Kenneth Ma passes the 'Frontline Siu Sang' test; THC to shoot a sequel, Monday March 19, 2012
Mar 19 2012, 07:32 PM
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Kenneth Ma passes the 'Frontline Siu Sang' test; THC to shoot a sequel
TVB's Frontline Siu Sangs are all busy working and earning money in Mainland. The second line artists now have the opportunity to catch up and 'pass the test'. Kenneth Ma takes the lead as he successfully passed the test with his doctor role 'Cheung Yat Kin' in the recent TVB series The Hippocratic Crush. Last Friday, the series finale averaged at 37 points and peaked at 39 points, approximately 2.47 million viewers watched the ending. Aside from the great success and becoming the top rated 2012 TVB series so far, TVB quickly announces that there will be a sequel with the original cast.
'The Hippocratic Crush' to shoot a sequel
Yesterday at the FILMART 2012 (TVB 2012隆重鉅獻) press conference, TVB announces last week's ratings. The Hippocratic Crush finale peaked at 39 points and the entire 25 episode series averaged at 31 points (~1.9 million viewers). Becoming this year's top rated series so far, TVB Chairman Norman Leung will be hosting a celebration banquet next Wednesday at TVB City for the cast and crew. As for Kenneth, who had just passed the test and takes a seat as the one of the new Frontline TVB Siu Sang, he is very pleased to hear that his series is the top rated so far. As for the sequel with the original cast, although he does not know when it will start or how his character continues to develop, but the background setting will still remain in the hospital.
Hopes to continue as a couple with Tavia Yeung
Kenneth was asked if he had confidence to be a 'housewife killer' like Lawrence Ng's Dr. Paul Ching Chi Mei in Healing Hands or even shoot a few more seasons? He said: "I am Cheung Yat Kin, different from Dr. Paul Ching. I hope my girlfriend will still be Yue Jai (Tavia). If we continue to go for another 25 episodes as a couple, I believe it will be a good watch, no need to be like Dr. Paul's girlfriends, all of them dies." Kenneth also expressed: "Yue Jai won't die, I asked the doctor, her illness can be treated." As for Kenneth's co-star Tavia, she expressed her hopes to be like the Healing Hands franchise, keep it coming. Regarding Yue Jai's tumor in the series, Tavia said it can be treated in reality and in the sequel, she may be the one treating Kenneth's illnesses instead.
Yat Kin Tau's marriage proposal hits 200,000 clicks
TV King Kevin Cheng was also present at the press conference, but expressed he does not know whether Ghetto Justice 2 will be this year's TVB Anniversary Series. Asked if he has confidence to becoming the next TV King again? He laughed and said this year Kenneth Ma's momentum is extremely good. Although it's only March, he already feels that Kenneth has a strong chance to become TV King this year. Does he believe he can be like Wayne Lai, become TV King for two consecutive years? Kevin said: "Public opinion always comes first for me. If its not for the public opinions, then it will eventually harm you."
Single Kevin: Won't Avoid Women
Kevin is currently busy shooting for Mainland drama Red Dust (滾滾紅塵), so he will only have time to come back to HK in July. Asked if he's getting familiar with Mainland women? He smiled and said he believes the only difference between Mainland and HK women is one speaks Mandarin and the other speaks Cantonese. Even if its body figure, height or body size, there are all kinds. While working in Mainland, he will be careful. Will he be like Joe Ma and avoid women? He said: "Well no because Joe's already married, I'm not married. For some things that I should do, I will do it. There will be formal social interactions no matter what. If there is stable development, I will let you all know."
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