Jessica Hsuan headed out to Korea recently to film a new TV ad for Neutrogena and as the weather there is just 10 degrees C, she not only brought some winter clothes with her, she also took some hot water bottles to keep warm. However, the bottle burst as she was charging it up and she was a little shaken. Luckily the sponsors had prepared an electric heater for her to keep warm from when she was off camera.
Visiting Korea for the first time, Jessica had planned to take advantage for a shopping spree, but as the weather was rainy, the filming was delayed and did not finish until the evening and her plans were dashed. In the end, she could only try the Korean Ginseng soup and have a small shopping spree at the airport before she left, buying plenty of Ginseng and souvenirs.
"The 15th Annual Television Appreciation Awards" were presented yesterday. Two TVB dramas, "Square Pegs" and "Triumph in the Skies" were also in the top show line up and the leading stars were present at the awards ceremony to express their reactions. Among them, "Square Pegs" star Roger Kwok says he hopes to film a sequel.
Roger's career has reached new heights thanks to "Square Pegs" and his role of 'Ah Wong' that pushed it into third place in the rankings. Roger says: "I am very happy and it can be considered as my representative piece. It has been over a year now since the show finished airing and it is still being enjoyed by many people and this makes me very excited. The credit goes to the backstage crew, because without such a good script then even a miracle wouldn't have helped. I know that everyone is hoping for a sequel and originally I felt that making a sequel may put a lot of pressure on us, but talking about it now, I think it is time to put pressure behind us and happily film the next chapter." However, no-one can foretell when the sequel will be filmed. Is this because TVB's executives have not yet made up their minds? Roger indicates he can't say because it is easier said than done. It is possibly down to the recent changes in TVB?
Jessica Hsuan recently returned from Korea and found herself vomiting constantly and eventually had to visit the hospital. After treatment, she is fine now and denies she is pregnant. With Jessica so sure, is she using protection? She says: "I don't want to talk about these things." As the Western doctor says she is fine, she also went to see a Chinese herbalist who indicated that she had stomach flu that made her ill and needs to take medicine for a further month to fully treat the condition. She laughs that the Western doctor told her that by not letting go of any chance to make money, she may not have a chance to enjoy it later. In response to this, she will be taking on less work this year, after all health is the most important thing.
Appearing at the award presentation yesterday, Jessica feels surprised that a production from over a year ago can still receive an award. She says: "To me, it is an acknowledgement of eleven years in showbiz and I am happy to have been accepted by everyone. As an artiste, it is not easy to find a high quality script and even then it may not get good ratings. For this show to have both, I am very satisfied. However, this is not my representative piece, it is definitely Roger's though."
one more pic..http://the-sun.com.h...5032050_big.jpg
haha don't worry maybe your dream will come true someday! you'll be a famous TVB actor like louis koo or gallen lo, and costar with jess in every series you're in!
dont give up hope!!
jess forever! =]
some brief news.. credit to Em at http://tvbspacenews.blogspot.com/
TVB will be holding an unprecedented large scale press conference involving all the executives and the enterprise General Manager Ho Ding Kwan and also inviting a group of artistes. Reports indicate that the event will be a morale boosting exercise to combat the recent negative press surrounding the company's economising activities and will showcase some of the high profile productions that are planned for the coming months as well as introduce some new blood in the organisation.
Yesterday, Jessica Hsuan received notice to appear at the press conference, but she is not clear as to the details of the presentation. She says: "If the company asks me, I will attend. (To calm the forces?) The company must have a reason for organising this, so as an artiste, I have to do my job." Charmaine Sheh and Myolie Wu have also been invited and Charmaine says: "The company is putting a lot of importance on this presentation, they even cancelled my location shoot because of it. If the reason is to try and calm everyone down, then I should attend."
jess is so pretty! =) and it looks like TVB really favours her, since she's in the front row and even next to the executives. however, placing may not always indicate something though.. but still i'm happy for jess! =) http://the-sun.com.h...2042201_big.jpghttp://the-sun.com.h...2042210_big.jpg
With the effects of the recent changes at TVB, a special press conference was held yesterday shouting "New Mission, New Outlook" to boost the morale of the staff and even Jessica Hsuan who is currently on vacation was called in to attend. Despite being rumoured to be losing her status, she was still important enough to be placed in the front row next to the executives. Jessica arrived early and was reported to be in high spirits, not affected by the reports at all. At the photocall, she and Nancy Sit were situated either side of the execs and Jessica laughed: "The entertainment magazines are full of entertainment. They do not affect me, I still just do my work as normal. (Does standing in the top spot mean your position is unchanged?) Maybe I am getting old so I get respect for being an elder."
As well as Jessica being in the front row, Tavia Yeung and Melissa Ng were also placed there, whereas the heavily promoted Shirley Yeung was relagated to the third row and almost covered by Moses Chan. When asked how she managed to get demoted like this, she says: "I don't know why, but it doesn't matter. Anyway, I was wearing trainers and seeing Moses so tall, I had already stepped onto my toes to make myself taller."
Among the forty TVB artistes present at yesterday's press conference to support the newly promoted executives were Nancy Sit, Adam Cheng, Ada Choi, Jessica Hsuan, Charmaine Sheh, Sonija Kwok, Anne Heung, Shirley Yeung, Myolie wu, Bernice Liu, Bobby Au-Yeung, Sunny Chan, Nat Chan, Raymond Lam, Steven Ma, Woo Fung, Bosco Wong and Joe Ma.
In a section that signified a joint unity towards their common goals, a gesture of placing a pearl into the TVB logo was made by each artiste and Nancy Sit who likes to make some atmosphere called out the company motto to a round of applause. When it was mentioned that she was stealing the limelight from the absent Liza Wang and Lydia Shum, she smiled and said: "As long as we unite, the most important is working together." She indicates that the company told her she had to attend the event, so she finished her filming early to be there. As for the absence of Liza and Lydia, she says that maybe she was asked due to the popularity of "Virtues of Harmony" attracting more sponsors.
New head of the artiste department Lok Yik Ling has been the focus of the staffing moves and magazine reports have suggested that she favours Moses Chan and Kevin Cheng and is trying to topple the power of Louis Koo and Jessica Hsuan. To this, Ms Lok reponds: "Louis could not attend because he has work commitments. He has wanted to make a series all along and at the moment we are looking into this." As for suggestions of promoting Kevin, Ms Lok says that the company wants to promote all of the people it signs, especially the male stars because they are more difficult to find. She gives the example of TVB's most recently promoted male stars as they are all very good. She goes on to praise Bosco Wong who has become entangled in some negative press recently, saying he is a good man and has recently signed his life away to the company. After saying this, she dragged Bosco over and said to him: "Be good now! Don't create so much news." Bosco replied a little embarrassed: "I know, I should work hard to repay the company. Thank you Ms Lok." He reveals that he has signed to TVB for eight years.
Although she is out of favour, Jessica Hsuan was arranged to stand next to the executives in the photocall and it could be seen that she is still important to the company. However, she smiles and replies modestly: "I have been in the industry for eleven years and I am getting old now, so they should respect the elders." She insists that no matter what happens, she will continue working. Earlier she was on vacation so she didn't know what was happening. Now that the company has explained the situation, then everyone is clearer about the company's future and this will definitely help with morale.
hehe really? i thought ASITP was one of her weaker series, even though I love LJ together, i didnt like Jess's character. oh well, she still did a good job in it and she was really pretty in the costumes =)
some news, Ada & Jess are such good friends! its so sweet.http://www.takungpao...40426-ul-16.jpghttp://the-sun.com.h...g/e04042609.jpg
Ada Choi's movie "The Miracle Box" has reached box office takings of $5 million after the Easter holiday period and yesterday a special seminar was held as Ada's good friends Moses Chan and Jessica Hsuan attended to show their support. Ada said candidly that she was very happy with the good results, so she wanted to share with the audience all the good feelings that she had whilst making the film and despite nursing a cold, she was still insistent on attending.
At the moment Ada is taking as much time as she can to rest because in May she will be heading into Shanghai for some filming. As for the SARS scares, she says she is not worried and feels that as long as she is careful to get back to good health and boost up her immune system then she will be fine. Of course she will need to ensure she keeps up her personal hygiene.
Jessica is also resting at the moment so she had the time to attend and support her good friend. She reveals that she will begin filming with TVB again in August and after being admitted into hospital twice last year from constant filming, having to endure 24 bottles of IV drip, she feels that her health is the most important thing so she has turned down two series from TVB and a Mainland company. She says: "Originally there was a Mainland series that I had to film with Roger Kwok, but the boss was very good and waited until the very last minute for me, but when I couldn't do it, he asked Michelle Ye instead." When asked why she was not with her boyfriend, she says that her boyfriend is a very low profile person, so he will not appear in such public events. Also, there have been reports that Moses's fee is cheap and so he has been taken on as ambassador for PCCW in place of Steven Ma. Moses says that he takes little notice of these reports, especially as he knows Steven very well and they will not discuss these things as they both understand each other.http://tvbspacenews.blogspot.com/
yups, i agree! Jess is awesome! and i cant wait for SP 2 either but i haven't been hearing any newso n it lately.. grr! i want to know if its confirmed or not! lol =]
ahh.. i want a new Jess series to come out! bah, lol
wow.. just going thru galleries and found this:
Jessica & Maggie together! =p
Edited by mv_288, 16 May 2008 - 06:18 AM.