Roger Kwok, Tavia Yeung Star in “At the Threshold of an Era Again”

Roger Kwok, Tavia Yeung Star in “At the Threshold of an Era Again”



Struggling to increase viewership ratings in recent years, TVB is looking back at old classics to rekindle nostalgia and public interest. Most recently, TVB announced that they will begin filming a new age At the Threshold of an Era (創世紀), which they will title as At the Threshold of an Era Again (再創世紀). The original series aired 18 years ago, consisting of 106 total episodes and big stars.

At the Threshold of an Era Again sees the return of Roger Kwok (郭晉安) as the lead. Other cast members include Niki Chow (周麗淇), Tavia Yeung (楊怡), Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣), Frankie Lam (林文龍), Benjamin Yuen (袁偉豪), and Pakho Chau (周柏豪).

This will be Linda’s first TVB drama since giving birth. To accommodate her schedule for taking care of her daughter, the majority of her scenes will be shot in Canada.

Roger shared that the big budget series will be filmed in various locations, including Czech Republic, Canada, Europe, and the United States. Earlier, Roger had expressed  his desire to film with Ada Choi (蔡少芬) for this drama. Unfortunately, due to Ada’s busy schedule, she will not be able to take part in the drama. Ada admitted that TVB contacted her regarding the project. “Yes, they did contact me, but I let my management company handle it.  In the end, we didn’t take it!”

Roger joked, “Ada is very busy in China earning RMB! Originally, Ada was supposed to portray my older sister. Now, Niki is going to play my daughter instead.”

Source: On.cc

This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.

Vincent Wong Praised for Explosive Scene in “My Unfair Lady”

Vincent Wong Praised for Explosive Scene in “My Unfair Lady”



Airing to positive reception, My Unfair Lady <不懂撒嬌的女人> averaged 25 viewership ratings points last week, with episode 15 peaking at 28 points. Hosting a mini celebration to announce the results, over 120 cast, crew, and TVB upper management members attended. Frankie Lam (林文龍), Jessica Hsuan (宣萱), Vincent Wong (王浩信), Samantha Ko (高海寧), and TVB Deputy General Manager, Felix To (杜之克) were present.

Pleased with the overall results of My Unfair Lady, Felix said the series is becoming a phenomenon. Thanking Felix, Jessica exclaimed, “If it weren’t for you who told me to come back, I wouldn’t even be here.”

Saving – Vincent Wong’s Breakthrough

Receiving praise for his character “Saving” throughout the series, Vincent Wong was seen yelling at his big boss Andrew Yuen (袁文傑) in a recent episode. Both the intensity of the scene and Vincent’s anger was compared to 2000’s At The Threshold of an Era <創世紀> where Sunny Chan‘s (陳錦鴻) character was seen screaming at Gallen Lo (羅嘉良).

Admitting that he did take a look at Sunny’s previous performance and used it as study material, Vincent said he was glad that viewers enjoyed the scene. When asked if there would be an alternate happy ending for his character, Vincent revealed there would be only one ending for the series, but said viewers would be surprised.

On the other hand, Samantha Ko was thoroughly surprised but pleased when her character was hated by viewers. Samantha said she was happy about the deep impact the character had, and hopes to receive equally challenging roles in the future.

No Sequel for “My Unfair Lady”

With the finale airing on May 28, Jessica and Frankie were asked about the possibility of appearing in a sequel to My Unfair Lady. Although Jessica expressed that it would dependent on the quality of the script, she believes sequels usually end up being major flops and it is best to end the story at a high point.

Frankie joked that Jessica is too expensive to hire for any future sequels. He exclaimed, “The selling point of this series is Jessica. TVB was able to hire her so everyone should treasure this. Looking over at Jessica’s bemused look, Frankie continued, “Her price is at Hollywood’s level, and my price is more like Plaza Hollywood. I’ll film even if I’m not paid, but the problem is Jessica’s pay.”

When asked if the sequel could take the form of a movie instead, Frankie said that would be a good idea.

Source: Ming Pao

This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.

Jessica Hsuan Gave Up Marriage for Her Career

Jessica Hsuan Gave Up Marriage for Her Career



TVB’s first 4K television drama, the romantic comedy My Unfair Lady <不懂撒嬌的女人>, is Jessica Hsuan (宣萱) and Frankie Lam’s (林文龍) comeback drama with TVB. In the show, which also stars Vincent Wong (王浩信) and Natalie Tong (唐詩詠), Jessica and Frankie play a bickering pair who drift apart after a bitter breakup, only to meet again years later as fellow company employees. The drama, reaching an average viewership of 24 points, will air its final episode on May 28.

Jessica Finds Herself in “Mall Jeh”

Jessica plays Molly “Mall Jeh” Ling, a fierce, no-nonsense career woman whom Jessica describes to be quite similar to herself. Because Mall Jeh doesn’t know how to flirt—or “act cute”—Mall Jeh gets quite unfortunate in the relationship department of her life.

“Like Mall Jeh, I am strong. I am career-minded. I have expectations and I want control,” said Jessica. “But now, I understand that it’s impossible to take full control on others. It is important to compromise. This is where Mall Jeh and I differ, though I do find it understandable to why Mall Jeh would freak out whenever something goes wrong and out of her control. I myself used to suffer insomnia whenever I hit an unstable moment in my career. I’ve learned not to take everything to heart.”

Like the Chinese title of My Unfair Lady—“Women Who Don’t Know How to Act Cute”—can Jessica act cute? She said, “Dating will be the only time I’m doing that!”

Jessica Gave Up Marriage for Career

Jessica’s last boyfriend was Fran, who she broke up with in 2014. Lamenting her singlehood, Jessica said she would love to meet someone new in her life. Her standards aren’t high—she doesn’t need the man to be rich or handsome. The most important quality is his compatibility.

“I won’t marry for the sake of marrying,” she said. “Marriage is a vow to a lifetime. I don’t want to get together with that person until I’m absolutely sure. I’ve heard of too many stories of regret. I want to happily share my life with my other half, holding his hand to the last of my years. I don’t need him to be a tall handsome guy, but if he and I share the same thoughts and values, then we will automatically click.”

A fortune-teller in Temple Street once told Jessica that if she married before 30, it would end in divorce. Thinking back, Jessica absolutely agreed with him.

“I was barely 20 years old. I had little experience, haven’t really struggled in my life yet, and I probably had princess sickness. If I want it, I’ll get it. Now, I’ve become much clearer in what I need, and I’ve learned to be compassionate.”

Jessica revealed that her most serious love relationship occurred when she was in her twenties. She and her boyfriend at the time were at the step of discussing marriage, and while her boyfriend wanted it, Jessica was hesitant.

“If I were to get married and have kids now, would I regret giving up my career? I told myself I would. Even if I did get married to him then, I know we would end up in divorce.”

Kenix Kwok Knows Every Detail of Frankie Lam’s Kissing Scenes

Jessica’s costar Frankie Lam, who plays her love interest Gordon Man, is quite the playboy in the show. He sleeps with Bobo Yeung (楊家寶), gets seduced by a naked Lena Li (李天縱), and has many intimate moments with Samantha Ko (高海寧).

Frankie admitted that one of his most unforgettable scenes on the show was with Lena, whom he believed gave one of TVB’s bravest performances. “She was almost naked in that scene. She only had on a pair of nude-colored underwear, a nude bra, and duct tape. Because the tape was showing in the camera, she decided to get rid of the tape.”

After filming the scene, Frankie immediately discussed the scene and its filming technique with his wife of 14 years, Kenix Kwok (郭可盈). He said, “I’ve never seen a TVB actress go that far for a scene. Maybe because I’m now older, but I didn’t feel embarrassed. My wife and I have been acting for many years. We know this is just work.”

Frankie’s Return to TVB was Uneasy

Frankie, whose last TVB drama was 2008’s Forensic Heroes II <法證先鋒II>, felt uneasy when he first stepped back into TVB’s headquarters. He couldn’t believe his eyes at the details TVB had offered him when he first started negotiating for My Unfair Lady.

“They gave us enough time for rest. They were very agreeable during negotiations. In TVB’s old world, a HK$10 bonus is considered giving you face. I was in shock when I first heard about the price TVB was willing to give me for My Unfair Lady. I really never thought about coming back here. When I first opened the glass door entrance of the [TVB] headquarters, I immediately came across many old friends and colleagues. All the memories just came back to me. I felt uneasy.”

Source: Mingpao

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

Frankie Lam and Jessica Hsuan Roast Each Other On Stage

Frankie Lam and Jessica Hsuan Roast Each Other On Stage



The cast of TVB’s upcoming drama My Unfair Lady <不懂撒嬌的女人>, including Frankie Lam (林文龍) and Jessica Hsuan (宣萱), promoted their new show in Po Lam this past weekend. The romantic comedy premieres today on TVB Jade and TVB’s on-demand streaming service, myTV SUPER.

The event became a hilarious trash talk battle between Frankie and Jessica. Jessica called her leading man a cheapskate who doesn’t have a habit of treating people. In a game segment where Jessica tied Frankie up in a chain, the actor roasted Jessica with a comeback of his own: “Hey Jessica Hsuan, there’s no point of tying a man’s body if you can’t even tie his heart! I’m talking about all ethnicities!”

Frankie’s words seemed to be implying that Jessica could be in a relationship with a foreigner. In a later interview, Frankie clarified that he actually has no idea what’s going on in Jessica’s private life, saying, “When I was younger and watched her interviews, she sounded like she’s very broad in her selections. She’s not tied down to any country.”

“Coincidentally I have two foreign friends,” Jessica explained. Asking if she was in a relationship, she said, “I’m not. Stop listening to him! You definitely won’t be seeing him at our next promotional event!”

Reporters then turned to Frankie for more questions, who said, “I actually have nothing to reveal. I don’t want to die!”

Although Frankie and Jessica play a couple in the show, viewers won’t be seeing them kiss onscreen any time soon. “We actually don’t have any,” said Frankie. “But I do have some kissing scenes with Samantha Ko (高海寧) and Lena Li (李天縱).

Meanwhile Stephanie Ho (何雁詩), who was at the event to perform the drama’s theme song “I Don’t Know How to Act Cute” <我不會撒嬌>, has been going through some negative press due to her revealed relationship with Fred Cheng (鄭俊弘). Stephanie admitted that she’s been feeling pretty stressful: “It’s like all the energy’s been drained out of me, but I feel that I’ll become stronger when this is all over.”

Source: Oriental Daily

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

“My Unfair Lady”: A Different Kind of Gentle Woman

“My Unfair Lady”: A Different Kind of Gentle Woman



Starring Jessica Hsuan (宣萱), Frankie Lam (林文龍), Natalie Tong (唐詩詠), Vincent Wong (王浩信), Samantha Ko (高海寧), and Lai Lok-yi (黎諾懿), TVB’s upcoming romantic comedy drama My Unfair Lady <不懂撒嬌的女人> will be arriving to television screens on May 1. Produced by Kwan Shu-ming (關樹明), My Unfair Lady is TVB’s first drama shot in 4K and at real locations.

The drama centers on Mall (Jessica Hsuan), a successful career-minded woman who re-encounters an ex-boyfriend Gordon (Frankie Lam), who she broke up badly with over fifteen years ago. Gordon, cheeky and promiscuous, likes to get on Mall’s nerves at the office, much to the amusement of most of her coworkers. Kaman Kong (江嘉敏) and Yeung Chiu-hoi (楊潮凱) play the younger Mall and Gordon.

As Producer Kwan likes to put it, My Unfair Lady is a drama that “brings justice” to [Hong] Kong girls. The story follows several different Hong Kong women and their different perspectives on love—while some like to avoid it, others crave for it. Natalie Tong, who plays Cherry, falls in love with the “cheap” Saving Gor (Vincent Wong) after a bad breakup with Hanson (Lai Lok-yi), who cheated on her. Just as their love starts to blossom, a cute Taiwanese girl Chunchun (Mico Chang 張瑋純) comes in between them, forcing Cherry to find alternative ways to win back Saving Gor’s heart.

But Cherry really didn’t need to change at all.

“Hong Kong women possess a different kind of gentleness,” said Producer Kwan. “They stick with their loved ones through thick and thin, for better or worse.”

My Unfair Lady is Natalie’s first collaboration with Vincent. “Although this was our first collaboration, everything turned out really well for us,” she said. “There was a lot of chemistry and sparks, and we also think the same as well. We share a lot of the same ideas about acting.” (Even in love as well?) “I don’t know about that. We never talked about it!” (Do you guys have a lot of kissing scenes?) “Not too much, but we spent a lot of time together for the show, so we had time to get in character. It wasn’t embarrassing at all.”

Meanwhile, Samantha Ko plays Mi, a girl from the Mainland who lands a job at Mall’s office, and gets involved with Gordon. On working with Frankie, Samantha said, “There was a lot of pressure at first. My character is very flirty, so as every small touch would attract a man. Because I’m such a wooden person, it was really embarrassing at first!”

The 30-year-old said she learned a lot about being gentle through her role, saying, “You don’t need to sound very cutesy. Just don’t be so straightforward in your speech.” (Were you not a gentle girl before?) “That’s not really in my personality.”

My Unfair Lady premieres on May 1 through TVB Jade and TVB’s streaming service, myTV SUPER.

”My Unfair Lady” Promo

Source: Oriental Daily

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Frankie Lam, Jessica Hsuan Promote “My Unfair Lady”, Premiering May 1st

Frankie Lam, Jessica Hsuan Promote “My Unfair Lady”, Premiering May 1st



The cast of TVB’s upcoming romantic comedy drama My Unfair Lady <不懂撒嬌的女人> gathered together yesterday to promote the series. The drama, produced by Kwan Shu-ming (關樹明), is TVB’s first drama shot in 4K and at real locations. It stars Frankie Lam (林文龍), Jessica Hsuan (宣萱), Vincent Wong (王浩信), Natalie Tong (唐詩詠), Lai Lok-yi (黎諾懿), and Samantha Ko (高海寧).

My Unfair Lady is Frankie’s first TVB drama since 2008’s Forensic Heroes II <法證先鋒II>, and Jessica’s first since 2012’s Tiger Cubs <飛虎>. Frankie and Jessica, both who have been out of Hong Kong’s network primetime shows for some time, are unsure about what constitutes a good rating, but they are confident that their show will find success.

“If 24 points is considered a good, then I guarantee you it’ll get higher than that,” said Frankie.

Although Frankie and Jessica play a couple in the series, their characters do not mesh well. Jessica added that she does not have many intimate scenes with Frankie, who joked that the highlight of the series is not the romance, but Jessica’s acting. Jessica then admitted, “That’s why it took four months to film. I wasted time rolling my eyes all day.”

Natalie Tong Avoids Talking About Tony Hung

My Unfair Lady’s Chinese name, “The Woman Who Doesn’t Know How Act Cute”, centers on Jessica’s character Mall, a woman in her 40s who has no interest in getting married. The drama also touches on the lives of other women in her life, who all have different views about love.

Natalie said she has realized the “benefits” of acting cute, and wants to learn how to perfect it. Asking if she would act cute in real life, she said, “Every girl would do it. As long as she’s happy and her boyfriend won’t make her mad, then she’ll act playful and cute.” Asking if her boyfriend, Tony Hung (洪永城), likes it when she acts cute, Natalie told reporters to ask Tony that question instead. Natalie changed the topic when reporters asked if Tony had gotten her mad before.

The topic then changed to the concert musical The Storm Show <風雲5D音樂劇>. Natalie was spotted watching the show with Kenneth Ma (馬國明) a few days ago. The duo were there to support Kevin Cheng (鄭嘉穎), who plays the lead character Wind.

On why it wasn’t Tony who went with her, Natalie quickly explained, “I went to watch it with my [A Fistful of Stances] family. We all went there to support [big brother] Kevin. Don’t make it sound like something’s going on between me and Kenneth!” (Why didn’t you ask Tony to go with you?) “Kevin arranged the tickets.” (Did Kevin forget that you and Tony were a pair?) “I think Grace Chan (陳凱琳) being there is more important for him.”

“My Unfair Lady” Sales Presentation Trailer

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