Raymond Wong, Louisa So, Grace Chan for Upcoming TVB Period Drama “Safety Valley”

By on November 24, 2016 in NEWS, TV Dramas

Raymond Wong, Louisa So, Grace Chan for Upcoming TVB Period Drama “Safety Valley”

Grace Chan (陳凱琳) will be playing herself in the upcoming TVB period drama Safety Valley, Catch One by One <平安谷·逐個捉>, produced by Speed of Life <鐵馬戰車> creator Andy Chan (陳耀全). The drama, which takes place in post-Qing China, focuses on the topic of gender inequality as it centers on a conservative family living in a traditional Chinese village. Grace Chan plays the family’s new daughter-in-law, who was educated in the West. Raymond Wong (黃浩然) stars as her her husband, who is caught in between the cultural differences between his family and wife.

The role appears to be mirroring Grace in real life, who grew up in Canada. The 2013 Miss Hong Kong champion was teased for mixing up her Chinese idioms at Saturday’s live broadcast of the TVB Anniversary Gala, becoming the night’s golden light.

A costume press conference for the new Andy Chan drama was held yesterday, attended by the main cast. Asking Raymond if he would pay extra attention to Grace when she’s reciting her dialogue, Raymond looked like he had enough of the Grace idiom jokes, and said, “I’m more concerned about me saying the wrong lines. We also have two very annoying and talkative costars, Willie Wai (韋家雄) and Louis Yuen (阮兆祥). Willie repeated ‘fan san sui gwat’ (粉身碎骨) like a million times when we had our meeting this morning.”

Raymond introduced his role to be Lau Kong’s (劉江) son, who was raised in a traditional household but was exposed to Western values when he studied abroad in the United States. This light-hearted comedy drama will tell his story, as well as the eight other women in his life.

Safety Valley is notably Louisa So’s (蘇玉華) first TVB drama since 2015’s Lord of Shanghai <小熊>. She plays Lau Kong’s second wife, and is the family’s housekeeper. Come Home Love <愛回家> star Max Cheung (張達倫) plays her lover. Revealing that she has a kissing with Max, Louisa joked they won’t need to prepare for it, as Max already had enough practice with his wife.

Source: Oriental Daily

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

22 comments to Raymond Wong, Louisa So, Grace Chan for Upcoming TVB Period Drama “Safety Valley”

  1. tiffany says:

    Tailored role for Grace.

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  2. melia880 says:

    Safety Valley is notably Louisa So’s (蘇玉華) first TVB drama since 2015’s Lord of Shanghai .

    Hahaha I thought this typo was funny

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  3. funnlim says:

    “Grace Chan (陳凱琳) will be playing herself”

    How so? She is playing a role. I thought TVB is doing a reality show and her relationship with kevin but ends up being a role and a character. Nobody ever write Raymond Wong will be playing himself; as a Chinese living in HK.

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    • kuks replied:

      Savage! @funnlim, love it lol.

      Hope she doesn’t screw this up too. Grace Chan fails at “playing herself”.

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    • hannah replied:

      @funnlim lmao

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  4. dramadrama says:

    Great to see Raymond Wong again. Hope he is healthy, and continue to be in more series. Miss him with Ruco. Can they both be leads in new series?

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  5. bubbletea says:

    Let’s be honest here, Grace Chan cannot act. She has not made an ounce of improvement either. I am still shaking my head about how she won an award for most improved actress. I guess stranger things have happened. She is good at yapping like a windmill with her horsepower tongue though. Should she become a host like Show Lou or Harlem Yu?. Rats!!! No, her voice is too annoying. Heaven helps us all if she ever becomes delusional about becoming a singer. Her best roles is to become Kevin’s wife and mother to his children.

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    • elcmei replied:

      @bubbletea hahaha

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    • elcmei replied:

      @bubbletea yes… She better off get married and disappear from the entertainment scene we don’t want to see her anymore. TVB is blind to keep promoting incompetent artists who have no calibre and talents.

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  6. hannah says:

    omg TVB must be under Grace’s spell, she keep getting more lead roles

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    • janet72 replied:

      @hannah why is she given lead roles time and again. she cannot make it! ‘most improved actress’??? in what way has she improved? maybe her yakking. as a host, WORSE!!! her voice is high pitched and if she cannot say any proverb, zip up.

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      • hannah replied:

        @janet72 lol couldn’t agreed more

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      • elcmei replied:

        @janet72 yes soo agree! She yakky yak with her high pitch voice can’t stand her… She is far too skinny bone and dislike her acting. TVB is blind charmed by her cocky look

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      • llwy12 replied:

        @janet72 Unfortunately, as long as Sandy Yu (TVB’s current director of variety department) continues to be “in charge”, all of “her people” (i.e. her former i-Cable colleagues + TVB’s variety department artists such as all the Miss HKs) will continue to get all the opportunities and promotion — doesn’t matter whether they have talent or not (Sandy also has the added advantage of her husband Herman Ho being the head of TVB’s music department, which is why all the music-related programs are filled with former Stars Shine and The Voice people). TVB has always been about internal politics and power struggle amongst management ranks — to them, what matters at the end of the day is who holds the ‘behind-the-scenes’ power and therefore is ‘unofficially’ able to call all the shots on who gets promoted. Unless Sandy gets pulled down from her spot somehow and all her people get pulled down with her (which I doubt will happen anytime soon if at all), we will unfortunately continue to get the likes of Grace Chan showing up in everything…

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      • janet72 replied:

        @llwy12 oh no.
        just read somewhere Uncle Cheng is not leaving TVB. maybe he thinks that staying on can protect his gf.
        but as long as chatterbox doesn’t work on her voice and acting, she will never improve. i just pity the artistes who have to work with her.

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      • rainbow28 replied:

        @janet72
        Really? That’s good news if Kevin is not leaving TVB completely. I’d rather watch him more than Tony Hung, Benjamin Yuen, Matthew Ho, or even Moses Chan and others.

        Actually, besides Grace Chan, many rookies need to work on their voices and acting. For example, Moon Lau, Stephanie Ho, Jeannie Chan, Sisley Choi, etc. It really affects my moods and ruins the series to hear them talking. Omg, TVB is torturing us by shoving them in our faces, and down our throats.

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      • janet72 replied:

        @rainbow28 quite true…kevin is more ‘watchable’ than tony hung and moses chan.

        we have been tortured over and over again to see grace chan, jeannie and sisley. i rather watch veterans like lawrence ng.

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      • aiya replied:

        @janet72 I think it has more to do with the fact that Uncle Cheng’s so-called post-BBJX popularity/career in the Mainland had finally come to the expected end of ‘fan san sui gwat’ (粉身碎骨)

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    • elcmei replied:

      @hannah

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  7. llwy12 says:

    The fact that this series has Grace Chan in it is already an instant “no watch” for me, even though the rest of the cast is decent. I feel sorry for Raymond Wong having to be paired with yet another incompetent actress! Since Raymond seems to be shifting his career back to his movie roots now (his new movie Show Me Your Love — which he stars in alongside one of HK’s finest actresses Nina Paw Hee Ching — just premiered in theaters yesterday), I sincerely hope this means he will be filming less and less for TVB in the near future.

    In recent years, TVB has wasted most of the limited talent they’ve got left by putting them in less than mediocre series with poorly written scripts and badly casted co-stars who can’t act to save their lives. Until the day those idiotic execs at TVB finally decide to “wake up” and stop shoving talentless artists such as Grace Chan in our faces, I don’t see TVB’s path going anywhere but further downhill (and possibly into the grave in a few years’ time…).

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    • janet72 replied:

      @llwy12 i will definitely give any drama with grace chan a MISS. she just doesn’t have the acting capability despite given so many opportunities. for captain of destiny, if not for ruco chan, i would missed it…irritating grace chan shouting the entire drama.

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  8. ironfingers says:

    I really like Raymond Wong, he is a great actor! I just feel bad he has to pair up with Grace Chan. She is just not ready for lead!! I know Nikki Chow is not the greatest actress either, but I somehow really enjoy her onscreen and I hope that her and Raymond pairs up once again!!!

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