Earlier, Linda Chung went to Korea to film a new year programme, where she also filmed some new year material. She, who is labelled 'Ka Yan BB', frankly said that last year was her most prosperous year since entering the industry for eight years. Apart from become 'Commercial Queen', also got the new nickname 'BB'. She laughingly said, "Very happy because the name 'BB' is very approachable. When going out, also more people identifying with me". Linda, who revealed that her favourite Korean actor is Ji Sung, also hopes to be able to learn more different languages: "Hope that TVB collaborates with Korea more. I really like when Ji Sung played the character with memory loss. I also want to portray one. Hope to have the chance to film a romantic love film with him!"
Source: the-sun and 楊小淚TearsYeung
Translated by: hyn5 @ 幸而城 Fortunate City
Born in the year of the Rat, Linda Chung has pretty good fortune in the year of the Snake. She frankly expressed she had surprisingly good income last year. Although she lost the 'My Favorite TV Female Character' award last year, her hard work in music had been acknowledged.
Breakthrough Villain Role
Having the 'good girl' image, Linda hopes to make a breakthrough in the coming year. She tells us in advance that 2013 will a courageous year for her because Linda wants to 'explode': "In the past, I did not have any confidence in some parts of my acting and music, but this year I hope to jump out of my comfort zone and try something I didn't dare to before, such as villain roles. Friends have said I look too innocent, gentle and I just won't be able to do those type of roles, but I had this image for so many years and I hope for a change. Make it an eye-opener for the audience." Last year, the 'one second rape' or 'back-revealing' mature scenes were a big hit. Linda frankly expressed: "I'm willing to do those scenes, I don't like to be limited. If its necessary for the role, I can accept it. Of course those scenes cannot be forced into the plot."
Goal is HK Coliseum
In regards to awards, Linda carries a let-nature-take-its-course attitude, in the Snake year, she has a new goal: "2013 is a good year, does not matter if its a female lead or a female singer." Linda has been working hard continuously on her music, in the coming year, she'll be holding her very own solo mini concert, "I think I need to take my first step. If the mini concert does well, then I will have the opportunity to step foot on the bigger stage, just like Raymond Lam. My goal is HK Coliseum, I will keep moving upwards and I'm already mentally prepared for it."
In the last Dragon year, Linda explained she did not plan for a prosperous year, "I've been in the industry 8 years, last year it was the most easy-going and no pressure year. It turns out when you put down your stubbornness and nervousness, then the things that belong to you will just come naturally." In the past year, the young FaDans have been heading up north to dig gold in Mainland. Linda also hopes for this opportunity: "It is not about the money, I just want to expand my acting skills and widen my horizons."
Gave First Time to 'Mingpao Weekly'
On the 5th day of Chinese New Year, it is February 14th, Valentine's Day. Linda revealed that day she has a day off, but did her 'other half' (Phillip Ng) ask her out on a date? She said sweetly: "Not talking about my personal life."
The Korean trend has attacked HK and New Year cake is Linda's favorite food on new years, so she personally made her own Korean New Year cake to celebrate the holiday. She smiled: "Its my first time making New Year cake in my life and I gave it to [Mingpao Weekly]."
This article reveals TVB’s generosity with giving their artists bonuses. It was said that this year’s results were better than expected, causing the company to earn more money. They promised that all 2000 employees will be receiving 1.25 to 2.25 months worth of bonuses.
For the artists on contract, “All behind the scene and on scene staffs should be able to share the company's achievement, so this year we will be giving out “Extra Special Bonus”. Also known as the lucky red envelopes, as of today this bonus should be in the artists' accounts.” It is reported that all contracted artists got a six thousand extra bonus, and other contracted employees received a three thousand extra bonus.
Helena Law attended a function yesterday and said she has not receive the bonus yet, but Charles Chan went on stage and confirmed that the benefits will continue to improve. And Eric Tsang on the other hand tried to pull back many actors and actresses.
Linda Chung’s Great Income
In addition, last night Linda attended Bio-Essence get together and got onto the topic of TVB giving out bonus to the workers. She said “TVB is improving very much, allowing her to have some extra time to make money for the New Years.” Linda also revealed that during her filming in Seoul, her income also increased and she bargained while shopping there. She said, “I learned how to say “I love you” in Korean", and would say it when she saw the salespeople. Their faces would turn as red as a tomato so purchasing stuff just got cheaper.” Aren't you afraid that your boyfriend would be jealous? She responded “Nope, because after I said it I would forget about it.”
￼ Linda’s smile brought her to have some extra money for the New Years.
TVB is really letting the cash flow, all employees getting bonuses and the artist gets even more. On the fourth of January about 3000 employees received 3 red lucky envelops: one for starting a brand new year of $50, Charles Chan’s own pocket money for the employees of $100, and one to celebrate 45 years of TVB of $450. Regarding that, artist Linda Chung said. “I’m very happy. The company has a warm heart, especially with the $450 for celebrating the anniversary. Such a good gimmick, I wish for the company to have more business. As for myself, to continue working hard.”
Source: ihktv.com Translated by Wendy@http://lindachungthoughts.blogspot.com/
Most of you will have probably seen this already, but here you go!!!! A very heart-warming (love it when artistes gather together) video to see ;) Hehe Happy Chinese New Year guys! Let's all have a prosperous year ahead...add oil everybody!!!!!! and remember LOVELOVELOVE!!!!!!!
***I'm posting the clips of some other artistes here too because I think that you guys might also want to see them ;)
This is a special Chinese New Year show that TVB created this year, where different artistes held shows at different places around the world (Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and South Korea) ;)
So here are some snippets (more will be posted later at TVB Horizon) Happy Chinese New Year everybody! Kung Hei Fat Choi :D haha
Let the drums roll!!!! Features Ron Ng, Edwin Siu and Sharon Chan.
Let's get the party started!!! WHOOOO!!!!!
Ron Ng and Kenneth Ma rocking the stage in Singapore!
This clip kept me smiling all the way through! Haha I love how Ron's just dancing away when Kenneth on the other hand, seems quite nervous and looks a tiny bit clueless plus awkward. Hehe it's so adorable isn't it? :P He's way too cute!!! :D
Lols I'm basically putting this clip on repeat now :P Ron's and Kenneth's discrepancies with each other is just too darn cute!!! Also the way Kenneth held his mic throughout the whole thing! LMAO this is making me so happy!!! Just can't stop smiling!!!!!!!! :D :D :D
After Kenneth and Ron, it was Bosco Wong's turn to hit the stge!
As much as I love Bosco though...I felt that he was only shouting out the lyrics x] haha man, the stage lighting and everything is so nice!
Linda Chung and Myolie Wu in Seoul!!
Linda performed: "Nothing's Going to Change My Love For You"
Myolie performed: "I Dreamed a Dream"
Myolie's vocals were really nice (and strong) but it's so unfortunate that she had to sing in English, since she's not fluent in it. btw have I mentioned how much I love her dress??? Super pretty!!! It surprises me how she can rock that super short haircut, while being very feminine and classy ;)
Linda was reported to be very nervous during the show and you can see a little of that here x] The song suited her sweet voice though! Also loved Linda's dress too, especially along with her hairstyle! Haha kudos to the smoke and the beautiful background! Made things even more glamourous x]
Linda: 谢谢衣服首饰赞助 ABlackCigarette @ameliestreet @DearBellBell
Thanks to the clothes and jewelry sponsorship ABlackCigarette @ameliestreet @DearBellBell
February 3, 2013 Linda: 在后台休息：） 今晚情绪高涨！！ 祝詩琳美容生意兴隆， 大家心想事成， 笑口常开！！！
Resting behind the scenes :) A very excited feeling tonight!! Wish that Slim Beauty's business will prosper, all their wishes to come true, always smiling!!!
Linda: Sarang heyo!!!
February 4, 2013 Linda: Thank-you so much to M Missoni for the beautiful pink dress and David Yurman for cool jewelry
Linda: 准备拍广告。。。今天会有很多不同的造型。 1, 2, 3 心情get ready to roc and roe!!
Getting ready to shoot the commercial...got a lot of different looks today. 1, 2, 3 get ready to roc and roe!!
Why...Why did Green turn my head into this?
February 5, 2013 Linda: 享受了一正天很开心很warm的拍摄过程。 谢谢詩琳美容团队。 balloons pop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Got to enjoy a very happy and warm commercial shoot. Thank you Slim Beauty. balloons pop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Linda: Icy 合作愉快！！！Goodnities my weibo friends: ) lovelovelove -L-
Happy working with Icy!!! Goodnities my weibo friends: ) lovelovelove -L- February 6, 2013 Linda: 我爱鞋子！！！
I love shoes!!!
I wonder when this show is going to air? :3 Wanna see it so badly! Hehe the ladies looks absolutely gorgeous in their dresses!! Both are very beautiful! Of course both Ray and Kev looks very nice too x) Love the picture where all four of them are together!