2013 Will Be Wallace Chung’s Milestone Year

By on February 27, 2013 in TV Dramas

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Above: Wallace Chung stars as Qiao Feng in “Tian Lung Ba Bu”.

With two films and one blockbuster television drama ready for broadcast in 2013, Hong Kong actor Wallace Chung (鍾漢良) is expected to hit the next milestone of his career this year. Although the actor debuted in the industry as a TVB managed artist, it was his being a singer in Taiwan that attributed to his fame. Wallace has also been enjoying explosive fame in mainland China after portraying Emperor Kangxi in Zhang Jizhong’s (张纪中) Royal Tramp <鹿鼎记> in 2008.

In March, fans will be see Wallace in the television drama adaptation of Tong Hua’s (桐华) Best Time <最美的时光>. The drama also stars Janine Chang (张钧甯) and Smile Jia (贾乃亮).

After signing under Johnnie To’s (杜琪峯) management last year, Wallace will switch his career focus to Hong Kong, expanding his film, television, and music career in the Greater China region.

Wallace’s Fall in Love <愛神> costar, Zhang Li (张俪), exclaimed, “As long as Wallace Chung is around, the surrounding environment will be as loud as the Lunar New Year eve. So many people, so many screams!”

Wallace’s adventurous New Year will start with the mainland Chinese romance film Fall in Love starring opposite Olivia Wang (王子文) and Zhang Li, which will be released in March 2013. Despite a decade of filming experience behind his back, Wallace will debut his first marriage proposal scene in Fall in Love. The 38-year-old Wallace expressed that he never had to propose to anyone in his life, so filming the scene was quite an interesting experience for the actor.

After signing under Johnnie To’s (杜琪峯) management last year, Wallace will switch his career focus to Hong Kong, expanding his film, television, and music career in the Greater China region.

The actor’s next big project, the Johnnie To film Drug War <毒戰>, will also open in theaters next month.  Wallace will costar with Louis Koo (古天樂), Sun Honglei (孙红), Huang Yi (黄奕), Gordon Lam (林家棟), and Michelle Ye (葉璇) in the Hong Kong-China co-produced action flick.

Wallace will also star as Qiao Feng in Tian Long Ba Bu <天龙八部>, the fifth television adaptation of Jin Yong’s(金庸) wuxia novel Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils. Coming to mainland television channels this fall, Tian Long Ba Bu is adapted from the latest edition of the original novel, in which Qiao Feng’s story arc is expanded.

The comparatively underwhelming cast of Tian Long Ba Bu lowered fans’ anticipation for the remake. Nonetheless, Wallace expressed that portraying Qiao Feng is another milestone to his film career. “It’s a role I never filmed before,” said Wallace. “Filming had been laborious, but I really enjoyed my time as Qiao Feng.”

Source: Sina.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com

4 comments to 2013 Will Be Wallace Chung’s Milestone Year

  1. Kidd says:

    He still doesn’t look like Qiao Feng to me even with all the padding to make him look bulkier. Hope his acting skill will make up for it.

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  2. Charbydis says:

    Wallace actually does have a lovely muscular body when topless but he just looks non-impressive with clothes on because he does not have a wide frame.

    I just worried about the rest of the cast. They really look miscasted although looking forward to the reunion of Alyssa, Alec & Gao Yuan Yuan.

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  3. msxie says:

    Smile Jia? yet another rediculous English name following Evergreen.

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      I once had a classmate named “Happy” which I thought was cute and unique so Smile is ok.

      Glad that Wallace is getting so many roles and is doing well. I enjoyed many of his performances but may not see TLBB since I am sick of remakes and hope he can be in more series that have a fresher plot line.

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