Also here is a article on the serie "Police Cadets Brave Hearts." There is also mention of Sammul and his accident along with a few other events that happened to the casts.
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[Sing Pao, Ta Kung Pao, The Sun]
TVB's "Police Cadet Brave Hearts" has had plenty of negative press linked to it since it began filming, such as Roy Chow being excluded after being arrested for drug possession, followed by Deep Ng's arrest also on drug charges and then the fall out between Sammul Chan and Fiona Sit and the latest being Sammul's car accident this week. With so much happening to the show's cast, there have been suggestions that this is because the show is yet to have a blessing ceremony.
The blessing ceremony finally took place yesterday and apart from Sammul who is currently still nursing his injuries from the crash, the other stars such as Ron Ng, Fiona Sit, Michael Miu and Tavia Yeung were there. Even the troubled Deep Ng was present as he made his incense offering earnestly in the hope that his forthcoming court case will go well for him. When they cut the roast pig, Michael Miu and Chin Ka Lok who play the police trainers both hoped that Deep will overcome his difficulties and Sammul will escape any dangers. When Deep heard this, he bowed in thanks to them.
Producer Wong Wai Sing told Tavia to eat some pork, but Tavia declined because she is fine now. When Tavia was later asked what had happened, she indicated that she three or four weeks ago, she had a small crash in Mongkok, but it was a minor incident and she just didn't brake in time and ended up hitting the car in front. She paid two thousand dollars to the other driver, but her own car needed over ten thousand dollars to repair. After the accident, Tavia went to the temple to pay her respects and put her mind at rest, but she never would have imagined that Sammul would also have a crash a few weeks later. She tells of Sammul's accident: "Who would have thought that Sammul would have an accident so soon afterwards, but he was a lot worse than me because his car is in a terrible state. The funniest thing was when he told me he spun around three times, I imagined him like a spaceman, doing three turns inside th car." She says that filming is hard work and accidents should not always be linked to superstition. Usually it is down to the artiste not getting enough sleep and losing concentration whilst driving.
Deep seemed in good spirits yesterday and he says that he has been working these past few days. When asked how he was feeling, he says that he is better than before because he has been chatting to people at work and he does not want to affect them, so he will work his hardest. Many people gave him their encouragement yesterday and Deep was very thankful and touched by their support. When asked whether he had heard any particularly supportive words, he says that everyone has given him great support and he has kept all the encouraging text messages that he has received. When Deep was asked whether he was afraid that he would receive a rather chilly reception yesterday, he says he was not afraid because everyone is very good to him.
Earlier, Deep was to take part in a scene where he had to be handcuffed and Producer Wong was asked when this would be filmed. He says that they will be filming in the studio today, but Deep will not be required to be handcuffed because he will just be led away for investigations in the show. Deep did not know about this and if he had to film it, he would be willing because he is a professional artiste. As for the bad press and accidents, Wong says that this is all coincidence and this will not affect the progress of the show's filming. He adds that after Sammul's accident, he will be arranged to film some gentle scenes first with the action scenes postponed for when he recovers.
When Deep was asked whether his case would be heard on the 21st, he declined to comment on anything regarding the case because he does now know legal procedure and it is all in the hands of his lawyers. As for Deep's earlier claims of being close friends with the Chief of Security Lee Siu Kwong being followed by Lee's son Glen (TVB Actor) saying that he has only known Deep for four years, Deep was asked if he had spoken to Glen who was also at the blessing ceremony. Deep said that he had, but Glen said later he had not had a chance to speak to Deep yet. Glen also added that he had called Deep to offer his support because they have known each other for a few years and from his response, Glen felt that Deep was very strong and determined. He hopes that everyone can offer Deep their support because this has been a severe blow to him and put a lot of pressure on him.
Ron Ng indicates that he has called Sammul Chan to ask how he is and he hopes that Sammul will be okay and will get some rest. Ron had to rush to the blessing ceremony yesterday because he hopes that after this gesture, everything will go smoothly. He did not drive there though, and when asked whether this was because of his earlier speeding offence, he denies this, but says that he will be very careful when he drives, especially late at night and he will keep to the speed limits.
[Sing Pao, The Sun & Ta Kung Pao]
There have been reports that TVB have been unhappy with the false allegations made in articles by Next Magazine and therefore not allowed their artistes to take part in the "Next Healthy Stars Awards" Ceremony yesterday and true enough, the TVB contracted artistes who received awards, such as Roger Kwok, Ron Ng, Moses Chan, Bernice Liu and Melissa Ng were not present at the presentation. However, Kenix Kwok, Sammul Chan and Hawick Lau did attend as they are not signed to TVB artiste management and therefore not affected by this ban.
Sammul indicates that he has heard this rumour, but he did not receive any such instruction from TVB. When asked if he was worried that this would make TVB angry, he says boldly: "I have not done anything wrong, just going about my usual business. I have not heard about any action against the event, so we'll wait and see." Sammul was still wearing his neck brace yesterday and spoke very softly, because he was worried about affecting the injuries to his chest, joking he was like a robot. Originally he had to film a scene for "Police Cadet Brave Hearts" yesterday where he had to cry very hard, but when he tried out in rehearsals, he felt his chest was very painful, so he will be discussing this with the producer to see if he can continue.
Kenix says she is an independent agent, so whether she attends or not is nothing to do with TVB, however, she was surprised to hear the rumours. She indicates that this magazine has always taken this rather risque approach and she has met with being a target of this before, leaving her very angry. She says: "I hope that the media will report more positive news, but it must always be the truth. (Why are you still supporting this magazine's events?) I am not here to support it, just to receive my award. These are two different things, because my fans have voted for me to get this award."
Hawick only found out from the press about the TVB boycott and his first reaction was: "Bother, I didn't know. I'm off!" before laughing that he was joking. He was at the event to support a slimming companyand he did not know what was happening, so he is sure that TVB will not be so petty.
Others present at the event included Woo Fung, Lee Sze Ki, Alex Fong Lik San and Niki Chow. Roger Kwok said on the telephone yesterday: "I received a notice from the company today, telling me I did not need to attend. (Did you ask why?) I don't usually ask anyway as the company will always make arrangements for me." As for Moses and Melissa's managers, they both indicated that they had received instructions from the company but were unable to give any more information.
As for TVB external affairs assistant director Tsang Sing Ming, the response was: "We feel that the media should be helping each other out, but as they have published too many false reports lately, we have requested that our contracted artistes not to take part in their events for the time being. This is the company's decision."
I find Tavia's imagined image of Sammul being a spaceman spinning around in the car to be pretty amusing, hehe. Glad to see that Sammul is doing fine and the casts are worred for him and want him to rest
Ah yes, its nice to see Sammul up and about now though. He looks very nice at that event. Except for the neckbrace though.
Oh oh oh. Just saw ICAC2004 and Sammul was very nice to see!!! hehe, I really liked his character, an amusment to watch. His appearence really put a light touch into the serie, but he had so little screentime!! Will comment on him more