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Thursday, December 29, 2011

《大太監》 "The Great Eunuch" Blessing Ceremony

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Date: December 30, 2011

Temporary Chinese title: 《大太監》
Pinyin title: Daai Taai Gaam
Temporary English title: "The Great Eunuch"
Producer: Marco Law

Attending Cast: Wayne Lai, Michelle Yim, Maggie Shiu, Raymond Wong, Aimee Chan, Nancy Wu, Natalie Tong, Power Chan, Elliot Yue, Raymond Cho, KK Cheung, Edwin Siu, Lo Chun Sun, Fred Cheng, Jones Lee, Yetta Tse, Mikako Leung, So Yan Chi, Vincent Cheung, Chiu Man Tung, Kedar Wong, Kelvin Lee, Andy Siu, Yu Chi Ming, Kwong Chor Fai, Yeung Chi Long, Jackie Cheng, Dolby Kwan, Oscar Chan, Chiu Lok Yin, Ho Wai Yip, Hui Ming Chi, Andy Wong, Mark Ma, Annie Chung, Helen Ma, Lydia Law, Janice Shum, Moses Cheng, Josephine Shum, Ngai Wai Man, Tong Chun Ming, Milkson Fong, Lai Tung Hong, Chung King Fai, Tsui Wing, Oscar Leung, Angel Chiang, and Jimmy Au.

Time: 14:00
Place: Tseung Kwan O TVB City Studio One Parking Lot

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- 30 episodes long.
- In March, there will be location filming in Hengdian. There is said to be an investment of approximately 40 percent more than the budget and the resources of a typical series.
- Wayne Lai will play Li Lianying from 20 to 40 years old. He is upright and scrupulously abides by the duty. He knows how to deal with interpersonal relationships very well.
- Michelle Yim will play Empress Dowager Cixi.
- Maggie Shiu will play Empress Dowager Ci'an.
- Raymond Wong will play Yao Shuangxi (姚雙喜), a eunuch who later becomes in charge of the Imperial Drug Institution. He is a tragic character.
- Aimee Chan will play Heshou (和碩), a mischievous princess who is very innocent and playful. She is Gong Qinwang's younger sister. She will have a romantic storyline with Shuangxi.
- Nancy Wu will play Qianrong (倩蓉), a righteous palace maid who acts with courage and determination, and stands up for others. She serves Imperial Concubine Wan. She and Lianying will have an ambiguous relationship.
- Natalie Tong will play Tongzhi's Empress.
- Elliot Yue will play the head eunuch.
- Raymond Cho will play An Dehai.
- KK Cheung will play Gong Qinwang (恭親王).
- Edwin Siu will play Ling Tianshou (凌添壽), a eunuch. He is Lianying's best pupil, and they have taken care of each other since young. He learned a lot from Lianying; however, from him, he did not learn to accumulate wealth by dishonest means; thus, he begins to learn from Dehai, and he slowly learns to become greedy and bad from him. Later, he directly follows Dehai to handle affairs.
- Chung King Fai will play Liu Duosheng (劉多生), Lianying's master.
- Peter Pang will play Cixi's younger brother.
- Oscar Leung will play the Tongzhi Emperor from 15 to 19 years old.
- Eric Li will play Bolun (伯倫).
- Cilla Kung will play Lady Fuca (富察氏).
- Selena Li will guest-star as Imperial Concubine Wan (婉太嬪), the Xianfeng Emperor's concubine.
- Vin Choi will guest-star as an actor who has a relationship with Imperial Concubine Wan.
- Angel Chiang will play a prostitute who loves money. She will deceive Dehai. She will act very pure, but is actually very scheming.

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Nancy Wu's Tencent Weibo
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Natalie Tong's Tencent Weibo
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Dolby Kwan's Tencent Weibo
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FYI: The official English title of this series is "The Confidant".

Related post: "The Confidant" @ FILMART 2012
Related post: "The Confidant" Departs for Hengdian
Related post: "The Confidant" (Hong Kong) Completion Banquet
Related post: Michelle Yim Replaces Maggie Cheung as Cixi
Related post: New Series 《大太監》 "The Great Eunuch" Info

Personal Note: Still have reservations toward Marco Law's first Qing Dynasty series....

Aimee looks even more like Christine Kuo here.... o_O

Hope that Aimee does not speak her ancient dialogue the way she did in the Sales clip of "The Miscellaneous Morsels from Youyang"....

He he.... Aimee's costume is similar to the one worn by Selena in "Sentinel".... :P

Do not like Natalie's look in here....

*Credits to the-sun, tvb.com, and Weibo

11 comments:

  1. ahahah oscar as the emeperor!! heheh he looks quite interesting LOL
    and i'm happy to see nancy in a more 'righteous' role! looking forward to hearing more about this!

    and i actually think natalie looks quite pretty haha

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  2. I'm quite skeptical on how well this will turn out... The supporting female cast doesn't have a lot of experience in ancient (ie. Natalie and Aimee) I have nothing against them. I just hope they don't ruin the show. Hopefully the rest of the cast will make up for it.
    I also wonder which role Ruco was supposed to take? Possible Raymond Cho's or maybe completely written off?

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  3. I been dying for TVB to film this series but with the confirm cast....im quite disapointed. I just wish there was more of an A list artist in this drama but there does seem to have a couple of experience veteran. Also, with a buget of 40% more than regular drama doesnt sound enough to be a grand production for me . I sure hope most of the scenes are film in hengdian and not from TVB old and small Qing dynasty complex. It's getting really tiring to see the same set all the time.

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  4. hmmm something about the costumes look very tacky...hopefully they spend part of the new budget on better costumes

    and omg..all this time i thought it was christine kuo..lols its actually aimee?? .. i have nothing against aimee ... but i hope she doesn't have a big part cause she has a very western accent in her voice to begin with. however ... i have a feeling tvb is going to give her a barbaric princess role to fit her voice more or something like that to suit her...

    the cast has some good actors though not all of them seem to be the "grand production" type yet. hope this wont disappoint

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  5. Natalie was in The Life and Times of a Sentinel. I thought she did pretty well. She's going to be in the King Makers as well, I think. :D

    Looking forward to this series. ;D

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  6. Haha, your comment about Aimee's costume. I weibo'ed about it when I saw it the first time. But when I looked more properly, it's not the same costume at all, just the blue border and patterns. The middle part is yellow, whereas Selena's is pink. Probably remade with different colors lol.

    And why is Raymond standing in the second row when all the more important roles were standing first row (including Edwin and Power)?

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  7. To Anonymous:

    Raymond Cho's role is older than Wayne's, so doubt that Ruco was supposed to play that role.

    To JingMui:

    The costumes were specially made for this series.

    Aimee is playing a mischievous princess who is very innocent and playful (which sounds like the typical Aimee role).... :P

    To Anonymous:

    Don't think that Natalie handled the ancient speech, gait, or gestures well in "Sentinel".

    Yes, Natalie plays a Wayne's sister in "King Makers".

    To Lizzy:

    The colours of the costumes are similar. :P

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  8. I saw something that confuses me.

    Saw in childstar 區珀豪pako仔 weibo that he's playing Tongzhi's young version. In this post: http://www.weibo.com/1725134813/xE4diBCDM He says "兩兄弟" about the other childstar. I found the weibo of this other childstar, 可樂仔_Owen冼海鍩, who is he playing?? From Wikipedia, Tongzhi doesn't have any brothers, nor does his father (Xianfeng Emperor) have any other son. He posted a picture of him and Maggie Siu: http://weibo.com/1939078405/xEiBz7Ndi He calls her "我母后", but Empress Dowager Ci'an doesn't have any children...

    Hopefully you can solve this mystery for me. Haha

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  9. it looks like they are trying to hold the drama based on the manchu ... like princess pearl except TVB's costumes look kind of weird on them. it's the headsets i think which kind of look tacky the most

    perhaps i'd get use to it though,...

    And lol, that is also a very Aimee role too

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  10. To lizzy:

    Not familiar with Chinese history, so can't answer that. Also, TVB tends to not follow history, so not sure about it.

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  11. To lizzy:
    Even though Empress Dowager Ci'an does not have any children, he still has to call her 母后, as she is the main consort/empress of the king, making her his "mom" whilst empress cixi as her "2nd mom"

    Hope this helps :)

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