To improve the viewership ratings for the summer, TVB will be launching producer Nelson Cheung’s (張乾文) new drama, A Change of Heart <好心作怪>, starring Michael Miu (苗僑偉), Bosco Wong (黃宗澤), Joey Meng (萬綺雯), Niki Chow (周麗淇), Mandy Wong (黃智雯), and Vincent Wong (王浩信).
The storyline centers around Michael, who plays Fong Chi Lik (Power), a ruthless businessman with coronary heart disease and eventually undergoes a heart transplant surgery that will ultimately change his life. Bosco initially plays Yiu Yut San, a doctor who dies in an accident and is the one who gives Power the heart. Because of this surgery, Michael turns into a good man with a caring attitude, and entangles himself in a love triangle between Yut San’s fiancée, Yuen Siu Gut (Niki Chow) and his own wife, Tang Sin Hang (Joey Meng).
On the other hand, Yut San’s twin brother, Yiu Yuet San (Bosco Wong) returns to Hong Kong to prepare for his brother’s funeral and also falls in love with Siu Gut. Wanting to repay Yut San’s good deed, Power lends a helping hand to his twin brother, who soon becomes highly successful in the business field. Bosco’s character will also have a relationship storyline with Ha Shiga (Mandy Wong). The plot thickens when Yuet San finds out that his twin brother’s death was not an accident and further investigates to uncover the truth.
180-Degree Changes in Roles
Aside from Power’s change after the heart transplant, the majority of the cast members will be playing roles that are different from what they’re used to. Joey Meng’s last drama was the popular comedy, Inbound Troubles <老表, 你好嘢!>, where she was a kind social worker. In A Change of Heart, she plays the scheming wife of Power, who appears to be regular socialite but actually uses merciless tactics to get her way. Her relationship with Power eventually falls out because Sin Hang dislikes Power’s change into a kinder man.
Mandy Wong transforms herself into a party girl for her new role as a Public Relations associate who doubles as a prostitute. Usually, Mandy’s roles are quite reserved, but this time she revealed she had to visit bars in real life to gather research and get into character.
On the flip side, Vincent Wong who is used to acting in princely roles, takes on the challenge of playing a shabby-looking cardiologist, Tang Sin Wo. Sin Wo is also Sin Hang’s stepbrother, but contrary to his sister’s heartless personality, Sin Wo is a happy-go-lucky guy who loves to daydream and has a wild imagination.
Other supporting cast members include, JJ Jia (賈曉晨), Benjamin Yuen (袁偉豪), Elaine Yiu (姚子羚), and Benz Hui (許紹雄). Often getting roles that give her a bad image, JJ plays the innocent and easy-going wife of calculating lawyer, Ting Jun Ping (Benjamin Yuen). Lastly, Elaine will be portraying Yip Wing Sze, the rude and spoiled daughter of Yip Sai Gau (Benz Hui). Due to having been raised in a single-parent household, Wing Sze is used to getting her ways and often throws a tantrum when things go wrong. Her love-hate relationship with Sin Wo will create a comedic atmosphere.
Nelson Cheung’s Take on the Series
A Change of Heart uses the idea of a heart transplant to lay down the basis for the plot. Due to the literal case of changing hearts, Michael’s character experiences a changing attitude towards life and the people around him. Nelson revealed that each episode would contain a special message that will hopefully reach the hearts of the audience. Nelson added, “Michael’s change doesn’t happen overnight; it slowly progresses throughout the series, beginning with the way he views society. The series will show the gradual and amplified changes in his heart from evil to good.”
A Change of Heart will be aired on TVB Jade on June 3.
Source: TVB Zone #831 via ihktv.com
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