The fifth installment of the popular crime scene investigation franchise, Forensic Heroes V <法證先鋒V>, is airing to lukewarm reception. Despite the popularity of the first two installments, the subsequent follow-ups were criticized for their robotic scripts and lack of character development. Hoping to bring back to the success of its predecessors, Forensic Heroes V invited Bosco Wong (黃宗澤) to star in the lead role.
Viewers were excited to see Bosco return to the small screen and were looking forward to his romantic storyline with Venus Wong (王敏奕). Despite the addition of Benjamin Yuen (袁偉豪), Sisley Choi (蔡思貝), and Tony Hung (洪永城), the drama failed to match the success of the first two series.
Despite their romantic arc, Bosco and Venus do not get together until the very last episode and did not have any intimate scenes. On their collaboration, Bosco humorously joked that filming the series was similar to being sent on a world-class mission to protect his “sister-in-law,” as Venus is married to TVB General Manager, Eric Tsang’s (曾志偉) son, Derek Tsang (曾國祥). Venus deflected and said, “That has nothing to do with it. [Bosco] plays hard to get in the series.”
As this is their second collaboration, Bosco praised Venus for her acting improvement. Compared to when they were filming for Flying Tiger <飛虎之潛行極戰>, Venus is more calm and put together. Venus responded, “I am someone who gets nervous easily, especially when filming opposite experienced actors. I watched Bosco’s drama, Aqua Heroes <戀愛自由式>, when I was in high school!”
Recalling one of the more difficult scenes, Bosco shared that he had to act in front of a green screen for an underwater scene. “Wearing a wire and trying to pretend to swim is quite difficult. The scene came out quite good though and realistic. However, it definitely took a toll on my hips. Fortunately, I’m fine.”
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This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.