Steven Ma is Surrounded by Beautiful Women in “Deep in the Realm of Conscience”

Steven Ma is Surrounded by Beautiful Women in “Deep in the Realm of Conscience”

TVB anniversary drama, Deep in the Realm of Conscience <宮心計2·深宮計>, is slated to air in the last quarter of 2017. Steven Ma (馬浚偉), Edwin Siu (蕭正楠), Michelle Yim (米雪) and the cast recently attended a banquet for the drama. A preview of the drama was played, showcasing many passionate scenes.

In addition to kissing scenes between Steven and Nancy Wu (胡定欣), there were also kissing scenes between Edwin and Annie Liu (劉心悠), as well as real-life lovers Kenneth Ma (馬國明) and Jacqueline Wong (黃心穎).

Steven, who portrays Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty, is blessed with many scenes opposite of many beautiful women, including the sexy Chrissie Chau (周秀娜). Steven joked that when he had scenes with Edwin and Kenneth, the three men would be unmotivated and bored to tears. However, their spirits quickly livened when filming opposite Nancy, Chrissie, and the other beautiful ladies

Whenever Chrissie filmed scenes, there was always a lot of laughter. Steven said, “She is not used to ancient dialogue, so there would be a lot of blunders. It’s quite funny. She also blinks much slower than any normal person!” He also teased that Taiwanese actress, Annie, would sometimes have difficulty with her Cantonese pronunciation and curse accidentally.


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A Glimpse into TVB’s “Deep in the Realm of Conscience”

A Glimpse into TVB’s “Deep in the Realm of Conscience”

TVB is going to take the audiences back to the Tang Dynasty again, nearly ten years after the original series. Deep in the Realm of Conscience <宮心計深宮計>, the franchise sequel to 2009’s Beyond the Realm of Conscience <宮心計>, will be hitting TV screens this year, in celebration of TVB’s 50th anniversary.

Co-produced by China’s Tencent Penguin Picture, Deep is set during the reign of Li Longji, or Emperor Xuanzong, during the early 700’s of Tang China. Starring Steven Ma (馬浚偉) as the emperor, the series revolves around the women in his life, all with their own motives to achieve power in court.

The drama first begins with the conflict between Empress Dowager Wei (portrayed by Michelle Yim 米雪) and Li Longji, before he became Emperor Xuanzong. Along with his aunt Princess Taiping (portrayed by Alice Chan 陳煒), Xuanzong succeeds in a coup that dethrones Empress Wei. After becoming emperor, Xuanzong experiences through political reforms, and tries to keep his throne safe from his aunt Taiping, whom he believes to be plotting a coup of her own.

Meanwhile, his empress consort Wong Chun (portrayed by Nancy Wu 胡定欣) comes across an old lover Yam Sam-syu (portrayed by Kenneth Ma 馬國明), the emperor’s closest ally and general of the militant guards. Along with Ho Lei (portrayed by Edwin Siu 蕭正楠), a royal guard, the duo work together keep the harem safe from danger. Sam-syu becomes acquainted with Cheng Sun-hei (portrayed by Chrissie Chau 周秀娜), who goes on to become one of the emperor’s consorts.

During one chance encounter, Ho Lei meets the maid servant Yuen Yuet (portrayed by Annie Liu 劉心悠), and falls in love with her. Yuen Yuet serves the Imperial Household Bureau, headed by the wise Lady Cheung (portrayed by Susan Tse 謝雪心). The bureau is split into four offices that manage inner palace affairs—jewelry proceedings by Lady Tsui (portrayed by Candy Lo 羅霖),  furnishing proceedings by Lady Nam-kung (portrayed by Akina Hong 康華), embroidery proceedings by Lady Luk (portrayed by Angie Cheong 張慧儀), and meal proceedings by Lady Wong (portrayed by Pinky Cheung 張文慈). Sam-syu’s love interest Kam Yeuk-chin (portrayed by Jacqueline Wong 黃心穎) serves one of the offices as a maidservant.

Deep is currently shooting in Hengdian World Studios. It is one of TVB’s seven anniversary dramas to celebrate the station’s 50th anniversary, and is slated to premiere in the last quarter of 2017.


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The Cast of “Beyond 2” are Really Upset with the Weather

The Cast of “Beyond 2” are Really Upset with the Weather

The weather hasn’t been cooperating for the cast of TVB’s Deep in the Realm of Conscience <>, sister production to 2009’s Beyond the Realm of Conscience <宮心計>. Principal photography for the showed moved from Hong Kong to Hengdian World Studios last month, but because it’s the “Plum Rain Season” in Zhejiang, not much could be done in the last few days.

“Why? Please tell me why?” wrote Annie Liu (劉心悠) on Instagram. The actress portrays Princess Yuen Yuet, one of the main protagonists on the show. “I strongly hope that the strong rain will strongly leave,” she bemoaned.

Her costar, Chrissie Chau (周秀娜), uploaded a picture of her “crying”. The actress complained about the rain, expressing that the heavy rain had hindered their filming schedule. For the past few days, many of the Deep cast members could do nothing but stay on stand-by for hours, waiting for the rain to stop.

Leading man Steven Ma (馬浚偉), who plays Emperor Xuanzong (Li Longji) on the show, said in a phone interview, “I’ve seen the weather reports, and the next few days will be even worse. I’ve already canceled some schedules. Right now, we’re focusing on shooting my indoor scenes first.”

Steven shared that their worst experience with the rain thus far was when one of their sets flooded. “The hallway had water stains everywhere.” (Return to Hong Kong will be delayed?) “This is expected. I think we’ll be a few days late, but it’s understandable. We’ll work together to finish everything on time.”

The actor said that all the filming delays had allowed him time to go grocery shopping and cook meals for the cast and crew. Hopefully his soup had managed to “cool everyone down”.


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Red Carpet Standouts at the 36th Hong Kong Film Awards

Red Carpet Standouts at the 36th Hong Kong Film Awards

The 36th Hong Kong Film Awards closed the curtains on Sunday, April 9 at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, where the best of the best in the Hong Kong film industry were awarded with the highest honors. Not only did these A-listers impress the stage, they also impressed the red carpet, making it an annual affair to celebrate. Check out some their oustanding pieces below!

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1. Kitty Zhang Yuqi (張雨琦)

Black was in season at this year’s red carpet. Starting off the trend was Zhang Yuqi in her flowing, embellished dress cape from the Zuhair Murad 2017 Couture collection. The cape flared out like a ball gown, making it one of the most extravagant looks of the night.

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2. Jessie Li (春夏)

Last year’s Best Actress winner Jessie Li is keeping it youthful and simple in a dress from the Blumarine 2017 Spring/Summer collection. Along with her Tiffany & Co. earrings and Sergio Rossi heels, Jessie looked like she was stepping down from an angel’s lair.

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3. Janice Man (文詠珊)

The Best Supporting Actress nominee was the talk of the carpet last year when she showed off her figure in a revealing black gown. This year, the Cold War 2 <寒戰II> actress wrapped up a bit more with a sheer Louis Vuitton dress, making it one of the most interesting looks at the red carpet.

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4. Vicki Zhao Wei (趙薇)

Zhao Wei played safe with her Dice Kayek dress from the Autumn/Winter collection, which appears to be more suitable for warmer weather, but the Best Film from Mainland and Taiwan presenter looks no less graceful and refined.

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5. Chrissie Chau (周秀娜)

Chrissie Chau stunned in a pair of Valentino dress pants and a deep-V leather top that is headlining many major entertainment outlets.

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6. Jelly Lin Yun (林允)

The Mermaid <美人魚> actress and Best New Performer nominee followed the trend of her seniors and took on a black dress for the red carpet, wearing a Chanel gown and a pair of Jimmy Choo pumps.

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7. Zhou Dongyu (周冬雨)

The Soul Mate <七月與安生> star and Best Actress nominee charmed in a black Miu Miu dress, accompanied with Giuseppe Zanotti heels, all which complemented her thin figure.

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8. Irene Wan (溫碧霞)

The veteran actress is a regular amongst red carpet events, and she knows how to make a statement. Irene didn’t wear black like a lot of her peers, but she did shine in a cute chiffon dress from the Christian Dior 2017 collection. The cute designs made Irene look even more youthful and ageless.

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9. Kara Hui (惠英紅)

The Best Actress winner definitely dressed for the occasion, with her flaring green ball gown and Tiffany & Co. jewelry pieces amassing to HK$5 million — all signs of a queen getting crowned for the third time.

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10. Elaine Jin (金燕玲)

The Best Dressed of the night went to Supporting Actress winner Elaine Jin for Mad World <一念無明>, who won the Best Dressed award alongside her costar Shawn Yue (余文樂). The veteran actress blinded eyes with her sophisticated one-piece dress. She complemented the look with a diamond bracelet in platinum worth over HK$5 million.

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