The Rivalry between Bernice Liu and Linda Chung
The Counter- Attack?
Although the audience didnt give her a chance, TVB sure did. In 2006, Linda was given the role that win many hearts with her cute image as Ding Ding in the hit series, Forensic Heroes. Linda gained many new fans and neutralized some of the hatred but it wasn’t until 2007’s hit series did Linda truly shoot back up. Her character Seung Joi Sum became well known by the audience. Everyone watched her pitiful story in the triangle relationship where she was betrayed by her best friend. They watched as Seung Joi Sum grow up into the lawyer who fought the difficult battle for the Tong Family against the foolish Wong Sau Kam. Lastly, they watched the cute and sad moments between her and Dut Dut Dei.
Linda Chung was one of the five finalists in 2007’s TVB Anniversary for Best Female Actress. She had obtained female actress quality before Bernice (who hasn’t been in the final five for best actress yet). Although Linda didn’t win, but she had gained the hearts of many people. In the year 2008, she became part of the grand productions of TVB and even took part in movies. She was close to being the winner of the best newcomer but lost to Kate instead. Linda also became known for her singing and entered the music industry. Her debut album is soon to be released and is taking part in a concert in August. Not only did Linda shoot higher in acting but as well in singing.
After Bernice left Virtues of Harmony, she became quite successful in other series and everyone rooted for her in 2005 for her role in Into Thin Air/ Love Bond. Sadly she lost out to Nikki Chow. Her fame began to slowly descend though because many began to criticize her acting in series such as Devil’s Disciple and the Brink of Law. She was levered back up for while in 2007 for her role in Steps. She was a hot favorite for most improved actress but people felt Kate deserved it more. Of course, not receiving an award isn’t a big deal but it is a guarantee to better series. Bernice continued on with Wasabi Mon Amour but that didn’t turn out so great. Her other series were warehoused and now she has been seen acting as cameos in Best Selling Secrets and When A Dog Loves a Cat. Her next role is in Ren Jia which will hopefully leverage her back up. She is still doing fine though because she is a #1 choice for advertisements and she still has more fans.
Both actress were linked into this seesaw from the time they acted in Virtues of Harmony. One replaced the other but the other had marked its spot. Like a seesaw, when one goes down the other goes up.
Who would you root for?
The original princess that just doesn't get enough chances? Or the poor Seung Joi Sum who suffered from the princess' fame and has just recently climbed up her opportunities?