TVB’s currently airing dramas, Under the Veil <無雙譜> and Captain of Destiny <張保仔>, have been met with mediocre viewership ratings. As Grace Chan (陳凱琳) and Tony Hung‘s (洪永城) raw acting are being criticized, Raymond Wong (黃浩然) urges viewers to give both artistes more time to hone their craft.
Under the Veil tells three different folktales and employs a fantasy backdrop. Despite the use of high-end technology, the series was criticized for having poor computer effects. Surprised at the comments, Raymond rebutted, “It’s definitely better than what we had in the old days. I’ve watched it myself and even though some viewers commented on how the underwater effects could have been better – I personally think they were fine. I also like Eliza Sam’s (岑麗香) fish spirit character.”
With TVB’s Anniversary awards ceremony approaching in December, Raymond denied that he has a chance to win TV King this year. Raymond expressed support for three-time Best Actor winner, Wayne Lai (黎耀祥) and his villainous role in the upcoming period thriller, Lord of Shanghai <梟雄>.
Raymond Applauds Grace Chan’s Professionalism
In a recent interview, veteran actor Anthony Wong (黃秋生) complimented Grace on her beauty, but criticized her for her annoying habits on screen in Captain of Destiny. Instead, Raymond praised Grace’s professionalism after witnessing her work ethics on the set of Overachievers <名門暗戰>. Raymond also supported Tony Hung (洪永城), who was cast as Cheung Po Tsai after Raymond fell ill.
Urging the viewers to give the two lead artistes a little more time, Raymond hopes that everyone will extend encouraging thoughts rather than harsh criticisms. “I fell ill last year and know that Tony was supposed to go on vacation when he received the script [for Captain of Destiny]. He started filming one to two days later. He wasn’t prepared in many things yet. It’s fair to say that he needed more time. Grace is a very strong girl, so [the criticism] will only make her grow more.”
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.