Thursday, March 28, 2013

Charmaine Sheh's Now TV offer

Charmaine Sheh has been getting offers left and right since leaving TVB in 2011, and it was recently reported that another TVB rival, pay-television station, Now TV, has offered the actress HKD120,000 per episode to star in their upcoming palace drama – produced by former TVB producers and married couple, Lau Ka Ho and Mui Siu Ching.

According to Jayne Stars website, rumour has it that Charmaine is currently in discussion with Now TV to star in the station's first official production. The actress is said to be willing to film for a lower fee to repay good friends, Lau and Mui, for their roles in Charmaine's career success.

Sources disclosed that although the actress is currently earning RMB200,000 (app. USD32,000) per episode in mainland China, Charmaine will be taking a 40 percent pay cut should she agree to film the new 40-episode drama.

However, at a press conference that was held on 26 March, Now TV executive Ho Lai Chuen dismissed the rumours, stating that HKD120,000 is too small an amount for a popular star such as Charmaine.

When asked whether he had invited Charmaine to film for this project, Lau admitted, "I had spoken with Charmaine about it but I also discussed this opportunity with many other artistes. We are currently considering mainland actresses to lead the drama."

Lau further stated, "Although Charmaine is unable to film for us at the moment, there remains a possibility for collaboration in the future."


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