Credit: Serena @ http://asian-gossip.blogspot.com
Source: Singtao, Mingpao
Roger Kwok Relies on His Lucky Baby to Boost Ratings to Number One
Roger Kwok will become a dad next month. Since the pregnancy, his lucky baby has immediately helped increase his earnings. Advertisers are now fighting over to be sponsors. In eight short months, Roger earned HK$7000000 “baby formula money”. The good luck rubbed off on the series “D.I.E”. The ratings for the first week were 33 points. A definite gain in fortune and fame!
At the start of the 2008 year, TVB’s primetime series ratings were suffering. The ratings for “The Gentle Crackdown 2”, “Wasabi Mon Amour”, “The Seventh Day” and now “The Master of Tai Chi”; all average less than 30 points. Roger Kwok, a new dad in a month’s time, has his “lucky star” baby looking over him. “D.I.E” became the first series in the 2008 year to average 33 points.
The high ratings makes Roger’s baby a “lucky star”. The lucky baby also brought a lot of other rewards to Roger. Since the announcement of Cindy’s pregnancy last July, there has been an endless amount of work. Roger was favored by advertisers. He filmed commercials for a Malaysian Restaurant franchise, immigration agency and umbilical cord blood storage. He also filmed a 30 episodes series “The Legend of the Eight Immortals” 《八仙全傳》. This required Roger to leave his pregnant wife in Hong Kong but he needed to earn more money so he had to soldier on. He was in mainland China for nearly three months. The couple relied on MSN and video to see each other and communication. Even though Cindy had a growing baby bump, she was able to care for herself and she took courses about nutrition. So Roger did not have to worry about his wife and focus on filming series to earn money. According to sources, including the two TVB series (“Last One Standing” 《與敵同行》 and “Cordial Heroes” 《真心英雄》), the Kwok family made HK$7000000 in eight short months. No wonder, Roger publicly announced that his son is bringing good luck.
Reporters called Roger who was filming for “Cordial Heroes” and mentioned his lucky baby. He laughed out loud and said: “Ever since we are having the baby, I got a lot more advertisements. He is very lucky. Maybe he is paving his own road.” Have you earned HK$7000000 so far? Roger’s response was candid: “Around that! Ha ha ha…”
Yesterday, Sonija Kwok was interviewed by 查小欣. When they were discussing the ratings of “D.I.E”, Sonija expressed that she was very happy when she learned about it. She couldn’t stop smiling. It was mentioned that before the series were broadcasted, “Ratings Lucky Star” Roger was asked if he was afraid that she would drag down the ratings. Are you angry? She expressed that it was useless to be angry. She had a fun time filming the series and she did her best. Now the audience is giving their judgment. Also, there shouldn’t be any problem with Roger’s help.