TVB's new trump card series "Forensic Heroes V" will start filming next month. It was originally arranged for Pakho Chau and Priscilla Wong to be the leads; however, Priscilla has been emotionally distressed recently due to a personal matter, and has been absent for a lot of promotions for her series and programmes. It seems that she has not been able to immerse herself in her work. As for Pakho, since the series is expected to film until Lunar New Year, and Voice Entertainment will hold a concert for him later, he, who just finished the filming for the series "Spectator", needs time to prepare for the performance. Plus, he wants to take more time out to accompany his newborn son; thus, his schedule has not worked out.
At the same time, it is known that "Forensic" will be collaborating with a Mainland agency. TVB has taken Mainland's recent reorganization of the entertainment industry and the enumeration of a number of new policies and restrictions into account, so everything is being done carefully. Thus, there has been a cast change. Now, the male and female leads have been reshuffled with Bosco Wong, Jacky Cai, Benjamin Yuen, Sisley Choi, Tony Hung, and Venus Wong set to star.
Tony Hung Growing a Beard to Play a Rogue Doctor
When interviewed, the series' producer, Fong Wang Cheuk (formerly named Fong Chun Wah), revealed that there are many cases in the series. Bosco and Jacky are playing forensic pathologists, Benjamin and Venus are playing cops, Tony is playing a doctor, while Sisley's role is special, as she will be connected to many characters.
Bosco, who has already not filmed for TVB for more than four years, was invited to film by Deputy General Manager Eric Tsang this time. He frankly said that he is greatly looking forward to it: "Happy! Have been away from TVB for quite a few years. The last series was already 'Heart and Greed'. I read ten-plus episodes of the script and already could not help but keep on reading it. Really felt pleased beyond my expectations". Mentioning that there are underwater scenes in the series, he said, "I also dive, but just have not gotten the license! There should be no problem!"
Jacky and Tony have a romantic storyline. She, who is busy wrapping up "ICAC Attack", expressed that she will prepare for the new series well: "Have also worked with this time's lineup before. It should be quite fun. (Playing a pair with Tony?) We have already known each other a long time ago, but it's the first time collaborating. He is very quick-witted. I think that his character this time is not too similar with the real him. It's the same for me, so greatly looking forward to it". Tony's character is exceptional this time, as he is playing a rogue doctor. He said, "I haven't done this before. There is no professional restriction, so there will be a lot more that can be done. Jacky and I are friends who are quite able to have great conversation. When put together, there should be chemistry very quickly". He also expressed that he will be growing a beard to match with the role's image".
Sisley Choi and Benjamin Yuen Filming Two Series at the Same Time
Sisley and Benjamin are currently rushing to film "ICAC Investigators 2011"; later, the two series will be filming at the same time for a month. Sisley said, "The role is different from the professionals that are often done before. Hope that there is new room for something to do". Mentioning the frequent skin rashes she had before, has the condition already improved now? She said, "Have always been taking Chinese medicine to nurse my health, but there is still some unknown skin irritation a lot of the time. Very helpless. Hope that germs keep away from me soon".
Benjamin is playing an 'insomniac cop'. This time, he has the most scenes with Sisley. Asking what preparations he had before filming, he laughingly said, "Go on a diet! Eat lighter. (Is it your first time working with Bosco?) Filmed 'A Change of Heart' with him seven or eight years ago. Hope that we have sparks".
*Credits to on.cc