Ruco Chan Always Wanted to Play a Villain

By on September 11, 2015 in Hot Gossip!, NEWS

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.

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This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

22 comments to Ruco Chan Always Wanted to Play a Villain

  1. elizabeth says:

    I think Ruco might win an award for playing a villain later on in his career. He is very versatile and he was great in “Brother’s Keeper” where you watched his character slowly descend step by step. Give him the right script with lots of character development and Ruco could do wonders!

    Go Ruco!

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  2. jjwong says:

    EitS was “critically lauded”? Really? REALLY? O_o He was good in it, but the plot itself was so silly, flawed and ridiculous. The characters were so underwritten!

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  3. freedalas says:

    There is no one more deserving to win the Best Actor Award than Ruco Chan this time round. Wayne Lai was largely pedestrian in the past few dramas and Moses was pretty lame as well. Edwin Siu can’t carry a first male lead. So there is no one else.

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    • jjwong replied:

      @freedalas Though I agree that Ruco deserves a BA, but not as his role in EitS. He was good but the character was lame. I agree that Moses and Edwin are a pass. However, Wayne is the one to look out for. He has 2 series (pretty strong and in anniversary slot) coming up. I wouldn’t be too surprise if he swipe this 4th win.

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  4. funnlim says:

    He can act. Problem is the script. So far non befitting his talent that can win him awards. Closest was Reality Check. He needs to be in a huge ensemble cast series. Never casted that way. Eye in the Sky? He was good but unfortunately the script was rubbish and I don;’t think he will win at all. But his day will come.

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    • jjwong replied:

      @funnlim I AGREE! I really loved him in RC. He was sooooo good but he got nothing out of it. Sad!

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    • llwy12 replied:

      @funnlim I second the comment about Reality Check. So far, that is my favorite Ruco performance, mainly because it truly allowed him to showcase his acting talent. In fact, he was so good in that series and complemented the supporting cast so well that it was easy (for me at least) to ignore newbie Priscilla Wong’s very shaky performance.

      I also agree about Ruco’s versatility as an actor, which hopefully TVB recognizes as well, especially since being versatile at the lead actor/actress level is such a rare trait nowadays in the TV industry (unlike in the past). Currently, the most versatile actors/actresses are all in supporting roles and even that talent pool is dwindling quickly. If TVB doesn’t wake up soon and cast Ruco in a major series with a script befitting his talent, they might lose him a second time (which would be surely be a shame, especially with their lack of lead acting talent nowadays).

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  5. hetieshou says:

    Didn’t he already play a villain in Ghost Writer? Of course he was only a supporting character but he was not a good guy.

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    • jjwong replied:

      @hetieshou Yea, he has played villian roles before. He was villian-esque in Brother’s Keeper. Similar to Ghost Writer, he’s a bad guy in 3 Kingdoms RPG. But none of them are the main protagonist so they didn’t count…? *shrugs*

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    • hello replied:

      I think Ruco meant to play a villain that has a story behind it so the character can pass on messages to the audience to think of what you should/should not do, as there will be consequences.

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  6. isay says:

    He plays a villain very very well. Would like to see him in a truly villainous role.

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    • kolo replied:

      @isay a villain role for ruco is no more a challenge since he already proved his talent for that. im more interested when he get a comedy-role, one like 4th brother in good time old buddy,im curious if he can handle such roles.

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      • isay replied:

        @kolo yes I’d like to see him in comedy too but I’m pretty certain he can act goofy if he wants (eg watch some of his atv dramas ). He was silly and funny in some scenes in NGEW too. However he hasn’t acted as villain in first lead role so I’m looking forward to that too.

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      • lml1977 replied:

        @isay: Yes, I would love to see Ruco in a real comedic role. He was quite funny in some scenes in NGEW but that isn’t a true comedy. NGEW is more of a light-hearted drama than comedy. I have no doubts that Ruco will not disappoint in any role thrust upon him — be it drama, villainous, comedic. This guy is just so super talented. Anyway, I still hope TVB will recognize his talent and give him an award soon. I don’t care if it’s Best Actor or Most Favorite Actor as long as he wins. His win is way overdue…

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  7. perfexto says:

    I would vote for Kenneth Ma as Best Actor ( Rogue Emperor ), Vincent Wong as My favorite male character ( Brick Slaves), Benjamin Yuen for Best supporting actor ( The Fixer ) and last but not least Matt Yung for Most improved actor (Momentary lapse of reason).

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    • jjwong replied:

      @perfexto Eeeeeeh, it doesn’t look like Rogue Emperor is gonna air this year. IMO, Matt is better fit with BSA than Ben.

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  8. ladykriselle says:

    Ruco has a versatile look that allows him to play both heroes and villains well. He is probably even more convincing as the villain as the first role that I’ve seen him in was borderline antagonistic.

    TVB’s dramas have all been so ‘quiet’ this year, leaving so little hype about the awards. It’s hard to say who will win because no one generated enough buzz.

    Looking forward to seeing Ruco in Captain of Destiny. Seems like a big production.

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  9. perfexto says:

    @jjwong got it!

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  10. says:

    He’s got it period. TVB is lacking men and women actors. I hope he gets more and more in demand as I remember him in ATV, so underrated so it’s a relieve to see him finally get some attention after so many darn years. LOL..I like watching him in anything, good bad or evil. Bring it on…he can play them well…

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  11. funnlim says:

    Saw a promo of COD on TV. Looks very good, am hyperventilating, got kissing scenes and all AND Ruco-centric.

    YEAH!

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    • lml1977 replied:

      @funnlim: Yes, I’m so excited and so looking forward to this COD. Check out his instagram where many have tagged him posting all the COD pics. He looks so hot and so damn good !!!

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    • isay replied:

      @funnlim just hope it won’t get sidetracked by silly and unnecessary subplots but yeah all the trailers look good. I see more Ruco scenes too which is great. Action plus romance. Big budget series alright and Ruco looks hot hot hot! I can hardly wait!

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