Sunday, January 27, 2013
TVB series Inbound Troubles's first two weeks TV ratings averaged 30 points, nearly 2 million viewers were watching and has become one of the most popular series as of late. The audience praised the characters from the series and that it definitely qualifies for a sequel or film version. Producer Wong Wai Sing's 2009 production E.U created a 'Laughing Gor legend'. There was a whole series featuring Laughing Gor, Lives of Omission and two other Laughing Gor films Turning Point 1 &2, and got the supporting actor, Michael Tse, a huge breakthrough. Producer Wong Wai Sing definitely has the potential to develop another sequel for Inbound Troubles just as long as the TVB executives agree.
Producer Wong Wai Sing is starting on new costume series Food for Slaves and is planning to bring back the Inbound Troubles cast, he expressed: "Bob Lam and Wong Cho Lam are going to participate. Linda Chung is on vacation for two months and is going back to Canada, so I got Joey Meng instead. Ron Ng is busy as well, so Louis Cheung will replace him. As for Raymond, he already turned down his emperor role, but I got Ben Wong to replace him." He also stressed that this series is not an Inbound Troubles sequel, but when asked if he would consider a sequel for Inbounds or even a film version as Netizens suggested? He said he does not have plans yet, but the characters do have potential for further development, just like 'Laughing Gor' did. It could be possible [for a sequel], we will just have to wait for TVB to decide.
Wong Cho Lam is the new lead actor of Food for Slaves, he laughed: "Just gotta enjoy life and try different things. What I must definitely try while I'm at TVB are, perform in the Tung Wah Charity Show, do a drumming performance at the TVB anniversary show and shave my head [for a series]. In Food for Slaves, I get to shave my head." He said the new series isn't a sequel to Inbounds, but this series has indeed brought him a lot more jobs. There has been a lot of advertisers inviting different combinations of the cast to do performances for them. Wong Cho Lam expressed he's still discussing his upcoming work including Mimi Chu's HK Coliseum concert in February, where they might form an Inbound Troubles group.
Yesterday the cast including Roger Kwok, Joey Meng, Wong Cho Lam, Angela Tong, Ivana Wong, Mimi Chui, Eliza Sam, Bob Lam, 'Sai Sai Lap' Siu Bo, 'White girl' Corinna Chamberlain and Mary Hon attended the series promotional event held at a Tseung Kwan O mall. There were a lot of citizens there to support them. Wong Cho Lam said: "Over 200 complaints in exchange for 2 million viewers. Thank you everyone!" Cho Lam's girlfriend Leanne Li said if the series gets 50 points TV ratings, she'll marry him immediately. Once Cho Lam heard this, he shouted: "50 points? That means there's going to be 5 million viewers (actually only 3.21 viewers), everyone in HK won't go out and just sit at home to watch TV? That is impossible." Then Cho Lam asked if Bob and Angela's bed scene aired yet? Mimi Chu interrupted, "If you have the guts, do the bed scene with me. The weather has been humid lately, I am the type that expels wind, moist and cold!" Then Mimi recommended that she could be the nanny for Angela Tong's unborn son.
Angela is currently 8 months pregnant, yesterday she attended her first promotional event, but was extremely careful. Angela recalled she already knew she was 1 month pregnant when she was shooting this series, but didn't announce yet, so she had to withstand all those action scenes such as chasing, car accident, riding on someone's back and other risky scenes. Angela said: "At the time, I asked for a stunt double to do the scenes for me, but the director wasn't willing to do it. When Roger Kwok was piggy backing me, it was very bumpy. Later, when they all found out I was pregnant, they felt really guilty." Currently enjoying her pregnant life, Angela reveals she's expected to due in March, but she can still take on light-weighted promotional work.
Roger and Joey Meng demonstrated their hugging scene from the series live on the spot. As their limelight has been stolen by the other artists, they didn't think Wong Cho Lam was playing favorites, but actually each and every one of the actors displayed their own abilities. Roger praised Joey's hot school girl look. Actually, Roger's catchphrase "Many problems exist daily" in the series comes from his wife's (Cindy Au) famous song. At first, Roger thought it was really embarrassing to be saying that, but Cindy later caught the media's attention because of this. When the series first got so many complaints, Wong Cho Lam was extremely worried, but now that there are high ratings, he feels relieved. He feels the entire Inbound Troubles cast are TVB's lucky stars
Source: Mingpao, Oriental Daily
Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU Forum
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