“The Confidant” Receives the FIRST TVB Red Carpet Premiere!!
Last Thursday, biographical-fiction drama The Confidant was invited to The Grand Cinema in Kowloon for a red carpet premiere. The cast, crew, press and hundreds of fans were welcomed for the preview of the first two episodes. The Confidant is the first TVB drama in Hong Kong to receive the red carpet treatment.
The drama’s main cast members including: “Empress Dowager Cixi” Michelle Yim (米雪), “Li Lianying” Wayne Lai (黎耀祥), and “Empress Dowager Ci’an” Maggie Shiu (邵美琪) walked the red carpet together dressed in their costumes. Oscar Leung (梁烈唯) and Pako Au (區珀豪) followed them dressed in the costume of Emperor Tongzhi. Other main cast members including: Edwin Siu (蕭正楠), Nancy Wu (胡定欣), Aimee Chan (陳茵媺), Raymond Cho (曹永廉), Power Chan (陳國邦), Cheung Kwok Keung (張國強), Tsui Wing (徐榮), and producer Marco Law (羅永賢) also attended the premiere.
The Synopsis: LEE LIN YIN (Wayne Lai) and ON TAK HOI (Raymond Cho) came from poor families and were sold to become palace eunuchs at a young age. The two later become apprentices of senior eunuch LAU DOR SAN (King Sir) and developed a deep brotherly relationship. Both became important high ranked officials for Empress Dowager CIXI (Michelle Yim). Unfortunately, TAK HOI had a heart of greed and eventually his relationship with the careful LIN YIN started drifting apart. CHAN FUK (Elliot Ngok) is the head of the eununchs, but he saw he was losing his authority because LIN YIN and TAK HOI won the Empress’ favor. He started plotting against the two, but LIN YIN was fortunate to have palace maid SIN YUNG (Nancy Wu) and the eunuch pharmacist, YIU SEUNG HEI’s (Raymond Wong) assistance. Meanwhile, it’s time for EMPEROR TONGZI (Oscar Leung) to choose his empress, which worried Empress Dowager CI’AN (Maggie Siu) that CIXI may get even more powerful. She joins forces with the Grand Prince (KK Cheung) to drive CIXI into an isolated and helpless position.