Frankie Lam’s HKTV Drama “Hidden Faces” Features Graphic Plastic Surgery Procedures

By on July 17, 2015 in NEWS, TV Dramas

Frankie Lam’s HKTV Drama “Hidden Faces” Features Graphic Plastic Surgery Procedures

The upcoming HKTV medical drama Hidden Faces <三面形醫>, which stars Frankie Lam (林文龍), John Chiang (姜大衛), and Ai Wai (艾威), will be premiering on HKTV’s online channels on Friday, July 24. One of HKTV’s first-announced productions, the drama was produced at approximately $1 million HKD per episode.

Though the series was made in 2012, Frankie Lam said his filming experience for the drama is still very vivid in his mind. In the 18-episode series, Frankie portrays a plastic surgeon, who comes across moral challenges while caring for his patients.

“We filmed real plastic surgery procedures for the drama,” revealed Frankie. “I stood behind a real plastic surgeon and imitated his moves. The feeling of watching a real surgery left me feeling very heavy.”

In addition to featuring Frankie as a plastic surgeon, the series will also feature John Chiang as a family physician and Ai Wai as a gynecologist. To convey the procedures in the series realistically, actor Ricksen Tam (譚晴) willingly underwent a facial cosmetic treatment during filming.

Thinking back to the filming, Frankie said he still feels shocked about what he saw. “We shot at the clinic for over ten hours. Some had botox, and others really went through a complete cosmetic surgery. I watched how the surgeon cut the patient’s eyelids up close, and then saw how he stitched the wounds back up. It was very gory. The cameraman couldn’t even handle it anymore and had to leave the room, so the director took over instead. The entire process was very bloody, but also very realistic. It was seriously done. I think the audience will appreciate that.”

Would allow his wife, Kenix Kwok (郭可盈), to get plastic surgery? He laughed, “I don’t think she would do that at this age. If she wanted to, she would have done that years ago. I also never heard her say she wanted to.”

Asking if he is against it, Frankie said, “I’m very open-minded. If anything, I’ll probably tell her some of my thoughts.”

In regards to the news that HKTV have stopped producing dramas and will no longer release new drama material after September, Frankie said, “There are many unfair things in the world, but we still have to continue living. Let’s hope for a better tomorrow.”

Source: stheadline.com

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  • 6 comments to Frankie Lam’s HKTV Drama “Hidden Faces” Features Graphic Plastic Surgery Procedures

    1. mrvui says:

      that scene in the trailer with Deno Cheung freaking out about his legs was hella gross.., but still looking forward to it :))

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    2. funnlim says:

      Surely the comment on kenix is meant to be tongue in cheek? No?

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      • mike replied:

        @funnlim did she have surgery before?

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    3. bubbles23 says:

      I really look forward to this drama but I’m so scared of the gory scenes D:

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    4. llwy12 says:

      Ah, Hidden Faces — the second of HKTV’s last 4 dramas. I probably will close my eyes during the surgery scenes but overall, can’t wait to watch.

      Such a shame that HKTV wasn’t given a chance. I may not like every single series they produced, but I absolutely appreciate the truly meticulous as well as serious approach they took to the entire filming / production process. Also, it’s good to see that artists and behind-the-scenes people (scriptwriters/directors) who may not have necessarily been appreciated by TVB got their chance to shine at HKTV, gain popularity, and also more job opportunities — that’s definitely something to be happy about!

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    5. sodi says:

      The last 3 series they have are all on my watch list, all seem like potential winners in my book. Since I only watch them during dinner with the family, will have to see how gory it gets. 😀

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