Ruco Chan is TVB's new eligible bachelor
BY BEH YUEN HUI
Take three young, attractive, spunky TVB stars, put them in a room together with a group of Malaysian reporters, and the conversation is as good as haywire.
At a recent press meet with Ruco Chan, Kristal Tin and Raymond Wong in KL, the questions bounced from singlehood to swimwear to syndromes—and not much on their serials to be honest. But it was what it was, so here are some of the best bits from the panel.
Ruco, 35, has taken over the mantle of Most Eligible Bachelor at TVB after Moses Chan changed his single status to "in a relationship" with Aimee Chan. "I wish I could find a girlfriend, too," said the handsome heartthrob, to which Raymond pointed out that Ruco just can't stop at one.
Kristal's husband, actor Chapman To, is recovering after being diagnosed in April with the nerve disorder Miller Fisher Syndrome. "He can talk very loud again," she said, adding that he was well enough to attend press rounds for his movies Vulgaria and Diva, which co-stars China's Hu Ge and pop star Joey Yung.
Kristal has also started martial arts classes after getting hooked on it from doing the fight scenes in King Maker. "I loved it," she shared. "I got such a sense of accomplishment from it because I knew I could do it." When asked if she would look for more action type roles, she replied, "I'll go with the flow."
All three of them are big Sabah fans. "I love the beaches, I love the seafood, I love the sunshine, I love the snorkelling," said Raymond, who was there a few years ago. Ruco, who went to Sabah just last October, had also come better prepared this time. "I have my trunks," he promised.
Ruco, Kristal and Raymond came to town last week to promote their new drama serials Three Kingdoms RPG, King Maker and The Confidant respectively.
Three Kingdoms RPG is about a young game addict, Szema Shun (played by Kenneth Ma), who goes back in time to the years 220–280 where he meets his idol Zhege Liang (played by Raymond Lam)—a politician and master strategist—and falls in love with a maid (played by Tavia Yeung).
King Maker is a fictional costumed period piece set in the years 960–1279 during the Song Dynasty, which chronicles the struggle between two men who each want their own favoured prince to ascend the throne of China.
The Confidant is a fictitious biographical drama about Li Lianying (played by Wayne Lai), a powerful imperial in the latter years of the Qing Dynasty and one who gained the trust of the Empress Dowager Cixi, the de facto ruler of China for 39 years. The 30-episode series co-stars Michelle Yim and Maggie Shiu.
The three also attended a meet-and-greet in Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu, in conjunction with Astro On Demand's fifth anniversary campaign, before taking time off for some R&R over there.
Images: Kevin Tan/The Star
Published: 28th July 2012