Netizens Name TVB’s New Four Great Leading Actors
Known for being one of the largest Chinese-language entertainment companies in the world, TVB has produced some of world’s biggest Chinese superstars. TVB “siusangs”, or leading actors, enjoy high popularity not only in Hong Kong, but also in overseas Asian communities.
However siusangs of the last decade, such as Moses Chan (陳豪), Raymond Lam (林峯), and Bosco Wong (黃宗澤), are slowly branching out to overseas markets and have been appearing less frequently in Hong Kong television, putting TVB in the need to start promoting a new generation of idols.
In a Hong Kong discussion forum, netizens came together to discuss the possible leading actors for TVB’s next generation. Calling them the new big four, netizens agreed that Ruco Chan (陳展鵬), Tony Hung (洪永城), Edwin Siu (蕭正楠), and Vincent Wong (王浩信) are capable of succeeding the throne as TVB’s next biggest idols.
Ruco Chan Is Versatile
Already seen as one of TVB’s most popular idols of the current generation, Ruco Chan broke out in the 2011 legal drama The Other Truth <真相> and has been leading in TVB dramas ever since. His popularity surged again after starring in the 2013 drama Brother’s Keeper <巨輪>, and he was crowned Singapore’s TV King for his performance in the action drama Ruse of Engagement <叛逃> the following year.
Netizens say Ruco is an extremely versatile performer, praising him to be one of TVB’s most talented actors in recent years. Whether he is playing a professional lawyer, an undercover cop, a sympathetic villain, or a righteous prince, Ruco has shown that he is able to disregard self awareness and be convincing in each role.
Tony Hung Gives Surprises
Tony Hung’s transition from being a highly acclaimed television presenter to an actor was not completely well-received. Although he gave commendable supporting performances in dramas such as Outbound Love <單戀雙城> and Rear Mirror <載得有情人>, netizens feel mixed about his performance in his first leading drama, Captain of Destiny <張保仔>.
Nonetheless, netizens praised Tony’s unique looks, and expressed that he is capable of carrying a drama on his own with his likable humorous image.
Edwin Siu Is Hardworking
Edwin Siu debuted as a popular singer in 2002, but a controversy forced him to quit and move to Beijing for an acting career. Edwin started off in smaller supporting roles when he decided to join TVB in 2008, and through the years, viewers have witnessed Edwin slowly climb his way to the top, eventually to leadings status.
Like Ruco, Edwin has also showed versatility in his acting over the years. He has done serious roles, villainous roles, and comedic roles. Netizens also praised Edwin’s voices and looks, calling him a well-rounded artiste.
Vincent Wong Is Tall and Handsome
Like Edwin, Vincent debuted as a singer but achieved unsatisfying results. He joined TVB in 2008 and caught the viewers’ attention with his performance in the 2010 crime drama Gun Metal Grey <刑警>. He became a hot topic among TV-goers when he received thirteen slaps from Damian Lau (劉松仁) in a scene for the 2012 anniversary drama Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles <名媛望族>. The drama also won Vincent his award for Most Improved Actor at the TVB Anniversary Awards.
Vincent’s first drama as lead, Brick Slaves <樓奴>, is currently the second highest-rated TVB drama of 2015. Netizens say they are looking forward to see Vincent leading in more dramas in the future.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.