Currently airing in Hong Kong and Malaysia, period drama Storm in a Cocoon <守業者> has been earning favorable reviews from the general audience. With average ratings of 26 points, Storm in a Cocoon is on its track to be the second highest-rated drama for the first half of 2014.
Storm in a Cocoon, which takes place during the Republican Era of China, stars Steven Ma (馬浚偉) and Tavia Yeung (楊怡) who come together to solve a family murder that subsequently uncovers the dark secrets of a large country-side silk business. Throughout the series, Steven’s Ka Yeung and Tavia’s Bing Bing learn that they will have to untangle more webs before they can get closer to the truth.
Steven Ma’s Comeback
Storm in a Cocoon is Steven’s comeback TVB drama. Portraying a military doctor and the younger brother of the murdered victim, Steven said that it was the script’s suspenseful story that prompted him to accept his role. “The production and script is very thoughtful. It is no longer just a simple story about family members fighting for power, but it also includes elements of detective fiction. With so many storylines, it helps the drama become fuller and more enticing and suspenseful. This is my second Republican-era drama with TVB, and it’s also my first time portraying a detective! It gives something refreshing for the audience to see!”
In the series, Steven’s Ka Yeung teams up with Tavia’s Bing Bing – a factory worker who has a strong traditional Chinese medicine background – to investigate the death of his sister through forensic evidence. “[My] role Poon Ka Yeung is quite the detective,” said Steven. “The reason why he is able to solve cases is because of his circumstances: the experiences he’s gained at youth as a medical student helps him with his investigations. During his time as a military doctor he has seen countless incidents of betrayal and hurt. Growing hopeless of human nature, he even starts to suspect his own family members. He investigates under the precondition that everyone has a chance of being the murderer. His years as a military doctor helped him to become a fearless soldier.”
Akina Hong on Filming Love Scenes
Akina Hong portrays Steven’s elder sister Poon Hau Yee, head of the family silk business who was murdered in the beginning of the series. In a patriarchal society it is rare for a woman to hold such strong power within a family, and in order to protect herself, Hau Yee must change into a fierce and formidable woman. Making many enemies along the way, Hau Yee’s strong nature and aggressive personality eventually leads to her murder. The list of possible subjects is endless – her former friend, her lover, her brother, and even her own father.
Speaking of her lover, Akina said, “No matter how fierce the woman is, she becomes naïve when it comes to love. Hau Yee is not destined for love – her husband does not love her, even her lover [Stephen Wong] is using her.”
Akina added that though her love line with Stephen Wong’s character was brief, the scenes they filmed together were memorable and bold. “We had many intimate scenes and they are very intricate and intense. They made our ears turn red! After shooting them, we had to avoid each other for a while!”
Source: TVB Zone via kuangaitvb.com
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.