Who is More Charming: Raymond Lam or Miriam Yeung?

By on September 27, 2010 in NEWS, TV Dramas

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“Asia-Pacific’s Most Popular Male Singer,” Raymond Lam Fung, will be sharing the spotlight with Miriam Yeung Chin Wah in new movie, Perfect Wedding <抱抱俏佳人>. The movie will be released on October 21st in Hong Kong theaters.

In Perfect Wedding, Raymond will portray a young lawyer and share romantic encounters with many women, including Miriam Yeung,Bernice Liu Bik Yee, Kate Tsui Chi San, and Chrissie Chau Sau Na. Since Raymond’s character has no confidence in love, he only has one-night stands with the opposite sex.

Raymond and Miriam will share comedic moments in Perfect Wedding. In one scene, Miriam sprained her foot. Raymond will massage Miriam’s foot and cause her to laugh and cry with pain.

Jayne: Miriam Yeung has a lot of onscreen charisma. I wonder how Perfect Wedding will perform at the box office? How did Raymond’s last movie, The Jade and the Pearl, do in ticket sales?

Although EEG’s founder may come from a questionable past, Raymond’s decision to join EEG was a very strategic career move. His albums would not have done so well without EEG’s heavy promotion. His entry into the film industry may not have been as smooth without EEG backing either.

37 comments to Who is More Charming: Raymond Lam or Miriam Yeung?

  1. Funn Lim says:

    “Since Raymond’s character has no confidence in love, he only has one-night stands with the opposite sex.”

    I don’t suppose we will see kissing and bed scenes?

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  2. pandamao says:

    Bernice looks hot in that picture!

    When I visited HK recently, I saw EEGs logo everywhere, including real estate.

    It’s crazy!!!!

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  3. Aly says:

    As corrupted as the people of EEG may be, they do heavily, and in most cases, successfully, promote their artists even if they are not the most talented actors or singers. They are able to give their artists an image that works well for each of them to make them stand out and popular. I think anyone who is able to join the company will take every opportunity to be noticed and get promoted by the management team. Ray was already popular when he signed with them, so he was able to leverage that by signing with EEG to be succesful in his singing career as well.
    As for the movie, I’m looking forward to it. I think Miriam does very well in romantic comedies and she does have the screen presence that she carries in her movies well. My favorite romantic comedy of her’s is Love on a Mission with Daniel Wu. They were so cute in it. Since one of Ray was paired with her in one of his first leading role series, it will be refreshing to see their collaboration again over 10 years later.

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  4. danielle says:

    I think Bernice looks uber cute there. As far as I can remember, Bernice has never been paired up with Ray as a couple before. They were only close friends in Survivor’s Law.

    I’m really looking forward to the movie already. Haha!

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  5. Kidd says:

    I want to see the movie to see how Raymond does. Some TV actors are great on TV, but they have too much TV smell and doesn’t go so well in movie. I think Gallen Lo has a bit of this problem when he acted in movies. At least, when I see his movies, that’s how I felt.

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  6. Vivien says:

    ^ I don’t think there’s anything wrong with Ray’s acting especially a romantic role like this. He’s a given charming guy.

    I really agree that Miriam has great charisma and ticket pull in big screen! Her Love Undercover series were big hit back then. I remember 10 years ago Miriam and Ray was a cute couple in A Taste of Love

    EEG is a smart company. EEG can really promote its artiste to height of popularity. I don’t think Twins will be this big if they signed with another company in HK.

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  7. advo says:

    ^It’s questionable if EEG is a smart company. Perhaps they are just really promoting people who wouldn’t be able to make it otherwise. But this means they are wasting unnecessary resources.

    I definitely think most of EEG’s crop of singers are only mediocre. I think Ray is a decent singer, but he has not shown me range.

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  8. Jayne says:

    Aly, I forgot that Miriam and Raymond collaborated in Taste of Love before. Miriam seems to have quite a bit and looks more like Ray’s older sis in the above photos.

    EEG’s founder, Albert Yeung, has a lot of money to throw around. They produce their own big-budget movies and cast their own EEG artists. EEG has a lot of money backing them and even started their own talent training classes to recruit new blood.

    EEG’s unlimited resources caused many music companies in Hong Kong to go bankrupt. The lack of competiton allowed EEG to “push” their artists (sometimes of questionable talent) into the forefront. Their influence stretched to TVB and now, the Jade Solid Gold awards are just a sham, with many EEG artists winning multiple awards.

    IMO, EEG seem to focus on spotting young teen talent and hasn’t left that demographic. Dave Wang Kit signed with them, but they never truly promoted him.

    EEG dominates in the music industry. Their influence has been restricted in the film industry due to the Heung brothers and billions of invesment capital from mainland China.

    IMO, the box office potential of China is the true gold box treasure. How many people buy music albums anymore? Baidu and Google China offer free music downloads.

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  9. jayzemine says:

    I actually look forward to this movie. I like Miriam and I think she does well in love comedies. My favorite has to be like everyone said, Love Undercover. She was hilarious in there. I think Raymond fits well in these genre of movie too, so definitely looking forward to his performance. And sadly, Miriam does look a little more mature than Ray in the picture.

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  10. Masaharu says:

    EEG also has some talents in the youngsters that the company recruited. Let’s focus on the film situation alone, does anyone starting to notice Michelle Wai now? She’s been in quite a number of movies and has presence as a “lead” in her movies, but she’s not being overexposed by EEG; by which I think is good but I hope she’s not underexposed too. Her acting is not bad at all and she can emote well as well as improving day by day.

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  11. sehseh says:

    I’ll watch this for Miriam. She have this charm in romantic comedy 😀

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  12. Kidd says:

    Just watch this yesterday. I’ve to say that this movie really has a lot of make out scenes. Must be a new experience for Raymond.

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  13. Kidd says:

    Raymond was pretty good in this movie. Doesn’t feel like a TV actor.

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      There shouldn’t be any difference between TV or Movie actor as long as he is a good actor.

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      • Kidd replied:

        Anthony Wong has once said, for Gordon Lam to make it in the movie industry he has to get rid of the ‘tv smell’. Gallen Lo is a good actor. But, when I watched his movies I kept seeing a TV actor.

        So, yes, there is a difference. Raymond Lam feel very ‘tv actor’ in his short appearance in 72 Tenants. But, he has improved in this movie.

        I’m not looking down on TV actor or think that movie actor is higher than TV actor. But, there is a slight difference in acting.

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      • Kidd replied:

        Nothing to do with this movie. But, just want to mention that Gordon Lam has became a producer. His movie ‘Gallants’ won 2010 Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards. Congrats to Gordon Lam.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        In some ways yes but in HK, MOST movie actors were once TV actors. No, I see HK industry like British entertainment industry. All movie actors from there will do TV, theatre, etc. I used to think TV actress and movie actress differ in style, and I still do, but movie actors aren’t much better than TV actors, except movie actors have more time to prepare for a role whilst TV actors have generally less time but longer length to get used to one character.

        I think this is evident in Hollywood. So many movie actors moving to TV and did exceptionally well.

        72 tenants is too short an appearance to even make a comment on. And he didn’t have much to do anyway. Maybe all the making outs in this movie makes him feel more like a movie actor since on TV you can’t make out too obviously?

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      • Kidd replied:

        @ Funn

        Again, I never said movie actor is better. Gallen Lo was great, but, he cannot get rid of the TV smell.

        “HK, MOST movie actors were once TV actors. “

        These actors successfully transfer to the big screen and got rid of the ‘TV smell’.

        “72 tenants is too short an appearance to even make a comment on. And he didn’t have much to do anyway. “

        Some other actors who has equally short screen time didn’t feel TV either.

        “Maybe all the making outs in this movie makes him feel more like a movie actor since on TV you can’t make out too obviously?”

        No, it’s not the making out. Even when he’s not making, he doesn’t feel TV.

        Anyway, have you seen ‘Perfect Wedding’?

        This is crucial because you are now seconding guessing me and trying to find ‘reason’ to explain to me why he feels movie to me instead of just accepting that he does not feel tv to me in that movie.

        I feel that he has the TV smell in ’72 Tenants’ after watching ’72 Tenant’. I feel that he did not have the TV smell in ‘Perfect Wedding’ after I watch ‘Perfect Wedding’.

        Why can’t you just accept that?

        Why did you keep on finding reasons (72 Tenant too short, it’s because of the making out scenes) to try to invalidate my opinion that I form after watching both movies?

        Did I hit on your nerve with my ‘doesn’t feel like a TV actor’ comment?

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        Yes because I find the word TV smell a very derogotary terms, especially in HK, it denotes TV actors are smaller than movie actors. Well then movie actors in TV can also have movie smell? Can they be too dramatic in the small screen or maybe less dramatic? I don’t like the term TV smell because some may grab this and throw this at actors that did not successfully transfer from TV to movie as a justification for their failure. For me some of HK movie’s actors are not competent actors at all, and some you see the same old face again and again. If anyone says TV smell, then look at Stephen Chow in his earlier years where he could ease himself so easily between 2 modes. It is one thing to criticise an actor’s performance which is personal to that actor but to strike the whole boatload with the word TV smell is terrible.

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      • Kidd replied:

        “Well then movie actors in TV can also have movie smell? Can they be too dramatic in the small screen or maybe less dramatic? “

        If it makes you feel better, yes they can.

        “If anyone says TV smell, then look at Stephen Chow in his earlier years where he could ease himself so easily between 2 modes.”

        What’s your point again?
        Stephen was able to ease himself between big and small screen. Kudos to him. He didn’t not look jarring in either place, kudos to him.
        Still don’t get your points of using him as example.

        “It is one thing to criticise an actor’s performance which is personal to that actor but to strike the whole boatload with the word TV smell is terrible.”

        I don’t get what you mean by ‘to strike the whole boatload with the word TV smell’.

        An actor with a TV smell will look jarring in movie and will look out of place. Raymond merged himself into the movie well. He did not feel out of place while the ‘Sex and the City’ group in the movie did.

        You yourself said in another reply that you still think there’s a bit of difference in style between TV and movie acting. So, what with this round and round argument? Ok, maybe I should phrase it better.

        Raymond was pretty good in this movie. He doesn’t give the feeling that he’s acting in a TV series.

        Happy now? Oops no. Maybe this will offend you too. You might got ‘so, do you mean acting in TV series is demeaning?!’

        Ok, I’ll rephrase.

        Raymond was pretty good in this movie. He was able to mesh well in the movie and did not look jarring. He did not give me the feeling that I was watching a TV series (no insult to TV series). His acting style gel well with the movie platform he’s in.

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      • Vivien replied:

        Whether you like it or not there’s actually a difference between a TV actor and movie actor. Get real. For example Stephy Tang is a bad actress but she has the feel of a movie actress.

        Nobody is saying Raymond isn’t a good actor here so what’s the fuss? Kidd is praising Raymond all the way.

        Wong Cho Lam has acted in countless movies, a lot more than Raymond’s but he still has a very heavy TV comedian feel.

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    • Vivien replied:

      Raymond improved fast and completely got rid of TV smell just after 2 movies which shows he’s born for movies.

      I’m sure he’ll be even more successful in the movie with Jet Li where there’ll be no more TVB actors flocking the movie.

      I found it impressive that even for small cameo roles the production of White Snake/It’s Love can call in big movie names such as Miriam. Compared with the lousier TVB movies 72 Tenants and ILHK where 95% of the cameos are TV actors eugh 🙁

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      • Vivien replied:

        On the other hand I’m sorry to say Kate’s appearance in PW has a heavy TV smell. She has no TV smell in her first movie Eye in THe Sky. Is Kate getting worse?

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      • Vivien replied:

        I’m glad that Raymond doesn’t waste his potential in any more TVB lunar new year movies. These are just stupid slapsticks and the production feel to TV like and TVB like.

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      • Kidd replied:

        Raymond’s new movie does seem like a big budget movie with make capable in front and behind the scene crew. I’m interested to watch the movie after reading about the new elements that will be included (not featured in other adaptations).

        Looking forward to Sonija’s performance in the movie too. 🙂

        As for big star cameo, it’s actually not such a big deal. I’ve seen smaller budget movie with big star cameos. I guess in the movie circle, actors and producers help one another. It could be a friendship appearance. Also, in the movie circle, networking is important. Maybe that’s why big stars are willing to participate.

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      • Kidd replied:

        @Vivien

        Although I like Kate, I have to agree with you. The ‘Sex and the City’ group does not fare well. Like one reviewer said, like watching a TVB series.

        The Perfect Wedding staff fares batter. Chrissie Chau is kinda cute in the movie.

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  14. Vivien says:

    “Raymond’s new movie does seem like a big budget movie with make capable in front and behind the scene crew. I’m interested to watch the movie after reading about the new elements that will be included (not featured in other adaptations).”

    One of the big changes is they make Raymond’s character have more backbone and not a coward anymore. That sounds interesting.

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  15. Kidd says:

    Eventhough I don’t get why Mirriam won Best Actress for this movie in the ‘Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards’ (this is not her best performance), I still have to say

    ‘Congratulations, Mirriam!’

    She won over 2 very good actress, Tang Wei and Kwai Lun-mei.

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      Maybe the award was bought? If Golden Globes can be bought, any one else can.

      Or maybe the other 2 were good but the movies suck?

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      • Kidd replied:

        I didn’t watch the 2 movies. I only form my opinion from the performance of these 2 actresses in other movies which they have done great.

        I read the reason for Mirriam’s win in the Hong Kong Film Critics Society’s website. The reason given is that Mirriam has successfully shed her bubbly cutey image in this movie and successfully portrayed a ‘sheng lui’ (unmarried woman in her 30’s without a partner) with good timing, and subtle nuances.

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      • Kidd replied:

        Maybe Tang Wei’s and Kwui Lun-mei’s performance did lost to Mirriam’s in their respective movies.

        As for Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award, I have quite high opinion on this award and doesn’t believe it’s bought or the result is due to lobbying because Hong Kong Film Critics Society is form by film critics, culture workers and other film professionals. I may not agree with all their choices, but, I believe they are more free from lobbying than ‘HK Film Awards’.

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      • Kidd replied:

        Personally, I think Mirriam acted best in that horror movie where she ate featuses.

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  16. fox says:

    It’s kinda off topic but as I see in the US series, an actor/actress stick at one series only, being famous with this series and can’t never be in/famous with other series. It’s very different to China series where an actor/actress can be famous with several series.

    Miley Cyrus is an example of US TV actress who bring TV smell to all of her movies. I watched The Last song, Hannah Montana the movie and in all, she has strong smell of TV acting. BTW, I like her “acting” in the MV Can’t be tamed.

    I quite like the style of PW. Barbara Wong has a good job in this one. I have just watched her movie Breakup Club, quite good, too.

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      Maybe because Miley Cyrus is not a good actress, at all?

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    • Vivien replied:

      I quite like Barbara Wong too. Her movie feels good to watch.

      Miley Cyrus is just being herself in every of her TV or movies. She has the TV smell in her movies because she brings herself the same in TV and movies.

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      • fox replied:

        The Last song isn’t a Hannah Montana chain :D.

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  17. Vivien says:

    “Although I like Kate, I have to agree with you. The ‘Sex and the City’ group does not fare well. Like one reviewer said, like watching a TVB series.

    The Perfect Wedding staff fares batter. Chrissie Chau is kinda cute in the movie.”

    That’s why I said is Kate getting worse at movies? She’s much better in her first movie and even in 14 Blades she doesn’t have that TV smell but her acting in PW with the rest of the SITS group clearly has TV smell.

    I don’t like Chrissie Chau but at least she has the feel of a movie actress.

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