Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣) is unusually confident about her chances at winning this year’s TV Queen title. Despite her humble responses, the TVB idol is visibly excited about the attention received as a hot contender. She has been more bubbly and talkative as of late, channeling a drastically different personality than her more despondent mood over the summer.
Since TVB is retaking the reins this year, who will win the company’s top awards became once again a guessing game. Even though acclaimed actresses such as Sheren Tang(鄧萃雯), Ada Choi (蔡少芬), and Esther Kwan (關詠荷) have appeared in this year’s dramas, some feel that TVB will likely use the awards to further promote its own managed artists.
Among its current first-line actresses, Myolie Wu (胡杏兒) and Tavia Yeung (楊怡) have already won the honors. Fala Chen (陳法拉) dashed all hopes of winning when she left TVB, despite having major roles in the popular Triumph in the Skies 2 <衝上雲霄 II> and this year’s anniversary series Will Power <法外風雲>.
Even though Kate Tsui (徐子珊) is also in the running, neither of her two dramas this year generated the same level of public interest as last year’s Highs and Lows <雷霆掃毒>, reports a Jayne Stars article.
TVB also seems intent on granting the award to Linda, taking many strategic steps to groom her into Best Actress material. Linda’s guest stint in this summer’s Office of Practical Jokes <玩嘢王> appeared to be the starting point. Her convincing performance caught the public’s attention, with fans calling for a TV Queen nomination.
She remained in the spotlight throughout the summer with the release of her first photo book and a solo concert. Her major contribution this year, Brother’s Keeper <巨輪>, was originally an anniversary series. It was rumored that TVB purposefully pushed the air date earlier so that the public will have Linda in mind when it comes to awards season.
Speaking about her Best Actress chances, Linda once again stressed that she is keeping a normal attitude and an open mind. Unlike previous years, Linda is taking a more active approach to winning: “I’ve heard of a rumor that whoever wears black will win. I rarely wear black… but I can give it a try. I want to make a breakthrough this year!”