Thursday, April 26, 2007

Charmaine Sheh filming new series with Jordan Chan

Translated by: sehseh @
Source: Ent QQ

Charmaine Sheh filming new series with Jordan Chan

Charmaine Sheh, who has just finished filming TVB's grand production of the year [Drive of Life], attended an opening ceremony for a property investment event yesterday morning in Conghua. Charmaine place high hopes on this series (Drive) and regard it as one of her representative work for this year, with a chance of being nominated Favorite Actress award*. However, whether she could really receive any award, Charmaine says it will have to depend of the response as the series was not aired yet.
*Note: Charmaine said she have confidence in getting voted, but doesn't necessary mean she will win. Basically she's expressing confidence in [Drive].

Filming in Mainland is like a vacation

Yesterday morning, as soon as the purple dressed Charmaine appeared, she attracted a lot of housewives fans who pursue her. Charmaine said to the reporter, though [Drive] filming have wrapped up in Beijing since April 18th, she was very busy over the last few days due to events/functions. She has just returned to Hong Kong from Taiwan and directly come to Conghua. "I only slept 3 hours at home". However, Charmaine said that the events she recently attended are more demanding than filming series (Drive). "Because filming in Beijing is more comfortable than Hong Kong, there's no need to film in the middle of the night. In addition, this series have a lot of different storylines, therefore when other cast are working, I can take a break. Therefore filming this series feels a little like vacation." In the middle of this 'vacation', Charmaine also took time to visit The Great Wall of China: "I came to Great Wall when I participated in MHK pageant 10 years ago. Returning the place, I have many sentiments."

After winning "Best Actress" award at TVB anniversary award last year, Charmaine have yet to have another series aired to date. When asked by reporters if she was worried not being able to defend her title, she replied: "I feel that [Drive] is able to, my storyline with partner Raymond Lam is very appealing. In addition, I will be playing a villain; the middle part is mostly about me exacting my revenge. I am also very greedy of money, only money can give me a sense of security. This portrayal brought me a lot of challenge." The reporter jokingly asked if she was greedy for money in real life, Charmaine frankly said: "Money is very important." Regarding of the report that she was TVB highest earning actress last year, she smiled and said: "I don't know whether it's true (highest earning), but if you worked hard, you will receive some reward."

Doesn't mind a younger boyfriend

After finish filming [Drive], Charmaine disclosed that she will rest for a month before filming TVB new series, [Chan Mong Kat & Fong Tong Keng]. She will be working with Michael Tse and Jordan Chan in the series, with majority of scenes with Jordan. She said that this was her first time collaborating with Jordan; she hopes they can spark chemistry. Asked if she is worried there will be rumors, she said: "I'm never worried. This kind of news doesn't appear this year, they occur every year."

In addition, recently there were rumors about her newly 'rumored boyfriend' Ron Ng with Toby Leung. The reporters jokingly asked if she have the feelings of 'getting rid of trouble' (lat laan). "This ending is very good, but I never felt that it was 'trouble', but more like a publicity ploy." Regarding her other rumored boyfriend Benny Chan currently airing series [The Change of Destiny], Charmaine frankly said she haven't watched it, moreover she is not interested in watching television series, sounding a bit callous to her rumored boyfriend. "I prefer watching movies more than television series, because I do not have the time to chase TV series plot."

Previously in an interview, it was indicated that Charmaine's future boyfriend is between five years younger than her. Therefore, when reporter teased if she will be worried that communication will be affected if she has a younger boyfriend, she replied: "If we can communicate, age doesn't matter." In addition, Charmaine frankly said that she have thought of getting married by 30 years old, but now she already exceeded that age, therefore she didn't set a date to marriage anymore. As long as she goes along with fate, and she mentioned that the criteria for her boyfriend are "Must be taller than I am, dotes on me, and doesn't need to be wealthy."

Additionally, with the recent news of former TVB General Manager Mr Ho Ding Kwan joining ATV management board, there are reports of a headhunting list by Mr Ho, including Charmaine's. When asked if Nr Ho have contacted her, Charmaine said: "I just came back and didn't contact with anyone yet. My contract with TVB still have another 3 years to go, therefore it's too early to be discussing this. Therefore, please don't believe in the rumors, you can ask me directly if you have any questions."