Yesterday, Him Law, Tavia Yeung, Kenneth Ma, etc. went to Tai Hang to film the new series "The Hippocratic Crush II". The storyline was about Kenneth marrying Tavia, while Him was the best man.
Him said, "In the series, also don't have intimate scenes with Eliza [Sam]...only have eye contact. (Would there be pressure with Tavia there?) Would not".
Kenneth laughingly said that he does not have kiss scenes with Tavia at all in the series, causing him to be greatly disappointed. Regarding the news about Tavia supervising, Kenneth laughingly said, "It seems that Him is watching over me and Tavia. (Did you feel that Eliza and Him have a lot to chat about?) No. Actually, my scenes are quite separate from theirs...not in the same scene much".
- 30 episodes long.
- In August, there will be location filming in Foshan and Guangzhou for a month.
- This is an investigation series about a family murder case. The male lead is a soldier who returns to his native place. The family runs a silk business. He is the third son. Facing the murder of a family member, the male lead and the female lead investigate the case together.
- The series will use the investigation of a suspenseful case to package a '30s Shunde silk factory countryside series. It will also talk about a group of self-reliant spinsters.
- The Poon family consists of father Elliot Yue (Poon Wing Nin/潘永年), mother Ching Ho Wai (Chan Yuen Kam/陳婉琴), eldest brother Evergreen Mak (Poon Ka Hin/潘家顯), second sister Akina Hong (Poon Hau Yi/潘巧兒), third brother Steven Ma (Poon Ka Yeung/潘家揚), and fourth brother Yeung Chiu Hoi (Poon Ka Sing/潘家聲).
- Steven will play a military doctor who has been discharged from the military. His personality consists of a soldier's combativeness and courage, as well as a doctor's attentiveness. He is not afraid of corpses, and he has forensic knowledge. He returns to his native place after being discharged from the military, planning on handling the family's silk business with his siblings, but Akina is murdered; the three brothers are greatly overwhelmed, and he vows to find the killer. He will have a romantic storyline with Tavia Yeung and Natalie Tong.
- Tavia will play Tong Bing Bing (唐冰冰), a silk factory worker. Her relationship with Akina was like that of biological sisters. She and Steven will look for Akina's killer together, becoming the main focus of this series' investigation of a suspenseful case. Although she is married, the marriage was not consummated.
- Evergreen's wife is Tracy Ip, but he loves Maggie Shiu the most in his heart.
- Maggie will play Sin Bik Wan (洗碧雲), a spinster who is in charge of the female workers. She does not like men, but she only loves Evergreen.
- Natalie will play Fung Chi Ching (馮芷睛), a swindler. She was originally a lively, young girl; however, she becomes a spinster because of some objective.
- Yeung Chiu Hoi will play Poon Ka Sing (潘家聲).
- Stephen Wong will play Pang Kwok Leung (彭國良), a scheming spendthrift son. He is a villain.
- Raymond Cho will guest-star for two episodes as Tavia's husband.
- Helen Ma will play Raymond's mother and Tavia's mother-in-law.
- Katy Kung will play Lai Kuen (麗娟), Helen's daughter and Tavia's sister-in-law.
- Cilla Kung will play Sin Yin Foon (洗燕歡), a spinster.
- Lee Yee Man will play Fa (花), a spinster.
- Deborah Poon will play Yuet (月), a spinster.
- Fanny Ip will play Ho (好), a spinster.
- Summer Joe Ha will play Lam (藍), a spinster.
- Janice Shum will play Yuen (圓), a spinster.
- Lau Kong will play Chow Tin Chi (周天賜), a loyal, old military doctor.
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FYI: The official English title of this series is "Storm in a Cocoon".
Yesterday, Kenneth Ma and Him Law were doing location filming at seaside in Kennedy Town, Western District. The two were both wearing black shirts, black pants, and black leather shoes. The two were also chatting while looking at sea. They attracted many passersby to surround them and take pictures with their phones. During break time, there were also female fans lining up to collect their pictures. Kenneth and Him didn't refuse anyone...know how to melt fans' hearts.
Personal Note: According to one of the writers, this scene is from the second last episode, and it is about a touching relationship.
From various pictures on Weibo, Yat Kin Tau was also seen holding what seemed to be a photo album in this scene.
Temporary Chinese title: 《守業者》
Pinyin title: Sau Yip Je
Temporary English title: "Property Protector"
Producer: Leung Choi Yuen
Attending Cast: Steven Ma, Tavia Yeung, Evergreen Mak, Maggie Shiu, Akina Hong, Natalie Tong, Tracy Ip, Elliot Yue, Lee Kwok Lun, Ching Ho Wai, KK Cheung, Yeung Chiu Hoi, Yu Chi Ming, Wai Ka Hung, Albert Lo, Lam King Kong, Chuk Man Kwan, Stephen Wong, Rachel Kan, Helen Ma, Katy Kung, Cilla Kung, Lee Yee Man, Deborah Poon, Fanny Ip, Summer Joe Ha, Janice Shum, Brian Chu, and Kau Cheuk Nang.
Place: Tseung Kwan O TVB City Studio One
Artiste Kenneth Ma was in Tseung Kwan O TVB City working on "The Hippocratic Crush II". When talking about him winning the 'My Favourite TV Male Character' award last year, the outside thinks that he can repeat this year; however, "Triumph in the Skies II", in which he stars in, has been arranged to air during the rather poor summer holidays slot. He said, "I also thought that it would be an anniversary series because it has Francis Ng and Julian Cheung; however, as actors, it is this passive. Many things cannot be controlled".
Regarding the feedback for "Beauty at War" not being comparable to the first installment, Kenneth, as a viewer, frankly said that the storyline is rather profound, but he is not worried that the same thing would happen to "Hippocratic II". He pointed out that this time's storyline is simple and straightforward like the first installment. Kenneth frankly said that he and Tavia Yeung have already become a married couple in the series; the characters Yat Kin Tau and Yue Jai have a stable relationship...not as colourful as Him Law and Eliza Sam. He said, "This time, the screen time is very equally distributed. In the sequel, Tavia and I are married. In the relationship department, there aren't many special things to write about...cannot say that we have marriage troubles! Leave pursuing girls to Him...I'm talking about the character in the series. However, there are many cases in the series that are very touching...will be very enjoyable to watch!"
Personal Note: The summer holidays is actually one of the better time slots during the year, especially when there's no ratings competition from the Summer Olympics or FIFA this year. It's also typhoon season during that time, so people are more likely to stay in and watch TV instead of going out.
One of the writers of "Hippocratic II" mentioned on Weibo that the series is no longer 25 episodes, so it most likely has been extended. :D
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Kenneth Ma is the spokesperson for TVB Network Vision. Staff members arranged three generations of females, old, middle-aged, and young, to film the promotional clip with this 'hot property'. Kenneth said, "I like to watch series. My mom also likes to. I also have TVBNV installed so that my mom is able to watch the series channel. Sometimes, when I get off work, I would accompany her and watch with her. (Will watch series with your partner in the future?) If I have a girlfriend in the future, would also help her install this service. Even if I don't have the time to accompany her, she can watch series to hold it for now".
Kenneth Ma Being Housewife Killer
'Hot Property' Kenneth Ma is the spokesperson for TVB Network Vision (formerly TVB Pay Vision). Earlier, he filmed a promotional clip for 'TVB Drama' and 'TVB Select', targeting female audiences, so there were three old, middle-aged, and young temporary actresses. The content of the commercial is viewers watching these two channels is like having 'hot property'. Kenneth's hand was affectionately held by a mother-level fan, causing him to be awkward such that he had an 'O' expression. "I like to watch series to relieve stress. Also one of the things to accompany Mom for fun".
Earlier, Kenneth Ma filmed a commercial for a men's skin care brand. As a 'Golden God', Kenneth thinks that appearance is very important for artistes. He has been busy filming the new series "The Hippocratic Crush II" recently, seriously lacking resting time, so he took the opportunity to let his skin rest during the time to film the commercial because a specialist was there to give him a massage.
On the day of filming, a staff member also brought [his] dog to the set. Kenneth happily played with the dog, and even 'whispered' to the dog. Kenneth actually really likes getting along with dogs: "Like their simplicity. Able to see your mood. When play with them for a while every time, all the fatigue would disappear, and all the pressure would be gone...then able to be full of strength when working! Dogs would silently listen to you speak, laugh and cry along with you...definitely a good lifetime partner!"
Personal Note: Ma Ming is getting more and more handsome! :D
Ha ha.... Ma Ming 'whispering' to the dog reminded me of him calming down a snake while assisting Gigi Fu during the "Beautiful Cooking" segment on Tung Wah Charity Show 2006.
Joey Meng, Wong Cho Lam, Louis Cheung, and May Chan had a blessing ceremony for the new series "Slave for Food" in Tseung Kwan O today. At the end of May, the series crew will be going to Hengdian to do location filming. When Joey and Louis filmed a fight scene, they hit each other, creating a lot of laughter in the end. She laughingly said, "One time, Louis almost hit my eye. Luckily, I have a lot of inner strength...used my eyelashes to stop his fist. I also stuck my foot in his mouth. When he wanted to get revenge, the action director already said stop".
Regarding her husband, Chan Sap Sam, laughingly saying on Weibo that she loves to 'bounce' when the husband and wife talk on the phone, she laughingly said, "I think that it's very ugly and weird, but it should make my husband's heart melt".
Joey said that she will be going on holidays after completing the series: "Originally, we thought about going to Las Vegas, but it doesn't seem safe now, so changing to sunshine and beach".
When Steven Ma, who has not released an album for a long time, went to a radio station to promote his new song, "An Understanding", he expressed that, although he has not released an album for ten years, he still pays attention to the music industry. He said, "I have the highest hopes for Ivana Wong, Hins Cheung, and Khalil Fong". Regarding it being rumoured that former rumoured girlfriend has marriage troubles, he revealed that it is impossible: "She is very blissful. We have kept in contact. Perhaps she is supporting her husband and raising her child in hiding. He also expressed that he would be returning to film series in May, portraying a military doctor. When asked whether he would be worried about sprinkling a lot of salt in TVB series, he said in a resistant manner: "Don't bug me. Heard that Wayne Lai will get sodomized. Bugging Wayne is enough!"
Eliza Sam, who has the nickname 'Princess Heung Heung', has had a surge in popularity because of her positive image. In addition, work has been non-stop, and is in good shape; no wonder she has become the new favourite of many advertisers.
Earlier, Eliza filmed a television commercial for a sunscreen product in a one-piece dress and a yellow tank top, exuding a youthful air, as well as showing off her smooth, white legs. Although Eliza had to film the commercial barefoot, she did not have any complaints, even showing off her signature, sweet, princess-like smile...indeed a sweet girl.
To roll out this important event, the advertising company used seven figures to invite a star makeup artist and hairstylist to dress Eliza up, also preparing desserts to show its appreciation to Eliza. Eliza said that she filmed happily.
Last night, Kenneth Ma and Tavia Yeung were in Sheung Wan's Bridges Street doing location filming for "The Hippocratic Crush II". The storyline was about Cheung Yat Kin holding on to his wife, Yue Jai, while crossing the street, and then getting into a car. The two walked at night with their fingers clenched together, even looking at flats while dating. Before Tavia got out of the car, she patted her hip bone. She had to express wanting to cry and a miserable mood on her face. This married couple in the series performed naturally, and filming went very smoothly. When the director told them to get into their positions, Kenneth looked at Tavia affectionately.
Personal Note: The reporter did not know whether Tavia patting her hip bone was part of the storyline or she was really in pain; however, from what has been revealed about the sequel's storyline, it should be related to Yue Jai's relapse.
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It is rumoured that Steven Ma would be returning to TVB to film series, taking part in frequently collaborating producer Leung Choi Yuen's new series "Property Protector". It is said that this series originally starred Bobby Au Yeung; however, because Bobby's body hasn't fully recovered, he would be focusing on resting after completing the filming of "Always and Ever". Because of this, Leung Choi Yuen needs to find another male lead; Steven is one of the candidates.
Leung Choi Yuen said, "Steven has not signed the contract yet, so cannot confirm yet. Certainly, he is the candidate I have in mind. Also have Evergreen Mak, Tavia Yeung, Maggie Shiu, etc. The series will begin filming in mid-May. The background is pre-modern like the countryside series 'Plain Love II'. Will go to Guangzhou to do location filming".
Because Bobby is unable to take part, Leung Choi Yuen has rewritten the story, changing from a modern series to a pre-modern series. He added, "Not changing roles or substituting. Using an entirely new script. This is an investigation series about a family murder case. The male lead is a soldier who returns to his native place. The family runs a silk business. He is the third son. Facing the murder of a family member, the male lead and the female lead investigate the case together. Going to Guangzhou in hopes to show the countryside, which has not appeared for a long time. Also having spinsters who work in the silk factory...want to express their bright and beautiful side".
'Homebody Guy Goddess' Eliza Sam attended the 'Sinomax Pillow Fight 2013' event wearing hot pants. Her two rumoured boyfriends, Penny Chan and Alan Wan, were also guests at the same event. The three also did not avoid arousing suspicion, graciously taking a picture together. Eliza frankly said that she did not feel awkward: "We are all friends. Also nothing really going on. Why would it be awkward?" Penny laughingly said feeling happy to be able to be Eliza's first rumoured boyfriend, but humbly said that he is little...does not dare to pull himself up to a goddess.
Personal Note: After completing "Sniper Standoff", it seems that Eliza finally has some time to attend events.
Here are some clips on an event that Eliza attended the day before.
Can tell from the Youku clip that Eliza's Mandarin has improved quite a bit! :)