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Singer for theme song is Leo Ku!

| Tuesday, August 31, 2010 | 0 comments |
From hyn5's Twitter: The theme song of "No Regrets" is sung by Leo Ku.

Comments: That's just so sad. So Sheren and Wayne are not going to sing the theme song huh... ='( I thought they sang really well during the Anniversary celebrations last year. =/ Leo Ku is a prolific Cantopop singer no doubt, but I think he doesn't look as if he can pull off "ancient + romantic" songs well? I thought Hacken Lee could have pulled it off quite well though. Never mind, I shall keep an open mind and hear how it sounds like when it comes out. =)

Susan Tse shares some interesting stories

| Thursday, August 26, 2010 | 0 comments |
Susan Tse was on some programme (兄弟帮BBC) she was sharing her interesting experience with the No Regrets team.

I was filming the sequel of Rosy Business, No Regrets,

They were trying to measure my pulse, and said that I have the "Xi" pulse (the pulse that pregnant women have)!

I asked them why.

Of course Sister Hei (Xi in Cantonese) will have the Xi pulse, silly!

I never knew that Sister Sum (Susan Tse's nickname) will joke about. You're really amazing!

- Credits to 傾心醉雪 of 义海豪情吧

Comments: I really think the No Regrets crew can really get along with each other very well. This is what team spirit is all about yo! ^^


About No Regrets (TVB series)

| Saturday, August 21, 2010 | 0 comments |
From Wikipedia

No Regrets (Traditional Chinese: 巾幗梟雄之義海豪情) is an upcoming 2010 grand production HDTV drama by TVB. It is an indirect sequel to 2009's award-winning series, Rosy Business, featuring most of the original cast members from the indirect prequel. Fala Chen and Raymond Wong were casted to replace Ron Ng, Suki Chui and Kiki Sheung, who were not able to participate in the filming due to scheduling conflicts. The series is written and edited by Cheung Wah Biu and Chan Ching Yee. It is scheduled to be shown to celebrate TVB's 43rd anniversary.

After the success of Rosy Business, TVB announced plans to produce a spin-off drama which will star the original cast, slated to begin filming in March of 2010. However, Fala Chen and Raymond Wong were casted to replace Kiki Sheung, Ron Ng, and Suki Chui.

It was first known as Rosy Business II - Righteous Sea of Heroic Love, but the official English title is now known as "No Regrets". A sales presentation trailer of the drama featuring majority of the original cast was filmed on October 25, 2009 in TVB's filming studio. The three-minute trailer aired on the TVB Jade channel on 6th December 2009, and received an overwhelmingly positive reception. 50 random locals were interviewed in the streets, and 58% chose Rosy Business II as their most anticipated drama. Several Mainland China news portals also listed Rosy Business II as one of the top 15 for most anticipating upcoming Hong Kong/Taiwanese dramas.

Producer Lee explained that the series will take place during World War II in Guangzhou, approximately 100 years after the events of Rosy Business. No Regrets will take a darker route in introducing the main characters, where Sheren Tang will portray a villainous role. While the original did not have Tang and Lai dwell in a romantic relationship, the spin-off will concentrate on these developments, but it will merely be a side-story to the main plot.

A costume fitting was held on 10th March 2010 in the TVB studios in Tseung Kwan O. Filming commenced on 25th March 2010 and ended on 19th July 2010.

In the 1930s, Guangzhou was experiencing political turmoils and underworld activities flourished. As the opium trade was very lucrative, the government then decided to crack down on such activities and banned the sale of opium. Cheng Gau Mui (Sheren Tang), who is the eldest daughter of gangster honcho Cheng Long Gwan (Elliot Ngok), came back from Shanghai suddenly to take over the opium business. Gau Mui is a very mysterious and yet cruel person. Police captain Lau Sing (Wayne Lai) has spent his whole life slogging in order to provide a better life for his family, especially his sick sister, Lau Ching (Fala Chen). Lau Sing is a very impulsive and yet righteous person. He nearly lost his own life in order to protect his timid surbodinate, Tong Gat (Pierre Ngo).

By coincidence, Gau Mui and Lau Sing met each other and went through many tough times together. Both of them are arch-enemies and never gave in to each other. However, as time passes by, both of them have developed feelings for each other. When the Japanese conquered and occupied Guangzhou, Gau Mui was harmed by her aunt Cheng Long Hei (Susan Tse). Lau Sing then accompanied Gau Mui through what was the most treacherous and darkest path in both their lives...

-Will be updated later-

No longer the bad boy @ No Regrets

| Thursday, August 19, 2010 | 0 comments |
I acted as the evil guy Tseung Bit-man in Rosy Business, but am no longer so in the new drama No Regrets. This time round, my character is a person with low status and has lived with his grandmother since young. My grandmother came from the village to Guangzhou in search for a better life for me. Because part of this drama is about the war, which lasted for 8 years, I did my homework and watched documentaries on the Rape of Nanking in order to immerse myself into my character, so much so that I could not help but to scream my emotions out.

My grandmother came to Guangzhou in search for a better life for me.

After coming to Guangzhou, I became a policeman with the help of a middleman and was Wayne Lai's surbodinate. Because of this, we became as close as brothers.

This character will undergo many drastic changes in this drama. To me, my character this time round is really challenging.

During the war, I was bullied by the Japanese soldiers.

In this drama, Evergreen Mak is Wayne Lai's and my boss. He is one who is cruel and betrays people for the sake of monetary benefits.

- Credits to Pierre Ngo's TVB blog

Comments: Haha, I think I need to some time to get used to him playing a good guy again. His portrayal in Rosy Business as the evil son is still imprinted in my mind. =P


HK actress Sheren Tang, 44, is still single

| Saturday, August 14, 2010 | 0 comments |
HONG Kong actress Sheren Tang craves for a fairy-tale romance - the kind that exists only on the screen.

And the 44-year-old, who has been through several failed relationships, is now willing to wait for the perfect one.

In a phone interview with The New Paper last month from Hong Kong, she explained: "I've drifted in and out of love too easily in the past and ended up being hurt too often.

"And because I didn't know what love really was, I ended up slipping into depression for a few years."

Tang had previously dated veteran Hong Kong actor Alex Man.

She was also rumoured some five years ago to have been involved with actor Kwong Wah, who was married at the time.

Tang said she is envious of the love that exists between Sei Lai Lai - her character in the new TVB drama Rosy Business - and Chai Kau (played by veteran actor Wayne Lai).

It is currently airing on VV Drama (StarHub Ch 855) every Saturday and Sunday at 7pm.

Tang admitted: "It's the kind of love I've always craved - one that I've spent half my life searching for.

"I used to view love from a wrong perspective - in some ways, I wanted something to replace the love I never had from my parents as a child."

Tang's parents divorced when she was five and she was raised by her maternal grandparents, who died shortly after she entered showbiz at 18.

She added: "I need someone who can understand me - someone like Chai Kau.

"Love should be unconditional - I know that now. Loving someone does not mean you have to possess the person."

Chai Kau does everything for Sei Lai Lai - his employer's fourth wife - despite knowing that theycan never be together. In the end, he's even willing to die for her.

In previous interviews, Tang had confessed to having dark thoughts when her relationships failed. But in recent years, she has "turned to God to rediscover" herself.

"We shouldn't date someone just because we feel lonely, just so we can fill up that void in our lives," she said.

The sleeper hit Rosy Business - which lacked sassy starlets and gorgeous hunks - swept six of the 15 awards up for grabs at the TVB 42nd Anniversary Awards last year.

Critics and fans have also attributed Tang's ease at slipping into her role to her cool and strong demeanour in real life.

She said: "There are some similarities in our characters - we're both not the damsels in distress. But (Sei Lai Lai) is more revolutionary- I don't have the strength in dealing with difficult situations or times."

"Which is why, in some ways, I draw experience from my screen character and hope that if ever I face a similar situation, I'd know how to deal with it better."

Tang and Lai have been paired up again in the sequel Rosy Business 2: Righteous Sea Of Heroic Love.

Rumours of the pair dating had surfaced when Rosy Business first aired. She said: "I expect fresh media reports about our alleged affair to surface when the series airs (sometime at year end in Hong Kong).

"The good thing is, Wayne's wife and I are friends - and she's always made it clear that she enjoys watching us together because of our chemistry."

Tang was finally named Best Actress last year - her third nomination in the category. She lost to Gigi Lai in 2004 and Charmaine Sheh in 2006.

She said: "I think somewhere along the way, I stopped hoping for awards. When you get past that, life becomes easier.

"An award is like a dessert. It is wonderful to have, but not necessary. I can just get on with the main course - acting."

She added that she may write a book one day about her experiences.

She said: "Until that happens, I can only share through interviews - like this one. And that's good enough for now."

This article was first published in The New Paper.

- Credits to Diva

Comments: I do agree that one reason why Sheren Tang is able to act so well is because of all the hardships she has gone through in life. She is able to portray every little emotions very well and very naturally. And I agree with her! Who says that a single cannot have happiness? You go, Sheren! =D I'll support you all the way! ^^ Hopefully, you'll be able to find your 白马王子 soon! =)

Bad woman betrays sister @ No Regrets

In No Regrets, I am acting as Hon Yu Ha's daughter and is very greedy and manipulative. In this drama, Sheren Tang and my mother are good friends, and she treats me like her daughter. However, my character is really no good. I was caught by the Japanese soldiers and to escape, I lied to them that Fala Chen was committing adultery and told them to catch her. I haven't acted this type of role before, so hopefully the audience will accept!

In this drama, I may look innocent, but I'm actually really manipulative and greedy.

Susan Tse, who acts as Sheren's aunt here, will make use of me frequently.

Elliot Ngok and I will have some feelings for each other.

Rosy Business has received praises from audiences and critics alike. No Regrets is being led by the same cast and I am sure that everybody is anticipating it.

Comments: Wow! Nancy's character really sounds very complex! If everything goes well, I see a potential Best Supporting Actress for TVB 43rd Anniversary Award ceremony! =D Go Nancy! ^^