Ali Lee Plays a Robot in New Drama, “AI Lover”
Although winning TVB Best Actress for her performance in Who Wants a Baby? <BB来了>, Ali Lee’s (李佳芯) career hit an unexpected hurdle when she expressed her pro-democracy views last year. As the station was concerned about the Chinese market’s reaction toward its politically-outspoken artistes, Ali’s job opportunities disappeared for six months and she was dropped from four dramas. Luckily, due to the good reception of her series Death by Zero <殺手>, Ali was finally given a chance to film another project.
Confirmed to star in new TVB drama, AI Lover <智能愛（AI）人>, Ali will challenge herself as a robot. Behind the drama is producer-scriptwriter Chan Kiu Ying (陳翹英)–a former esteemed TVB script editor in the 1980s who later worked at ATV and produced the hits, Hong Kong Today <今日睇真D>, Who is the Winner <勝者為王>, and The Good Old Days <再見艷陽天>. His latest production credits include critically-acclaimed 2019 ViuTV drama, The Republic <理想國>, which explored the unanticipated problems of a technologically-controlled society. Exploring the theme of robots and human love in AI Lover, Chan Kiu Ying expressed his excitement on having Ali on board and is confident that she will be able to bring this role to life.
Cast in the drama are Billy Luk (陸永) in his first lead role, and also Crystal Fung (馮盈盈). Working with Ali again, Crystal said, “Even though I haven’t finished reading the script yet, I know the three of us will be romantically involved, and we will have many scenes with each other. I’m really thankful for this opportunity and I look forward to filming–especially after working with Ali in Big White Duel <白色強人>, I’m so happy that we’re collaborating again!”
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.