Rookie actress Grace Chan nominated for 2 awards -- because of rape scene

1 December 2014 / 1 year 10 months ago

Grace Chan (陳凱琳) has already nominated for two TVB Anniversary Awards, even though she has only been in the industry for a year.

With her role in Overachievers <名門暗戰>, Grace is competing for Most Improved Actress and Best Supporting Actress awards against hot contenders, Samantha Ko (高海寧) and Sharon Chan (陳敏之) respectively.

While Grace’s role in Overachievers may initially not appear to be a breakthrough role, she has an upcoming rape scene which will allow her to showcase her acting range. This scene alone is speculated to increase her chances at winning an award.

In the show, Grace’s character falls in love with Raymond Wong (黃浩然) despite knowing he will never return her feelings. Unable to forget him, Grace nevertheless begins to date a doctor at her hospital, portrayed by Gary Tam (譚偉權).

After she realized Gary was obsessive and controlling, Abby tried to break off the relationship but was unsuccessful in doing so. Gary drugged Grace and attempted to rape her at his apartment. Raymond rushed to the scene to save Grace, where she was found bruised and bloody.

Since Grace and Gary are both Christians, they discussed the scene beforehand to avoid awkwardness, said Jayne Stars.

As a newcomer, Grace was unsure how to get into character for the rape scene. Fortunately, Grace received encouragement from the producer and was able to overcome the challenges.

Unafraid that the rape scene would tarnish her clean image, Grace said it is more important to put all her efforts in doing a good job rather than worrying about her Miss Hong Kong image.

Surprised at her double nomination this year, Grace exclaimed, “It’s very sudden! I’m very thankful that I’m nominated. Good luck to everyone who was nominated.”

Grace Chan, TVB
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