Miriam Yeung (楊千嬅) is confirmed to star in TVB’s upcoming television drama Wonder Women <多功能老婆>, produced and helmed by critically-acclaimed scriptwriter Ella Chan Po-wah (陳寶華). Wonder Women will be Miriam’s first TVB drama since 2001’s A Taste of Love <美味情緣>, 17 years ago. It is also Ella Chan’s debut as TVB producer, as well as her comeback drama with TVB. Her last TVB drama was The Comeback Clan <翻叮一族>, which aired in 2010.
The Wonder Women project was first announced in the summer of 2017, with the confirmation of Ella Chan’s return to TVB. At the time, Sheren Tang (鄧萃雯) was in talks to play the female lead. Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼) and Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣) were also considered. Miriam’s casting was not revealed until at the Wonder Women press conference today.
“I was shocked when I was told that this drama would be by [Ella Chan],” said Miriam. “We met up at a VIP room in a restaurant to talk about the project. I was actually very nervous to meet her. I remember staying up late to watch the reruns of her show Blood of Good and Evil <我本善良>.”
Miriam said she is excited to return to the small screen after a successful film career. “TV dramas is a culture that I am attached to,” she said. “I am also very happy for the opportunity to work with so many talented people.”
On how TVB and Ella Chan managed to convince her to do the show, she said, “Don’t say it that way, but it was definitely the script that caught my attention. And of course, Po-wah jeh.” Pointing out that filming dramas would mean more sleepless nights for Miriam, she said, “I still don’t sleep enough when I’m not filming dramas. I wake up at seven every morning anyways. Filming dramas isn’t that much different from filming movies or preparing for concerts.” Asking if Miriam had requested extra sleeping hours from the film crew, she said, “I’m not as young as I used to be. I’m sure the film crew is more concerned about it than me. They don’t want see that face!”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.