Thursday, August 7, 2008

Benny Chan Still Waiting For Charmaine

6 August 2008
Emma Lam

i-Cable's Entertainment News Channel featured Benny Chan (陳浩民) as the latest guest on their chat show programme this week, where he was quizzed by host Michael Wai (衛志豪) over a game of pool.

Having earned himself a bit of a playboy image over the years after numerous reports of his romantic conquests, Benny strongly denied that this was a true reflection of his personality.

"I just have a lot of friends." He said. "Mostly female friends. Those who know me will know that I am not a wild party-goer. I don't even go to Lan Kwai Fong very much."

During the interview, he also made some frank admissions to his love affairs and said openly that he is currently single and he is not particularly looking for love either. He said that there was one romance that he thought would end up with marriage, but it turned out to be another failure, he naturally lost all sense of security about his relationships.

Bearing a pessimistic view on love, Benny said that relationships are different from work and it is not an experience that you can necessarily learn from. "When you do not cherish it, then you do not learn to regret it."

When Michael asked him if his high-profile relationship with Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼) was one that could be rescued, Benny replied that he was still waiting. He added that he did not admit to the relationship in the past because this was part of the respect they held for each other.

With the outlook on his love life not looking fruitful, Benny said he is resting his hopes on his career. After leaving TVB, he has found plenty of work in the mainland and admitted that he has made a lot of money from heading northwards. He also firmly believes the adage: "A fish will not fatten until it reaches another pool."

Benny holds a very realistic philosophy about life in showbiz. "The performance industry is always changing, you can become famous overnight and then you can disappear overnight. Because of this, then as an actor, you have to prepare for the future before the audience forgets you."

For Benny, working hard in the mainland is all with the wish that one day, he will become known as "Big Brother" Benny.

News translation credits to

Ivy : Went to Batgwa and saw this headline. My first reaction was...What!?Benny again??? I have never liked the Benny<--->Charmaine relationship. But then, what matters most is who Charmaine likes. Still hope Charmaine finds her prince charming soon! Benny or no Benny... If Charmaine is happy then I am happy for her and will continue to support her!

On the Beijing Olympics, TVB with colaboration with HK Disneyland will be broadcasting an Olympic Special programme. The opening performance will be by Joey Yung, Raymond Lam, Edwin Siu, Bernice Liu and Linda Chung. Joey Yung will not be going to the Beijing Opening tomorrow because she will be participating in this instead....Anyway, hopefully TVB Olympic Channel will be broadcasting this event as Astro provides the TVB Olympic Channel...hehe.

Big Day is finally here! Hehe. Don't miss the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony tomorrow 08-08-2008 ; 08:08pm. Hehe. Very auspicious date and time eh...Hehe.
**UPDATED 8th August
Joey will be attending the Opening Ceremony!! Schedule changed. She will be performing with Nicholas Tse etc.

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