Rumored Couple Matthew Ho and Rebecca Zhu Reunite for New TVB Drama
Rumored couple Matthew Ho (何廣沛) and Rebecca Zhu (朱晨麗) will be reuniting for a new TVB drama set in Republican-era China about the business politics behind a well-known soy sauce factory.
The drama, tentatively titled The Great Soy Factory <大醬園>, features a cast of younger stars, headlined by Matthew Ho, Rebecca Zhu, Katy Kung (龔嘉欣), Kaman Kong (江嘉敏), James Ng (吳業坤), and Stephen Wong (黃嘉樂). Veteran actors Hugo Ng (吳岱融), Mimi Kung (龔慈恩), Lee Kwok-lun (李國麟), Stephanie Che (車婉婉), and Florence Kwok (郭少芸) also star.
Set in Republican-era China, The Great Soy Factory centers around the great Man family, an influential family in the soy sauce business. Matthew stars as Man Cheuk-fung, the family’s youngest son, with Stephen Wong as the eldest brother, Man Cheuk-lam. Rebecca plays Ha Siu-moon, a lower-class factory worker.
The Great Soy Factory is Matthew’s first TVB drama as lead actor.
Rumored to be dating since collaborating in 2017’s A General, a Scholar, and a Eunuch <超時空男臣>, reporters teased the onscreen pair about using the TVB drama as an excuse to date. Jokingly, Matthew agreed. “Yes! We’ll be continuing our destiny. We’ll be spending more time with each other to get to know each other better. I’m afraid I might get sick of seeing her so much in the end.”
Rebecca said she doesn’t mind working with Matthew again, explaining, “The last time I worked with him I won [Best Supporting Actress]. He’s a good luck charm.”
Playing a bickering pair on the show, Matthew and Rebecca’s characters represent the collision of two different worlds. Both characters are brought up in very different circumstances, but when their fates cross paths, they’ve come to learn how to respect and understand each other.
Meanwhile, Katy Kung will be playing a pair with James Ng, who she “would never” have another rumor with. The actress explained, “Rumors between us started because of him, that’s why I have to set my boundaries first!” Asking if it would be possible for them to date in the future, she said, “Absolutely not!”
Katy Didn’t Know About Jess Sum’s Wedding
Earlier this week, former TVB actress Jess Sum (沈卓盈) announced on Instagram that she has married her boyfriend of three years. Many of her friends in the industry, including Katy, did not know about the wedding.
Katy said she understood why Jess had to do it. “I’m not mad at her. We talk about it all the time. If any one of us suddenly disappear for a vacation, the public will know about it. We have told each other before that it’s okay if you don’t tell us.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.