Last year, TVB suffered from an exodus of talented artists to rival television stations. A batch of successors were immediately promoted by TVB. Many of these replacement actresses are former beauty pageant winners. Catapulted to stardom by the TV show, Divas in Distress <巴不得媽媽…>, Eliza Sam (岑麗香) is one that comes to mind. The luckiest of them all is 2011 Miss Hong Kong, Rebecca Zhu (朱晨麗).
Less than six months after winning the pageant, Rebecca was chosen to replace Fala Chen (陳法拉) in the heavily anticipated anniversary series, Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles <名媛望族>. Rebecca will be costarring with experienced actors, Damien Lau (劉松仁), Idy Chan (陳玉蓮), and Kenneth Ma (馬國明). It is only matter of time before she will be promoted as a leading fadan at TVB.
Rumor has it that Fala Chan decided not to star in Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles because she did not want to play second fiddle to Tavia Yeung (楊怡). Whether the rumor is true or not, Rebecca Zhu ended up with Fala’s role. Not only is Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles an anniversary series, Rebecca gets to play an crucial character who is in a love triangle with Ron Ng (吳卓羲) and Kenneth Ma (馬國明).
Rebecca plays Kwai Siu Yau, who comes from the same orphanage as Kam Muk Shui (Ron Ng). As a big brother to Rebecca in the drama, Ron also has strong feelings for her. Rebecca later becomes Kenneth Ma’s wife, and the angered Muk Shui decides to plot his revenge on the wealthy family.
Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles’ superb cast and dramatic plot about a grand family, are the main selling points of the show. The drama takes place in British Hong Kong during the 1930s, touching upon the themes of polygamy and women’s rights.
It was reported that Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles’ background, characters, and plot are quite similar to a mainland TV series that, coincidentally also stars Damien Lau. Therefore many people suspect that Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles is a knock-off of the mainland series. Damien said other than the fact that the shows take place in the same era, they are completely different.
This article is written by Lance for JayneStars.com.
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