TVB’s upcoming Lunar New Year drama for 2014, temporarily titled Meet the Daughters-In-Law <新抱喜相逢>, held its costume fitting press conference on September 27. Starring Nancy Sit (薛家燕), Joyce Tang (滕麗名), Angela Tong (湯盈盈), Ngo Ka Nin (敖嘉年), Evergreen Mak (麥長青), and Anderson Junior (安德尊). The series is produced by Kwan Wing Chung (關永忠), and is slated to be only 15 episodes.
The story centers on Angela and Joyce, two friends who attended the same acting training class. Their friendship takes a downturn when they both debut as actresses in the entertainment industry. Competing for television fame, the two ex-friends also competed for favoritism when they married into the same wealthy family. Angela and Joyce respectively marry brothers Ka Nin and Evergreen, sons of Nancy.
Angela Tong Comes Back
Meet the Daughters-In-Law is Angela Tong’s first drama since giving birth to her daughter in March 2013. Angela expressed that she is unsure if she has enough physical energy to withstand TVB’s long filming hours, but stated that she is prepared for the challenge. As filming begins in early October, Angela has already asked her parents from Canada to return to Hong Kong to take care of her daughter. She also consulted a baby care center and hired a babysitter. She also revealed that she has registered a playgroup course for her 7-month old daughter.
“Don’t call me extreme,” laughed Angela. “It’s only once a week for half an hour. Just to listen to some music. I also already found a kindergarten for her. There really is no other way to but to do so, because that is how Hong Kong’s education environment. My husband even asked me if I was being a bit too extreme.”
Portraying Nancy Sit’s elder son, Evergreen Mak revealed that this will be his first time playing an effeminate character. Evergreen expressed that he has consulted help from “So Gay” Koo Ming Wah (古明華), who encouraged Evergreen to take on the role freely.
Evergreen also said, “I lost 20 pounds to film Property Protector <守業者>. Now I have to add a few more pounds for Meet the Daughters-In-Law.”
Eager Return of Nancy Sit
It is reported that the casting of Meet the Daughters-In-Law is positively received by avid Hong Kong television-goers. With Nancy’s successful sitcom track record, which includes the critically acclaimed A Kindred Spirit <真情> and Virtues of Harmony <皆大歡喜>, viewers have high expectations of the comedy.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.