Sisley Choi’s Acting Resembles a Zombie in “Young Charioteers”

By on March 11, 2015 in Hot Gossip!, TV Dramas

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Above: Sammy Sum, Him Law, and Sisley Choi star in youth drama, “Young Charioteers”.

TVB idol drama Young Charioteers <衝線> averaged 23 ratings points in its first week of broadcast. Featuring Him Law (羅仲謙) and Sammy Sum (沈震軒), the cycling drama generated buzz due to its refreshing cast. However, newcomer Sisley Choi (蔡思貝) is taking the heat for her stiff acting. Netizens likened her onscreen performance to a zombie.

After competing in Miss Hong Kong 2013, Sisley’s beauty quickly led to her promotion as lead actress in Young Charioteers. Due to her easygoing personality and friendliness with male co-stars, Sisley was dubbed as a “flirting machine“.  Aside from the negative gossip, Sisley’s acting is now under fire.

Many commented on Sisley’s stiff acting, the lifeless manner in which she says her lines, and her nasal voice which makes her sound like a little girl. Some have also mocked the character’s fashion sense in Young Charioteers, remarking that if anyone were to similarly wear mini-shorts and mini-skirts to the office, she would be ripped apart by her female superiors. Nevertheless, fans loyal to Sisley defended her and spoke up for her “fresh” and “sporty” image.

In response to the criticism of Sisley’s acting and her character’s clothing choice, Young Charioteers producer Kwan Wing Chung (關永忠) said, “I think her acting can be considered above average! Of course, there is room for improvement. I don’t think it’s strange for the character to flaunt her legs in what she wears. The character is, after all, only 22! Moreover, although Sisley’s character has an office job, she is still a very junior employee so she can wear smart-casual to work. If she has to attend more formal functions, then she’ll put on business attire.”

Source: Yahoo.com.hk

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  • 76 comments to Sisley Choi’s Acting Resembles a Zombie in “Young Charioteers”

    1. Hannahh says:

      Sisley is pretty bad in the drama. Cant stand her!

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      • Mt replied:

        You guys are all complaining about Sisley, but no one mentions the dude that play Mucci. He’s getting a lot more screen time and he’s bloody horrible.

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        • Jillian Wu replied:

          Should get another actor to play MUcci…

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        • Michael replied:

          That guy got the role not because he can act. Its through connections. He is a somebody in the music industry. TVB would never have promoted someone his look, figure, and acting skill.

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        • Janet replied:

          Who said I am not complaining about that mucci? He’s so disgusting. Oh yes, that it other guy who plays Mike too…eeks! These 2 are horrible.

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        • Janet replied:

          Sorry but this drama is so disastrous….that Moon, Mucci, Mike and Hilary just pulled the whole drama down…worst thing is there is no plot as well.

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      • wang replied:

        her voice is terrible!

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    2. arc78 says:

      She is not pretty at all

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    3. Kuks says:

      “The character is, after all, only 22! Moreover, although Sisley’s character has an office job, she is still a very junior employee so she can wear smart-casual to work. If she has to attend more formal functions, then she’ll put on business attire.”

      I have a friend who manages these so called 22 year olds in office jobs in Hong Kong. They do indeed inappropriately wear mini skirts to work despite the dress code prohibiting it and her telling them time and time again that it’s not allowed.

      So I guess the character’s dress choice reflects the real life inappropriateness of young people in hk offices…

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      • Chloe Lee replied:

        Her character is a Audit Junior in a professional firm. Nobody dresses like that in a professional firm

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        • Alluka replied:

          Not really. Normally the Audit Junior wont have to go to meet the clients so they can dress a little casual at work (where there are only her/his colleague). I know professional firms allow the employees to wear jeans at work if they dont have to meet the clients. The given reason is that they want to give the employees the comfortable environment to work.

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        • Chloe Lee replied:

          I am currently working in a Big 4. I cannot speak for the smaller firms, but definitely nobody dresses like this in my firm.

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      • janet replied:

        the producer must be nuts. how can she wear this kind of attire to the office? btw, this is not smart-casual…this is TOO casual.
        anyway, to throw a newbie into such a prominent role is crazy…she can act, but small roles.

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        • Michael replied:

          Ya. She’s not that bad. Its the script calling for a young energetic girl which she fulfills methinks. Or maybe I’m just a guy and letting her off because of her the super short skirts/shorts that she barely wears.

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    4. Toby says:

      Not only Sisley is horrible, Him is monotone and Sammy is lifeless in their acting. Why does Sammy look old too.

      I surprisingly can accept Jinny Ng and Lin Xia Wei. Btw LXW is horrible in EITS

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      • Rachel replied:

        i think she’s better in EITS than YC

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        • janet replied:

          YC is terribly boring…there isn’t any character who can liven it up.
          if Sisley wants to wear such clothes to work, she can do so in her father’s company.

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      • Rachel replied:

        sisley’s voice is really high and screechy, don’t like her at all.

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      • choco-bunny replied:

        I agree with you. She is beyond horrible in EITS and is ruining it for me every time i see her face >.<

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        • Crow replied:

          LXW in EITS reminds me of Linda in Tiger Clubs , they can’t do tough girl cop roles.

          Sisley’s voice is super annoying.

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    5. joojaibao says:

      Well you’ll be seeing her in another coming drama in Cheung Bo jai starring Ruco and Tony Hung smh…I don’t even know if it’ll be good let’s see how well she does in that series

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      • lori replied:

        Uhm thats gonna be Grace Chan not Sisley Choi LOL.

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    6. Cheung Wing Hong says:

      TVB in their infinite wisdom, shot her up to quickly instead of building her as a credible actress with the viewers. This is the same shite happening with Grace Chan. It’s actually quite insulting to the fans of TVB.

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      • Mt replied:

        This has happened with most actors/actresses at TVB. Remember 90s bunch (Ada Choi, Kenix Kwok, Marianne Chan, Jessica Hsuen, Gigi Lai, Maggie Cheung, etc). They were all awful when they first started. But none of them would’ve improved if they didn’t get the opportunity to try. These series, awful as they are, is the real-life training ground for newcomers. This is probably TVB’s way of saving a few bucks, training + exposure all-in-one. Blame TVB, not the actors/actresses.

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        • Alluka replied:

          I remember when Ada first started, she was already very good at acting.

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        • vel replied:

          Heck, even Myolie Wu was good when she first started…Sisley is just bad, sorry.

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        • HeTieShou replied:

          I think Ada was ok but Myolie was pretty bad when she first started. I think Myolie is still not that great of an actress but is a lot better due to experience.

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        • 3daysale replied:

          You forgot about Charmaine Sheh. She was one of the worse newbie actress that started in tvb but she still got roles after roles. It’s been proven that after so many roles, the audience will have no choice but to accept you.

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    7. joojaibao says:

      Oooopss..my bad

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    8. bbfreak says:

      Enjoying this series. Refreshing & funny. A “youth drama” with actually good looking male leads lol (him, Sammy & Alan). I actually like Sisley in YC. Her acting still has room for improvement but she’s likable, cute, and easy to watch. Her tan looks great on her too.

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      • coralie replied:

        @bbfreak – agreed! I like Sisley and I think she can do very well if given more time and dedication. When charmaine first started out, I still remember how ppl hated her chicken voice and many said they don’t think she can act. Well, many years later, she sure showed them

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        • passingby replied:

          Yeah charmaine can act……act cute only!

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        • Lol replied:

          Actually Charmaine was not that bad to me when she started acting. Her acting was raw but I find her quite soft spoken and comfortable to watch on screen. Maybe I was the rare few who was not irritated by her voice.

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        • HeTieShou replied:

          Charmaine was bad when she started but is better now. I think it is personal perfecnce but I still do not like her acting.

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    9. anneyen says:

      enjoying this drama very much =) … love the relaxing setting and Taiwan sceneries (*^__^*)

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    10. Cynthia says:

      I’m sorry, but “flaut[ing] her legs” is NOT “smart casual” attire. Bottom line, work = appropriate career attire. And yes, she is quite annoying in this series. Above average?!?!

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    11. msxie says:

      “……..Sisley’s beauty quickly led to her promotion as lead actress ”

      That says it all about HK standards for acting.

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      • Fanna replied:

        You don’t need acting skills or experience to act in HK and “beauty” standards are low.

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        • MW replied:

          That’s because TBB is too “cheap” to pay for higher quality talent and beauty. TBB just BS and sell [email protected] Not that HK does not have talent and beauty. HKTV proved this.

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    12. Lily says:

      she looks like a giraffe in that picture. She has a pretty long neck!

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    13. jen says:

      this drama is quite fresh and i like the storyline but the people in this drama act so unnaturally. its so monotone and all of their cheerfulness annoys me more than make me happy. lol

      i don’t know why she’s a lead in this drama when there are so many other people who do so much better than her.

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    14. ron says:

      not just the acting, the drama and the storyline and quality all suck too

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    15. Eric says:

      Who the heck did the wardrobe for her honestly lol.

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    16. chin says:

      its her 1st year, shes bad but everyone starts off bad…being in a bad drama doesnt help either

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      • Susan replied:

        Grace Chan, Jeannie Chan, Moon Lau and Stephanie Ho are newcomers too but I thought their acting was good in 4girls3bars.

        Sisley should get some lessons on how to control her voice. She does sound like a kid when she talks. She is young though so she has time to get better but then people around her must give her constructive criticisms instead of protecting her too much like the producer does, saying her acting is above average?!

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    17. prettysup says:

      I dont mind Sisley’s acting in YC actually, what bothers me are those micro-mini shorts that she wears to office. Really tsk tsk..

      Rosina is quite eye catching though.

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      • rainbow replied:

        Some if her mini skirts, especially the lace or patterned styles, look like lingerie to me. This is smart casual work clothes???

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    18. freedalas says:

      TVB can write off Sisley as a potential female lead. With her leaving such a bad impression in this drama, it will take a lot to redeem herself and with her rather limited acting skills, it won’t be happening. But this drama also shows up Him Law’s weaknesses. A pretty face with good body no doubt but he is no first male lead material. Obviously he can’t carry the show. At times a weak drama can sustain interest because there is a strong male lead. But Him just couldn’t do it here.

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    19. Barley says:

      I wanted to watch Him Law & Sammy and after suffering two episodes of super-hyper-screeching-fake cheerfulness of Sisley….I gave up watching the drama.

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    20. mann says:

      these tvb shows are for people who dont think much…sleepwalk through these dramas like a zombie

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    21. tom says:

      i wouldn’t be surprised if this drama hit 19pts in ratings

      hope it does so maybe tvb will wake up and see that people are starting to stop watching this stuff and make better quality shows

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      • Janet replied:

        Agree.

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    22. Kathy says:

      It’s not the casual clothing that is bothersome, but the length. For example, some firm does allow jean (casual) but not ripped jean. Or t-shirt but not graphic tshirt. I find it unacceptable at any professional jobs to wear mini dress/short. But of course, these are “TVB” professional job they working at. Even cop chase criminal in high heel with glossy lip and fresh out of the salon hairdo!

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      • joojaibao replied:

        Agree I use to work in a firm that has a dress code Mon-Thurs Male have to wear button down shirts or suits and for Female a blouse or shirt something formal and on Friday you could wear anything you want cause its FRIDAY lol

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    23. uyum says:

      i hate this drama.. all of the actors are sucks acting..

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    24. Melody says:

      I’m not really a big fan of this drama I find it quite bland and boring.
      As for Sisley’s acting, yes it’s not great, but it’s not super bad, people need to remember this is only her second drama and she is still a ‘new’ artist.
      Every actor/actress has to start somewhere, that’s why ‘most improved actor/actress’ awards exists!

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      • Kathy replied:

        This is her 3rd drama. While I agree that every actor/actress has to start somewhere, but that somewhere shouldn’t be leading role.

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        • Toby replied:

          If Sisley has Grace’s natural skills, it’s not that bad to lead early, but Sisley acted like a 5 year old on drugs. And her wardrobe made it harder to connect with her character!

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        • Janet replied:

          Newbies and even Miss Hong Kong winners should be given a chance to develop….but not holding prominent roles or they will drag the whole drama down. Him Law in this drama is terrible unlike his girlfriend Tavia in Eye in the Sky.
          Beauty alone is insufficient…but to be able to attract viewers and be 耐看 is important.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        I think if you have the innate talent to act well,then everyone will see it early on. I remember the late actress Barbara Yung acted in Legend of the Condor Heroes as her third series but it was her hit series even until now. Therefore, if you are naturally talented,do you really need to be in many series in order for people to see your talent?

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    25. Jake says:

      It’s funny how the artist gets the blame for poor acting but really it’s the director fault, they are the ones who is directing the artist on how they should be acting

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        I was laughing reading this, no offense. I wonder, will you say the same for sayyyy Madonna?

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        • jake replied:

          I was laughing when i was typing this put its true the producer even said her acting is above average

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    26. JCE says:

      Really irritating actress… Those few girls who starred in 四个女人三个bar did a better job than her

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      • Susan replied:

        I agree. Most of the girls in 四个女人三个bar “Raising the Bar” have less experience than Sisley but did a better job than her.

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      • janet replied:

        the girls from M club are better than Sisley. at least I didn’t squirm watching them.

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    27. Funn Lim says:

      Surely she must have more emotion on her face than a zombie?? Surely?!

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    28. HeShouWu says:

      She really took a step back in this series. Hopefully we see another dimension of her character soon.

      But Jinny Ng, yummy!!

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    29. jj says:

      The look on Sammy and Him face in the pic says it all. They’re like, “ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuun, she’s a zommmmmmmm!”

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    30. janet says:

      Sammy was gorgeous and charming in LW as ‘kobe’ but here he is lifeless. Him Law is a secondary school boy with that haversack in suit…and of course that sickening Moon who screams instead of talking. HORIBBLE!!!

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    31. alx says:

      am quite enjoying the plot, but I have to skip all of sisley’s scenes because her acting is just too terrible. LXW really steals the show in this one, very impressed.

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      • ... replied:

        Give her a break, she’s a newcomer.

        Anyway, love seeing her legs. Nice!

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        • alx replied:

          sorry, just stating it as it is… I am aware that she’s a newcomer, but giving newcomers 1st lead roles is quite unusual, so I would expect a little more out of that.

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    32. janet says:

      with names like ‘moon’, ‘fighting’, ‘jedi’, ‘mucci’. producer of this drama is nuts!

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    33. ebbie says:

      Well I like her very much. I think she’s cute & very likeable. Watching the show because of her, Sammy & Him Law 🙂

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    34. Kay says:

      Wow I’m so surprised at the respond and how much people hate Sisley. It is totally opposite for me. I didn’t like Sisley at all at miss HK but she caught my attention the very first moment I saw the trailer. I had to watch it again to make sure that was her. So different!!! She is very unique in a way I wanted to watch the series just because of her. Her short hair, cute face, natural and full of emotion expressions. She’s not exactly pretty but just so natural and I thought this role totally suited her so well! It feel as though it was written just for her! I haven’t felt like this about newcomers for a LONG time. I was obsessed! I wasn’t a fan of her but I’m pretty impressed with her acting in this series. Way better than Sharmaine Sheh when she first debuted. People don’t like her voice, I think I can see she got a little high pitch sometimes but it wasn’t as bad as Elaine Yiu when she first started with Steven Ma in safe guards. Trust me Sisley’s is much much much better if you go back and watch Elaine in that series. I agree with the clothing though. But I like this drama a lot I honestly can overlook that. I hope she goes far. She’s still new and very potential I think she will be okay. Give her a chance guys!

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