Actress, Jessica Kan (簡淑兒), who plays the village leader’s daughter, “Kei Kei” (裘娸娸), in “The Learning Curve of a Warlord” (大帥哥), has been noticeably absent from the promotional events. She was also missing from the promotional events in her other series, “Wife Interrupted” (救妻同學會). The only promoting Jessica Kan has done is on her own social media platforms. It was reported that because Jessica Kan is not one of TVB’s own, she is being blacklisted!
Jessica Kan did an interview with hk01.com, and when asked why she was missing from the promotional events, she responds, “I can’t say anything! Let’s not talk about this topic. Regarding contract issues, my company wants me to keep quiet.” When asked if her contract is up yet, she says there is still about half a year left. On whether she will renew her contract or leave, she says, “It’s still being discussed. We can only discuss contract negotiations after it’s up. I don’t know anything yet.”
With TVB blacklisting Jessica Kan from attending promotional events, it’s believed to be her management company’s ongoing lawsuit with TVB that is dragging her down. Jessica Kan’s former label mate, Chrissie Chau (周秀娜), also experienced the same treatment when she was missing from the “Deep in the Realm of Conscience” (深宮計2宮心計) promotions. A few months ago, Chrissie Chau sued her management company, GME Holdings Limited, for backpay and violating terms of their contract.
Even though she can’t divulge too much about the contractual issues, Jessica Kan says she’s not worried about it affecting her exposure to the media. She says, “Even though I don’t have any series at the moment, I still have two series that haven’t aired yet.” When asked if she is worried about this impacting her income, she says, “Not yet. I still have work when I attend functions.” On whether she will sign with TVB, she says, “I can’t say anything yet. But I like to act and film, as for singing, whatever happens, happens.”
When promoting the series on her Instagram, she didn’t forget to praise her senior, Dicky Cheung (張衛健). She says, “He is really nice to everyone. He doesn’t put on airs. Even though we don’t have much scenes together, but he takes really good care of everyone. He’ll respond to anything you ask him. He is worthy of us emulating him.”