(When will you be back?) May not make it for the TVB anniversary gala but TVB hopes that I can make it for the December awards ceremony." (TVB hinted you should attend?) Maybe to attend as presenter to present awards to newcomers? Still don’t know if I’ll be nominated or not. If nominated then most likely for “Sentinel”. If I can make it then I’ll be there.” When asked if he will get an award? He laughs and says: “Don’t think so.” (Will getting an award make you stay?) “As person should not have this kind of trade-off. I shoot series not for awards; I only want to do a good job in shooting the series.” (Heart calm like still water?) “Haha! Just happens that my role in my next tv series is a monk. Maybe preparing my mindset for that role.”
Steven reveals that tomorrow he will be shooting a canned food advertisement. Is TVB trying to sweeten the conditions with numerous advertisements for Steven before he leaves? Steven denies that TVB offers him sweetened terms and conditions. What matters most is his own happiness so he hopes that before he leaves for mainland, the issue is resolved with a clarified path for him to take. Steven said: "He said: “I’ve feelings for TVB. Our relationship is still good. Only that this current management contract is not suited for me. But we have lots of room for a different collaboration.”
Does Steven know about Charmaine Sheh urging colleagues to leave the nest? He said: “Her company has already publicly announced and clarified that she was not involved. I don’t think Charmaine will get herself into such a situation. I definitely believe Charmaine. It must have been a misunderstanding. ”
TN: Incredible how different the contents of news reports can be though the reporters attended the same event. So I combined the salient points from Ming Pao and Singpao together into this article.
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