Thursday, March 13, 2008

Exclusive interview: Charmaine Sheh have no plans marrying rich and famous

Silently admits increase of fees
Wanting to become a mother 11/03/08

"The fees have increased slightly from original." TVB Dongka Fadan Charmaine Sheh who came to Changsha to promote [Glittering Days] and [Dance of Passion] neither confirm nor deny the rumours that her filming fees have reached $40, 000 per episode. Working in entertainment business for 10 years, Charmaine expressed her wish of getting married in an interview with She frankly said that she would leave acting to become a mother.

Increase of filming fees

Earlier there was a rumour of Charmaine's filming fees being increased to $40, 000 per episode and there's quite a popular demand for her in Mainland China market. Though the fees is not really that expensive compared to first line mainland actors, but it's still a forerunner among HK TV actresses. Bringing up this topic, Charmaine's respond seems to be clueless: "That good? I'm not sure about that." Charmaine insist that she doesn't know how much other artistes are earning but in regard of the amount rumoured she neither confirm nor deny: "It's true that the fees have increased slightly from original."

As one become popular, rumours increased as well. Currently leading star in TVB, Charmaine have filmed endless series. There are rumours that rival TV stations have intention of buying her over with high fees. "There's no such thing." Charmaine denied allegations of jumping ship. She frankly stated that some rumours are nonsense: "Some tabloid wrote that I went to someplace and met a high ranking executive to discuss whatever, but I've never saw these people at all." She expressed that she is satisfied with her current career in TVB: "I don't have plans to switch company at the moment."

Leaving acting for motherhood  

Entering entertainment business through Miss Hong Kong beauty pageant at the age of 22 years old, Charmaine have now matured and own a successful career. However in terms of romance, apart from her rumours with Benny Chan she have always been single. In regard of this, Charmaine admits she is full of imagination, looking forward for a day when she becomes a mother. "If one day I decided to leave acting or change my career, it must be for motherhood." When asked about her ideal marriage: "If I really have a baby, I will wait until the baby is 3 years or older to consider going back to work. I want to dedicate the time to take care of him/her."

However, all these remain as plans only. This is because Charmaine have not met the right match to get married yet. As for her future partner, she smiled: "Depends on fate. You must marry someone you really love so you cannot be rash in making decision. I do not want to divorce." Some female stars have married into rich and famous families but Charmaine doesn't envy them. "Different people will have different preference. Some like getting married to the rich and famous, while some just want to live a happy and simple life. I think I belong to the latter category, I like to have simple happiness."

Sex pictures doesn't only exist in Hong Kong

In regard of the hot topic of "sex pictures", Charmaine took a middle stance: "Both made mistake." She said: "Both sides have to bear responsibilities, but please give them some time. I hope that this incidence will fade quickly, there's just too much discussion on this issue."

Mentioning that a lot of people regard the "Sex Pictures Scandal" has hurt Hong Kong entertainment industry's image, Charmaine have her own opinion on this. "Hong Kong is not the first place with such pictures. Of course this incident is not a good thing, it does affect some people in the entertainment industry. However we should view this topic from a rational point of view. There are still a lot of other people working hard for their career. This unhappy incidence has already happened, there's no need to keep discussing about it, as people should look ahead. People are forgetful, I think after some time people will forget about this."

However, Charmaine admitted that the scandal made her understand about one thing: "Have to be more careful, girls should protect themselves."

News Translation Credits to Sehseh's Blog.

p.s Sehseh is great. Translated so many news articles in such a short time! Haha. This post script specially to thank her for all the translations and updates! Thank You Sehseh!

Ivy : I hope Charmaine could find her Mr. Right soon. Although I'll miss her if she stops acting but then well she has her own life and as her fan, if she is happy then I am happy. And on the sex scandal well people ARE forgetful. Because I am one of the Already forgotten about it. The scandal really affected some artiste especially Gillian Chung. I rarely see her in any events now. Everytime only Charlene Choi attends functions. Charmaine is right. Girls should protect themselves and also added advice from Ivy, Do Not Be Stupid!
Also Ivy is going to be busy from now. (Charmaine too because filming has started for her)Because the time where all students hate has arrived for me. EXAMS!! So updates will be moving slow from now on. Hope you guys understand!

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