Produced by Tommy Leung (梁家樹), the upcoming Hong Kong blockbuster TV series Modern Dynasty <家族榮耀> features a star-studded cast, among them real-life couple Tavia Yeung (楊茜堯) and Him Law (羅子溢). Modern Dynasty would be their first television drama together since The Hippocratic Crush II <On Call 36小時II> in 2013.
But they won’t be playing a couple.
According to sources, Tavia Yeung plays the wife of Raymond Wong (黃浩然), and Him Law, who plays Raymond’s younger brother, is married to Rain Li (李彩華).
In a scene they shot a few days ago, Raymond, Tavia, Him, and Rain dressed up in wedding attire to film their joint wedding scene. It was pretty awkward for everyone, as everyone and their mothers on set knew that Tavia and Him are a real-life married couple. But the awkwardness pretty much ends at Tavia and Him, who actually find the experience entertaining.
“It was definitely very strange,” said Him. “I’m actually married to Tavia but her husband is Raymond. And we are doing a joint wedding. People ask me how I’m able to stay in character, but it’s not that hard. Everything is fake anyways.”
Did Him feel awkward having to kiss Rain in front of Tavia? “She also had to kiss Raymond! We’ve all communicated and have a mutual understanding. I think it’s fine, but I can see why other people may find it awkward.”
Tavia also agreed with Him. “I’m always going to do my best [in kissing Raymond]. There was no awkwardness. Raymond and I are close anyways, so there’s a definite chemistry there.”
Rain, however, felt very awkward. “I was actually very scared!” she exclaimed. “[Him] and I were not that close before, but he was gave me a lot of suggestions on how to do the scene, such as how to move our heads, and the angles. When we first did it, I was so scared that my mouth was sealed shut. He actually had to literally tell me that it was okay for me to move my lips.”
Modern Dynasty also stars Chilam Cheung (張智霖) and Lynn Hung (熊黛林).
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.