Netizens Guess Grace Chan’s Ethnic Background In “Captain of Destiny”
2013 Miss Hong Kong winner Grace Chan (陳凱琳) has unique facial features for a Chinese, leading to speculation that she is of mixed heritage. Many Hong Kong netizens even refer to her as the “Indian girl,” but such gossip never bothered Grace. She even joked about having “western looks” in a scene for her first drama as lead actress, Captain of Destiny <張保仔>, which is currently airing.
Captain of Destiny, a pirate drama that also stars Ruco Chan (陳展鵬) and Tony Hung (洪永城), is about Wong Tai-mui (Grace), a 21st century police constable from Cheung Chau who accidentally travels back in time, meeting the 19th century pirate Cheung Po Tsai (Tony) and a Qing Imperial Prince, Man-ho (Ruco). Throughout the series, Grace uncovers a bit of her own family history, eventually meeting her ancestors, the Wong’s (played by Joel Chan 陳山聰 and Mandy Wong 黃智雯).
But what captured the netizens’ interest the most was not Joel, but an executioner played by Indian actor Gill Mohinderpaul Singh, also known as Q Bobo (喬寶寶). In the series, Q Bobo’s character has a crush on Mandy, who plays a prostitute. In order to save Joel from getting executed, Mandy sleeps with Q Bobo in exchange for Joel’s life.
Netizens found this storyline humorous, exclaiming that Grace’s mysterious ethnic past is finally resolved. They creatively joked that Grace is actually a descendant of Q Bobo, which explains why the Miss Hong Kong looks mixed. A netizen even praised the scriptwriter, “Everthing makes sense now. Such brilliant writing!”
The discussion of Grace’s mixed heritage have also led netizens to notice TVB’s Pakistani news reporter Nabela Qoser (利君雅). Nabela is an alumnus of the Hong Kong Baptist University and speaks impeccable Cantonese.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.