Michael Tao and Angie Cheong Reunite

Michael Tao (陶大宇) and Angie Cheong (張慧儀) reunited for a voice over project recently, rekindling an old friendship. It has been nearly 14 years since their last collaboration, ATV series Showbiz Tycoon <影城大亨>, where they portrayed a couple.

This week, Michael and Angie met up to do the Cantonese dubbing for the 2013 mainland Chinese series Heroes in Sui and Tang Dynasties <隋唐演義>, a historical fiction drama produced by Yongle Film and Television. The series is slated to air in Hong Kong at the end of the month. Michael voices Du Chun’s (杜淳) role Li Shimin, who later becomes Emperor Taizong of Tang. Angie voices Michelle Bai’s (白冰) role Xiao Meiniang, the wife of Emperor Yang of Sui. As both roles are pivotal characters in the series, Michael and Angie spent the majority of the past few weeks in the recording studio.

“I would be reading my script all day,” said Michael. “I don’t think I’d be able to handle it if I didn’t have as much breath. To take care of my voice, I would drink some honey before starting work.” However, Michael said his biggest achievement was the fact that he had quit smoking. “Now I’m not as out of breath so I have no trouble using my voice to act!”

Though the two do not share many scenes in the drama, chemistry sparked once they came together. Angie shared, “There was this one scene where I was pushed to the ground, and Michael immediately helped me out with a reaction. The results were great!”

After completing that day’s recording, Michael met up with Angie to catch up over the lost years. Angie told Michael that she has a business in mainland China and has also adopted a son. Michael said he is very proud of Angie’s accomplishments and how she survived on her own. The two took a selfie together for memories.

“Voice over work is not that difficult, and it’s fun to do occasionally,” said Angie. “Michael and I could only meet after we are done with our work for the day. We would eat meals together as a big group with our staff and catch up. We haven’t seen each other in many years. We have many things to talk about!”

Source: Oriental Daily

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

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  1. Yay another drama set during this time period. 🙂

    Didn’t even know they were such good friends.

  2. Micheal Tao is a great actor. Pity that he didn’t always get the leading roles he deserved. Hope to see more of him on screen. But he looks old from the above pic.

  3. What happened to Michael Tao anyway? It’s been years since I’ve seen him in anything.

    1. I don’t know if he still has a contract with TVB, maybe not even a one series per year contract. I think the last time I saw him was Sisters of Pearl.

    2. Agree with Tess that Michael has aged..last I heard about him was the scandal with Sonija Kwok..?

  4. This is a good drama. I don’t like the girl that coupled with Zhang Han. Not pretty and not cute either. They don’t match at all. They should have picked 周放 / Zhou Fang http://news.xinhuanet.com/ent/2013-09/03/c_125307388.htm, 涂黎曼 / Tu Li Man http://ent.sina.com.cn/v/m/2007-06-07/17081586597.shtml, Tiffany Tang, or Crystal Liu to pair up with Zhang Han. Zhang Han and Yan Kuan are the hottest lead actors in the drama. http://img1.gtimg.com/ent/pics/hv1/182/246/1243/80888987.jpg Yan Kuan and Wang Li Ke are a really cute couple http://www.hunantv.com/c/20130125/1055002198.html

    1. Yes,I really enjoyed this drama and that girl that paired with Zhang Han is ok. She was an annoying character in The Lady prime Minister. But anyways,there is more to any series than just the cast. I really enjoyed that series and hope that it will get good ratings in HK.

  5. this is strange. i’ve already seen the dubbed cantonese version earlier, and i’m pretty sure michael and angie didn’t dub those characters. why redub the thing?

  6. Good to see some news about Angie, I didn’t know that was her name…she’s always had bit parts…

    This is the girl with the glasses right? Because when I googled her name, someone else came up…

    She’s a good actress…

  7. The lady in the centre also a very good actress. She has been in so many dramas and her acting skill is very very good. Though she may never have a leading role but she should not be neglected.

    1. Never had a leading role in primary school at tvb… Doing ok these days

    2. The lady in the center is Chan On Ying. She left TVB for HKTV a while back. She is a good long-time actress. Her most memorable role was Zhu Er, opposite Tony Leung Chiu Wai in the Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre.

    3. She is always be a supporting actress. She did have a lead role back in the 80s.

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