Grace Chan, Mandy Wong Film “Captain of Destiny” in Hengdian

By on November 22, 2014 in TV Dramas

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Grace Chan (陳凱琳) and Mandy Wong (黃智雯) flew to Hengdian today for on location filming of TVB drama, Captain of Destiny <張保仔>.

Grace Chan Travels with Mother

Grace was accompanied by her mother on the Hengdian trip. Since winning last year’s Miss Hong Kong pageant and quickly landing leading roles in TVB dramas, Grace spent little time with her parents. Grace took the filming opportunity to spend more quality time with her mother.

Grace laughed, “My mother said she can read a book and do her own things; she will not be bored as long as she can spend time with me. She really likes watching me film and wants to see how the production goes. My mother brought a pot so she can make soup.”

Mandy Wong Prepared to Face Cold Weather

Visiting Hengdian for the first time, Mandy brought a large suitcase full of warm clothing. Afraid of the cold temperatures, Mandy even brought a down jacket and plenty of blankets and sweaters. Jealous that good friends Bosco Wong (黃宗澤) and Niki Chow (周麗淇) both have their own places and toiletries in China, Mandy said she had to bring her own personal items, including bed sheets and pillows.

Tony Hung Takes the Lead

Landing the lead role in grand production Captain of Destiny, Tony Hung (洪永城) expressed his excitement despite the hectic filming schedule. Tony felt lucky that he is playing a pirate and not a prince. Praising Ruco Chan’s (陳展鵬) ability to memorize his difficult lines as a prince, Tony said, “I think being a pirate is more relaxed. Ruco’s lines are very long and difficult to memorize.”

Asked if he minds that promotional materials such as the 2015 TVB calendar focused more on Ruco’s role,  Tony responded, “It doesn’t matter, as long as the poster is pretty!”

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This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.

41 comments to Grace Chan, Mandy Wong Film “Captain of Destiny” in Hengdian

  1. asdfgh says:

    wow tvb is really running out of people, i see almost the same people every other show. Tony hung isn’t even that great of a actor anyways imo.

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    • anon replied:

      Tbh, Tony was better than I had expected in OL but he’s nowhere near first lead material at this moment, what more lead over Ruco. That’s a really big joke! Anyway, rumor is that the producer isn’t fond of Ruco and only cast him next to the original Raymond Wong cos he knows Ruco has better pulling power than Raymond.

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      • Lori replied:

        Who is the producer? ;((

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  2. wow! nice I am so Happy that Grace can get this chance to go to different sorts of places in china for more experience !!! and wish her good luck and enjoy her trip to “Hengdian”!!

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  3. Hannah says:

    Why is Priscilla “frozen” and not Tony? Isn’t he also one of Sandy’s favorites? Hmmm

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    • jess replied:

      maybe because he didnt dating.

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  4. coco says:

    Perhaps the reason why Ruco is given the prince instead of the pirate role is the producers n directors have greater faith in his ability to handle a more challenging n demanding role.

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    • coco replied:

      This is similar to whipping the willing horse. Work him to death.

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    • Toby replied:

      And besides that he’s there to help Grace Chan in her lead role.

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    • anon replied:

      I believe Ruco’s role will be very demanding. It seems he plays not two but three roles!

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      Nahhhhhh. He already got the role before Raymond became sick. He already shaved his head.

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      • coco replied:

        Then it only means one thing: The producer/ director does not like him .

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  5. Toby says:

    Tony has no right to be jealous of Ruco. Ruco deserves the primary spot. He’s generous enough to babysit Tony and Grace and teach them how to act. Tony should be lucky he landed a lead role despite can’t act.

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    • anon replied:

      You’re so right! Tony was helluva lucky to land a big one despite his inexperience and have Ruco show him the ropes.

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  6. Darren says:

    I think Grace is pretty but somehow, her acting/smiling reminds me of Michelle Saram… too bad!

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      Come on. She is better than Michelle. She did very well for her debut.

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    • bc replied:

      Grace is not particularly attractive, she’s very bony too but thats beside the pt, I don’t feel connected to her type of acting. Its a little showy without much thought or depth attached. Kind of like HS cheerleading material. She’s TVB’s cheer girl right now.

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    • jess replied:

      consider not bad la…

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  7. Funn Lim says:

    Good answer tony! Surely you know ruco is the lead? And I am not too worried about grace. She didn’t suck in overachievers so that’s good news.

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    • kolo replied:

      thats because she is playing herself not that difficult heh.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        What do you mean playing herself? Define playing herself. You mean Grace is actually a doctor and youngest daughter of the richest man in HK who is in love with her brother’s best friend? What? Come on, give credit where credit is due. I don’t know about her follow up work but so far, for her debut (and if this is really her debut since TVB series can be filmed and released not in order) she not only didn’t suck, she was rather good for a first timer. Sure she was a bit too perky at first but right now, drama wise she is handling well and she seems ok. I am only concerned with her constant flirtation with her male costars but other than that, she is holding herself very well against some of the more senior capable actors in TVB and that is saying something. Her only real problem is she is far too thin for my taste. But acting wise, I am not complaining when there are older actresses who are worse than her. For a debut by a Miss HK, seriously, this is good stuff.

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      • kolo replied:

        i mean she has the same character in her real life thus i dont think she has to act that much,look at the way how she present herself in interviews its almost the same as her character in the drama,i dont say she did it bad as a necomer,but you cant really test her acting with a character so similar as her real character.

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      • Yen replied:

        @Kolo
        Ermmm..similar to herself?
        Do u aware that her character will be raped in further episodes?
        I certainly don’t think she is acting “her-lifestyle”

        As for me, I really feel tht Grace is doing a good job!
        At least so so much better than ChristineKuo and that “Ginnie” aka Bosco Sister in that drama. (Bosco + Kate + Nancy)

        Grace and Tracy, both are good!

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  8. bb says:

    Grace did very well in Overachievers for a new comer don’t feel annoying watching her like others. She has potential in her acting.

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    • kolo replied:

      she has potential but i want to see her real work in cheung po tsai,where she play a female cop,what i think is quite difficult for her because she doesnt look like a cop.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        Indeed. Why on earth a cop? Why not…. well, an accountant? Can’t an accountant travel back in time?

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        Potential is a good sign. After all she is very very new, and to say she has potential is already a winner. Right now is right role and momentum.

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      • bc replied:

        She acts very over eager in every scene, even when it does not call for it, that’s not the feeling a good actress should keep emitting when unnecessary. I say she lacks acting potential from seeing her. Maybe they should cast her in a sitcom first before doing heavy dramas. Even Christine Kuo was better than her when she started.

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      • Yen replied:

        @Bc
        What????
        ChristianKuo is better than Grace when she started??!
        U can’t be serious!!
        Aside from her lousy cantonese, her acting is so bad that I fast-forward her scenes!
        Worse is when she is in TigerClub!!

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      • bc replied:

        yes, christine is better than grace when she first started out at TVB in that show with shorty wong cho lam and bosco. she has a natural poise and charisma that is not fake. her voice was dubbed back then but the expressions were on pt, only when it wasn’t dubbed, thats when her career went down.

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      • bc replied:

        anyone can act themselves, it doesn’t require much effort. any joe on the street can be “himself”, adapting a different persona to actually suit the script requires major skills these girls definitely do no possess at the moment, therefore I cringe when ppl mistaken their real personality as “acting.” acting as urself requires zero skills. no credit should be given here.

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  9. EVOFan says:

    u cannot be serious landing Tony in lead role over Ruco. Who’s tony hung “brushing shoes” with?

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    • Toby replied:

      Tony is Sandy Yu’s camp

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    • bc replied:

      Sandy’s boots were made for “licking” apparently by Tony and Priscilla.

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  10. bc says:

    Watching Grace in every scene was like watching someone doing a travelogue show for you. Very odd. Out of place for sure. Her interviews reflect the same persona onscreen. She hasn’t quite detached her personality from the character to act just yet. I think she’s hungry for fame but doesn’t really “get” the emotions and authenticity of acting. She’s TOO FAKE. Maybe get some acting tips from Tavia before Tavia retires.

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    • Kay replied:

      AGREE. She is too FAKE looking. BUT I have to admit that her acting in Overachievers is actually quite good especially for a newcomer. Her and that other chick, the one who placed 2nd to Grace in Ms. HK. Still, why the heck is her mom following her around filming? Isn’t she an adult? And I bet if other actors/actresses did that, they would be blasted by the media or others. They definitely have connections I tell ya.

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      • Yen replied:

        She is FAKE “LOOKING”..
        Can u described what u mean by that?
        Meaning she had PS??
        Or u r just jelly with her?

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      • Kay replied:

        Her chin looks fake (some old lady called it ‘sharp as an axe’ and her overall demeanour seems fake. Like, over the top. She is still better than Sisley (lol, I finally remembered her name) when you compare both looks and personality. Whoever says Sisley is better looking than Grace is hella wrong. haha!
        Jelly? You gotta be kidding me. I wouldn’t want a 12yo body. She is basically just bones. Sorry dude, just being honest here.

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      • Chika replied:

        She can’t help it that is her face shape. Just because most Asians’ face are round and you’re not used seeing her kind of face shape doesn’t make her face ‘fake’.

        Case in point, she’s always had it:

        http://www.popularasians.com/forum/attachments/66113d1378164400-grace-chan-child.jpg

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      • Kay replied:

        Hunny, I’ve seen that picture before.
        I said her chin looks fake. I never actually said her face IS fake. Now, you’re trying to put words in my mouth.

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  11. jenny says:

    this is why you don’t have luck mandy wong because behind your bff you make friends with her ex and calling him your good friend! you don’t adhere to the unspoken rules between you and friend’s ex!

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