Filming has been going smoothly for TVB’s upcoming television drama Lord of Shanghai <梟雄>. The cast is currently filming in Shanghai and will return to Hong Kong by late October or early November.
The period drama, which stars Anthony Wong (黃秋生), Wayne Lai (黎耀祥), Kent Tong (湯鎮業), Myolie Wu (胡杏兒), Louisa So (蘇玉華), Kenneth Ma (馬國明), and Ron Ng (吳卓羲), is set during the years of the Chinese Republic. The story follows the historical events that occurred in China from the 1920s and 1950s, including China’s warlord era, the Japanese invasion, and ending with the Chinese civil war.
Kent Tong Celebrates Birthday with Cast
Kent Tong, who turned 56 years old on September 29, had the opportunity to celebrate his birthday with the cast of Lord of Shanghai. Alice Chan (陳煒), who portrays Kent’s wife in the series, also gave him a birthday kiss.
In the series, Alice portrays the leader of a triad. Kenneth Ma, who plays the younger version of Anthony Wong, has a crush on Alice and also shares a relationship with Myolie Wu, who portrays a Peking opera singer. Anthony Wong said that whenever he sees Myolie and Louisa practicing their Peking opera songs, Anthony would also join in the practice for fun.
Ron Ng Injured Himself While Running
Ron Ng, who portrays a lawyer in the series, said his filming schedule is not very hectic, which has allowed him some time to work out. While running, he pulled a calf muscle. Fortunately, the injury did not affect his filming schedule.
“I wasn’t jogging. I was sprinting,” said Ron. “There’s a lot of oily foods here so I really have to do this consistently to keep fit. I already started the work out when I was in Hong Kong. There’s no point in quitting now!”
Ron, who is accustomed to action scenes in his past dramas, gets to rest more on the set. “The only action that I have is other people beating me up. The drama is about the Japanese invasion, so there will be many scenes where I have to protect Myolie and Louisa.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.