Edwin Siu and Raymond Cho Portray Homosexual Couple in “The Five Eunuchs”
Wayne Lai (黎耀祥), Raymond Wong (黃浩然), Edwin Siu (蕭正楠), Raymond Cho (曹永廉), and Power Chan (陳國邦), the five popular leads in last year’s Qing Dynasty drama The Confidant <大太監> are back together to film an upcoming period drama about life after the death of Empress Dowager Cixi and in the early years of the tumultuous establishment of the Republic of China.
Temporarily titled The Five Eunuchs <太監五虎>, the main cast, along with Nancy Wu (胡定欣), filmed a series of action sequences at a mountainside in Kam Tin earlier this week. Though The Five Eunuchs is not a sequel to The Confidant, the five male leads will reprise their roles as eunuchs, who escape the fallen imperial palace to avoid prosecution by the republican government.
The story takes place immediately after Empress Dowager Cixi’s death. The five eunuchs discover a secret imperial treasure and, disguising themselves as a horse thief, a police officer, a government agent, and a suited-up assassin, the five eunuchs fight each other to retrieve the treasure.
Wearing a pale pinstriped suit and donning a fake mustache, Wayne and horse thief Raymond Wong will undergo a series of close combat fights in the trailer. Nancy also has to fight on horseback to retrieve the treasure, which was in Wayne’s hands.
In addition, Edwin Siu and Raymond Cho, respectively portraying a government official and an iron worker, will play a homosexual couple.
Edwin also confirmed that Aimee Chan (陳茵媺), who portrayed Princess Wo Shek in The Confidant, will be returning to star in The Five Eunuchs. Due to her pregnancy, Aimee is not expected to return until late March 2014 or early April 2014 at the earliest. The actor further disclosed that TVB may consider producing a modern drama, Eunuch 1.5 <太監1.5 >, before filming The Five Eunuchs.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.
looking forward to this series.
Looking forward to another amazing performance by Raymond cho always outshines the leading actor
Totally disagree with u. If Raymond cho outshines the lead, why didn’t his recent drama Awfully Lawful outshined the lead or that his role stands out
Raymond Cho looks better now and with a mustaches.
Aimee again. No, go way… Stay home…
Aimee in this drama won’t work out. Even her princess role in the confidant was not necessary. Aimee as lead is really really weak. She should just stick with modern dramas
you are right.
Time for Edwin and Raymond to shine! These will be difficult characters to play. Looking forward to interesting story-line for Wayne-Nancy-Raymond(Wong) too. Hope TVB won’t butcher this up.
modern eunuch? how is that possible?
Just looking at the costumes and chemistry of the casts, this looks cute as a comedy, but should keep it separate from the serious “The Confidant” series.
I am not too keen about the homosexual couple plot going on as a commercial tactic unless it is a really good subplot that explores deep into the area, but we will see it is just disappear like the Sheren-Ada kissing scene from “War & Beauty” sales presentation.
Overall, I am happy to see the cast return They can all act and have a lot of fun together. Whether it is a serious drama or a crazy comedy, I will watch it for the casts.
I think Aimee shld just retire from acting. Her absence these few months sure is bliss. Every drama with her in it spells “BORING!!!”
I too am excited, i really want Raymond wong and nancy to pair up. Sweet
Eunuch 1.5, lol
I hope the actual series will be different from what the sales presentation will show. The plot is not very attractive to me. Love the cast though so I hope they will reinmagine the series in the coming months.
I dont think TVB has ever seriously portrayed a homosexual couple ever. This would be interesting if it really gets filmed.
TVB has seriously portrayed a homosexual couple before and it’s done very well. But, it’s just a short segment, one of several love stories in ‘Thread of Love 1’. It was written very respectfully without the usual stereotype like one 1/2 of the couple being girly.
“The five eunuchs discover a secret imperial treasure and, disguising themselves as a horse thief, a police officer, a government agent, and a suited-up assassin, the five eunuchs fight each other to retrieve the treasure.”
Chinese version of The Village People?
I don’t want them to fight each other!!! They were so great as friends in part 1….lol…
” Edwin Siu and Raymond Cho, respectively portraying a government official and an iron worker, will play a homosexual couple.”
This turn of event is interesting. Weren’t they enemies in ‘The Confidant 1’.
can not wait to see this series.
Whatever the description may be, in the end I feel TVB will just use it as a PR stunt but never quite fully develop on it. Like a cheap stunt. I am disappointed. I will wait if it is really a real depiction of a gay couple or just a pure description which will be ignored later on. The storyline doesn’t sound exciting to me.
Hahaha TVB please shelve those rape scenes already. How about replacing them with gay scenes now? 😉
Comments are closed.