: Mingpao, Oriental Daily, Weibo
Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU Forum