4 Dec – Fala Chen is in yet another controversy at the set of "Triumph in the Skies 2", and this time for her alleged tardiness.
Asianpopnews website reported that a friend to a TVB makeup artist wrote on her Weibo, "Miss C is always late. The makeup artist had to wait for her since 5.30 am for almost two hours before she showed up for her makeup. Are you working or on a holiday? Do you know the meaning of being punctual?"
Despite only using the initial 'C', netizens were quick to speculate that the initial was referring to Fala Chen.
However, the actress was quick to respond to the speculation. In a tele-interview on her return to Hong Kong from Paris, the actress admitted, "I was only late once or twice, but only for about 15 minutes or so, and I did not impact the filming at all. There was a miscommunication between the different crew members and the problem has been resolved."
Her statement was supported by co-stars Francis Ng and Nancy Wu. They explained, "Every actor has their own makeup artist. Even when filming in Hong Kong, the actors might not show up at the same time with their makeup artists. As we were filming in a foreign country, it could have been a miscommunication issue. Sometimes the actors don't even need to have his or her makeup done that early in the morning."
Meanwhile, the friend of the makeup artist has apologised to Chen, and updated her Weibo, saying, "From now on, let's refrain from spreading hurtful things about others."