Huang Xiaoming Too Handsome to Be a Serious Actor?
Huang Xiaoming (黃曉明) is the latest actor to appear in Luisa Lai’s (黎芷珊) popular TVB talk show, The Best Actor <最佳男主角>. Other than discussing his love life with Qin Lan (秦嵐), his secret dream lover Vicki Zhao (趙薇), and current girlfriend, Angelababy, Xiaoming touched on his career, his look, and a little bit of his mindset.
Huang Xiaoming is labeled as “the number one siu sang from Mainland China”. Xiaoming strongly disagrees with this label as he feels that not only is it untrue, it also gives him stress and pressure. Instead, Xiaoming wishes to be called a nice gentleman–one that respects his parents, works hard, acts friendly to everyone, and acts responsibly.
Xiaoming has also been called a Louis Koo (古天樂) lookalike, an Andy Lau (劉德華) lookalike, and even a Chow Yun Fat (周潤發) lookalike. Other than Louis’s tan complexion and hairstyle, Xiaoming feels there is no similarity. Xiaoming said his work ethics resemble Andy’s, and admires Chow Yun Fat due to his personality. Of the three, Huang would like to be like his idol, Chow Yun Fat. Working with him in The Last Tycoon <大上海> gave Xiaoming the impression that Chow was a true gentleman. Chow never displayed an arrogant side just because he is an international star; he is someone Huang can always ask for advice in acting when needed.
One problem with Huang Xiaoming is that he may be too handsome for movies — Director Wong Jing (王晶) once said people are more focused on his looks than his acting talent. On handsomeness, Xiaoming was thankful to his parents, but believes that handsomeness is irrelevant, as the most important element is putting his heart into his portrayal of his character. Many rumors claim that Xiaoming only cares about his looks. Looking past that stage, Xiaoming believes that image is important only when you are working in some limited roles. In real life, he is actually very relaxed and laid back.
Xiaoming did not hesitate to pick Yang Guo in The Return of Condor Heroes <神鵰俠侶> as the toughest role he has ever worked on. It was a physically challenging role, and Xiaoming found jumping and rolling down from a waterfall and submerging in cold water to be extremely tough to film.
Criticized for his emotionless acting in the past, Xiaoming said, “I have improved, but just by a tad bit.” He was supposedly a nice kid back in school, and did not start dating girls until adulthood. Although in Xiaming’s world, he is always a little kid, as he adores toys collections, and loves cute items. To display the child in him, he gave an impression of his favorite anime character from Crayon Shin-chan for the viewers.
This article is written by Lance for JayneStars.com.
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