Did veteran Selena Li 'lose out' on screen time to newcomer Sisley Choi?

14 June 2016 / 4 months 1 week ago

Lawrence Ng, Sisley Choi, and Selena Li are starring together in a new TVB drama 'Presumed Accidents', which is currently airing.

According to Jaynestars, despite viewers’ initial hesitation about Sisley taking the lead role, they were surprised by Sisley’s noticeable acting improvement and complimented her potential.

On the other hand, despite being in the industry for more than ten years, Selena was overshadowed by newcomer Sisley.

After losing out on the lead role to Sisley, reports claimed that Selena’s jealousy sparked a rivalry between the two actresses.

While attending a promotional event for the drama recently, Selena took the opportunity to refute the negative rumours and clarified that she did not have any ill feelings toward Sisley. Selena said, “I am only a guest star and my photo is already so big on the poster. It’s quite nice!”

With two years left in her TVB contract, Selena shared that she did not have any intentions of leaving the station.

When asked whether she took offense on being cast in a supporting role, Selena explained, “I have never taken screen time into consideration when I accept a role. I only assess whether the role has potential for breakthroughs. It’s normal [to have differences in screen time]. They wouldn’t decrease my screen time because of Sisley.”

Producer Andy Chan, who was also present at the event, stressed that he did not favor any one artiste over another.

“[Selena’s] character is very important. I had to find someone with acting quality to portray the role. She executed the role very well.”

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