Roger Kwok and Kristal Tin Star in Lee Yim Fong’s New Drama

A costume fitting press conference for Lee Yim Fong’s (李艷芳) upcoming untitled period drama was held at TVB City on February 21. Roger Kwok (郭晉安), Kristal Tin (田蕊妮), Jerry Lamb (林曉峰), Evergreen Mak (麥長青), Priscilla Wong (黃翠如), Whitney Hui (許亦妮), Grace Wong (王君馨), Rachel Kan (簡慕華), and over 20 other cast members attended the conference wearing Qing Dynasty costumes.

Currently untitled, Lee Yim Fong’s new drama was previously given the name, Goosebumps Woman <疙瘩老娘>, as its working title. The 25-episode comedy-drama, set during the late 1700s Qing Dynasty, is loosely based on a short story extracted from the classical Chinese novel Little Bean Shed <小豆棚>, written by Qing Dynasty female novelist, Zeng Yandong (曾衍東).

The short story is about a famous widowed female lawyer, known as the Goosebumps Woman, who lived during the Qing Dynasty. Skilled in solving cold cases, the Goosebumps Woman is also extremely adept in writing. Her most expensive indictment letter cost over 100 silver taels per word.

Kristal Tin will star as the Goosebumps Woman. The 35-year-old actress revealed that she had been hoping for a chance to portray a similar strong female character like the Goosebumps Woman, exclaiming that it has been a dream come true for her.

Kristal will be shooting alongside Roger Kwok, who will also play a lawyer. To star in Goosebumps Woman, Roger chose to turn down Wong Wai Sing’s (黃偉聲) Food for the Slaves <食為奴>, another Qing Dynasty drama that will star the Inbound Troubles <老表,你好嘢> cast.

Goosebumps Woman is Roger’s first Qing Dynasty TVB drama. Having to sport a bald head while filming in the cold, Roger said, “The producer empathizes with me and gave me a hat! It will give me more warmth when I need it.”

Evergreen Mak Supports Kristal Tin as TV Queen

Evergreen Mak will star as Kristal’s initial love interest, a court guard. Evergreen joked that he will support Kristal to be the TV Queen of 2013, exclaiming that her character is the serial’s most challenging role. “Kristal will fall in love with me, and that will definitely be a big challenge to anyone’s acting skills. This drama will be Kristal’s ticket to TV Queen.” Asked if his role will have many girlfriends, Evergreen said, “Yes! Thank you, Producer. I wasn’t expecting people to like fatty things nowadays.”

Priscilla Wong To Portray an Atypical Girl

Goosebumps Woman will be Priscilla Wong’s third television drama with TVB after signing with the station last year. Her debut drama, Lee Yim Fong’s Reality Check <心路GPS>, is currently airing on TVB Jade.

Donning a mushroom-cut wig, Priscilla pulled out an old black and white picture of her younger self in her phone, and laughed that her current hairstyle really resembled the hairstyle she used to have. “I am still not used to this hairstyle. Maybe it’s because I will be portraying an atypical girl – someone who is a little dumb, strong, and a big eater. My looks need to suit my role.”


This article is written by Addy for

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  1. OMG. the hairstylists at TVB need to be fired ASAP. The ladies either look dumb or retarded.

  2. So Kristal Tin is now a bona fide leading actress!

    Qing ah? Kinda bored with that era!

    1. agree,tvb did too much series in the Qing era lately. instead they should do more wuxia series.

      1. TVB should never do wuxia series again. They can never compete with mainland productions and history shows that in HK wuxia series are consistently the lowest rated.

    2. lol the hairstyles are RIDICULOUS 😛 and priscilla wong’s hairstyle is so hurt!!

  3. Although I like Roger Kwok in comedy series, TVB should find another actor to replace Roger. Roger Kwok is a pretty talented actor in other areas besides comedy and he should given more chances to showcase it more.

    1. totally agree i dont think there is a tvb actor which can match roger with his comdedy skill.. or his acting skills

  4. I really love the cast! Especially Roger Kwok and Kristal Tin! So excited for to see them film together.

  5. whitney hui does NOT look good here. She is pretty but kinda mean looking.

  6. Glad Kristal’s finally a first-lead. Grace’s look is a lot better than the other females… Looking forward to Kristal, Roger, Evergreen and Grace! 😀

  7. “Goosebumps Woman is Roger’s first Qing Dynasty TVB drama.”

    Can’t be…I remember Roger was in the series “Happy Ever After”, starring Bobby Au-Yeung, Marianne Chan, etc. It was a Qing dynasty drama.

  8. Roger did Happy Ever After and that was a Qing era drama. He didn’t have to shave his head in that one but it was still a Qing era. Why would the news then say this new drama is Rogers’s first Qing drama?

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