TVB’s Tiger Cubs 2 <飛虎> held its costume fitting press conference yesterday. A continuation of 2012’s action crime drama about Hong Kong’s elite paramilitary force Special Duties Unit, Tiger Cubs 2 sees the return of regular cast members Joe Ma (馬德鐘), Him Law (羅仲謙), Oscar Leung (梁烈唯), Mandy Wong (黃智雯), Benjamin Yuen (袁偉豪), William Chak (翟威廉), and Christine Kuo (苟芸慧), reprising their original roles. Linda Chung(鍾嘉欣), Timmy Hung (洪天明), Koo Ming Wah (古明華), and Matthew Ko (高鈞賢) will be new additions to the SDU cast.
As yesterday was also Joe’s 45th birthday, TVB organized a surprise birthday cake event for Joe at the press conference. Joe told the press that he is “happy to don the uniform once again on [his] birthday” and expressed that he hopes to wear the suit again next year.
Joe, who ended his TVB management contract in early 2012, disclosed that he has signed a two-year per-series contract with TVB. “It’s great to be back at TVB,” said Joe. “I wonder if I’ll be able to shoot Tiger Cubs 3 [next year]?” Asked how he is preparing for his role as SDU senior inspector, Joe said, “As a returning cast member, it will be hard to find another breakthrough in my acting. There is a lot of pressure.”
Replacing Jessica Hsuan (宣萱) as the series’ new female lead, Linda portrays a scarred undercover cop for the Criminal Intelligent Bureau. Traumatically tortured by triads when her identity gets discovered, Linda’s character eventually develops mental problems. Linda described her character as “bipolar, violent, and very ruthless and impulsive. She is not afraid of dying and will do anything to achieve justice.” A physically and emotionally demanding role for Linda, she also expressed that her character has great memory and is always “on the edge.” Linda laughed and added, “I’m not a BB anymore!”
New cast members Timmy Hung, Koo Ming Wah, and Matthew Ko will be portraying SDU officers. Jade Leung (梁琤) will be portraying a mute woman who is skillfully trained in combat. “I have to use hand motions to express my inner thoughts. It’s a very challenging role and I’m very happy and excited to do it.”
Grace Wong (王君馨), who portrayed a guest character in Tiger Cubs, will be reprising her role as the Malaysian heiress “Fanly” in the sequel. She will become the third wheel in a relationship shared by Him Law and Mandy Wong’s characters.
Unlike its predecessor, which was produced at 13 episodes with a running time of 90 minutes each, Tiger Cubs 2 will have 20 regular hour-long episodes.
Source: Ming Pao
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.