Wednesday, December 26, 2012
In a recent report by Jayne Stars, Kevin Cheng was asked by his mentor, TVB executive, Catherine Tsang, and executive producer Tommy Leung to play the assassin Ximen in the upcoming wuxia series, "Cold Mountain Hidden Dragon".
However, Kevin rejected the role immediately after he found out that wearing a bald cap is required. He told Catherine, "Please don't make me do it; you know I hate wearing the bald cap. It's going to make me lose my hair. Why don't you find someone else instead?"
When Catherine told him to shave his hair instead, Kevin allegedly became even more upset and said, "How can I make a living as a baldy?"
This made Catherine furious with Kevin, and she told the other producers not to ask him to film anymore TVB series in the future.
It is unlikely that Kevin will be affected by this if it is true, since his role in last year's popular mainland drama, "Bu Bu Jing Xin", earned him RMB 400,000 per episode within a year. Kevin is also rumoured to be earning RMB 500,000 per episode filming the television drama, "Ip Man", compared to TVB's fee of HKD 15,000 per episode.
In addition, it was rumoured that Kevin is going to earn a whopping RMB 12 million to star in a mainland wireless mobile commercial.
Filming for "Cold Mountain Hidden Dragon" is slated to begin next March.
Source: Yahoo Entertainment
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