Ruco Chan Considers 2013 His “Harvest Year”

By on June 13, 2013 in NEWS, Star Interviews

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When Ruco Chan (陳展鵬) and Michael Tse (謝天華) went to Malaysia to promote for TVB in 2011, Ruco was still fresh from his The Other Truth <真相> fame. Throughout the promotional tour, the media described Michael Tse to be an elder brother taking care of his younger brother during the trip. Flash forward to 2013, and Ruco has now become the elder brother, bringing his younger sisters – Aimee Chan (陳茵媺), Elaine Yiu (姚子羚), and Vivien Yeo (楊秀惠) – to a promotional event in Malaysia for his leading drama, Outbound Love <單戀雙城>.

“No, not an elder brother,” said the humble Ruco with a smile. “But as a man, it makes sense to take care of the women!”

Malaysia was His Milestone

“Malaysia was my milestone,” said Ruco as he recalled the many tours he took in the country. “I won my first award here, and another last year. I also find it surprising at how welcoming Malaysian fans were, and how quickly they were able to accept me. I went on many promotional tours around Hong Kong, but I have never met fans that were as passionate as those in Malaysia. It’s incomparable.”

Ruco, who has just completed the shooting of television drama Outbound Love, a joint Hong Kong and Malaysian production, was asked if he had learned a few Malaysian phrases while filming the romantic drama in Malaysia. The 36-year-old said, “My role was that of a tour guide from Malaysia, so I did have to learn a few. I’ve learned them by pinyin. They’re interesting. This is probably wrong, but I think ‘mari-mari’ means ‘come here’? ‘Nanti-nanti’ means ‘wait a minute’, and ‘mati-mati’ means ‘oh no’?”

On his best memories of Malaysia, Ruco immediately said the food. “Vivien Yeo was our tour guide. After all, she was the only one who could speak Malaysian!”

2013 A “Harvest Year”

“The last two years have been my busiest,” admitted Ruco. “I’ve been in this industry for 18 years, but I would definitely consider 2013 to be my harvest year.”

Ruco filmed a total of eight dramas since he shot to fame with The Other Truth in 2011. Out of the eight, five of them were planned for 2013 releases. So far, only Reality Check <心路GPS> and Slow Boat Home <情越海岸線> have managed to snag the earlier 2013 airtime slots.

“To be honest, I had a fear that the audience would grow tired of me. Five dramas in one year is really too much for anyone to handle, but then again, when considering how different each drama is to the other, my nerves calmed down. My character in each drama is very different, whether or not it is the character’s personality, history, or identity. I believe that I will be able to bring different sides of my acting to the audience.”

Ruco currently has three dramas that are waiting to be broadcast by TVB. Brother’s Keeper <巨輪>, an epic cross-millennial drama that also stars Louise Lee (李司棋), Edwin Siu (蕭正楠), and Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣), will be released sometime in the fourth quarter of 2013. Astro has plans to release Outbound Love in December 2013, and Ruse of Engagement <叛逃>, an action-packed crime drama costarring Ron Ng (吳卓羲), Eddie Kwan (關禮傑), and Yoyo Mung (蒙嘉慧), currently has no announced release date. However, the Amy Wong (王心慰) produced series, which was filmed in 2011, was presented at TVB’s 2013 Sales Presentation event last year.

Source: Astro Touch June 2013

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  • 18 comments to Ruco Chan Considers 2013 His “Harvest Year”

    1. Clover says:

      The ever-humble and down to earth Ruco.

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    2. Exo jern says:

      hard to imagine michael as the big brother, ruco looks more the sensible one!
      seems like he is always in the same series as either edwin or raymond wong.

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    3. pepe69 says:

      ruco is suen poon “golden bachelor”..therefore how many TVB series she acted also we all wont feel bored as i know all of us fancy seeing him nonstop

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      • pepe69 replied:

        so cute the pic of the dog with him,,no wonder he melts the hearts of all

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    4. Hannahh says:

      Love u Ruco!

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    5. RLF Lover says:

      I met Ruco when he was in Malaysia for Outbound Love and he is truly a humble and very down-to-earth person who is very comfortable to be around. I think he’s done well in 2013 so far and I think it’ll only get better for him. Can’t wait for Brother’s Keeper!

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    6. Funn Lim says:

      I don’t consider 2013 his harvest year. His has yet to come. But he did appear in a lot of series in 2013, even if some unworthy of him.

      You don’t speak Malaysian. You speak Malay, probably.

      “The 36-year-old said, “My role was that of a tour guide from Malaysia, so I did have to learn a few. I’ve learned them by pinyin. They’re interesting. This is probably wrong, but I think ‘mari-mari’ means ‘come here’? ‘Nanti-nanti’ means ‘wait a minute’, and ‘mati-mati’ means ‘oh no’?””

      Ha ha!! Cute! Mati-mati literally means “Oh no! Dead dead!!”. You know, I love Ruco. I gotta admit that. Not girl crush love but you know, respect love.

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      • jayne replied:

        Funn,
        “Not girl crush love but you know, respect love.”

        I think Ruco has that maturity onscreen and offscreen that is easy to respect. The only thing is that I wish he would loosen up a bit, as he often appears too serious in interviews.

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        • Funn Lim replied:

          Jayne,

          Like Kevin, I am ok with the seriousness. It shows he respects the occasion and takes time to consider and give an answer rather than just shoot the mouth with some standard no answer sort of answer. It shows thoughtful person who gives time to consider a proper reply. He will loosen up in time when he is used to the interviews and constant attention. But the problem then is he will have that glazed over look in his eyes, those dead eyes and he may even learn to shut himself up and not reveal anything and become inaccessible and no longer true or spontaneous. I don’t want that.

          I am betting he will be coming for the ASTRO AOD awards this year and I hope to get tickets and see him. I hope. JUst to see is he really that handsome and friendly in person. My bet is like Kevin, he will prove easy on the eyes and friendly by giving that shy smile very very often. I hope.

          Anyway, I hate those actors who appear fake friendly or fake whatever. One great example is Mark Wahlberg. Look at the way he talks and you will know what I mean. Of course not crazy friendly like Tom Cruise but if I am his fan, I won’t complain. Be like Will Smith sort of guy, or Andy Lau and guess what? All these people are rumoured to be quite strict and controlling in private! I suppose I want Ruco to cultivate an image if being approachable and appreciate his fans for his success even if it is sorta fake or put on. But at least not like some who appears friendly on screen and once out of screen, just give you that side stare not to go near him.

          What I mean is I hope he becomes Kevin who was darn serious and self conscious at first but look at him now! That man dared to turn sideways and wink at that sullen looking little girl at the opposite row!

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        • jess replied:

          Hi Funn,

          Speaking from experience, I am sure you will not be disappointed to meet him. He is definitely handsome. He is always very excited and happy to be in Malaysia. You would see his friendly and excited and maybe even his playful side (He was playing with Aimee and Elaine on stage when he was in KL to promote Outbound Love). He is also very approachable and humble. He truly appreciate his fans from the bottom of his heart.

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    7. ML Chew says:

      So far I don’t really follow TVB actors because I feel most of them are wishy-washy and worse, there is one that goes cavorting with a China doll with big boobs (you know who I mean).

      Ruco is different. He shows talent in his first major role in “The Other Truth”. I sincerely hope TVB give him more roles as he exemplifies someone with good moral standing and to set good examples for viewers. He has started late and he really deserves a chance to catch
      up.

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    8. anneyen says:

      hehe ^ ^ … i was one of the lucky fan who got to play a game with him on stage during his first visit to Malaysia in 2011 at a poolside promotion party with kenneth ma, thank you so much to ruco for choosing me =D … still can freshly remember that moment when he pointed at me to go on stage =) … i have been his fan since he was in atv “love in a miracle” … honestly, like many comments that i have read here in jaynestars, ruco is very very polite … he even shake hand a few times and say thank you so many times, in total i shake hand with him 3 times =P … also there was an elderly lady who won lucky draw and had to collect the prize from him on the glass stage that was over the swimming pool, ruco was afraid that she might slip so he followed her closely from behind to make sure she safely leave the stage.

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      • jayne replied:

        Anneyen,
        Thanks for sharing your interaction with Ruco! You’re so lucky!

        I found it sweet that Ruco singled out Malaysian fans as being very passionate towards TVB stars, which I find to be characteristic of commenters on JayneStars as well.

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    9. sel_fi_wu says:

      agree this year is ruco’s great year. brother’s keeper is the lighting ceremony series and is among the series features at shanghai movie frstival along with on call 2, triumph 2 and a few more. ruco might be taking home most favourite role award while kenneth gets tv king, will be most drserving! edwin will win best supporting!

      many people said ruco is very humble and nice unlike his peer raymond wong who’s a bit arrogant

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    10. miriamfanz says:

      Is Ruse of Engagement ever going to air??

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    11. claire says:

      More and more like this actor, he has good acting skills and looks, perfect combination 😉 Looking forwards to his series particularly Ruse of Engagement and Brother’s Keeper 🙂

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    12. Norika says:

      I started to follow TVB drama because his acting in TOT was so good, it moved me ever since.. he is sweet guy who is talented, sincere and speaks sensibly. wish Ruco will find his true love soon and becoming TV King <3

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    13. tw says:

      Ruco is really handsome in person. I am a bit greedy, I hope he can be best actor 2013. He deserves.

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