Could “The Defected” Help Benjamin Yuen Become the Next TV King?
After winning “Most Popular Male Character” in 2016 for his role in A Fist Within Four Walls <城寨英雄>, Benjamin Yuen (袁偉豪) has been receiving more lead roles including Threesome <三個女人一個「因」>, Stealing Seconds <棟仁的時光> and Life on the Line <跳躍生命線>. With the release of The Defected <鐵探> and Benjamin’s significant role, it may be possible that TVB will push him to become this year’s TV King.
Benjamin began his career in the entertainment industry when he won Yes! Magazine’s School Grass Contest in 1997. Afterwards, he took on a few modelling gigs before entering Mr. Hong Kong 10 years later. Now at the age of 37, he has finally become TVB’s A-list celebrity. Last year, Benjamin even won the Favorite Actor Award for Malaysia/ Singapore Regions
In The Defected, Benjamin portrays a police officer who suffers from a gunshot wound. He even shed 20 pounds for the role to look emaciated on screen. Will Benjamin’s efforts be recognized by the time the TVB Anniversary Awards take place at the end of the year?
From 1997 to 2018 when the TVB Anniversary Awards were held, there were only a total of 14 actors who won the Best Actor award. Among the winners, only three dramas that were released before April received the honors. Dramas aired closer to year-end tend to be more remembered by viewers during the Anniversary Awards time. If that is the case, will the airing of The Defected in April affect Benjamin’s chances at TV King?
This article is written by Hailey for JayneStars.com.