"Linda Chung is going to be supported to become TVB's next 'Big Sister'."
As TVB is becoming worried about losing any more of its leading actors and actress, it is heavily promoting its own “Daughter and Sons” in the coming year to succeed those who have left already. The first one picked for this is Linda Chung. Linda has stood out this year with her crying scene in Yes Sir Sorry Sir, and will be allocated with the “My Favourite Female Character” Award by TVB. Also, TVB will tailor-make a drama for her - Miss Koo 2, where she will have the leading role. She will be “upgraded” from the 2nd leading actress to the leading actress.
With more and more “Big Brothers” and “Big Sisters” leaving TVB, the company can only focus on promoting its own “Daughter and Sons”. A few months back, TVB broadcasted the drama Yes Sir Sorry Sir, which had Moses Chan and Tavia Yeung as the leading actor and actress respectively. The TV ratings peaked at 38 points, and this was during the scene when the “scoundrel” Moses Chan breaks up with Linda Chung. Linda’s subsequent break down caused the audience to cry along with her, and even caused the originally “Hot Property” Moses Chan to become labelled as a “scoundrel”. Both the TV ratings and the number of hits on the TVB website for watching the drama increased. Due to the positive and enthusiastic response from the audience for Yes Sir Sorry Sir, TVB decided to support her heavily to become the next “Big Sister”.
Since winning the “Most Improved Female Artiste” Award in 2006, Linda has received several TVB award nominations through the years, but unfortunately to date she does not seem to be destined to win the “Best Actress” Award. There are reports pointing out that TVB has already allocated the “My Favourite Female Character” Award to Linda Chung, and on top of that, the company has tailor-made the drama Miss Koo 2 for her, hoping that Linda will follow the footsteps of Laughing Gor (Michael Tse) – Miss Koo and Linda will become synonymous for each other. Linda’s popularity will rise, propelling her up the ranks in TVB.
Although in recent years Linda Chung has been involved in countless dramas, she has only been a supporting actress in dramas which have received public acclaim, for example her role as “Sheung Joi Sum” in Heart of Greed and even the role of “Miss Koo”, which made her famous overnight, was a 2nd leading actress role. However, due to TVB’s careful arrangements this year, Linda has gradually become a “Big Sister”, and TVB has even tailor-made a new series for her – Miss Koo 2, as well as arranging the popular Bosco Wong to become her partner in the drama.
Actually this is not Linda and Bosco’s first collaboration. Linda was stuck when choosing a relationship between either Raymond Fund or Bosco Wong in Moonlight Resonance. The plot made the audience become very anxious. However, in the end, Linda chose Raymond’s character over Bosco. The two then collaborated again in The Gem of Life. In this drama, Linda’s character loved to mess around with other people’s feelings. Despite this, Bosco’s character still fell in love with her, although in the end Linda fell in love with Wong Hei’s character instead and Bosco and Linda’s relationship did not take off.
It is a shame that Linda and Bosco’s relationship in new drama Miss Koo 2 will also not have a happy ending. According to reports, Linda will be portraying a rich girl and Bosco will be a policeman who is in charge of protecting witnesses. Having to protect Linda every day, the two start to fall in love with each other. However, due to the unwritten rule that the policeman in charge cannot be in a relationship with the witness, the two loved each other but in the end were unable to develop their relationship any further. It looks as though Linda will have a breakthrough with her leading role; however she will still not be able to escape from fate- loving Bosco, but unable to be with him.
Source: singtao.com Translated by jammy@ LindaCottage
Myolie Wu Had a series broadcast all throughout the year. The first two series she got great public response and is able to keep up with the popularity.
Series: - The Rippling Blossom (Early 2011) - Ghetto Justice (Mid 2011) - Curse of the Royal Harem (Late 2011)
Fala Chen Her sexy performances in the recent year has made her one of the frontline TVB FaDans. Last year she won 'Best Supporting Actress' for her role in No Regrets. This year she has another opportunity to rise even more.
Series: - Grace Under Fire - Lives of Omission ____________________________
Linda Chung Since her debut 7 years ago, she has been part of the [best actress] nominations every year except for 2009. Last year her Ghost Writer and Can't Buy Me Love had pretty good success. This year, she's back again.
Series - Yes Sir Sorry Sir - River of Wine - Super Snoops (guest star) ____________________________
Tavia Yeung Although Tavia's acting has been said to be about the same in every series, but it's the stability that wins. Also, this year she played a good person in all of her series, so she should probably get some sympathy points!
Series - The Rippling Blossom - Face to Fate (previously warehoused) - Yes Sir Sorry Sir - The Other Truth - Men with No Shadows ____________________________
Kate Tsui When we are talking about the most productions by a TVB FaDan this year, if Kate claims second place, no one will dare to claim first. Also, in every series her performance is quite on par.
Series - A Great Way to Care (previously warehoused) - Relic of an Emissary - Wax and Wane - Lives of Omission - Forensics Heroes III
Source: Mingpao Weekly Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU Forum
Today is Steven Ma's birthday but he still need to shoot the wrap-up scene for his series, Prosperous Father. He jests that men at forty is a 'flower', and that his birthday wish is good health. As to how he celebrated his birthday, he said: "Last night went to an Italian restaurant with Fala Chen, Tavia Yeung and Linda Chung to have dinner. Very seldom do I have Italian for birthday!" Even though it's his birthday but he still picked up the tab, and spent over thousands of dollars to treat everybody to dinner. When asked if his girlfriend was there too, he laughed and said: "Anyway, there were lots of people, and we cut two birthday cakes."
Steven's Posts on Weibo:
10/25 22:56 Thank you, Yeung Mie! Actually Fala Chen also came by, but left early because of work! Tonight, I saw my most beloved 3 sisters, and also good brother, Dexter Yeung, and a group of good friends, very touched, and even more so, very happy! p.s.little piggies, thank you for your Dingdong, and your best wishes, love you all!
10/ 28 22:09 These two birthday cards, one was given by Fala, the other by Linda. So who give which card? Can you guess? p/s Though Tavia did not give card but what she wanted to say she said it all to me! These three sisters; as brother I will surely love them forever!
Tavia 10/28 23:24 : Hai yo, (that's right) though I did not give card, but I, this sheep, am also very fond of this horse wo. My guess is that top is Fala's, the bottom is Linda's.
Last night while shooting the series, Prosperous Father, in Causeway Bay, Steven, Linda and Vivien Yeo went to nearby restaurant at 百德新street to have dinner first. When the two females saw the reporter, they were very excited. Vivien even displayed a v sign to signal to Steven that a reporter was snapping their picture. Around 10 pm, Steven picked up the tab and left with takeout and returned to 德新 street shooting location.
That night's scene had to be shot in city center and attracted a crowd of onlookers, during which there were people nonstop calling out Steven's and Linda's names. Finally, police came to maintain order and told the onlookers to get off the road. When the shot was finished, a group of artists returned to the cast members van but a group of mainland China tourists hollered: "Ma Jun Wei, we are from mainland, can you come out to take pictures with us?" When Steven heard that, he immediately came out from the van to take pictures with them. Also, during that time Linda per onlookers' requests also emerged from van to take pictures with them.
source: ihktv weibo Translated by Tamaya@Stevenma-fanblog
This weekend, I'll be changing the layout of Linda Thoughts!! (after so long...) Haha the voting on the side poll have been going on for awhile and we got majorly "Yes" for the layout change. So yah...this weekend, don't be surprise to see Linda Thoughts blocking of viewers :) It'll come back on soon afterwards ;) New layout is for the highly anticipated upcoming TVB Awards event!!! :D
Yesterday, Linda Chung was the guest at the opening of a watch shop. She expressed that though she loves wearing watches, she doesn’t collect any designer watches. However, two weeks ago while at a jewellery shop, she saw and fell in love with a butterfly ring and paid more than $10,000 for this prized piece of jewellery. She then smiled and said that she had filmed 5 series this year and that she bought the ring especially to reward herself. She also said that her next target is to be able to buy a beautiful watch.
During the event, Linda and racer Au Yeung Yeuk Hei often communicated in English to each other. Linda was asked if he was her type of guy. She smiled and replied, “He actually comes from Canada too! We are from the same place and speak the same language too. You guys [reporters] are making me blush!”
Source: http://tvbchinesenews.blogspot.com/ Translated by Alanna@LindaThoughts