Wong Cho Lam Spoils Ending for “Food for the Slaves”

TVB’s upcoming Qing Dynasty comedy drama, Food for the Slaves <食為奴>, has begun shooting in Hong Kong. Produced by Inbound Troubles <老表,你好嘢!> executive producer, Wong Wai Sing (黃偉聲), Food for the Slaves stars Wong Cho Lam (王祖藍) as a humble “golden-tongued” chef Ko Tin Po, who later finds his way to befriend Emperor Yongzheng (Ben Wong 黃智賢) after he is hired as an imperial chef in the Forbidden City.

A scene from the first episode of the serial was filmed on March 9. The scene involved Nancy Wu (胡定欣), who portrays Cho Lam’s love interest Nin Yuek Bik, giving out some steamed buns and baked cakes to the homeless. As Cho Lam fights for some food, he is brutally knocked down by others. Nancy witnesses the scenario and offers Cho Lam a warm cake. Cho Lam cries and exclaims, “I am already full!”

Cho Lam spilled that his character in Food for the Slaves will be a great challenge to his acting abilities. Cho Lam spoiled that the serial will be a tragicomedy, and said,“It’s a big test. In the end, I will lose Nancy and suffer a mental breakdown. I will need to face loss and death. I am used to portraying happy characters, and it’s rare for me to take part in rather serious roles.”

Cho Lam, who took part in writing the script for Inbound Troubles, was asked if he participated in the screenplay of Food for the Slaves as well. Cho Lam said, “I did offer some ideas, but I will not change too much. The scriptwriters did a very good job on the script. As of now, I will focus on my role as an actor. I felt like my acting was not that great in Inbound Troubles because I was too preoccupied with the script.”

Food for the Slaves will also see the return of several Inbound Troubles stars, such as Joey Meng (萬綺雯), Louis Cheung (張繼聰), Bob, and May Chan (陳嘉佳).

Cho Lam Responds to “Traitor” Claims

In regards to the Hong Kong government’s recent order on limiting its baby milk formula exports to mainland China, Cho Lam commented on his Weibo earlier that he supported the government’s decision. He posted “Hong Kong has a reason to pass down this law. If mainland Chinese milk formula were made well, their people wouldn’t have to come down to Hong Kong buy it!”

Deleting his last post, Cho Lam quickly clarified in another Weibo post, “Maybe I did not convey my message correctly. How about this: The husband and wife are arguing. No one knows who is right and wrong. Maybe it is a misunderstanding, or maybe the problem itself is at fault. But the husband will say, ‘If it wasn’t me who gave you food and clothes, you will already be dead! If I stopped feeding you water and food, I want to see how long you survive!’ Will this be able to save a relationship? We need to respect each other, communicate thoroughly, and love each other. These words are for those who want to maintain their relationships in good health. I hope you will all be great gentlemen!”

Source: ihktv.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com

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  1. I think Ben Wong is a good actor but he is no emperor so I think he is a miscast. Other than that, this should be a series to watch.

  2. To be honest I’m glad Wong Cho Lam is finally acting in a more serious role, I’m a little bored of his comedy roles.

  3. LOL Cho Lam is being called a traitor for supporting the HK government’s decision to restrict exports of milk powder to mainland China?

    How can a Hongkonger be called a traitor for supporting a decision which benefits other Honkongers? LMAO~~

    1. It was the mainland Chinese who called him a “Han traitor.” The Hong Kongers got Wong Cho Lam’s back.

      1. Yes I know, I just find it amusing the mainland Chinese called him a traitor. If they want to call anyone a traitor, shouldn’t it be those who bought imported milk powder instead of their own products? 😉

  4. I heard on the local Chinese radio that a person can get a 2 year prison sentence for smuggling infant formula across the border. Even if caught with only 1 or 2 cans of formula.

    1. I agree 100% with cho lam’s stance. The chinese government should pressure the manufacturers of china on how to produce good quality and not just half arse everything they send to people. it’s so ridic. i’m glad cho lam spoke against it.

      1. I agree with Cho Lam too. The Chinese shouldn’t blame others for their problems.

  5. thanks alot wong cho lam for spoiling the ending.. is it true wong cho lam was on bad terms with roger kwok while filming cousin u r good

  6. This is looking very unexciting. Ben is a good actor, but I never felt like he could carry the can to be a lead and he is definitely more suited to be in a modern series. Just can’t see him as a regal emperor. I’m afraid the is not his chance to stand out and follow Wayne Lai’s path.

  7. The milk issue, isnt only for the quality of Chinese milk but also the lack of faith from the customers after the scandals with milk powder last time. However do they see that the decision is violating the laws? But its so ridiculous when calling WCL a traitor. I like the answer of husband and wife.

  8. at first this drama casting is very excited but now don’t feel like watching it ,got LF ron and fala all of them is my favourite in TVB and look forward to LF pair up with fala and sharon but now cho lam he can’t even act ,nothing to say!!

    1. agree cho lam cant act tvb needs to stop promoting all these talent less people and promote the ones with actually some talent

  9. Can someone explain why the need to limit the export of baby milk formula to china?

    1. I can only it’s because of supply and demand. Seeing how big the population is in China, the’ll be lots of demand in China, while not enough supplies in other countries.

      China has their own problems due to corruption and contamination, and in this case, the baby powder that caused deaths, which led to bad reputation for China as an exporter of food.

    2. Because many rich Chinese parents often go to HK to buy milk for their children, each time they buy at least 3-4 kg of milk or more (for the children to drink in few months), so when the HK parents want to buy milk for the babies, the milk is already out of stock.

  10. No matter who’s wrong or who’s right, at tough time we should calm down and help each other for the sake of the innocent babies. Every children same as our own flesh and hopefully the best will come out if we stay united.

    As the old sayings goes, ”It’s an ill wind that blows no good” This is said when things have gone wrong; the idea being that when bad things happen, there can also be some positive results. Hope for the best and best wishes to eveyone. 🙂

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