TVB continue to shoot another "Disputing over family property" series in March, Jessica Hsuan to play Evil role for the first time
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Costume Fitting for the series "Pearl on the Palm" (掌上明珠) held today
The TV series "Heart of Greed" based on a storyline about disputes over family property had become a hot trend in 2007 and 2008 (Moonlight Resonance). Not only did it recieve the highest TV ratings but also made "Sai Kai" Susanna Kwan and "Hung Yi" Michelle Yim who both played evil roles very famous. Due to the theme being accepted by the audience, TVB will start filming a similar series in March called "Pearl on the Palm" (掌上明珠). The new series storyline will involve 3 sisters disputing over a jewellery business property. This will also be the first time Jessica Hsuan will portray an evil role. Perhaps due to the fact playing an evil role is easier to get more noticed, every artist would like to try. They all hope to have a breakthrough in their career.
Jessica has been in TVB for nearly 17 years. Since entering the industry she has never played an evil role before. After hearing that the role will be very evil in the new series she immediately accepted to shoot this series. In the past the artistes who played evil roles would be scolded by the audience. But after "Sai Kai" and "Hung Yi" got more famous, the artises no longer worry about that problem because nowadays the audience are smart enough to know that it's just acting.
In the series "Pearl on the Palm" many artistes will play evil roles, as well as Jessica Hsuan, Kiki Sheung and Macy Chan playing the 3 sisters. Bowie Lam and Michael Tao have also portrayed many evil characters in the past. Such as Bowie's recent production "The Gem of Life". But his role in the new series will be totally different. There should be plenty of conflicts between Bowie Lam, Jessica Hsuan, Kiki Sheung and Michael Tao.
Not the same as "The Gem of Life"
The new series sounds similar to "The Gem of Life" as both themes are based on jewellery and about 3 sisters fighting. Producer Lam Chi Wah explained that it is totally different. "Pearl on the Palm" is set in the 60's, although it is also a jewellery family business however "The Gem of Life" is more focused on business conflicts. "Pearl on the Palm" is more based on the family, 3 sisters fighting over their father's property and scheming.
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Translated by: Matchbox @ mediachamber.net