After the success of 2012’s The Confidant <大太監>, TVB reunites cast members Wayne Lai (黎耀祥), Edwin Siu (蕭正楠), Raymond Cho (曹永廉), and Power Chan (陳國邦) in the unofficial sequel, Eunuchs Leave the Palace <公公出宮>. Nancy Wu (胡定欣), who also starred in The Confidant, joins the cast as Wayne’s romantic interest again – marking their seventh collaboration together at TVB.
Unable to join his fellow colleagues in the unofficial sequel, Raymond Wong (黃浩然) had to decline participating in the series because of schedule conflicts. Similarly, because of Ada Choi’s (蔡少芬) busy schedule, her role was eventually given to Nancy. Denying that she was chosen as a replacement, Nancy said it was fate that she was chosen for the role. Praising the script and storyline, Nancy stated the characters were very well-written and hopes that Eunuchs Leaves the Palace could potentially become the an Anniversary production in next year’s drama line-up.
In contrast to Nancy’s domineering and bossy role, Wayne and Raymond both play very feminine eunuchs. While Wayne has taken on similar roles in the past and believes there should not be too many difficulties getting into character, Raymond relished the novel idea and could not stop laughing with Edwin when he was trying on bras for his costume.
Since the majority of the filming will take place in Mainland China, Edwin was asked whether or not his girlfriend, Priscilla Wong (黃翠如), will be visiting him on set from time to time. Revealing that he will be rooming with Raymond, Edwin jokingly answered that he will have to see if Raymond is willing to give up his bed or not.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.