# Fala Chen to Study in the US, Won't Sign a Long Contract with TVB
Sunday, April 28, 2013 / permalink
It's been a while since Fala Chen appeared in public. Yesterday she attended an event with singer Jolie Chan, model Irene Wan and artist Ronan Pak. When speaking of the rumor that Fala is fussing over her expiring contract and isn't willing to renew her TVB contract? She said her old contract was signed back when she participated in MCI and it expires in May. She is currently still discussing with TVB and its going smoothly, but she expressed the contract has nothing to do with her being pregnant or frozen by the company. Fala expressed: "I hope to collaborate with TVB in a different way. Since entering the industry, I've been filming TV series straight and haven't had a real break. I'm currently thinking of my next steps to take. I want to go for additional studies, and have already registered for a summer course in the U.S (You won't be working anymore?) We aren't allowed to study? It is necessary for an artist to increase his/her value too."
Fala added that the most important is a comfortable collaboration. She grew up in TVB, it is about the relationship and the nature of work, not the contract terms/conditions or how long the contract is. Asked if there are other companies asking her to join them? She laughed: "Nope, but I probably won't sign with ATV. (Work in Mainland?) Someone has asked me to shoot a TV series there, but my company has arrangements for my work in Mainland. I hope to have good news for you all."
Thoughts: A possible resign out of showbiz for Fala. She's bold with decisions. If return, I highly doubt she will sign with TVB. Mainland is a bigger hope.
Don't worry folks, not the last time to see Fala functioning... The 29th of this month Fala will have a function.
# Triumph in the Skies 2 airs this summer
Monday, April 15, 2013 / permalink
Triumph in the Skies 2 airs July 15 till September 6 replacing A Change of Heart.
Labels: Triumph in the Skies 2
# Fala Chen's Contract Expires in May, TVB Offers 8 Figures for Her to Stay
Sunday, April 7, 2013 / permalink
Following 'First Sister' Charmaine Sheh ending her 'biological daughter' relationship with TVB, the company has been actively trying to keep their front line artists. TVB FaDan Fala Chen is rumored to be the next artist leaving. Fala's contract is expiring next month, but because Fala is not participating in any series for the rest of the year, it was rumored she is not planning to renew her contract. It was understood, TVB offered her 8 figures to stay, but Fala still hasn't made her decision yet.
According to a person working in TVB, Fala has successfully gained recognition and has very good 'audience fate'. In the past years, she's been given many other jobs such as commercials and shows, and earned a lot of money for her company. Also, she's a rare actress with fluent Mandarin, Cantonese and English, so many production companies in Mainland are interested in her. In the last three years, Fala has been accepting series after series, but we really haven't seen her working in Mainland like the other FaDans like Kate Tsui, Myolie Wu and Tavia Yeung. Actually, her opportunities went to waste time after time. Aside from the Mainland market, it turns out Hollywood film 007 secretly came to HK for auditions before, and Fala was the only TVB FaDan invited to participate in the auditions. At that time, several other western films had interest in Fala as well.
Taking Acting Lessons in New York
Fala had always been very conservative and she still has a month left before her TVB contract expires, but she still has not made a move. Reporters contacted Fala to confirm, she did not respond directly: "During this time, I have to talk to TVB about the contract. At this point, nothing is confirmed. I've been with TVB for 8 years, and really hope to maintain our good relationship. There is nothing unhappy that happened, it is just that I've been filming series for so many years, I just want some time off. (Why did you decide to go back and study?) I'm going to the U.S for continual studies. I've already registered for an acting class in New York and really want to expand my knowledge base. After all, since I graduated from university, my first job was at TVB. Since I entered the industry, I've only been filming TVB series and because TVB's series have their own style and beat, I started off with no knowledge, then TVB gave me a lot more opportunities and allowed me to understand what acting was all about. Now that I've been acting for a period of time, I believe there is a different way to act out each and every scene; sometimes I'm able to grasp it and other times I'm unable to. When I get off work and go home, I would regret not using a certain method to do the scene, then I start thinking that I'm lacking something inside. Especially in the last two years where I worked with many seniors and good partners. We go into detailed discussions on acting and I've read a lot of books on acting. However, books are always going to different from actual practice, so I've always wanted to leave the recording studio and go to different stages to perform to increase my self-value. I've been preparing for several years and mentioned this to TVB, so I'm taking this opportunity to go refresh myself a little."
It was rumored TVB offered her 8 figures to stay, does Fala feel the salary is the most important factor? She said: "I cannot comment too much on the salary, but I personally believe the most important is the opportunity for a good performance. To me, it is more important to have a new challenging role. (Is it because you'll be a wealthy wife?) Not related at all. I have high expectations on my work, I really want to have more good productions for everyone to see." Is Fala considering to go out and work elsewhere? Fala paused for a moment: "I've been working continuously in the past several years, every day was a sufficient day. I haven't really thought about this question, this is a very good time for me to think clearly about my direction and path to follow."
Thoughts: I thoroughly support her in studying... We never know when the break for her will end but she will have to promote Ballad of the Desert and Triumph in the Skies 2 when it releases. We'll see her around plenty of times.
# HK FILMART: Day 2 "TITS2"
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 / permalink
Thoughts: Really looking forward...
# 30+ TVB Artistes Promote 9 New Series @ HK FILMART 2013
Day one of the HK FILMART 2013 was held yesterday. TVB took the opportunity to introduce the first 9 of their series including Will Power, Love Exceed the Coastline, Outbound Love, Karma Rider, Food for Slaves, Brother's Keeper, A Change of Heart, Sniper Standoff and No Reserve. The second batch of series will be introduced tomorrow. A large group of over 30 TVB artists attended -- Wayne Lai, Moses Chan, Michael Tse, Eddie Cheung, Wong Cho Lam, Joey Meng, Kathy Chow, Alice Chan, Kate Tsui, Niki Chow, Ruco Chan, Myolie Wu, Aimee Chan, Fala Chen, Christine Ng, Priscilla Wong, etc.
Thoughts: Wasn't that happy when Fala was also paired with Vincent... Big feeling, she'll ends up with Moses.
# Fala Chen at the 7th Asian Film Awards
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 / permalink
Fala Chen Absent from Sit Family's Photo
Earlier Neway Prince Sit Sai Hang's parents celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary and took wedding photos with their second son Sit Ka Lun and his wife Marie Zhuge, however, Sit Sai Hang and his girlfriend Fala Chen were nowhere to be seen. When Fala heard this, she was surprised: "Where did you all get this news? How come I didn't hear about it? I don't know what's going on, not sure. Let me go ask them first."
When asked if its because she rarely keeps in touch with her 'mother-in-law'? What is her relationship with her mother-in-law like? Is it because there are issues arising between her and her mother-in-law that she's losing favor? Fala expressed: "Don't keep saying mother-in-law, it's difficult to answer. I never admitted it!" Fala plays a lawyer in her new series Will Power, she joked the reporters have even gotten the lawyer speechless and don't know how to answer. She spoke as if she's an actual lawyer, she laughed: "First, I haven't seen the photos nor do I know about such arrangement. I will have to go get a better understanding of the case first." When asked if she'll be arranged to take a photo with Sit Sai Hang on the next round? Fala said reporters are turning the situation into a drama, she asked reporters whether those photos were taken during Marie Zhuge's wedding?