Natalie Tong (唐詩詠) has been with TVB since 2003. She solidified her leading lady status after winning Best Actress in 2018 for the 2017 series, “My Unfair Lady” (不懂撒嬌的女人). Natalie Tong was highly promoted and given a lot of anniversary series since winning the award. However, in recent years, there were constant rumors that she would be leaving TVB. It seems like the rumors are true this time as there are reports that Natalie Tong is officially leaving TVB after her contract expires in September.
There are reports that Natalie Tong has been wanting to fulfill her dreams of performing in theatre after working with Olivia Yan from studying acting in Malaysia years ago. It’s reported Natalie Tong already had plans to work in theatre in 2020, but the plans were delayed due to the pandemic.
In response to rumors Natalie Tong leaving, TVB executive, TVB’s Entertainment News channel issued a post on September 1, saying, “”According to TVB executive, Virginia Lok’s understanding, after Natalie finishes promotional work for ‘Big White Duel 2’, she will be taking a vacation to rest. Everything will be discussed in detail with the company after her vacation is over.”
Virginia Lok followed up with a post on IG saying, “Natalie is a very cute, very bright, very lovable, and very good actor. After she’s done with the promotions for ‘Big White Duel 2’, Natalie will be on vacation to recharge. Natalie’s relationship with the company and everyone is very good. All staff members and colleagues have worked happily with her over the years…Being with the company for over 10 years, I support her in changing the collaboration method to slow down her steps and giver herself some time to relax.”