20 Aug – Sharon Chan has recently dismissed rumours that she has been removed from the new drama, "Flying Tiger 3" due to her political stance.
As reported on Mingpao, earlier it was rumoured that Sharon had been forced to leave the project after a debatable photo she shared in November 2019 of two children in what seemed to be Hong Kong protester gears sparked speculations that she was expressing support for the movement.
She had since been replaced by Alice Chan, who will work opposite Eddie Cheung in the said series.
When asked about it recently, Sharon explained that she was not removed, but withdrew from the project herself due to COVID-19.
Said Sharon, she was concerned over the rising cases of the coronavirus in Hong Kong and did not want to jeopardise her son's health through risking her own by working outside. As for allegations that she supported the Hong Kong independence movement, the actress stated that she will not respond to it.
Sharon's explanation was also echoed by TVB Executive Virginia Lok, who stated that the actress had mentioned her said concern prior to filming the series, and that the company has accepted her withdrawal.
(Photo Source: Sharon Chan Instagram)