In recent years, many TVB artistes opted not to renew their management contracts and focus on the Mainland Chinese market instead due to higher salaries.
According to Jayne Stars, Ron Ng (吳卓羲) and Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣) are the latest artistes reportedly dissatisfied with their stagnant careers at TVB and may leave the station once their contracts expire.
Ron to Leave TVB Next Year?
Ron was heavily promoted by TVB since 2003’s Triumph in the Skies <衝上雲宵>. Although Ron quickly shot to stardom and he attained leading man status, his popularity slowed down in the recent years due to endless negative romantic rumors.
Given many chances at renewing his image, Ron met with TVB’s higher management but his popularity continued to drop. TVB demoted Ron from leading status and began promoting actors such as Ruco Chan ( 陳展鵬) and Edwin Siu (蕭正楠) instead.
Unhappy with TVB’s arrangement, Ron is speculated to not renew his contract next year and will head to Mainland China instead.
Ruco, who entered TVB later than Ron, has been heavily promoted in the last three years. Although both actors starred in Ruse of Engagement <叛逃>, Ruco won the Best Actor award at the StarHub TVB Awards 2014 in Singapore.
Although Ron was initially regarded as the lead in Lady Sour <醋娘子>, TVB shifted focus to Him Law (羅仲謙) during the promotions and gave Him more screen time than Ron.
Linda Chung to Leave TVB?
Attaining leading status since her debut, Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣) may also leave TVB depending on the results of the 48th TVB Anniversary Awards.
Evidently displeased in losing Best Actress last year, Linda believes her chances this year are also fairly slim with Charmaine Sheh’s (佘詩曼) return and performance in Line Walker.
With this year’s attention on newcomers Grace Chan (陳凱琳) and Sisley Choi (蔡思貝), this leaves very little room for Linda, who has yet to receive a significant award in recent years at TVB.