Kenneth Ma and Charmaine Sheh to Collaborate in TVB’s New Year Drama

By on January 8, 2014 in TV Dramas

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Although Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼) was scheduled to film with Raymond Lam (林峯) in TVB’s upcoming mini-movie A Time of Love <愛情來的時候>, she will instead be paired up with Kenneth Ma (馬國明) in their very first collaborative effort.

A Time of Love is a mini-movie set to air during the Chinese New Year time slot, playing on four consecutive Sunday nights starting January 26. The film is split up into four story units, each with a specific theme: “City”, “Happiness”, “Sadness”, and “Cartoon”. TVB has reportedly poured $10 million HKD into the project, and recruited well-known actors from Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea to create a one-of-a-kind production to ring in the new year.

Charmaine will star in “City”, which takes place in Singapore. Originally, Raymond was cast to play an honest, young man who falls in love with his female boss (Charmaine). He is allegedly unhappy after discovering that he will not be paired up with any of the foreign stars, and ultimately withdrew from the project. Kenneth was quickly assigned to take his place and left for Singapore with Charmaine on January 7.

Kenneth has no hard feelings despite being a replacement, and is instead excited for the opportunity to work with top-sister Charmaine. Charmaine returns the sentiment, saying, “We have not collaborated before. I am very happy and hope that [our pairing] will give viewers a feeling of freshness”.

To stay on schedule, other TVB artists have also began filming their parts on location in different countries. Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣) is currently in South Korea working with actor Yeon Jung Hoon (延正勛) on her story unit, “Happiness”, while Kate Tsui (徐子珊) is wrapping up on “Sadness” in Malaysia along with Taiwanese actors James Wen (溫昇豪) and Chris Wang (宥勝).

Source: Ming Pao

This article is written by Katrine for JayneStars.com.

58 comments to Kenneth Ma and Charmaine Sheh to Collaborate in TVB’s New Year Drama

  1. Lolz says:

    Pff, Kenneth Ma is a better actor than Raymond Lam. So its good news. KENNETH MA<3

    Fox…., COME AT ME!!! I'm wating for u!

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    • Veejay replied:

      lolz…

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      • Looooooooooo replied:

        LF did the right thing.This series gonna be a sure flop because most viewer will go vacation during cny .ratings will only be 25 max.

        LF please concentrate movie and ditch tvb series.just owe them series like Louise koo & Stephen chow

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      • AL replied:

        Love LF…support LF

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      I like them both so it does not matter as long as the storyline and everything else is good. The cast is not everything.

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    • Fox replied:

      And or else? Congrats Ma Ming to get a role in a Txb series and what’s up? Such a big deal? LMAO~. Maybe to Ma Ming it’s a big deal.

      Maybe you can join selfiwu to write blood letter to Txb to make Ma Ming to film with Charmaine in The Apostles as well :P. I beg you.

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      • Lolz replied:

        Well, he doesn’t act like a dive at least. And what does LF think he is? Too good for TVB? Please come on. There is reason that he hasn’t won TV king award. If your talking about acting, Bosco, Damian Lau, Roger Kwok, Kevin Cheng and Wayne Lai are all better than LF in acting. It wouldn’t make sense if LF would get it before bosco. Better singer, yes. But acting, hell no!

        And if your’re talking about rigged voting and corruption, please stop… Cry me a river about corrupted TVB. How many hardcore fangirls is it in HK? Serveral thousand? And how many people are able to vote? one million? Cry me a river. U really think that majority in HK are LF fan?

        Maybe you should help me and selfiwu to write a letter to TVB. Let him have a free time with his BB. Talking about marriage and having BB with his BB? She’s born 1993! 20 years old, and u talking about marriage? LOLZ

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      • Fox replied:

        I wrote you an essay but can’t post, so I’ll in short: What’s your problem? Can’t accept that he quit this series?

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      • selfiwu replied:

        don’t bring me into you two petty arguments

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      • Lolz replied:

        My problem is that you always bashing Ma Ming. Can’t stand it, and i’m here to defend him. And when someone criticize LF you’re always crying a river and defending him.

        So let’s have this girlfight!

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      • river replied:

        haha Lolz did u jus learn that term “cry me a river” u sound like a stuoid nerd using it 3 times in the last 2 posts, grt a life u clown

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      • AL replied:

        just the reporter said LF quit this drama because of filming with local actor…but LF did not said that….maybe it is other scheduling issue…not necessary because LF choose job!

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      • Fox replied:

        @Lolz: LMAO~, now I feel poor Ma Ming to have you as fan. So you wanna have a catfight, wat’s a reason. I find it’s a bit too nonsense and ridiculous to talk with you as even with that petty reason, you can’t make sense in anything. Hence, grow up first. But if I leave you, I know you will cry a river. I’m good person so I’m helping you. However today I’m busy hence don’t cry too much, ok?

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      • raymond replied:

        @ LOLZ
        wafuk nub lolz,really forced me to reply. Sure LF is too good for TVB. At least having the highest numbers of fans in HK and mainland you edeot among the actors you had mentioned. Bosco better acting? OMG. Must be insane. Of course last year TV king award were rigged. You also know how many people are able to vote? Do you think 35 years old and above so crazily about this kind of voting and vote for Wayne Lai as confidant? Really brainless. And results are not transparent like this year. Duh!

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    • KK replied:

      ok. seriously tvb… is kenneth ma the only actor? For romance series, it is better to get younger actors and actresses to act, eg. Him Law. After all, if they want to get the younger audience to watch, they should get younger actors.

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      • KK replied:

        If they pour in so much money but get low ratings, this will be the reason why.

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      • selfiwu replied:

        get your facts first before speaking. there are 4 different tv movies for each week with different stories and leads. ma ming and charmaine is in one. other week will have other male leads and other stories.

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      • selfiwu replied:

        story 1: ma ming, charmaine
        story 2: linda chung, korean male leads
        story 3: kate tsui, taiwan male lead, malaysia male lead
        story 4: wong cho lam, aaron yan

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      • KK replied:

        All the actors are above 30 years old, except for Aaron Yan. Just googled just now.

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      • KK replied:

        “If they pour in so much money but get low ratings, this will be the reason why.”

        What I meant is no young actor and actress.

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      • AL replied:

        TVB has similar drama last year called Season of Love
        戀愛季節
        it was only 24.5 rating.
        Cast was Kenneth Ma, Myolie Wu, Kate Tsui, Ron Ng, Nancy Wu, Him Law, Vincent Wong, Toby Leung, Oscar Leung
        I only like the Fall (Autumn) story!

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  2. sorrow says:

    i want raymond, wonder why he turn down, schedule conflict??

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      Can be other reasons…

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    • selfiwu replied:

      the news said raymond is out and ma ming filled his place because:

      In the past year Raymond Lam had been focused more on his romance with his girlfriend Karena Ng. Last year because he was ill, he couldn’t take part in the Tung Wah Charity Show performance and Chin Ka Lok had to fill in for him. Recently TVB invested nearly HK$10 million on a mini movie A Time of Love and invited stars from Taiwan, Korea and Japan to collaborate with their artists. However, it was rumored Raymond was “fussing” to change roles because he didn’t get to collaborate with the other stars and just got to pair with Charmaine Sheh. TVB got upset by his “fussing” and replaced him his role with Kenneth Ma.

      http://asianfanatics.net/forum/topic/792009-raymond-lam-is-out-for-fussing-kenneth-ma-replaces-him-in-a-time-for-love/

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      • selfiwu replied:

        summary sounds like raymond think he’s too good to pair with local hk actress charmaine and demanding non local actress? 😛

        whatever it is ma ming is still a humble and professional artiste who doesn’t mind filling in a role left behind by others at the last minute

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      • UncleCuckooLF4Karena replied:

        No LF? Yay!!! Hey LF, please-please-please “fuss” more. I like it when you “fuss”. haha 🙂

        Wasn’t interested in this mini-movie A Time of Love but, now that LF will not be in it, I’m looking forward to it.

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      • Fox replied:

        http://www.jaynestars.com/news/michael-miu-prepared-private-banquet-for-jamie-chiks-birthday-party/

        Regarding news that Raymond did not want to partake in the drama because he does not want to work with local actors, Michael (Actually Jamie) said, “That’s a rumor! Raymond is very obedient. He hardly throws tantrums.”

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      • selfiwu replied:

        not impossible to be true too because one can always change after having a girlfriend especially the clingy type 😛

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      • AL replied:

        Agree with Fox

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    • Fox replied:

      He has never said that he accepted ATOL.

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    • Clementine replied:

      If the rumours are true that he turned down the role because he was not paired with foreign actors, perhaps if they paired him up with his Karena BB, he wouldnt mind so much.

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      • selfiwu replied:

        @clementine great one! maybe if the local actress is karena ng he wouldn’t mind at all! so easy to act just be themselves and can date during work 😛

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  3. selfiwu says:

    ma ming so cute and humble and was so happy to collaborate with charmaine so admire him can’t wait for this! 🙂

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  4. Bubblez says:

    New pairing, but I don’t think I am anticipating this drama.. :S

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  5. Shrimpboat says:

    Kate is in “Sadness”? Looking forward to her crying scenes!!!

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    • Jenny replied:

      Me too, I Love her crying scene too. Look at some of the photos of this story, Kate wears little makeup or no makeup I’m not sure but she looks really young and cute <3

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    • Fox replied:

      Yes, the part I look forward the most. Second one is Manga with Cholam + Arron Yan.

      Not fond of “Urban” and “Happy”, their storyline look boring.

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  6. P. Tan says:

    It’s not surprising that Kenneth is just raring to play opposite Charmaine. She’s a top notch actor and a good friend of Kevin.

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    • selfiwu replied:

      but if the rumour is true, even top notch charmaine is rejected by this one celeb from being his onscreen couple 😛

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  7. kkk says:

    No..

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  8. polypeptide says:

    Its actually for the best. Raymond and Charmaine has collaborated in many series before and now the Apostle. I can’t wait for Kenneth and Charmaine, it is a fresh pairing!

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    • Bubblez replied:

      Raymond Lam and Charmaine Sheh pairing is one of my favourite pairings despite TVB used it in many drama series. I always enjoyed watching their chemistry.

      As for Kenneth and Charmaine Sheh, it’s a fresh pairing which may have new chemistry/sparks 😛

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  9. AL says:

    maybe it is LF scheduling issue, maybe it is TVB’s planning because LF and Sheh will have another drama The Apostle 使徒行者…maybe TVB it is much to put the same couple in the same year for two drama…LF never bad mouth to other actors nor TVB…I don’t think he will turn down because of filming with local actor!

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    • UncleCuckooLF4Karena replied:

      If it weren’t for Mavis Pan, I do not doubt you may even say that LF never lie to fans and LF never be a 3rd party and snatch little girls from nephews. 🙂

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      • AL replied:

        Don’t assumed guilty until proven innocent!

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    • AL replied:

      yes…he was dating with Mavis Pan for a while but did not tell fans…so what…almost all actor/actress do not tell public about their dating life!
      I am saying that I believe he honor to his work. Maybe it is a special reason for the changes so that he is not filming this drama. It might not because he does not like to film with Sheh!

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      • GrandpaLF replied:

        Lmao, he cried when pictures posted of him and Mavis in bed. Lame his fans still defend that action. Special reason is chok fung needs to spend more time money on bb.

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      • UncleCuckooLF4Karena replied:

        Maybe they’re “fake” fans? Cuz, LF’s actions speak volumes about his character. Right after the Mavis Pan scandal then comes the little girl snatching. And, that’s “only” what we know (not counting what we don’t know).

        “Actions speak louder than words.”

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      • AL replied:

        Everyone want to find a true love. Everyone want to be loved and have a love one. LF want to date and have a girl friend. What is wrong with it! He has been working in very tire schedule for many years. It is not hard to understand that he does not want to work like a robot anymore. So, as his fans, I hope he can enjoy life and do what he want to do. Also, I wish he find his true love.

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    • UncleCuckooLF4Karena replied:

      So glad TVB finally found the courage to say “no” to this little girl snatching uncle LF (with all his “fussy” demands). LF’s agenda is exposure to draw clients to his family business. A popular comedian/host already joked/hinted “we’re not doing construction/dì chǎn.” 🙂

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    • Bubblez replied:

      I really hope Raymond Lam films 使徒行者! It looks really interesting.. :/

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  10. Hannahh says:

    oh new pairing Maming n Ah Sheh!cant wait!

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  11. AL says:

    2013-12-23~28 林峰《1圈圈 星光背後》
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9I_qc9u-L4&list=PLnjJ9u2nJYkdPuH0C9zTY36to4iHUQNwz

    For those who love LF, you can hear his voice more 🙂
    For those who hate LF, you can understand him more 🙂

    Toward more 050:00; LF has said he does not want to get the music award so fast neither, but TVB has to give to him…he has no choice…why blame him…I feel sorry for him and really love his high EQ!

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    • ALovesFung replied:

      Agree totally!
      Insightful interview!
      LF ❤️ Love FUNG!

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    • Bubblez replied:

      Thank you for sharing! Love his interview (:

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    • sandcherry replied:

      Thanks for sharing the video clip. It is very long and insightful! He is always a friendly and polite guy to me. Karena Ng is super lucky to have him as her boyfriend.

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  12. Grace says:

    Love Kenneth Ma with Charmaine Sheh
    Support Them Forever

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  13. tranthaiphuong98 says:

    Ken and Ah Sheh will make a fresh couple 🙂 looking forward to this drama. Don’t care if Ray did say this or not, still like Charray <3

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