After being off the local television radar for almost a year, Dai Yang Tian is back in a brand new local nostalgic drama “The Quarters 猪仔馆” set around the 1930s – 40s revolving around the lives of the tenants living in an old building called No.8 (八号猪仔馆).
Bai Jin Hai 白金海 (played by Dai Yang Tian 戴阳天)
Dai Yang Tian plays Bai Jin Hai, the youngest son in the Bai family who owned No.8. Jin Hai is an aspiring yet reserved young intellectual who is ashamed of his mother’s background and is constantly floating from job to job, unable to find his ideal career. Jailed for his suspected involvement in political reform movements during the later stage of the drama, Jin Hai’s morale is totally crushed when he reaches a new low with his addiction to heroin. Will Yang Yang earn a ”Best Actor” norm with this drama at Star Awards 2013?
Click here to see Dai Yang Tian’s interview with xinmsn on his role in “The Quarters 猪仔馆”!
Huang Qiumei 黄秋妹 (played by Zhou Ying 周颖)
Qiumei grew up with her cousin Mao Da Wan 毛大碗 (played by Tiffany Leong) ever since her parents passed away during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore and like her cousin, she has her mind set on taking the Vow of Celibacy and become a samsui woman. She carries a torch for Jin Hai but refrains from confessing her feelings for him as it will upset her cousin.
Shi Jin Chun 石锦春 (played by Constance Song 宋怡霏), Bai Jin Chuan 白金川 (played by Yao Wen Long 姚玟隆)
Jin Chun is a fiesty woman who is arranged to get married to Jin Chuan, the second son in the Bai family whose brain was damaged during the Japanese Occupation when he was young, resulting in his erratic behaviour. After getting married to Jin Chuan, Jin Chun takes on the role of the lady landlord who often lashes out at tenants who are behind in their rents.
Luo Han Guo 罗翰国 (played by Zzen 章缜翔)
Born of poor parents, Han Guo is determined to make a name for himself, to the extent of betraying friends and forsaking his mother and wife in order to climb ahead. Doesn’t Zzen’s image remind you of a younger version of Robert Zhang in “The Little Nyonya”?
“The Quarters 猪仔馆” also stars Zhang Wenxiang, Ling Xiao, Wu En Yi (starred in Channel 8 drama “Table of Glory”) and Pamelyn Chee.
The drama is slated to commence filming in late September in Muar, Malaysia, and will air on Channel 8 in April next year. Stay tuned as we bring you more updates direct from the set during the months ahead and tell us what you would like to see!
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