Thursday, December 20, 2012
There is a growing rift between Hong Kong singer-actress Linda Chung and the production crew of her new TVB drama Big Wheel. This is caused by the 28-year-old’s repeated rejections towards dinner invitations extended by the show’s sponsors.
The actress, who is admired by a number of wealthy magnates in Macau, has been frequently travelling to the city for filming of late. Many businessmen have tried to ask her out for dinner gatherings via a middleperson but to no avail.
The representative of the renowned Koi Kei bakery, which the drama is based on, invited the cast to a steamboat dinner last weekend and Linda was again absent from the gathering, despite the full attendance of her fellow co-stars such as Edwin Siu, Louis Yuen, Ruco Chan and Kristal Tin. She is said to have returned to Hong Kong in a hurry after she was done with filming for the day.
The staff tried coaxing her to turn up for the gatherings by saying that “it is only for a short while” with “no alcohol served” but her determination to reject such ‘entertainment’ activities has incurred the wrath of the sponsors, colleagues and co-stars alike. Some believe that her actions are a display of faithfulness to her boyfriend Philip Ng.
“She’s always been aloof, but it’s just a meal. We’re just trying to make things go well [by making the sponsors happy],” the crew complained.
Although Linda has since become a ‘loner’ on set, she remained firm that she is not at fault and had broken down in tears previously as she felt wronged.
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