A Hong Kong tabloid reported that actress Samantha Ko‘s (高海寧) fast rise to fame is due to her connections with TVB majority shareholder, Charles Chan (陳國強).
The report claimed that Samantha’s designer clothes and the luxury car that she rides in are provided by the TVB boss. Also Charles Chan’s influence allegedly helped Samantha land a role in director Wong Jing‘s (王晶) movie, From Vegas To Macau 2 <賭城風雲2>.
A rumor magnet since her debut seven years ago, the former beauty queen has been linked to Charles Chan from time to time, reports Popular Asians.
Although she had denied any romantic ties with Charles Chan in the past, Samantha felt that current tabloid allegations went too far in smearing her personal reputation. She will meet with TVB staff to obtain legal advice on the matter.
On today’s TVB entertainment program, Scoop <東張西望>, Samantha stated that she does not know Charles Chan. She does not even have the opportunity to greet him at company functions.
Samantha clarified her clothes and jewelry that she wears at functions is sponsored by different fashion brands. She usually takes the bus or taxi when she goes to work, and did not ride in Chan’s car as reported.
The tabloid report also speculated that Samantha secured her role in From Vegas To Macau 2 because of inside connections.
Upset by the claims, Samantha firmly said, “There were more than a dozen people who went for the audition. I had to audition with a knife and sword in front of Andrew Lau (劉偉強) and Wong Jing before being chosen for the part.”