• Though Charmaine was lucky and got heavily promoted by TVB at the beginning, I think her personality, hard work, and good work ethics got her where she is now. When she was new, I heard that she was cursed by a producer (or so) with foul language. She just took it quietly. I don't think many actresses were able to do it. I admire her personality and good tolerance. She always knew what to say at the interviews and press conferences, though some people might think she was fake. She never had problems with her colleagues. She never showed her "Big Sister" status in TVB, which was not easy. I must say that her acting had improved a lot through her hard work and dedication. When she started, her voice was commented as a chicken voice. She recited newspapers articles a lot at home to improve the articulation and volume of her voice. With her pretty look, she could have taken an easy path by marrying some rich heir and be a weathy socialite, but she didn't, Instead, she worked very hard and non-stop to achieve her career and wealth.
  • @hetieshou Sorry, it is Margie Tsang, Her Chinese name is Tsang Wah Sin.
  • @potatochip Agreed. I have never seen Kenneth Ma so happy in any of his previous relationships, i.e. with Jacqueline Wong or Margie Wong. He has found his true love now ...... Roxanne Tong. Very happy for him.
  • @orchid123 I think Ruco excels at grey characters, or at least that's what makes him most interesting. But he has also played many interesting protagonists who are righteous but have flaws. Eleventh prince, Keith from The Other Truth, Ruse of Engagement and Reality Check. Those roles were excellent. His purely good characters need humor or a bit of cheekiness like Outbound Love or All that is Bitter Sweet (he acted well, series and main actresses were bad) to be successful. In Slow Boat Home, his character was boring but still believabley good. UA and Burning Hands suffered from poor scripts and poor characterizations. I do want to see him in more antagonistic roles to break out of the TVB Best Actor typecasting rut. Succession War would have done that if it got more promotion. But that script did not go far enough to have the character be evil. I like Joel. But I always am waiting to see if the other shoe would drop and then his character will turn bad. He has this mischievous look. He is probably typecasted too, but he is best in grey characters instead of purely good ones.
  • @orchid123 Both have bad guy looks and started out playing villains. To me, Ruco looks more convincing as good guy after acting in all those villain roles compared to Joel. Never thought Joel convincing as good guy at all even in Barrack o' karma, I thought he wasnt convincing as the rather simple minded security guard. Maybe it's his very prominent hooked nose which gives him bad guy vibes even when he's acting as good guy.
  • @orchid123 His role in Brothers Keeper was kind of antagonistic, although also not truly evil. I personally find conflicting roles like these more interesting.
  • Personally I think that Joel Chan is a better actor than Ruco Chan. Ruco is only good in villainous roles, but not in others. Joel can do both.
  • Personally I think that Joel Chan is a better actor than Ruco Chan. Ruco is only good in villainous roles, but not in others.
  • Yoyo Chan always acted quite well when she was young, but she had a lazy intonation in speaking her dialogues. Now she has got rid of it, but she is a bit old vs. those young and pretty actresses in TVB. However, I still think TVB should give her a chance to move up to 1st lead roles. If Samantha Ko could do it, Yoyo Chan should be able to do it too.
  • @cutie777 Gillian's dress was her school uniform - cheung sam. A lot of Christian (especially Anglican) schools' uniforms in Hong Kong are cheung sam (a traditional Chinese dress for ladies).
  • Cecilia Cheung was the only pretty child when she was young. The others, such as Charlene Choi, Gillian Chung, Louisa Mak, did not look too different from her current looks. However, I cannot recognize some of them from their childhood photos, such as Crystal Fung, Shiga Lin, and JW. They totally looked different when they were young, without make-ups and/or plastic surgery.
  • @orchid123 she was very good in supporting but I think she got handed rubbish roles when she became lead. Not to mention the overall quality of dramas were on the decline anyway.
  • @cutie777 You know why. Ali Lee is pretty while Nancy Wu isn't (at least to me). Nancy is just decent looking, but not the pretty type. Personally, I think Ali has a good built (even on the skinny side) and she looks good in any types of outfits, esp the fashionable ones, but Nancy is really too skinny. Ali has aura and charisma to be a 1st lead actress, but she needs to improve on her acting. Nancy acts better, but she may not be good in any types of roles as a 1st lead actress. I used to like Nancy Wu's acting in the past, but she was in supporting roles. After she got promoted to act 1st lead roles, I had not found a good drama series that she did.
  • @orchid123 If it weren't for COVID-19 further rattling the HK film industry, I think Nancy may have left TVB as she was rumored to be in talks with Louis Koo's film company. Former TVB artistes who left have signed with Shaw Brothers, but the studio's web drama output has only been a few projects, or gone to work in ViuTV dramas. For its marketing muscle, TVB may be the best option for Nancy right now.
  • Nancy Wu has made a right decision to renew her contract with TVB due to the current instability of film industries in Hong Kong. Moreover, Nancy Wu is just a decent actress, and not an amazing one. Her roles are not as broad as some pretty actresses who are good in both looks and acting, and she is not young any more. Agreed that Nancy did not seem to have a memorable role after she became a 1st lead actress. She did a lot better when she was in her supporting roles.
  • For Kenneth Ma, I would say that any girl is better than Jacqueline Wong. Kenneth surely deserves someone else. Congratulations to Kenneth Ma.
  • I liked Chen Yukee in " Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Sabre" very much. She was the best artiste in that drama series, not because of her beauty, but because of her good acting. Her eyes were telling stories in every scene. Chen Yukee's acting as Zhao Min made me understand why Zhang Wuji eventually chose her as his partner/wife. I could not understand why Adam Cheung (as Zhang Wuji) chose Liza Wang (as Zhao Min) in the end of the series filmed by TVB in 1978.
  • Condolences to Felix Wong and his daughter. Leung Kit Wah, rest in peace.
  • @sehseh I have the same feeling. No guys like to have their children named after their mothers only.
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