Damian Lau Wants to Film “Elegant Transformation” in Canada

By on May 27, 2014 in TV Dramas

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TVB is scrambling to find a new shooting location after it cancelled plans to film new series Elegant Transformation <華麗轉身> in Vietnam, due to the country’s on-going anti-China sentiments. Star Damian Lau (劉松仁) supports the decision and jokingly suggested filming in Canada so that he may meet up with some of his former flames.

A veteran actor who has been in the industry since the 1970s, Damian created many classic TVB characters during his time with the company. He has not been seen in a local drama since 2012’s Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles <名媛望族>, spending his time instead filming in Mainland China.

Damian has now been summoned back to TVB to star in yet another big-budget production along with his famous on-screen partner Liza Wang (汪明荃). At TVB City for a costume fitting on May 27, he denied that his return had anything to do with saving TVB’s poor ratings, saying that he is simply fulfilling a promise made to Liza two years ago.

With needless violence and civil unrest happening around the world, Damian feels that there is no guarantee of safety anywhere. He is supportive of TVB’s decision to cancel the Vietnam trip, worried about the safety of his junior colleagues. “I’m pretty old, with not many years left. If something bad happens I wouldn’t have much to sacrifice. It would’ve been much worse for the younger ones. I at most would lose a few years, but they could lose a few decades.”

He then jokingly recommended Canada as a potential filming location only because his former loves currently live in the country. Married to his wife, whom he also met while flying to Canada, for over two decades, Damian quickly clarified that the women from his past are all married and that he is only interested in meeting up for a brief chat.

Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣), who will star alongside Damian in Elegant Transformation, gushed about her senior’s attentiveness and willingness to give out acting advice. “I’ve met Chung Gor [Damian] twice and he was very kind to his juniors both times. He told me that my character is difficult to portray and encouraged me to do my very best to make it my own.”

Sources: Oriental Daily; Oriental Daily

This article is written by Katrine for JayneStars.com.

16 comments to Damian Lau Wants to Film “Elegant Transformation” in Canada

  1. Hannah says:

    Good opportunity to learn from Damian!

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  2. pandamao says:

    Looks great for his age. For a glance, I thought it was Tony Leung Ka Fei. Tony LKF isn’t aging as well. His recent movie with Kelly Chen, he looked a bit exhausted.

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  3. Have money is not for gambling says:

    Damian can increase TVB ratings, but the old, domineering Liza Wang will ruin it for him, making TVB lose more ratings then it earns.

    Why Liza? She’ll be a letdown to the series. And making it worse, it is a big budget production. Why such a big gamble?

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  4. aptos says:

    Liza Wang is definitely a poor choice but she probably made a lot of waves to land this leading role. God forbid that she take a supporting role to raise TVB ratings and let Michelle Yim or Christina Ng take head billing. Pride and ego is too much to give up. I wonder why Dodo Cheng has not film any series at all….

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    • Larry 3 replied:

      DoDo gives up acting long time ago, she enjoys doing MCing

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    • Hannah replied:

      Dodo said filming is too strenuous. Considering her age and health, she would rather MC.

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  5. Hannahh says:

    i love watching Damian! Cant wait! Not a fan of Liza che she always play the same role

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  6. Best says:

    They should film it in Canada or America.

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  7. DramaAddict says:

    Love watching Damian! I’m looking forward to this series. Damian has a good sense of humor.

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  8. coconut says:

    its expensive filming in canada. they have to pay for airfare… cheap tvb…

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    • Larry 3 replied:

      put them on a row boat then.

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  9. omg says:

    I like Damien till he started acting cute in Rippling Blossom, then i got turned off.

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  10. sheila says:

    Big budget drama with Liza Wang ? A plan to give Liza Wang a Best Actress Award this year.

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    • snoopy replied:

      I think she already got a lifetime achievement award from TVB two years ago.
      Any series with Liza Wang is no good. Her acting has plato. same bossy self all the time- boring!

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  11. Larry 3 says:

    He looks young.

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  12. sky says:

    if tvb can’t do it in vietnam anymore, why not Lao?

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