Home-grown actress to be Leon Lai's leading lady

Eleanor Lee, the daughter of TV host Quan Yi Fong, with Hong Kong star Leon Lai.
Eleanor Lee, the daughter of TV host Quan Yi Fong, with Hong Kong star Leon Lai.PHOTO: ELEANOR LEE/INSTAGRAM

Singapore's Eleanor Lee will star with Hong Kong's Leon Lai in his first television drama in 23 years, it was announced in Yinchuan, China, last Saturday.

In the Chinese thriller Overseas Security Officer, Heavenly King Lai, 50, plays a mystery man whose team helps China's consular staff in crises abroad. Lee, the 17-year-old daughter of TV host Quan Yi Fong, will be the show's leading lady, says Shin Min Daily News.

The drama will be filmed in China and Morocco, says Apple Daily.

Lai rose to stardom in the 1990s as a singer and an actor in TVB shows including The Challenge Of Life, with Lau Ching Wan, and The Breaking Point, with Derek Wan. His last drama was Class Of Distinction, with Louis Koo, in 1994.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 12, 2017, with the headline 'Home-grown actress to be Leon Lai's leading lady'. Print Edition | Subscribe