Returning to TVB eight years after her departure, Catherine Chau (周家怡) is said to be leading new drama Children’s Hospital <兒童醫院> alongside Kenneth Ma (馬國明) and Him Law (羅仲謙).
Graduating TVB’s artiste training class in 1998, Catherine spent a decade playing minor characters. Despite her consistent acting skills in 2006’s The Dance of Passion <火舞黃沙> and 2011’s My Sister of Colorful World <花花世界花家姐>, Catherine continued to be cast in minor roles with little room for development. After 2012’s Master of Play <心戰>, Catherine decided to leave the station to explore other professional opportunities.
Road to Stardom Without TVB
It would be through Hong Kong’s smaller television productions that Catherine was truly able to demonstrate her versatility. Catherine took on leading roles in critically-acclaimed dramas such as HKTV’s The Menu <導火新聞線>, as well as ViuTV’s Margaret & David – Green Bean <瑪嘉烈與大衛系列- 綠豆> and The Gutter <歎息橋>
Broadening her presence in the film industry, Catherine starred in Project Gutenberg <無雙> alongsideChow Yun Fat (周潤發) and Aaron Kwok (郭富城). In 2019, Catherine was nominated for Hong Kong Film Awards’ Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the movie.
Good Terms with TVB
On returning to TVB, Catherine expressed her excitement in working with former colleagues, and stated that she never held grudges against TVB for not promoting her over the years. “We all have to go through different experiences in life before we learn to reflect. I know that to a lot of people, I’ve only played small insignificant roles at TVB, but precisely because of my time spent there, I was able to put everything that I learned during that time to use. There are a lot of trivial things that might seem like difficulties at first, but in reality they serve as forces to push you forward.”
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.