Jason Chan Turns into a Drug Addict for “Trade Wars”

By on May 1, 2014 in TV Dramas

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Jason Chan (陳智燊) is shedding his usual healthy image to challenge a serious and gritty role in Trade Wars <商戰>. Playing the son of a wealthy man, Jason will become involved in an indecent relationship with his sister-in-law and will also battle a debilitating drug habit.

A graduate of TVB’s artiste training class, Jason has been active mainly as a variety host and a minor supporting actor until his breakthrough role in 2011’s sitcom Be Home For Dinner <誰家灶頭無煙火>. His good-boy image left a positive impression on viewers’ minds, and as a result, he has since been cast as similarly righteous characters. Often described as one of TVB’s most heavily promoted artistes, Jason was quickly given heavier supporting roles, and in 2012 he became male lead for the very first time in Missing You <幸福摩天輪>.

Although he does not mind being typecast, TVB seems intent on shaking up his well-established image. Filming Trade Wars in Causeway Bay on April 29, Jason was seen wandering the streets looking disheveled and sluggish. With white powder covering his nose and mouth, he looked very much like a confused drug user living in fear of his delusions. Appeared embarrassed by the attention from nearby onlookers, Jason quickly completed the scene and hurried off the set.

Seeing his role as a welcomed challenge, Jason explained that the scene gives viewers a peek at the internal demons his character struggles with, which partially contributes to his rift with his family. Happy with his current assignment, he praised the drama’s script and is thankful for the opportunity to film once again with veterans Elliot Ngok (岳華) and Wayne Lai (黎耀祥).

Source: Ming Pao

This article is written by Katrine for JayneStars.com.

11 comments to Jason Chan Turns into a Drug Addict for “Trade Wars”

  1. 🙂 To be honest, I was so disappointed in his acting several times – I meant several times when he was just a regular 2nd/3rd lines to lead with Linda.

    I understand people say he needs more chances to get improved but he has spent a number of years in the industry and well he can act as small roles until he proves he can be a lead.

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  2. XxtvbxX says:

    That face….:)

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  3. Funn Lim says:

    He can’t even act a simple scene like holding a bag, how can he ever do gritty and serious roles like a drug addict?

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    • lemongrass replied:

      Funn, we wait and see. I’m curious too, and hopefully it won’t be disappointing.

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  4. lemongrass says:

    Some people can act eventhough never attended any acting lessons like some Miss HK and all. For him, I wonder if it is due to lacking of passion or just being not hardworking enough to improve himself. He has the looks but if he can’t act and not for once but many times, then it gets disappointing to see that.

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    • Pokkie replied:

      His looks is boring on TV and he looks too old to be promoted as upcoming siu sang. TVB should invest in younger and cuter boys.

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  5. Lala123 says:

    Looks…average, most asian guys in Canada looks like that.
    Talent…I’d rather watch paint dry than his acting.
    He should stick with hosting.

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  6. Jstorch says:

    All he does is memorize his lines then reads them once he’s on camera, no expressions at all. He’s just boring.

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  7. mich-w says:

    yes.. he is just BORING …even by listening to his sentence n voice enough to kill me

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  8. Pokkie says:

    Jason Chan is old, boring and a horrible actor. I don’t know why TVB is promoting him. He’s not even that cute.

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  9. Booniya says:

    Cut some slack give the fella a fair go

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