Ruco Chan, Tony Hung Promote “Captain of Destiny” in Shanghai

By on June 9, 2015 in NEWS, TV Dramas

Ruco Chan, Tony Hung Promote “Captain of Destiny” in Shanghai

The 21st Shanghai International Television Festival was held on June 9. Hong Kong artistes including Ruco Chan (陳展鵬), Tony Hung (洪永城), Grace Chan (陳凱琳), Kent Tong (湯鎮業), Wayne Lai (黎耀祥), Bosco Wong (黃宗澤),  Eliza Sam (岑麗香), and Katy Kung (龔嘉欣) attended the festival to promote their TVB dramas, as well as productions helmed by TVB’s new joint venture, TVBC.

TVB promoted nine of its new drama productions at the event, including Captain of Destiny <張保仔>, Lord of Shanghai <梟雄>, Under the Veil <無雙譜>, Rogue Emperor <流氓皇帝>, With or Without You <東坡家事>, Blue Veins<殭>, Brother’s Keeper 2 <巨輪>, Limelight Years <華麗轉身>, and Wudang Rules <潮拜武當>, which is currently airing in Hong Kong.

Tony Hung Astounded by Shanghai International Television Festival

Captain of Destiny, a drama about the Cantonese pirate Cheung Po Tsai, features many large-scale naval battles. Starring Ruco Chan, Tony Hung, and Grace Chan, the drama employs extensive CGI to make the naval battles convincing. The drama completed its filming last January, and has been in post-production ever since.

Attending such a grand television festival for the first time, Tony Hung was excited to promote Captain of Destiny in Shanghai. Tony said, “All the happy and difficult moments during filming came back to me. Seeing Grace Chan and Ruco Chan in their costumes today, we couldn’t resist talking about our interesting filming experiences. We hope that our drama will successfully air in October.”

Other Dramas

Lord of ShanghaiUnder the Veil, and Captain of Destiny are some of TVB’s most expensive productions in recent years; Lord of Shanghai, an epic series about a triad family in 1930’s Shanghai, stars Anthony Wong (黃秋生), Kent Tong, and Wayne Lai.

Under the Veil, which also stars Wayne Lai, is a large-scale historical fantasy series with unrelated story arcs. The drama’s stars—which includes Bosco Wong, Eliza Sam, and Katy Kung, had to portray a plethora of different characters throughout the series, adding more challenges to their performances.

TVBC, a new joint venture established by TVB, CMC, and SMG to target the Mainland China market, also announced that it will be responsible for managing the Mainland activities for its Hong Kong artistes.

Sources: Sina.com; On.cc

This article is written Addy for JayneStars.com.

18 comments to Ruco Chan, Tony Hung Promote “Captain of Destiny” in Shanghai

  1. funnlim says:

    There is a cuter picture I saw in Instagram. Same as above but different pose.

    Anyway I am really looking forward to Captain Of Destiny, in part because of Ruco who looks handsome (and rarely ever for any man) in Qing hairstyle and for the evolution of Grace Chan. I hope it doesn’t disappoint but I am preparing myself for the god awful special effects and CGI and the story will be… well typical but hoping the acting will trump the bad points.

    #RucoSoHotChan
    #CaptainOfDestiny

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    • lml1977 replied:

      @funnlim: I will be watching COD only because of Ruco. Loved his great acting and looks of course. Agree wholeheartedly that rarely any man looks so handsome in Qing hairstyle & costume. Before he shaved his head, I was really dreading how it’s gonna turn out (loved his thick hair). But he loves good even when he’s bald and with that pigtail. OMG…this guy can do no wrong. I’m so obsessed with him 🙂

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      • lml1977 replied:

        I meant he looks (not love) good even when he’s bald and with that pigtail…

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      • groundhog replied:

        @lml1977 Same here, will watch COD only for Ruco. He is the only one I have ever come across who looks really handsome even in Qing style and costume. He is also very very handsome and cool in another role as a thief in this drama.

        One thing that I feel uncomfortable is that why Ruco is so prominent in the poster of BK2 misleading me that he will be the main actor despite that he will only appear in 3 episodes? TBB owes audience/potential purchaser of the drama an explanation. Personally, I will not watch BK2 live, but may “consider” wataching his “cut” parts later.

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      • lml1977 replied:

        @groundhog: How do you know that he will only appear in 3 episodes of BK2? I only know he is a guest star in BK2…
        I think TVB is using him as publicity gimmick because he’s the biggest name in this BK2 production. All the others are not as popular as him in overseas markets. He is undoubtedly the hottest male lead in TVB right now.
        And I will only watch BK2 for those espisodes where he will appear. Other than that, won’t watch BK2 at all.

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  2. arc78 says:

    Of the dramas, I’m looking forward to Lord of Shanghai & With or Without You.

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  3. rucolove says:

    Ruco has not been offered a single role other than guest appearance in BK2 for 3 episodes. This means that he will not be seen in 2016 and definitely no chance for nomination inTVB award. Is this TVB’s way of freezing his career? I just wonder why he is not liked by the senior management staff.

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    • lml1977 replied:

      @rucolove: Maybe TVB feels that he has been over-exposed for the last few years? Candy (who used to manage Raymond Lam) is now his manager and this shows that TVB wants to promote him…isn’t it? TVB is aware of his popularity outside HK, so I’m pretty sure he will not be sidelined. And yes, seems like he isn’t filming much after COD so means there will be no drama featuring Ruco in 2016 (other than guest appearance in BK2). I’m confident there will be new dramas for Ruco coming…TVB is known to work their top artists to the bone. So I’m sure his talent will not be wasted.

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      • groundhog replied:

        @lml1977 Over-exposed for the last few years? Definitely this is not the case. After The Other Truth, TBB has cooled down his popularity such that in the coming year 2012, he is the main lead in one drama :-

        2012: No Good Either Way / Three Kingdoms RPG (not the main lead, may call 3rd actor, only appear in several episodes)

        2013: Reality Check (main lead, but small production) / Slow Boat Home (two main leads, but Raymond Wong has more screen time) / Brother’s Keeper (two main leads, but Edwin has more screen time such that Edwin has claimed that “Shun” should be the first main actor)

        2014: Outbound Love (Actress lead) / Ruse of Engagement (two main leads although he outshines Ron) / All That Is Bitter Is Sweet (Actress lead, and one of the two main actors)

        2015: Eye in the Sky (two main leads but KC has more screen time or only 2nd lead) / Captain of Destiny (two main leads)

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    • groundhog replied:

      @rucolove If he will not be filming any drama in the coming half year, as a minority shareholder of TBB, I will not re-elect those directors, will not approve any salary increment… in the coming annual general meeting.

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      • lml1977 replied:

        @groundhog: Ruco has averagely 3 dramas in 2013 and 2014 (not counting the single episode of ICAC Investigations). So he is more visible than any other male lead. Even though most of them are small productions. But I support you in your decision as a minority shareholder of TVB. I want to see more of Ruco in TVB dramas. The only consolation is Ruco has been doing alot of overseas assignments and shows after COD this year. He performed in Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Canada, New Zealand and will be going to Reno USA in July for a mini concert.He is very very popular overseas. I only hope TVB will treasure him more and put him in good productions. He hasn’t got a good role/script in a long time…

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  4. wahloi says:

    He doesn’t seem popular with advertisers too. He has not endorsed products nor been invited to make appearances at functions.Hope he gets paid well for overseas assignment. Otherwise with no dramas on hand, how is he going to make a decent living this year. Edwin looks set to be promoted over Ruco whose removal from BK2 paves the way for Edwin to be the only male lead. He not onlyhas many dramas but get tp work with big names like Wayne, Myolie and Lisa Wang. The closest Ruco get to eork with is Tavia n Kevin Cheng.

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    • jayne replied:

      @wahloi Wonder if this has to do with Ms. Lok?

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      • wahloi replied:

        @jayne why foes Ms Lok dislike Ruco? What abour Catherine Tsang? Thought she likes Ruco??

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      • jayne replied:

        @wahloi Usually Ms. Lok’s favorite artistes get a lot of promotional events for advertisers, such as Moses Chan. Catherine Tsang appears to like Ruco, but not sure why his drama output slowed down in 2015.

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    • lml1977 replied:

      @wahloi: Agree…he hasn’t done many product endoresements. He is a spokesperson for a lubricant product in Malaysia though. I do feel that Ruco is more popular overseas than his own native HK. Not sure why though. Ever since Candy became his manager, he seems to be doing alot more overseas assignments instead of local. Re BK2, many viewers have said that they will boycott the drama and not watch if there’s no Ruco/Linda. And I do agree that Ruco hasn’t worked with any actor that are of his calibre (like Wayne, Roger etc). He is always cast alongside 2nd/3rd liners or made to babysit newbies 🙁

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  5. wahloi says:

    Even Tony Hung has more filming opportunities.cannot understand why Ruco is not even given 1 drama for the entire year. In the latest interview on the way to Shanghai festival, je did mention that he has not been offered anythg n most probably will not have any drama screened in 2016. Imagi e a whole year of dryness.
    He will soon be forgotten. He must definitely stepped on the toes of some big shot n hence has his career frozen. Hope tqhis will not be for long.

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    • lml1977 replied:

      @wahloi: Yeah…I can’t imagine a year without a new drama of Ruco. I hope things will change in 2nd half of 2015. He did mention that there are 2 movies in discussion so hopefully he’ll get to film movies. I do want to see him in both movies and TVB drama.

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