On 23rd January, Samantha Ko (高海寧) and Chris Lai (黎諾懿) participated in TVB live broadcast. Asking if she forgo Best Actress in a Leading Role award in exchange for working opportunity in Mainland China, Samantha said: “Am I that silly? Of course not. My current contract is still valid and I will be filming new drama soon. Hence, all are fake news.”
When mentioned about making cameo appearance in Chinese series, Nothing But Thirty (三十而已) increasing her income, Samantha admitted to it and said: “We must remain humble and it is not easy to earn a living.” Subsequently, Chris pointed her value rose within several months: “Heard that your Chinese fans called you “Sister Ling” and you renew contract in exchange for an award. It is my first time to hear it since working in TVB for 17 years.” Samantha then reminded him that his show, Happy Dinner Together (今晚請客) won an award and Chris said: “Thus, it is unnecessary to renew contract in order to get an award. They will give it to me if they like me. I might get shares in return during contract renewal.”
Stating that Eric Tsang (曾志偉) was invited to join TVB as senior management, both hoped their salaries will increase and the company will add in cash rewards in the programme.