One month ago, TVB established a new rule for its artists stating they are no longer allowed to post photos on social media showing scenes from their dramas during filming.
However, Bosco Wong (黃宗澤), who is currently filming Police Dog Brothers <警犬巴打>, ignored the rule and posted several photos of himself at work on Weibo and Instagram. Tabloids claim the 34-year-old actor is unafraid to challenge the company.
Bosco not only posted work photos every few days, but also added captions that gave away parts of the drama’s storyline. One of his posts shows a picture of himself lying in the trunk of a car with the caption, “Dead body hidden in a car trunk?”
Although fans were excited to continuously receive updates on their idol’s new series, the move reportedly angered TVB, said Jayne Stars.
However, Bosco does not seem to care about the situation despite having two years left on his management contract.
In recent years, his popularity increased in the Mainland Chinese market and his salary reportedly tripled in amount. Thus, he is allegedly unworried about lacking future opportunities.
Bosco: “I Didn’t Know About It!”
When questioned in a telephone interview, Bosco only continued to repeat, “I’ve never heard of the new rule! Seriously, nobody told me about it.”
He also denied reports that he violated the rule because he considers himself a “big brother” in TVB.
Now aware of the company’s order, Bosco expressed, “I’ll just listen to whatever the company says. But…the truth of this hasn’t even been confirmed!”
Rule Was Established Because of Jinny Ng
Jinny Ng (吳若希) was apparently the reason behind TVB’s new rule establishment. On June 28, she uploaded a photo of herself on Instagram and Weibo while filming for Intern Nurses <實習天使>.
In the photo, Jinny sits on a hospital bed in a nurse uniform. Her caption states, “Usually, nurses don’t even have the chance to sleep on a hospital bed, but what I really want to do right now is to lie down on this bed and sleep as much as possible.”
Jinny’s post unexpectedly attracted several netizen comments that stated her uniform look is alluring, which ultimately led to some heated arguments.
In response, TVB decided to stop artists from uploading drama-related photos and proposed to release an online entertainment news application.
When asked about the situation, TVB Deputy Director Tsang Sing Ming (曾醒明) expressed, “The app is being proposed to increase promotion. TVB is not saying artists are not allowed to post photos, but it’s just that they should post them at appropriate times, such as closer to the series’ broadcasting dates.”
Mr. Tsang added that the company would give the artists some time to adapt to the new rule, and then make its final decision.