Next Actresses to Anchor TVB Dramas

Kristal Tin (田蕊妮) and Nancy Wu (胡定欣) are rumored to be leaving TVB after their contracts end, leaving the station with few prominent actresses to promote. With Ali Li (李佳芯) being frozen due to her vocal political views, it’s speculated that Sisley Choi (蔡思貝), Sharon Chan (陳敏之), Mandy Wong (黃智雯), and Kelly Cheung (張曦雯) will be anchoring upcoming dramas in 2020.

Sisley Choi

Since winning first runner-up in Miss Hong Kong 2013, Sisley has been heavily promoted by TVB. Although she was given a variety of different opportunities, Sisley was often criticized for her rigid onscreen performances. Taking fans’ comments into consideration, Sisley actively tried to improve her acting. With her hard work paying off, she gained praise for her feisty character in Legal Mavericks <踩過界> and earned her first award for Most Popular Female Character. The 28-year-old actress has been a popular casting choice to portray police characters due to her tomboyish appearance.

Sisley’s upcoming dramas include Airport Security Unit <機場特警> and Line Walker 3 <使徒行者3>.

Sharon Chan

After giving birth and taking on more mature and career-driven roles, Sharon has been praised for being able to bring her characters to life. With her homewrecker character in Heart and Greed <溏心風暴3> receiving an unending amount of hate, Sharon’s performance got viewers all riled up.

Sharon’s upcoming drama in 2020 include Forensic Heroes 4 <法證先鋒IV>.

Mandy Wong

Known for her likable characters and girl-next-door image, Mandy’s performance in Threesome <三個女人一個因> came as a surprise for viewers. Playing a woman who suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder, Mandy portrayed three characters with very different personalities. Although she did receive some praises, the series’ ratings were mediocre. However, with a prominent lineup of series to air in 2020, Mandy will be a frequent face onscreen.

Mandy’s upcoming series include The Final Confession 18 Years Later <十八年後的終極告白>, The Exorcist’s Meter 2.0 <降魔的2.0>, and Line Walker 3 <使徒行者3>.

Kelly Cheung

Starting out a variety program host, Kelly was quick to be accepted by viewers due to her friendly and outgoing personality and fit physique. Given numerous opportunities in recent years, the 29-year-old actress was given a prominent role in Big White Duel <白色強人>. However, many viewers feel that Kelly still needs to strengthen her acting skills and have noticed that her face looks different than before, hinting at the possibility of plastic surgery.

Kelly’s upcoming series include The Witness <木棘証人> with Him Law (羅仲謙).

Source: Yahoo HK

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    1. @wm2017

      I agree with you 100%……. Sisley still do have any potential to lead in any series maybe 2nd lead is ok for her… for kelly i think she still a lil weak on expressing her facial movements on her roles

  1. I am 100% okay with Sharon Chan. Really hoped she had won that Best Supporting Actress award back then for TSFB3.
    Not okay with Sisley. Idk I just don’t like her presence. I don’t like Kelly either but she’s a bit more bearable. Mandy Wong is a meh for me.
    Bring Ali back!!! She’s great!

    1. @oligodendrocytes i think Sharon is fit for her role in FH4. Not a fan of Sisley’s acting either. In that drama with Dicky, his other wives were more fun to watch. Also, I feel like she had the same expression throughout the entire drama. I LOVE ALI!

      1. @luye Haha that drama was alright. I felt the ending was cringy when he leaves his bros for her. Just cuz the age gap is quite big.. And their love story was so weird

  2. Sisley Choi – Is less annoying now compared to when she first debuted, she can be better…no doubt that she has the potential eventhough I don’t really like her…

    Sharon Chan – Average…boring…

    Mandy Wong – She is quite good but I don’t know why she’s got that boring vibes in her…

    Kelly Cheung – A newcomer..acting wise still very raw.

    How come the article didn’t mentioned Katy Kung?
    She’s 29 years old, the same age as Kelly Cheung but can act 10 times better than her. She’s good in Beauty at War and I found her handle her role nicely as the leading actress in Offliners.

  3. It is a shame that Ali Lee has been frozen by TVB due to some minor personal political opinions. She is a leading actress material ……….. good look, good built (tall and slim) and above average acting.

    Sisley Choi – She has improved a lot, but does not seem to be lead actress material.

    Mandy Wong – okay in acting, but her voice is a bit too soft for some roles.

    Sharon Chan – cannot act. She has been an actress for a long long time, but her acting has always been the same. Not much improvement.

    Kelly Cheung – pretty and tall. Seems to have the potential but is lack of experience. Needs to work on her acting more.

    Katy Kung – It is true that she can act. But TVB did not seem to promote her. She is a bit short and is more supporting actress material.

    1. @orchid123
      In ‘The Man Who Kills Troubles’, except for Natalie & Vincent and some veterans, others like Kelly Cheung, Crystal Fung, Sharon Chan & Jonathan Cheung is unbearable. Why they still can survive in this line?

  4. It is more than just the actors and actresses as there is more to any series rather than just the cast. TVB is cheap on the overall quality of the production and the staff like directors, producers, scriptwriters, etc… are not so great either. Many of the good ones have left to do movies, retired, or have gone to China and elsewhere. There is not just a lack of good actors and actresses but also staff and behind the scenes crew too. Tvb is sinking ship along with the rest of HK. So sad….

  5. Wow, sad if this is the only choices…

    Sisley did well in that legal series but the future ones, she had been a bore-fest. Hope she continues o seek improvement!

    “Sharon has been praised for being able to bring her characters to life.” WtF really?? LMAO. All her chars recently are like dead on screen. She herself looks half asleep in her scenes.

    Mandy I like but god she lacks the charisma, presence, star quality about her. I can’t stand her as a lead.

    Kelly is sooooo new; I give her benefit of the doubt and hope to see her improve before getting any big role and over her head. I still can’t decide if she’s pretty or not. Lol, maybe the new PS-look, if true, will help my decision xD

    1. @jjwong Yes, very sad indeed if those are the only choices…though in a sense, I guess it’s not that much of a drop given the already low caliber of female artists at TVB over the past 15 years…looks like TVB finally reached the bottom of the barrel and are now desperately scraping the bottom of it to see if there is anything they can salvage, lol….

  6. sisley – i’ve started to like a her a lot more since legal mavericks. i thought her performance in the defected was really good. i think she is decent leading role material.
    sharon – honestly think she will stay as a supporting actress forever, been watching her for years and her acting is the same boring stuff.
    mandy – i think mandy has good acting skills but does lack some star quality. for her, i feel like the problem is the dramas she gets casted in – not her own acting.
    kelly – i use to think she was really pretty but now her face seems more plastic the more i look at it. her acting skills are also terrible and the worst in this list. i know she’s new but she’s gotten so many chances with great actors – i’d expected her to improve by now.

    btw where is katy, moon and roxanne – they’re better than half the list

    1. @emiliachan
      Among Katy, Moon and Roxanne, I would pick Roxanne for future leading actress. She could act almost right from the start. Moon is not bad, but I don’t like her much. Katy acts good, but she was given all those supporting roles and besides she does not look like leading material.

      Now Jacqueline Wong’s already-filmed dramas will all be broadcast. She seems to have been forgiven and welcome back by TVB, and may be promoted highly. As you know, Hong Kong people are “forgetful” and may accept her again. Who knows?!

      1. @orchid123 agree that roxanne will most likely be promoted to lead actress. She has the looks & can act. However, I think Katy is the best at acting between all of them, but Roxanne looks better on screen.

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