Ruco Chan Wants To Act In Stage Plays Again

By on December 17, 2015 in NEWS

Ruco Chan Wants To Act In Stage Plays Again

On December 17, Ruco Chan (陳展鵬) attended the VIP premiere showing for the Hong Kong stage play Angels’ Psalm <折翼天使>, which stars Liu Kai-chi (廖啟智), Amy Chan (陳秀雯), and Timothy Cheng (鄭子誠). Ruco took everyone by surprise when he called out “Ah Ma!” during the middle of photos—it turns out that he was calling out to Film Queen, Paw Hee-ching (鮑起靜). The pair immediately hugged when they saw each other.

Award-winning actress Paw Hee-ching and Ruco collaborated in the 2007 ATV drama Stupid Child <笨小孩>, which was one of Ruco’s last drama with the station. In the series, Ruco portrayed a mentally retarded youth, and Paw Hee-ching portrayed his mother.

Paw Hee-ching and Ruco remained in contact after the series ended, but it has been a long time since they’ve last seen each other. “After filming [Stupid Child], she went to the Mainland to film another drama. We’re both very busy, so it’s been a long time since we talked. I’m so surprised to see her tonight. I’m very happy!”

Speaking of stage plays, Ruco said he starred in a theatrical play in 1998 with John Chiang (姜大衛), Irene Wan (溫碧霞), and Josie Ho (何超儀). “It was over ten years ago,” he said. “I kind of forgot how that feeling was like.”

The Captain of Destiny <張保仔> actor said he would like to star in another stage play, but his current schedule does not allow time for it. “It’s a different style of acting. You’ll fall into a specific acting method once you start acting in enough television dramas. Doing theatre again can add new elements to your performance.”


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7 comments to Ruco Chan Wants To Act In Stage Plays Again

  1. funnlim says:

    Do it Ruco!

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  2. janet72 says:

    Go for it, ruco.

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  3. groundhog says:

    “.. add new elements to your performance.” Ruco likes acting so much and he respects and loves his career. He constantly seeks for advancement and enlightenment in his acting skills. It’s no wonder why I love to see his acting so much. He has subtle attracting powers.

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  4. isay says:

    That would be interesting but i don’t like stage plays.

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  5. sherla1019 says:

    I like Paw hee Ching I remember her in atv series she a good veteran actress wish she could come film for tvb too

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    • jjwong replied:

      @sherla1019 Have you seen Beyond the Rainbow? It was a HKTV production. She was great in it as well as 99% of the cast. There were so many good solid acting in this series. It was too bad it didn’t get as many buzz and talks as HKTV “big 3.” I personally loved it.

      Back to the article, I think Ruco will fit in stage acting very well. He has that full expressive voice. Like he said, it’s two very different kind of acting. There are pro and con to both and he can definitely learn new techniques and better himself in either fields. So I hope he does venture into stage once or twice 🙂

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      • llwy12 replied:

        @jjwong I liked Beyond the Rainbow too, though of course not to the extent that I liked HKTV’s ‘big 3’.  The problem with why that series didn’t get as much buzz is because there really wasn’t much going on plot-wise – it was essentially a ‘slice-of-life’ type series that was way beyond ordinary from a story point of view.  Not saying that’s a negative thing though, but it’s just hard to generate too much excitement with that kind of story.  I agree about the acting piece though — the entire cast truly did do an awesome job on the acting side, especially Paw Hee Ching and Ha Yu (loved watching them battle acting chops).  Felix Wong and Emily Kwan were a refreshing pairing and acting-wise, absolutely great!  Leila was good too in terms of the acting but I just wasn’t really able to get into her story.  I enjoyed the brotherhood story arc though – and solid acting as expected from Savio, Philip, and Lam Lei.  I’m actually on my “re-watching binge” right now with HKTV’s series, since they’ve been uploading to Youtube every week….I don’t think they’ve uploaded BTR yet but when they do, definitely will re-watch.

        Back on topic…..great to hear that Ruco would like to try his hand at stage acting again.  It’s definitely a very different type of acting that requires more focus and skill than TV/film acting  and not everyone is cut out for it.  With TVB’s grueling schedule though, I don’t see how / when Ruco will ever have time for it, especially since the prep work and rehearsal for stage plays can be intense.  If he is able to fit it into his schedule though, definitely go for it!

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