On November 4, the cast of biographical-fiction drama, The Confidant <大太監>, gathered together at the Sky100, an indoor observatory deck on the International Commerce Centre, the tallest building in Hong Kong.
Last Thursday, The Confidant held its red carpet premiere at The Grand Cinema in Kowloon, in which the cast, the crew, the press, and over one hundred fans were invited for an exclusive first glimpse at the first two episodes of the drama. The Confidant is the first TVB drama to receive the red carpet treatment.
TVB also rolled out the red carpet for the Sky100 promotion on Sunday. “Empress Dowager “Cixi” Michelle Yim (米雪), “Li Lianying” Wayne Lai (黎耀祥), and “Empress Dowager Ci’an” Maggie Shiu (邵美琪) appeared dressed in their costumes while walking the red carpet together. Oscar Leung (梁烈唯) and his younger counterpart, 10-year-old Pako Au (區珀豪), followed along dressed as Emperor Tongzhi.
Other main cast members, including Edwin Siu (蕭正楠), Nancy Wu (胡定欣), Aimee Chan (陳茵媺), Raymond Cho (曹永廉), Power Chan (陳國邦), Cheung Kwok Keung (張國強), Tsui Wing (徐榮), and producer Marco Law (羅永賢) were also in attendance.
Michelle Yim to Guest Star in “Triumph in the Skies 2”
Michelle revealed that after she completes all of her promotional activities for The Confidant, she will fly to London and Paris to film a few episodes for the upcoming grand production, Triumph in the Skies 2 <衝上雲霄II>. However, Michelle did not reveal details regarding her guest role in the drama.
The TVB Anniversary Awards are drawing nearer, and Michelle was asked if she would support her longtime collaborator and good friend, Damian Lau (劉松仁), who is currently starring in Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles <名媛望族>. Michelle smiled, “I have been watching his drama, and he is excellent in it! Both Wayne and Damian are great actors, but of course, I will support The Confidant first!”
Michelle also laughed over the rumors regarding Damian’s recent alleged extramarital affair with a woman in her thirties. “I know Damian well. The rumors are not true. He is a good man.”
Maggie Shiu: “Couples Should Have Separate Finances”
Maggie Shiu’s ex-boyfriend, Ekin Cheng (鄭伊健), openly spoke about his relationships in the TVB talk show, Telling Maria <最佳男主角>. At the promotional event for The Confidant, Maggie refused to comment on questions regarding Ekin. When reporters mentioned that Ekin and girlfriend Yoyo Mung (蒙嘉慧) had to undergo pre-marriage therapy because they had disagreements on their financial arrangements, Maggie simply said, “I have nothing to comment on other people’s matters.”
Asked if Maggie believed that a couple should have their own separate bank accounts, Maggie expressed, “They should. Women should be able to protect themselves…. Actually, this is not and should not even be a gender issue. We should all protect ourselves, and [financial matters] should be kept straight-forward and clear.”
The Confidant is set to premiere two episodes on November 5, 2012 on TVB Jade and HD Jade!
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.
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