arts • 28 Jun, 2017
Cast Of Glee Vietnam Announced
Actors selected for adaptation of hit US TV show criticised
The full cast for the Vietnamese adaptation of popular American television series Glee has been announced, with fans voicing their concerns over the selection.
Glee Vietnam is one of the most hotly anticipated TV shows of the year. Following the format of the US version, it is set in a high school and tells the story of a bunch of ill-adjusted misfits.
However, unlike in the US version, the actors selected for Glee Vietnam look less like social outcasts, and more like mean girls (and boys). Moreover, while the Vietnamese cast includes a number of well-known local actors, fans are worried about their ability to sing – the main tenet of the TV show.
For instance, Yaya Truong Nhi taking the role of coach Sue Sylvester, played by Jane Lynch in the American version, seems like a big gamble. This is not only because Yaya Truong Nhi’s young glamorous look is startlingly different to the original character (a brash middle aged woman), but also her singing voice has been described as ‘passable’. There is also no telling about her acting ability, which is a big concern for such a significant Glee character. Other cast members with questionable singing ability are Rocker Nguyen, Huu Vi, and Angela Phuong Trinh.
See the cast of Glee Vietnam:
Words by Rebecca Jones