Niki Chow (周麗淇), and her boyfriend Jeremy Tsui (徐正曦) appeared at a promotional function for The Virtuous Queen of Han <衛子夫>.
Since it was Niki’s first time making a public appearance with her boyfriend, both seemed awkward and maintained their distance until they were pulled together for a photo.
When Niki and Jeremy were asked to take a photo together, co-star Raymond Lam (林峯)blurted out, “The woman should stand in the middle!”
But soon after the photo was taken, Niki and Jeremy quickly dispersed. Niki admitted feeling very awkward attending the same event with her boyfriend and explained she did not want their relationship to be the focus for the day.
Asked if her company does not want Niki to have a high-profile relationship, she expressed, “No, we are always very low-profile. We were never high-profile to begin with!”
Jeremy also admitted feeling awkward, “I’m happy that we’re able to attend the same function, but it’s pretty awkward and nerve-wracking. After taking that photo together, I realized it wasn’t as scary as I had imagined. I would like to thank producer Mui Siu Ching (梅小青), because this drama initiated our relationship.”
According to Jayne Stars, he added that he is currently planning a surprise party for Niki’s birthday on August 30, which may take place in Shanghai.
Niki Chow: “Raymond Lam is Annoying!”
Mainland stations were initially slow in picking up the broadcast for The Virtuous Queen of Han, causing the investors to worry. The production team switched focus from Raymond Lam to female lead Wang Luo Dan (王珞丹) to promote the drama.
Fortunately, The Virtuous Queen of Han was successfully sold to Zhejiang Satellite TV and will begin airing on August 20.
Before its official airing date, the only thing left to decide on is the opening theme song. When TVB management executive Virginia Lok (樂易玲) agreed to let Raymond film in Mainland, her condition was that Raymond would use songs written by TVB’s music producer Tang Chi Wai (鄧智偉).
However, with Chi Wai’s resignation last October, and Raymond’s expired TVB contract, Niki Chow and Richie Ren(任賢齊)fought to sing the theme song instead.
Although it was finally decided that Raymond would sing the theme song for The Virtuous Queen of Han, Niki laughed that she initially fought with him over the matter and lost. However, she is happy to be able to sing a duet with Richie Ren (任贤齐) for the series.
Niki joked and exclaimed Raymond is very annoying since he always has to sing for his dramas. Next time, she stated she must also sing half the song so that it is fair.