Heavily Promoted, Benjamin Yuen Officially Signs With TVB

By on June 30, 2013 in TV Dramas

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After winning the title of Mr. Hong Kong 2007, Benjamin Yuen (袁偉豪) joined TVB and became a popular rising artist. He is probably most recognized for his comical relief role as Benjamin Lau in The Hippocratic Crush <On Call 36小時>. His breakthrough, however, is his most recent role in A Change Of Heart <好心作怪>, where he is portrayed Joey Meng’s (萬綺雯) lover despite being her junior.

Earlier, it was speculated that Benjamin was secretly dating Lin Xiawei (林夏薇) and Katy Kung (龔嘉欣). However, the rumors were proven false when it was revealed that he and his girlfriend have a stable relationship and are already co-habiting. Even though he plays a home-wrecker in A Change of Heart, Benjamin is actually a good boyfriend in real life. He has been dating his girlfriend, Cissy Ma (馬沛詩), for almost three years and has kept their private life low-key. The pair started dating after collaborating on a theater production together.

Signing with TVB

Besides having a stable love life, an insider revealed that Benjamin finally received the opportunity to advance in his career because he officially signed to be a contracted artist with TVB. In hopes of training newcomers to become next in line for the lead actor positions, TVB has been promoting a lot of third line actors such as Benjamin. Heavily promoted, Benjamin’s upcoming projects include The Hippocratic Crush 2 <On Call 36小時II>, Always and Ever <情逆三世緣>, and My Prime Lady <My盛Lady>.

Seeing many stars such as Michael Tse (謝天華) and Fala Chen (陳法拉) leaving the station, Benjamin told TVB management that he plans to stay. With his new five-year contract, his pay is only $2,000 HKD more than before, but it is presumed that he will receive more opportunities as a managed artist.

With a more stabilized career, Benjamin confirmed that he will be getting married next year. The ceremony will be simple as to suit his girlfriend Cissy’s preference.

Source: Sudden Weekly #935 via ihktv.com 

 

This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.

25 comments to Heavily Promoted, Benjamin Yuen Officially Signs With TVB

  1. yuaida says:

    Hard to define what “Heavily promoted” really means………when TVB needs you, then it’s OK. When they don’t, you’re sidelined……….Actually, I don’t think this guy has the charisma and/or aura to be a first-line actor…….will likely stay on the second-line level for most of his career…..Just doesn’t “have it”.

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    • sel_fi_wu replied:

      agree he’s good looking but face look a bit wooden maybe that’s why charisma low but loved him in on call with mandy! he and mandy will have a cute and grand proposal scene in on call2! can’t wait to seeandy reprise her role! mandy is a great actress!

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    • 939393 replied:

      Well we’ll never know. Few years back, who would’ve thought that Ruco, Kenneth, Wayne and Micheal Tse have what it takes to be tvb’s top Siu sangs? They started with humble kelefe roles which no one took notice of. I think Benjamin has what it takes. He just needs to improve his acting and wait for lady luck to shine on him in terms of getting a good/breakthrough role.

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      • sel_fi_wu replied:

        there will be a tough competition between benjamin and him in oncall 2. of course benjamin will win but him has better backing and also has triumph2 while benjamin has always and ever

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      • sel_fi_wu replied:

        who you think will win most improved this year? benjamin? new contact might help? or him with his many grand productions and publicity of dating tv queen? or jason chan the sandy yu favourite? or others?

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      • 939393 replied:

        For now, I have no opinion regarding the most improved award or any other awards actually. Because there is none who’s outstanding, coupled with tvb’s disastrous ratings and productions.

        But the most memorable role to me is tavia’s role as the psychotic cop in AGWTC2. Pretty sure you’ll disagree with me due to your hatred towards tavia. Oh well….

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      • sel_fi_wu replied:

        tavia’s performance in great way to care was nothing special in general audience eyes. the only performance to get the nod for an award this year from audience is linda’s prank in office of practical jokes! everything else will need to wait when the real heavyweights series airing!

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      • 939393 replied:

        By “general audience” you mean those who commented on forums right? But you have forgotten that “si lais” are also in that particular category. There are also a large portion of people who do not comment on forums which made up the “general audience” you speak of. But anyway, there’s pretty much no chance for tavia to pull out a Wayne. It’s prolly Linda this year. We’ll just have to wait and see.

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  2. advo says:

    He’s still rather wooden in ACOH, but it suits the role. Will need to see if he has more range when given other opportunities.

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    • sel_fi_wu replied:

      he still have always and ever and on call 2. his role in on call 2 is as big as him law and he’s pairing with mandy a good actress. there will be heavy competition there for the most improved award since him and benjamin are having the most grand productions out of the nominees

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  3. lol says:

    Being a second line artist isn’t bad at all but over time u will want to move on to first line his still young

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  4. Daisy says:

    Would Benjamin, Him and Oscar be the new Kenneth, Raymond and Bosco?

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    • 939393 replied:

      Add in Vincent Wong too!

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      • peo replied:

        and Sammy Sum!

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      • sel_fi_wu replied:

        the next siu sangs will be a battle between:
        edwin siu, him law, benjamin yuen, jason chan, vincent wong, sammy sum, tony hung, lai lok yi

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      • sel_fi_wu replied:

        i forgot the most promoted now: oscar leung. he has a new tvb movie starring him and christine kuo

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    • sel_fi_wu replied:

      why must him law be there? because he’s in every grand production: triumph2, on call2, tiger2 and has relationship with tvb most beloved daughter tavia?

      him’s acting still fake. benjamin still wooden and read his lines monotonous but still better than him.

      sandy yu wants jason chan up there! 😛

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      • 939393 replied:

        I disagree. I think Him’s acting is not as bad as you made it to be. He’s not as good as Sammy, Vincent and Edwin, but definitely better than the other names that you mentioned.

        Oh and Lai lok yee seems out of the place in the list than you mentioned

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      • sel_fi_wu replied:

        add oscar leung. he’s almost same level as edwin now in the race to be next siu sangs. edwin is almost a siu sang. wait until after brother’s keeper when he has showdown with ruco.

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    • Primrose replied:

      There is also Jason.

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      • Puff replied:

        Jason is too wooden, I think he’s got a lot to improved before he can catch up with some f the others.

        Personally I think Oscar Leung, Lai Lok Yee, Vincent Wong and Sammy Shum should be promoted ahead of Benjamin Yuen, Him Law and Jason Chan.

        TVB should also give Power Chan and Raymond Cho more opportunities.

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      • lkv replied:

        anyone else I cannot say but Jason, hahahaha, I do not even know why TVB lets him lead a series. I understand TVB should give opportunity to “new” people but him be in 2nd line first

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      • lkv replied:

        FYI, if TVB gave me a change, I would very much be better than Jason 😛

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  5. hannahh says:

    go Benjamin

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  6. Austin says:

    Being a part of grand productions does not mean one has a bigger chance at winning an award, if their acting is not up to standards in those grand productions then there is no point of even being nominated. Being a part of the grand production does give you a bigger name but it has nothing to do with their acting ability.

    Benjamin is alright, he didn’t stand out to me much in THC and I found his acting in ACOH very bland but maybe that’s his character. I wouldn’t go as far as saying he’s something huge yet. I find Him to be a more prominent actor if compared to Benjamin, for some reason I find Benjamin to seem very uneasy when he’s on camera while at least for Him he seems more relaxed.

    I’m pretty sure Him will take home the most improved award this year, he is the strongest competitor based on acting terms, he’s the better candidate.

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