TVB’s upcoming television drama about Hong Kong’s Customs and Excise Department, temporarily titled The Gatekeepers <把關者們>, has officially started filming. It stars Benjamin Yuen (袁偉豪), Mandy Wong (黃智雯), Carlos Chan (陳家樂), and Venus Wong (王敏奕) as members of the police force serving in the C&ED, a Hong Kong government agency responsible for the prevention of smuggling and trafficking.
The Gatekeepers will be Ben and Mandy’s first collaboration as a married couple, despite it being their tenth collaboration overall. “We don’t have many intimate scenes,” said Ben. “We play an old couple—partners who have dated for many years and then finally married.”
“Our intimate scene is [Ben] washing my hair and helping me take a bath!” said Mandy with a laugh. “This drama is going for a very realistic approach of relationships in general.”
“We do share a lot of bed scenes,” Ben clarified. “Don’t worry. None of them are action-packed,” he joked. He also revealed that their relationship would hit a rough patch, sharing, “We eventually go through a miscarriage.”
Carlos and Venus play members of the drug bureau under C&ED. “I guess you can say this is my first ‘costume’ drama,” said Carlos. “I’ve had experiencing playing a disciplinary force member before, but I didn’t have to wear uniforms then.”
Playing a probationary inspector, Carlos chuckled at the thought of his upcoming action scenes. “I’m a bit concerned. I’ll have a lot of uphill chase and water sequences. In a few days I’m going to film a scene in the rain, and I’ll be jumping in the water. I don’t know how I’m going to tape down my hot packs.”
Venus, who plays Carlos’ supervisor, is still getting used to her uniform look. Venus described her character as “mean and strict”. She joked, “My roles as of late are all pretty mean. When will I get the chance to play myself?”
The Gatekeepers also star Moon Lau (劉佩玥), Real Ting (丁子朗), Tiffany Lau (劉穎鏇), Danny Hung (孔德賢), Yoyo Chen (陳自瑤), and C Kwan (Ｃ君).
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.