“The Great Five Eunuchs” to Film in 2013
Immediately following the successful broadcast of The Confidant <大太監> last year, TVB had announced that the cast will return for a spin-off series. Raymond Cho (曹永廉) confirmed that he has already received notice that the new drama, The Great Five Eunuchs <太監五虎>, will film at the end of the year.
The Confidant marked a turnaround point in Raymond Cho’s acting career, in which he received critical praise for his portrayal of complex character, An Dehai. The 50-year-old openly admitted that three years ago, shortly after he became a father, Raymond became financially stressed and depressed, even contemplating suicide.
The Year of the Snake is off to a promising start for Raymond, who will have a guest star role in heavily anticipated medical drama, The Hippocratic Crush 2 <On Call 36小時II>. Although Raymond will be reunited with The Confidant cast in The Great Five Eunuchs, the script will feature a new story line.
While meeting with his in-laws, John Chiang (姜大偉) and Maggie Lee (李琳琳), for a Lunar New Year’s Eve meal, Raymond drove his 7-passenger car into the parking lot without checking the height of the entrance carefully. In his haste, Raymond damaged the roof of his car and scratched the top.
“My wallet is definitely hurt. The car door can be dismantled, but the roof cannot and will require the entire top to be fixed! On Wednesday, when I go to Taiwan for vacation, I will take the car for repair. It doesn’t matter how much it costs, the car must be fixed,” Raymond lamented.
Despite an early attack on his wallet in the beginning of the year, Raymond’s career is off to a promising start as he will be starring in big-budget TVB productions this year.