Joanne Zeng gets cut from Love Buffet

GTV’s idol drama Love Buffet, starring Joanne Zeng along with Fahrenheit’s Calvin Chen and Aaron Yan, halted its production last August after the 88 Typhoon. The drama was originally set to film at the Mailin National Park but the area was severely damaged by the storm. After script changes and a six-month delay, they now plan to resume filming in March.

Love Buffet was one of the possible replacements for Down With Love after it finishes airing. However, the drama might be delayed once again as Joanne Zeng won’t be returning to the production. GTV was rumoured to be concerned about her age being too old and looking bigger on screen than her two male costars. In addition, she and Calvin Chen were photographed sharing an umbrella together last year which led to rumors that they were dating.

GTV refuted these claims and clarified that Joanne Zeng couldn’t return due to scheduling conflicts. They don’t have anyone in mind as her replacement and won’t start looking for one until script changes are completed. GTV’s current drama Down With Love saw its ratings dropped drastically after the full series was uploaded to the Internet, and pirated DVDs hit the market. The two leads, Jerry Yan and Ella, will come together for a White (Valentine's) Day promotion on March 14th.  GTV hopes this move will give the drama a much needed push.
(Joanne Zeng has always been pretty slim since her debut, could they have mistaken her for former group mate Esther Liu (on the right) from Sweety?.....)

Source: UDN, Liberty Times

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