Hong Kong actress Charmaine Sheh Sze-man (佘詩曼) is back after a year of being off-screen. Yesterday (12th October), TV series “Trio In Chengu (今日的女子)” announced its launch and her return.
She will be acting alongside Chinese actress Song Yi (宋轶), Chun Li (李纯) and Juck Zhang (张超等). Although Charmaine isn’t the main protagonist of the show, she’s apparently more beloved to the fans!
“Trio In Chengu” is a story about three women with different personalities struggling at work. Charmaine will apparently be playing an overbearing female president, which honestly sounds stressful. Although they all have problems, they are persistent in life. The series will be showcasing Chengu’s urban lifestyle and will have plenty of Chinese cuisine.
According to the cast list, Charmaine’s name comes after Song Yi which has led to netizens concluding she is the second main protagonist. Ironically, in terms of popularity among netizens, she ranks first. “The heroine (Song Yi) is not as well-known as her (Charmaine),” one netizen commented. Another said her status in the entertainment industry was impressive. “(Charmaine)’s popularity is (more) than (Song Yi’s),” they stated.
Fans took the initiative to send Charmaine a customised cake on the day of the opening. Charmaine appreciated the sentiment and the pleasant surprise. She even posted selfies with the cake on Weibo. “I like this cake very much,” she told Hong Kong media during an interview. “It is really (interesting).” Netizens also noted that her post on Weibo received more attention than Song Yi’s.
The former 1997 Miss Hong Kong is notably known for her roles in “Maiden’s Vow (鳳凰四重奏)”and “Line Walker (使徒行者)”. Her role in “Story of Yanxi Palace (延禧攻略)” which was streamed throughout Asia has also helped with her increased popularity.
We look forward to enjoying her performance in “Trio In Chengdu”! However, we also look forward to see Song Yi and Chun Li’s performances as leading protagonists of the show. After all, it is the “Trio In Chengdu” and not a solo.