After blockbuster drama Big White Duel <白色強人> ended on a cliffhanger note last year, TVB announced a sequel would be in the works in January. The ongoing pandemic resulted in delaying filming for Big White Duel 2 until early November, with the costume fitting finally held today. Featuring an impressive cast consisting of Roger Kwok (郭晉安), Kenneth Ma (馬國明), Moses Chan (陳豪), Nancy Wu (胡定欣), Natalie Tong (唐詩詠), and Kelly Cheung (張曦雯), Big White Duel 2 gathers together three TVB Best Actors and two Best Actresses in the anticipated sequel.
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With such a talented cast, is Roger afraid of being overshadowed? He responded that each of the characters will have equal weight in the drama, “We all have our own scenes. The split between screen times is done very well and balanced. My scenes primarily focus on medical advancements, while Moses’ scenes will primarily be in the emergency room.”
Resuming his role as a neurosurgeon who pushes for change in the medical field, Roger Kwok (郭晉安) will be met by ambitious new rival Nancy Wu. His relationship with Kelly Cheung’s character will be threatened by the entry of flirtatious doctor Moses Chan. Roger expressed, “In the drama, Moses joins our hospital to win back his ex-girlfriend Kelly. However, Kelly has already fallen for me. Everyone will have to tune in to see how it plays out.”
Nancy Makes Comeback After Two-Year Hiatus
Though Kenneth Ma (馬國明) and Natalie Tong‘s (唐詩詠) characters are reunited, they face yet another roadblock in their relationship. Nancy and Kenneth will share many scenes together, but she stressed that they do not have a romantic relationship and there are no intimate scenes, “He and Natalie are the strongest couple–they can’t be broken up! People can have many levels of relationships–it doesn’t have to be romantic in nature. This is also a unique aspect of the script.”
As it has been two years since Nancy last filmed a TVB drama, she is excited for her new role and has been paying careful attention to the briefings given by medical staff to lend authenticity to the cast’s performances. Given a close-up view of the internal workings of hospitals and the work they do made Nancy have even more respect for medical professionals.
Filming will start in Hong Kong in early November, while the last segment of filming will occur in Shenzhen in March. Though Switzerland is also preferred by the crew, this will depend on the local COVID-19 conditions.
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.