In recent years, TVB has been playing it safe and opted for tried-and-proven formulas. With the successes of medical dramas such as Healing Hands (妙手仁心) and The Hippocratic Crush <On Call 36小時>, TVB has plans to produce another medical drama. Originally, Ruco Chan (陳展鵬) and Moses Chan (陳豪) were to star as co-leads. However, because of Kenneth Ma’s (馬國明) boost in popularity after The Exorcist’s Meter (降魔的), he is now replacing Ruco and Moses as the male lead. The rumored female cast include Natalie Tong (唐詩詠) and Ali Lee (李佳芯).
When reached for comments, Kenneth said, “As of now, it is just me. I don’t know if this will change. I only heard that it’s me and possibly Natalie, but the company has not announced anything yet, so I don’t know the details. I’m not exactly sure about it. Maybe it won’t even be me.”
Although his role as the enigmatic Doctor Cheung Yat Kin (張一健) in The Hippocratic Crush was very well-received, Kenneth lost to Wayne Lai (黎耀祥) for the Best Actor Award in 2012. Perhaps a second chance at portraying a medical professional will push his career to greater heights.
Since this drama will feature the medical field, will his role be similar to that of The Hippocratic Crush? Kenneth said, “No, the plot won’t be as passionate this time. The new drama will delve deeper into the medical field and talk about things like the health care system. It’s completely different.”
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.