For some reason, the Vietnamese film crew had to change actors even though the audience was too familiar with the old face.
1. Ngoc Trinh – Hong Anh
Mui Ngo Gai is the film of a lifetime, the most famous in the career of actor Ngoc Trinh. However, she could only participate in two movies, in the third part, the role was ceded to actress Hong Anh. This role change once caused a lot of regret because the audience was too familiar with Ngoc Trinh. It is known that the reason for this change is because Ngoc Trinh has a health problem. When she got an impressive role, she put in too much effort, causing her stomach to have serious problems, if she continued to follow the crew, she would most likely get cancer. Because of this, she was forced to stop working to take care of her health.
2. Snow Light – Jade Jade
The most controversial role change case on the Vietnamese screen is actually Huong Vi Tinh Than. In part 1 of the film, Anh Tuyet plays Diep, an ugly, overweight girl who is insulted by her lover because of her appearance. This role was loved by many viewers, Anh Tuyet was also praised for not hesitate to gain weight because of the movie. However, in part 2, the film crew suddenly changed actors, letting Ngoc Bich play the role of Diep, when Diep had lost weight and had plastic surgery. The audience erupted into controversies that it was not necessary to change actors, especially when Anh Tuyet quickly lost weight to be able to continue playing the role.
3. Nhan Phuc Vinh – Luong The Thanh
Miss Tham Returns to the Village used to be a TV and musical drama that was loved every Tet season until it exploited a close, rustic and humorous story about love, family affection, and neighborly love. Names like Tham, Can, Kiem, Diem have become too familiar and close to many audiences when their story lasts up to 4 seasons. In the film, the male protagonist Can was originally assigned to Nhan Phuc Vinh, but in season 3, the person who took on the role of Can changed to Luong The Thanh. This role change made many viewers feel uncomfortable by losing the sense of familiarity. In season 4, when the audience gradually got used to Luong The Thanh, Nhan Phuc Vinh returned.
4. People’s Artist Hoang Dung – People’s Artist Trung Anh
This is the most painful case of changing roles in the middle of the Vietnamese screen. Specifically, in the movie Return to the Middle of Love, People’s Artist Hoang Dung takes on the role of Mr. Phuong, the director of a retired publishing house, facing changes in family and work life. When participating in the film, the health of People’s Artist Hoang Dung was very poor, because he had cancer. And in the midst of not being able to complete this role, the male artist passed away in the heartache and regret of the audience and colleagues. As a close friend of People’s Artist Hoang Dung, People’s Artist Trung Anh replaced his colleague to complete the unfinished role. “This is the job that Mr. Dung is doing, I consider myself continuing to finish the unfinished part, just like a younger brother who continues his brother’s work.” – People’s Artist Trung Anh confided.
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