“Prominent Family” Costume Fitting
Damian Lau (劉松仁), Idy Chan (陳玉蓮), Tavia Yeung (楊怡), Kenneth Ma (馬國明), Ron Ng (吳卓羲), and Rebecca Zhu (朱晨麗 ) attended the costume fitting for new TVB series, Prominent Family <名媛望族> . In the series, Idy will portray Damien’s second wife while Tavia will portray his fourth wife. As Damien’s wife, will Tavia have to sit on his thigh? Tavia laughed and said that Damien will sit on her thigh instead!
Asked whether Tavia was disappointed that she did not win the TV Queen title at the 2011 Astro On Demand Awards in Malaysia earlier, Tavia said that she was not disappointed. Tavia was happy for Myolie Wu (胡杏兒) in winning the title. However, Tavia did not forget to support herself in the upcoming TVB Anniversary Awards.
Disappearing from the public eye for a lengthy amount of time since, Idy Chan noted that she has not collaborated with Damien Lau since 2008’s Catch Me Now <原來愛上賊>. Idy revealed that it was due to the producer and Damien’s involvement in the project that she decided to accept the role. Asked whether her acting may have become stiff due to absence from the screen, Idy laughed and said that was not the case, although the amount of time required to put on her make-up took longer! Regarding Andy Lau’s (劉德華) wife’s pregnancy, Idy noted that she was unaware of the news and will have to call him for confirmation.
Since Idy was working in mainland China earlier, Idy did not realize that Andy Lau (劉德華) won the Best Actor and Deanie Ip (葉德嫻) won the Best Actress Award at the 2011 Golden Horse Awards. Idy indicated that she only knew Deanie had won the Best Actress Award at the 68th Annual Venice Film Festival earlier.
Due to Fala Chen (陳法拉) suffering from facial paralysis and taking a 1-month leave of absence from TVB, 2011 Miss Hong Kong winner, Rebecca Zhu, replaced Fala in Prominent Family. Complimenting Fala for her beauty, Rebecca hoped that Fala will recover soon. Rebecca noted that she did not mind being the second actress to be considered for the role and felt honored to be given the performance opportunity.
In Prominent Family, Rebecca will be involved in a love triangle with Ron Ng and Kenneth Ma. Ron Ng noted that he will guide newcomer, Rebecca Zhu, during filming. When the reporter asked Ron whether he will be as “hospitable” as Benny Chan (陳浩民), Ron noted there was no need to do so, as the director will also be guiding Rebecca during filming.
Prominent Family is produced by Chong Wai Kin (莊偉建). Other cast members include Elena Kong (江美儀), Sire Ma (馬賽), Vincent Wong (王浩信), Sek Sau (石修), Mary Hon (韓馬利), JJ Jia (賈曉晨), Stephen Huynh (黃長興), Bai Yan (白茵), Sammy Shum (沈震軒), Charmaine Li (李思欣), Savio Tsang (曾偉權), Ben Wong (黃智賢), and Lau Kong (劉江).
Compiled from On.cc
Jayne: A big, star-studded cast for Prominent Family! Allegedly, Liza Wang’s Yesterday’s Glitter <京华春梦> served as inspiration for Prominent Family, which means a lot of family feuding, jealousy among wives, and decline of family fortune? Perhaps Damien will even suffer a massive heart attack (during intense family arguments), leading to dramatic death scene? I hope TVB does not resort to old plot devices!