After her cameo in Nothing But Thirty <三十而已>, Samantha Ko (高海寧) became very popular and has reportedly raked in a seven-figure income from her work in China. Coupled with Wong Cho Lam’s (王祖藍) advice on effective live-selling, Samantha is said to prefer focusing on the Chinese market and will leave TVB after her contract ends.
After TVB got wind of Samantha’s intentions to not renew her contract, the station allegedly decided to replace her role with Mandy Wong (黃智雯) in Yin Niang <隱娘>. The Chinese drama also stars Shaun Tam (譚俊彥), Qin Lan (秦嵐), and Cheryl Yang (楊謹華).
Currently busy filming Hidden Door <隱門>, Mandy received this rare opportunity to film in China after losing out on TVB Best Actress in January. TVB is allowing Mandy to film all her outdoor location shootings for Hidden Door first, so she could fly to China for Yin Niang. The rest of her scenes in Hidden Door will be done after she comes back to Hong Kong.
Asked to comment on the situation, Samantha said she has heard Mandy will be filming in China, but she it is uncertain whether it will be for Yin Niang.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.