Wayne Lai, Patrica Ha, and Carlos Chan to Star in New TVB Drama “Reversal of Fate”
Amy Wong’s (王心慰) new effort Reversal of Fate <逆緣> is set to begin production, and TVB has finalized its official cast members.
Last week, Hong Kong media outlet Oriental Daily revealed that Wayne Lai (黎耀祥), Rosina Lam (林夏薇) and Patricia Ha (夏文汐) as the stars in Amy Wong’s new drama for TVB. Reversal of Fate will be Pat’s first TVB drama since her film debut in 1982. The 51-year-old has had an on-and-off acting career in the past thirty years.
Yesterday, TVB confirmed the remaining cast members with the announcement of EEG’s Carlos Chan (陳家樂), Joel Chan (陳山聰) and Kandy Wong (糖妹). John Chiang (姜大衛) and Lai Lok-yi (黎諾懿) will costar.
Reversal of Fate is a fantasy comedy that follows a man from the 1940’s, who after waking up from his comatose state finds himself in present-day Hong Kong. As he struggles to adapt to modern society, the man also starts to experience how the values of humanity have changed over the years.
Carlos Chan and Rosina Lam will portray a couple. Joel Chan and Kandy Wong will also have a love line. The 40-year-old actor said he didn’t know Kandy was only 29 years old until reporters pointed out their age difference. Asking if Kandy would be too “young and cute” for him, Joel immediately said, “Am I not young? It’s [a good change]!” He added that he will be sharing many scenes with Rosina as well, and is excited for their new team up. “I’m sure there’s going to be a lot of new sparks,” he said.
Reversal of Fate will be Joel’s first collaboration with both Wayne and Pat. He shared, “There are many people in the cast whom I haven’t worked with before, especially Wayne Lai! I’ve been wanting to work with him for so long!”
Despite his romantic storyline with Kandy, most of Joel’s scenes will be with EEG star Carlos Chan. Is Joel planning to take care of him and mentor him? “There’s no need for that! He has many experience in movies. We will share our experiences together.”
Reversal of Fate is Carlos’ first TVB drama since 2008’s Dressage to Win <盛裝舞步愛作戰>. Describing his return to TVB as “coming back home”, the 30-year-old is filled with anticipation, like a primary school kid. “I’ve been asking many seniors for tips, and they’ve all told me to rest wisely.”
Carlos will be spending the next three months filming the show. As he wants to concentrate on his role, he won’t be accepting any other job offers in the meantime. He had to turn down a few movie offers to accept his role in Reversal of Fate.
“It’s okay!” he said when asked if he had lost a good sum of money from rejecting offers. “You can always earn that back. I just really want to concentrate on doing the role right.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.
Eh, doubt Carlos had to reject any jobs because there are probably no time for him to accept anything. I’m sure this requires him 20 hours a day to film like the rest of other filming schedule lol.
Wait, who’s playing the coma dude? If he was in a coma in the 40s, he’ll be 90+ years old in present day 2017. O_o
@jjwong Yea…I’m actually kind of surprised Carlos would go back to filming TVB series (or that EEG would let him do it) after he was on such a winning streak with the movie “Happiness” last year (great movie by the way, with memorable performances by both Carlos as well as Kara Hui, who again deservedly won multiple Best Actress awards for the role). It’s not like filming a TVB series will help him in any way given he’s already established a pretty good path in movies. Worst decision ever if you ask me….
Inviting Patricia Ha to film for TVB of course makes sense, since she was pretty famous back in the day and basically already retired — though the irony here is that TVB didn’t get “first dibs”, as Patricia already filmed the next installment of the Margaret and David series for ViuTV (hence the article’s “first TVB series” reference — for once, Oriental Daily actually got it right, lol).
Rosina finally returns to filming. My favourite actress is back !
sounds like a good fit for wayne lai: fish-out-of-water type, the kind of role pre-award winning wayne lai used to get (and excelled at). shame that ever since he became a lead his roles have gotten less meaty
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