Saturday, December 29, 2007

Hacken Lee Interviews Stephen Chan!

[credit:, Translated by Emma Lam]

28 December 2007

Hacken Lee (李克勤) welcomed his guest, TVB General Manager Stephen Chan (陳志雲) to film the interview section of his HD Music Special programme today and in the style of Stephen's hospitality when he interviews his guests, Hacken presented Stephen with a thoughtful gift. Hacken had arranged for a special award to be made for Stephen, in the shape of his initial "S" and engraved with "Most Popular Programme Host" on it.

After receiving his gift, Stephen revealed that on the night of the Jade Solid Gold Music Awards, he will be on leave and could be on his way to the Antarctic. He laughed that he was not going away intentionally to avoid Hacken. Asked if he would be especially generous with his answers during his interview with "TVB Godson" Hacken, Stephen laughed that Hacken is TVB's godson and not his own and pointed out that he is also just an employee of the company. Asked if the company would be awarding Hacken with the two highest male singer awards this year in exchange for this show, Stephen said that the voting has not yet started and the result will reflect the will of the viewers.

There were reports that Eason Chan (陳奕迅) lost his temper during filming of an episode of Jade Solid Gold <勁歌金曲>, leading to TVB's displeasure and their decision not to give him any awards. Stephen pointed out that this is not related and after investigation, he has learned that Eason did not throw a tantrum and he only wanted to get the job done right.

As for whether his cherished staff member Patrick Tang (鄧健泓) stood to bag an award, Stephen said that he felt that Patrick has one particularly good song, but it is down to the marketplace to decide if he is ready for an award yet.

Hacken admitted that he will be plugging himself during the interview and will take the opportunity to ask Stephen whether or not he will be attending his forthcoming concert. However, Stephen asked him in reply why he had not invited him to be a guest on the show. He said that this will be a very risky interview because he has to balance the questions between being too boring and being disrespectful. However, he has had many suggestions for questions for Stephen from many of his inquisitive friends.

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