Ruco Chan Always Wanted to Play a Villain
Ruco Chan (陳展鵬), star of this year’s upcoming anniversary drama Captain of Destiny <張保仔>, attended TVB’s 48th TVB Anniversary Series Press Conference with costars Maggie Shiu (邵美琪), Tony Hung (洪永城), Grace Chan (陳凱琳), and more, on September 9. The actor, who is busy shooting the kung fu drama Heroes of the Walled City <城寨英雄>, only stayed for photos and left the conference when interviews began.
His performance in this year’s crime drama Eye In the Sky <天眼> was critically lauded. In addition to the yet-to-air Captain of Destiny, Ruco is touted as a hot favorite to contend for TV King. In a later phone interview, Ruco expressed that his villainous role in Eye In the Sky was a character that he has always wanted to try out. He believes that having a villain character in a story is excellent negative teaching material. He also added that as an actor, he wants to be able to continuously deliver different messages to the audience.
Ruco’s Captain of Destiny costar Tony Hung, who also worked with him in Eye In the Sky, said he supports Ruco to win Best Actor. Ruco said, “Tony and I are close. He’s worked with me the most since coming to TVB. We’ve starred in three dramas together.”
In regards to this year’s TVB awards, Ruco said, “There’s high transparency in this year’s competition. It’s great encouragement for actors.”
Captain of Destiny, a time-traveling story featuring the 19th century pirate Cheung Po Tsai, will premiere on September 21.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.