Wayne Lai and Kent Cheng’s “King Maker” to Air on August 17th
TVB political thriller, King Maker <造王者>, will be broadcast on Monday, August 17th in Hong Kong. Starring award-winning actors, Wayne Lai (黎耀祥) and Kent Cheng (鄭則仕), the 28-episode drama is produced by Leung Choi Yuen (梁材遠). Many netizens found cast similarities between King Maker and TVB’s other political drama, The Greatness of a Hero <盛世人傑>, which ended its successful broadcast earlier this year.
Wayne admitted, “About 90 percent of the cast and crew from King Maker are from The Greatness of a Hero.” He further revealed, “[TVB] is currently falling short of people.”
Natalie Tong Bites Pierre Ngo in Bed?
King Maker also stars Pierre Ngo (敖嘉年) and Lai Lok Yi (黎諾懿) as two rival princes who are competing for their father’s throne. Natalie Tong (唐詩詠), who portrays Wayne Lai’s younger sister, will eventually get married to Pierre. Natalie also disclosed that she will share many intimate scenes with her onscreen husband, including a “daring” bed scene that required her to strip off Pierre’s robes!
Natalie laughed, “It’s not to the point where we have to censor the scene with the bed curtains though!” She held out Pierre’s arm and added, “But I do bite him a lot!”
Lai Lok Yi Defends Queenie Chu
Lai Lok Yi’s Come Home Love <愛 · 回家> costar, Queenie Chu (朱慧敏), was rumored to have given Lok Yi acting lessons because she was unsatisfied with his poor performance. Lok Yi clarified, “That never happened! I also have not shared many scenes with her yet.” Lok Yi also expressed his support for Queenie, who has recently been attracting a lot of negative press coverage.
Wayne Lai Says “TV Funny” Plagiarism Accusations are Exaggerated
TVB’s nighttime variety show, TV Funny <玩轉三周1/2> is currently under fire for copying the American sketch comedy series, MADtv, and the Japanese show Shimura Theater <志村劇場>. Wayne defended the TVB program, “There are many similar programs around the world. There is no reason to make such a big deal out of it! Assimilating ideas from other creations brings upon improvement!”
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