9 Oct – Julian Cheung made a ruckus recently through his Weibo post, complaining about the inefficiency of his "Triumph in the Skies 2" crew.
According to Popular Asians website, on 7 October, the actor updated his Weibo blog and grumbled about the production assistant crew, stating, "I strongly urge the "Triumph in the Skies 2" production assistant crew to find better job opportunities elsewhere! Acting may be an entertainment career, but in truth, it is also a job that requires effort and needs to be handled seriously.
With your sloppy schedules and confusing arrangements, you don't even know what you're doing. Not only is this disrespectful to the actors, it is also disrespectful to the audience! You guys are bringing down the television industry to ruins! The downfall of Hong Kong television dramas will be all on you guys!"
His angry post attracted over 2,000 comments and over 3,000 re-posts by fans and received various feedbacks. Some were supportive while others criticised him for his unprofessional remarks.
However, two hours later, the calmer Cheung wrote, "I suddenly realised that I am the one who should say sorry. I should not carry such high expectations. I did not take your abilities into account. I am sorry!"
The media reported that the annoyance stemmed from a mismanaged schedule, when the production assistant crew of "Triumph in the Skies 2" accidentally switched up the actors' schedules with the lighting technicians' schedules – causing the actors to arrive earlier than scheduled and had to wait for the next two hours while the lighting crews set up the scene.
Meanwhile, upon hearing about the disgruntlement, "Triumph in the Skies 2" producer, Joe Chan publicly apologised to the cast, stating, "TVB has a hired a lot of new production assistants recently and their lack of experience caused them to handle the situation poorly. This is indeed the fault of the PA. He should take full responsibility."
Earlier in September, Cheung's co-star Francis Ng also experienced a miscommunication from the drama crew, resulting in the actor having to drive for an hour to find the exact filming location.