Currently on air at a golden time spot, the originally planned 180-episode TVB sitcom, Come Home Love <愛·回家>, has increased to 300 episodes due to its success. Oceane Zhu (朱璇), who makes cameo appearances as the ex-girlfriend of Lai Lok Yi’s (黎諾懿) character, was promoted to star in a lead role. Allegedly, this was because Queenie Chu (朱慧敏) upset the cast members during filming with her many opinions and desires to teach the others how to act. Her screen time has been cut down and offered to Oceane instead.
Regarding her promotion, Oceane said, “Earlier, I was offered a cameo role as Lai Lok Yi’s ex-girlfriend. In the drama, we met in the lawyer’s firm while dealing with divorce. Maybe the producer thinks our characters are well received by the audience, and thus decided to add me in again. I think the plot will focus on our relationship.”
Was Queenie’s screen time cut down? “I don’t think so. Her scenes usually take place in the lawyer’s firm, so my scenes don’t really have much to do with hers. I don’t think her scenes will be affected.” Oceane replied.
Right now, Oceane’s prime goal is to work on her speech. “The producer mentioned that my Cantonese is lacking, but I already tried my best to learn the dialect. It’s just that there are so many other things associated with acting, such as my emotions, so it’s hard to take everything into account at once.”
Oceane further expressed that she is lucky to have Ram Chiang (蔣志光) act as her Cantonese teacher. With his help, she has been improving vastly. “Ram is a very nice person. Ever since we collaborated in A Great Way to Care 2 <仁心解碼II>, he has been teaching me how to read Cantonese over the telephone. He also sent me the pronunciations of certain words through WhatsApp.”
According to Lai Lok Yi, Oceane is a very cute girl. Although her Cantonese is not the best, she is very hardworking and willing to accept different advice. “It is comfortable working with her.” He said. As for Queenie Chu, Lai Lok Yi revealed that they will continue to act as business rivals onscreen.
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