Nicholas Tse (謝霆鋒) has always had an interest in cooking. In recent months, the Hong Kong actor decided to put his skills to good use by starring in Chef Nic < 12道鋒味>, a Mainland food travelogue show in which Nicholas chats with his celebrity friends about regional foods. As the creator of the series, Nicholas oversees all aspects of the program’s video production, ranging from location scouting to the script. Nicholas’ manager, Mani Fok (霍汶希), also gave a lot of input on the show’s production and guest list.
At 12 episodes, each segment of Chef Nic will run for 75 minutes. The theme of each episode will focus on the stories behind a selected dish. Nicholas invited Vicki Zhao (趙薇) to a French winery, Fan Bingbing (范冰冰) to Paris, Gwei Lun Mei (桂綸鎂) to Singapore, Charlene Choi (蔡卓妍) to Spain, Jaycee Chan (房祖名) to Milan, and Nick Cheung (張家輝) to Victoria, Australia. Rumors say that Nicholas plans to invite his father Patrick Tse(謝賢), Joey Yung (容祖兒), and ex-girlfriend Faye Wong (王菲) on the show as well.
On May 25, Nicholas and Angelababy (楊穎) filmed an episode of the show at a Portuguese restaurant, Albergue 1601, in Macau. In the evening, Nicholas took Angelababy to the Michelin-starred French restaurant, The Tasting Room by Galliot, and dined there until midnight. When filming was completed, Nicholas walked with Angelababy back to the Grand Hyatt Hotel, where they were both staying at.
Angelababy was featured on the show because Nicholas was aware of her rising popularity in mainland China, due to her relationship with actor Huang Xiaoming (黃曉明). Busy with her filming projects in both mainland China and Hong Kong, Angelababy had to rearrange her schedule in order to appear on Chef Nic. Grateful of Angelababy’s support, Nicholas decided to choose nearby Macau for her convenience.
Though Nicholas and Angelababy both starred in the 2009 film Hot Summer Days <全城熱戀熱辣辣>, their friendship did not begin until some years later. According to reports, it was Nicholas’ ex-wife, Cecilia Cheung (張柏芝), who formally introduced Angelababy to Nicholas. When Angelababy first debuted, she had professed numerous times that she regarded Cecilia as her idol, and for this, Cecilia had also paid extra attention to Angelababy.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.