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Monday, June 05, 2006

Maggie Siu, Gigi Lai, Moses Chan, Yoyo Mung At 'Super Cops' Blessing Ceremony

Moses Chan Ho, Gigi Lai Chi, Maggie Shiu Mei Kei, Kevin Cheng Ka Wing, and Yoyo Mung Ka Wai were at the blessing ceremony for "Super Cops" yesterday.

Moses will be filming a fire scene for "Super Cops." Is Moses concerned about the dangerous risks? "Not I am not afraid of the risks, as long as the final results are good. TVB and I already have insurance policies, but I will not intentionally increase my policy coverage due to the risky nature of the filming requirements for this scene."

"Dance of Passion's" ratings last week continued to drop 2 points, with average ratings of only 30 points. TVB has made special plans to air the last 2 episodes back to back next Monday evening, in an attempt to increase ratings.

Is Moses disappointed in the ratings for "Dance of Passion?" "No, I am full of confidence in the ratings for the grand finale. The quality of the series is very good, but perhaps it did not appeal to everyone. If the audience has an open mind, they might enjoy it more."

"War and Beauty" boosted the popularity of its cast members immensely, but "Dance of Passion" only increased the popularity of Kenny Wong Tak Pun. Did Moses feel that Kenny stole the limelight?

"Kenny's body does not have an ounce of fat on him. Once Kenny takes off his shirt, all the men will unconsciously look at him; it's like how women check out other women. Kenny's muscles are very firm and his body well proportioned." Reporters asked if Moses has Kenny's figure, would he appear naked in front of people? Moses said if he were a spokesperson, then he can take off his clothes in front of other people.

Maggie Shiu is also not anxious about the ratings drop. "The ratings will go up and down. I believe it will climb back up for the final episodes." (But many people complain the scenes have too much of a yellowish tint?) "Then we will do better next time, without the yellowish tint!" Maggie knows that many people are concerned about "Dance of Passion" and thanked for their interest. Since Maggie has other filming requirements, she is not sure if she will be able to watch the ending episodes with the cast and production crew.

Gigi Lai also commented, "The yellowish tint in 'Dance of Passion' is full of character. The audience will know that a lot of hard efforts were put into the making of 'Dance of Passion.' I am also uncertain as to whether I will be able to attend the group viewing of the ending with the cast and crew members, as I have been filming everyday for 'Super Cop.' I am very happy while filming 'Super Cops' because my character offers a lot of challenging opportunities."

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Moses Chan, Gigi Lai, Maggie Siu, Kevin Cheng and Yoyo Mung were among the cast members present at the blessing ceremony for new series "Psychic Cop" yesterday. Moses revealed that after the recent rescue scene from a burning building, he will soon be shooting another scene in a sea of fire. Insisting on doing his own stuntwork, Moses was asked if he was worried about the danger, he says fearlessly: "Not afraid, as long as the results are good. (You depend on your looks though?) If you avoid it, then the scene is not as realistic. The most important thing is the result and working hard is no problem. (Do you have insurance?) I have it myself and also with the company, but I have not upped it especially for this."

With the ratings for
"The Dance of Passion" falling by another two points to an average of 30, leading to suggestions that the show has not lived up to its hype, TVB has taken measures to try and push the focus on the final two episodes by calling in the stars for a special analysis show. As a lead role in the series, Moses says: "When we were filming, we had already arranged to get together and watch the last episode together and every show is the same. (Are you disappointed with the ratings?) No, I am confident with the ratings for the final episode and the series is not bad, but maybe it is not suited to everyone's taste. If you open your mind to watch it, you will enjoy it more."

As for the reports that after
"War and Beauty" brought fame to so many cast members, but "Dance of Passion" only brought fame to Kenny Wong, is Moses worried about him stealing the limelight? He laughs: "He is naturally fat free, so as soon as he takes his clothes off, all the men will automatically look at him in the same way that women look at other women. All his muscles, from his shoulders to his abdomen are very even." At this time, Kenny's rumoured girlfriend Maggie Siu walked by and interrupted: "Are you talking about Kobe beef?" Moses laughs that if Kenny is Kobe beef, then he is a sirloin ribeye steak. Asked if he would show off his body if he got as fit as Kenny, he laughs that if he became a spokesperson, he would be prepared to take his clothes off in public!

Gigi has always been a darling at TVB, but there have been rumours that she has not been happy with the company after being left out of TVB's recent music album release "Lady in Red" and asking for a different manager because she is not getting enough jobs. Asked about this, Gigi replied smiling: "The magazines always write about anything, you can ask the company." Gigi says that she has not seen the reports, but she is happy with her current workload, but she questions: "Is it the magazine or the company who says I am complaining. Don't bother digging, things are in the past now."

Although the ratings for
"Dance of Passion" fell last week, Gigi is not disappointed, especially for the cast, who are happy to be able to take part in such a big production. Asked if she was unhappy about the show not living up to expectations, she smiles: "No, at least ther reviews are good. (But many people complained about the yellow filters being uncomfortable to watch?) It is stylish though! The viewers will see all the hard work that has gone into this production. (Will you be watching the final episode with the other cast members?) I am not sure, I have to film every day for 'Psychic Cop', but I am very happy though because my 2006 "Lam Ah Jun" character has a lot of scope for expression."

Another cast member for
"Dance of Passion", Maggie Siu is also not unhappy about the ratings and she says: "There are ups and downs! (But they have been falling all along?) It will be better next time, I believe that the ratings for the ending will go up. (People are complaining about the yellow scenes?) Next time we will improve and not make it so yellow!" She knows that a lot of people care about the show and she is thankful to everyone. Will she be watching the finale with everyone? She syas that she has to film so she does not know if she will be able to watch it.

With his series
"Trimming Success" also currently airing and despite a small drop, still beating "Dance" in the ratings, Kevin Cheng hopes that his show will reach 35 points for the finale and is confident in the series: "I was pleased with the very moving scene last week when "Ching Ho Wai's" character, who was my mother, died suddenly. The finale is very endearing, so it should be very enjoyable." Kevin has recently lost 5 to 6 lbs after signing as spokesperson for a beauty centre, but he is still not happy as he says: "I am very greedy when it comes to eating, especially with sweet foods. I am currently cutting out salt and fat to try and keep fit." He hopes to lose a bit of belly so that he can look the best for his advertising shoot. Kevin has been keeping busy lately, filming for "Psychic Cop" during the day and then guest starring at Lau Ka Cheung's concert in the evening. "I only caught the first episode of 'Trimming' and I have not seen any of 'Dance', so I can't really compare the two series."

Some of TVB's other shows saw a rise last week, with
"Beautiful Kitchen" rising by two points to an average of 32 points, beating the dramas. Legal affairs quiz "Justice for All" reached 28 points, up four points and Stephen Fung's diary show "One Bad Day" rose by three points to 22 points. ATV's "Central Affairs II" managed only to reach 6 points, despite the barrage of news coverage surrounding production.

[X] credit: Jayne @ http://jaynestars.com/
Em @ http://tvbspace.blogspot.com/
Takungpao, Wen Wei Pao, The Sun

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