After Jacqueline Wong’s (黃心穎) cheating scandal with Andy Hui (許志安) was exposed, her work activities were immediately suspended. All her never aired series were either taken off the schedule or had to be reshot. Two of her series starred Owen Cheung (張振朗) as the male lead and had no definitive air date. “Finding Her Voice” (牛下女高音) was first rumored to be reshooting with Kaman Kong (江嘉敏) taking over Jacqueline Wong’s role. Later on, it was decided the reshoots were not going to happen, leaving the series in the “warehouse”. However, it looks like there is hope for at least one of Owen Cheung’s series with Jacqueline Wong to air.
Jacqueline Wong coming back to promote?
It’s now being reported “Finding Her Voice” will air on October 7 at 8:30 PM, during the prime time slot and getting the anniversary series glory. The producer of the series, Wong Wai Sing (黃偉聲), spoke with Oriental Daily News and was asked if Jacqueline Wong will be coming back to Hong Kong to promote the series. He said, “How can I get her? I can’t even find her. The company didn’t say anything and didn’t say she couldn’t promote the series. But I did Whatsapp her before to tell her the series will be airing. She didn’t reply back to me. In fact, the focal point of the series is not on her.” Wong Wai Sin also said he just got the notice last Friday, saying, “We just finished the promotional video, had a meeting, and only have a few weeks left, so it’s pretty rushed.
Cutting out Jacqueline Wong’s scenes
Since Jacqueline Wong won’t be present to promote the series, Wong Wai Sing was asked if this would impact the series. He candidly responds, The series is primarily about Chung King Fai (鍾景輝) finding his 7 pupils, who he hasn’t seen in over 40 years. They all recount the happy times they had when they use to sing.” When asked if Jacqueline Wong’s scenes were cut, he expressed, “Entirely not. It’s a complete 30 episode series.”
Hugo Ng (吳岱融), who plays one of the pupils says, “The most important thing is the series will air. The series is inspirational and positive. It talks about a bunch of middle aged men who are encouraged by their former teacher, played by Chung King Fai. He encourages us not to give up. Even though we are up there in age already, but we need to continue chasing our dreams, don’t give up on life, don’t be easily discouraged.”
UPDATE on September 15, 2019:
Jacqueline Wong responded back to the producer, Wong Wai Sing’s text. She said, “Thankful that the efforts of the “middle aged men”, King Sir (鍾景輝), and the other cast members weren’t wasted. Wishing everyone well!”