Dicky Cheung’s New TVB Drama “The Learning Curve of a Warlord” Holds Costume Fitting

By on March 10, 2017 in NEWS, TV Dramas

Dicky Cheung’s New TVB Drama “The Learning Curve of a Warlord” Holds Costume Fitting

Starring Dicky Cheung (張衛健) in his first TVB drama in 21 years, The Learning Curve of a Warlord <大帥哥> held its first costume fitting press conference in Tseung Kwan O on Friday. The comedy drama, which takes place during the warlord period of China, will be part of TVB’s anniversary drama lineup. Produced by Steven Tsui (徐正康), the production period for Warlord is expected to be around six months.

The drama stars Dicky as the titular warlord. Sisley Choi (蔡思貝) is the female lead, playing a revolutionary and one of Dicky’s wives. Tony Hung (洪永城), Raymond Cho (曹永廉), Tsui Wing (徐榮), and Oscar Li (李嘉) star as Dicky’s partners in crime. Vivien Yeo (楊秀惠) and Zoie Tam (譚凱琪) play Dicky’s other wives.

“When I first received news of casting, I didn’t believe it,” said Sisley. “But now, this information has seeped in and I’m excited. I met [Dicky] for the first time a few days for our costume fitting, and it was amazing. I can’t believe it’s real. So real. I’m so happy.”

Dicky is known for his sharp and quick-witted acting, which tends to stress out his co-actors who have less experience. “That’s great,” said Sisley. “Hope I can learn some more from him. Maybe I’ll become an ‘old fire soup’ [simmered soup] after making soup with him for six months.”

Tony said, “There’s going to be pressure, but we’ll treat it as our driving force. [Dicky] is one of the kings of television. Hopefully we can learning a lot from him. Really looking forward to this collaboration.”

When the cast were introducing their roles, Tony shared that he used to dream about fighting demons alongside Dicky in 1996’s Journey to the West <西遊記>, which was also Dicky’s last TVB drama. “That’s why when I saw Dicky just now, I couldn’t help but to call him by his nickname on the show.” Dicky then turned to Tony and asked, “You were on the show?”

Tony was then teased for being bold and disrespectful for calling Dicky by his nickname. The Married but Available <我瞞結婚了> actor immediately explained, “I couldn’t help it! I felt so nostalgic and warm after seeing him!”

Source: On.cc

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

18 comments to Dicky Cheung’s New TVB Drama “The Learning Curve of a Warlord” Holds Costume Fitting

  1. Profile photo of linvin8 linvin8 says:

    The supporting cast is ridiculously weak. Cannot believe Sisley Choi got to be female lead…. come on, TVB. We’ve been waiting years (not 21 years though, I believe Duke of Mount Deer in 2000 was produced by TVB) for Dicky’s comeback and this is what we get?

    I’m sure Dicky would still be able to carry the entire drama on his own, but how annoying would it be to watch Sisley Choi????

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  2. Profile photo of 02xxmlt 02xxmlt says:

    TVB you finally got Dicky to come back and film a drama and you had to cast a female lead that’s not that experienced or well liked? Disappointed

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  3. Profile photo of m0m0 m0m0 says:

    tvb’s working to get the new generation of fadans more well known so thus.
    sisley’s still a bad choice considering some many people dislike her. i think grace or lin xia wei would have been a better choice.

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  4. Profile photo of tiffany tiffany says:

    You get Dicky to come back and you gave him that supporting cast?! smh

    Maybe the plot is amazing?

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  5. Profile photo of diana80 diana80 says:

    On first look, I thought it was Alice Chan who is in the above photo with Dicky. Why not they cast Alice Chan instead of Sisley as the female lead? Alice is a versatile actress and more compatible to be paired up with Dicky.

    Although Sisley’s acting is improving, but it is still early to cast her as the first female lead in an anniversary series. Anyway, couldn’t expect too much from TVB nowadays.

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    • Profile photo of lej12 lej12 replied:

      @diana80 You’re right, she does look kind of like Alice Chan there. And I think Alice would be a good pair with Dicky too. They were actually a pair before, in the mainland drama “The Kung Fu Master Wong Fei Hung” back in 2008.

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  6. Profile photo of llwy12 llwy12 says:

    And I thought the cast for Gallen’s drama was weak — this one is way worse! Stupid TVB casts 2 of the least liked artists at TVB (Sisley and Tony) in this series and doesn’t even bother making up for it by at least casting a few strong veterans in supporting roles! The premise also sounds lame and there is already criticism out there that Dicky’s “look” in the series is a rehash from old series and movies.

    Not only did we have to wait 21 years for Dicky to return, it’s also a given that this will be his last time ever filming for TVB (he basically said as much when he was interviewed during the contract signing ceremony last month) — so this is basically a “once in a lifetime” opportunity for TVB, plus this is supposed to be the “big 50” anniversary series, yet that’s all they are giving Dicky to work with? Oh and to add insult to injury, they are “trapping” him for 6 months of grueling filming (during which he is probably losing millions of dollars due to having to turn down other opportunities). Argh. TVB management really need to take their heads out of their behinds and do something right for a change!

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  7. Profile photo of krolxl krolxl says:

    I just can’t stand Sisley! I’m fine with anybody but Sisley.

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  8. Profile photo of june june says:

    They’re promoting the wrong people :-/
    There are actors and actresses from this generation better than Tony and Sisley. Oh well.

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    • Profile photo of jimmyszeto jimmyszeto replied:

      @june
      Maybe we have to wait for the another Miss Hong Kong participant for TVB to promote. Unlikely that after all the effort they put into promoting Grace and Sisley that their contracts will be terminated anytime soon though!

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  9. Profile photo of ricky721 ricky721 says:

    The supporting cast is ridiculous!!! Disappointed…

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  10. Profile photo of lucida lucida says:

    Omg… the female lead is not acceptable…in that case should change the drama into a comedy.

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  11. Profile photo of lucida lucida says:

    Omg..the female lead is not acceptable better change the drama into a comedy.

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  12. Profile photo of janice janice says:

    OMG I can’t believe they casted Tony to act along with Dicky. Why couldn’t they cast Wayne Lai instead? I’d have loved to have Wayne and Dicky back in a drama again.

    As for the female lead….I think Grace Wong might actually be a good choice. Grace can be funny and serious too.

    I was actually excited for his comeback drama but now with these supporting cast….I’m so disappointed!

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  13. Profile photo of funnlim funnlim says:

    Breath..breath…d-ic-ky will save the series irrespective of the cast, at least edwin is not in it. So what he got c list actress even if it took tvb two decades to get him back, breath… it wont suck. Maybe he will get her to be better.

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    • Profile photo of ricky721 ricky721 replied:

      @funnlim you have a point, praying that it will be the case… cause will need to watch the eye sores of the lead actress.

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    • Profile photo of siro112233 siro112233 replied:

      @funnlim

      Haha! Totaly agreed with you. No more Edwin please!!

      Sisley is really getting better. Watch that girl carefully. The chickenvoice is almost gone. Still.. let us watch her coming next drama: unlawfull justice.
      Then we know if she has improved.

      Tony Hung?……
      Whatever.
      Aaah wel i do like Oscar tsui wing and A-Lim..

      Zoie Tam is one of my favourite. I do think she deserve more chances. Viveon Yeo is good for 3rd or 4th female cast!

      Like is said: whatever the script is good or not. I’ll definitely will watch because my youthyears idol is in 🙂

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  14. Profile photo of cutie777 cutie777 says:

    Tvb always put Sisley or Grace for some reason is it because they’re the cheapest actress they can afford to paid them? I would rather see either Grace Wong, Mandy Wong or even Moon Lau plus I think Sisley is a little too tall for Dicky. I don’t like to see Tony acting either they should replace him with Matt Yeung or Louis Cheung or even Raymond Wong.

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