Wayne Lai(黎耀祥) and Aimee Chan(陳茵媺) promoted their hit series, The Confidant <大太監> in Nanjing on November 24. Many mainland fans attended to show their support. It was also announced that The Confidant will air two endings, allowing audiences to choose the ending of their preference.
The Confidant began airing in mainland China earlier via Internet Protocol TV, which allows users to watch the latest dramas from TVB in high definition via the internet. It was reported that tens of thousands of mainland netizens are now hooked on the show, destining it to become a major hit. Many netizens have declared this as one of the best TVB dramas since War and Beauty <金枝欲孽>.
In The Confidant, Wayne portrays a Lianying that is very different from the historic version of the most powerful eunuch of China. Not only is he not a villain, he is a sentimental person who possesses great loyalty to his master(s). Also, most of the eunuchs in the drama do not possess the feminine characteristics stereotyped with the castrated servants. In fact, the series even describes how some of the eunuchs actually fall in love with females, and many even spoke about having wives in the future.
Lianying Is Gay?
Netizens not only praised the gentler and kinder Lianying as portrayed by Wayne, but they also adore the scenes between Lianying and Pang Sam Shun (Power Chan 陳國邦), especially in episode 9, where Sam Shun saves Lianying’s life. Over-analytical mainland netizens believe the scene is sprinkled with the ambiguous dialogue, pointing out that Wayne and Power’s facial expressions and their body language may indicate that they have an emotional relationship with each other.