With its top stars heading towards the more lucrative Mainland market, TVB has been lacking artistes to lead its television dramas.
TV Queen, Myolie Wu (胡杏兒), is speculated to leave the station once her contract expires next year.
Priscilla Wong (黃翠如) was promoted as an upcoming fadan, until she became a victim of internal politics, causing TVB to shift its resources behind Miss Hong Kong 2013 winners, Grace Chan (陳凱琳) and Sisley Choi (蔡思貝).
Priscilla Wong Left in “Freezer”
Priscilla previously received an endless offer of jobs since she was heavily favored by TVB Director of Production, Sandy Yu (余詠珊).
A former i-cable anchor, Priscilla joined TVB in 2012 and was immediately given lead roles in Reality Check <心路GPS> and Karma Rider <師父·明白了>.
Unfortunately for Priscilla, Sandy has always been at odds with TVB Director of Drama Production, Catherine Tsang (曾勵珍).
Because of rivalry between the two executives, Priscilla was ultimately cast aside and suffered from a loss of jobs.
Grace Chan and Sisley Choi Dominate As Newcomers
After last year’s Miss Hong Kong pageant, Grace Chan and Sisley Choi were quickly promoted from hosting variety shows to acting in dramas.
Despite their limited experience in the entertainment industry, both were highly praised by colleagues as being quick learners.
Singled out due to her beauty and elegance, Grace was cast in Overachievers <商戰> and Quid Pro Quo <四個女仔三個Bar>.
She is given the chance to shine as female lead in period drama Pirate Cheung <張保仔> opposite Ruco Chan (陳展鵬).
First runner-up, Sisley has also been heavily promoted by TVB.
After Overachievers, and Officer Geomancer <八卦神探>, Sisley is the female lead in youth drama Cross the Finish Line <衝線>.
Missing in Action
With Grace and Sisley designated as the hot new faces at TVB, many are wondering what happened to the station’s former favorites.
Aside from Eliza Sam (岑麗香), who won Most Improved Actress at the 2013 TVB Anniversary Awards and has ventured into filming movies, there are not many actresses left to promote.
Goddess Christine Kuo (苟芸慧) ultimately lost her status to Eliza after gaining significant weight this year.
Although Christine has recovered from hypothyroidism and is under a weight management regime, her weight continues to fluctuate.
Christine has been noticeably absent at recent promotional events and has not been cast in any prominent roles.
Aimee Chan (陳茵媺) extended her maternity leave after becoming pregnant with her second baby.
Due to her devotion to her family, it is unclear when Aimee will be able to resume acting again.