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Kenneth Ma Admits Being Attracted to Rebecca Zhu

By on December 1, 2012

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Above: Kenneth Ma swept Rebecca Zhu off her feet at “Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles” promo.

In her debut TV series, Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles <<名媛望族>, 2011 Miss Hong Kong Rebecca Zhu (朱晨麗) quickly became friends with costar Kenneth Ma (馬國明). Rebecca praised Kenneth enthusiastically, and Kenneth admitting he was attracted to Rebecca, even creating a cute nickname, “Morning Zhu” for her.

Favorite Guy

Rebecca portrays Kwai Siu Yau in Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles, a woman who is torn between Kenneth and Ron Ng (吳卓羲). It is a role many women would die for, and Rebecca has nothing but praises for both actors. She even joked that a combination of the two men would result in her perfect man. Rebecca said, “The two are tall and handsome, so every girl would fall for them!” However when the reporter prompted her to pick her favorite, Rebecca, after careful consideration, selected Kenneth, perhaps because Kenneth was sitting next to her during the interview. ” He may be upset at me if I don’t pick him!” Rebecca joked.

Mistaken as Fala Chen

Before filming Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles <名媛望族>, Kenneth actually did not know who Rebecca was. He only knew he was going to costar with a Miss Hong Kong winner who had replaced Fala Chen (陳法拉), but he did not know what she looked like. Rebecca said Kenneth had even mistaken her as someone else. Kenneth laughed and asked if he had called her Fala by mistake.

Awkward Nickname

After the filming for Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles began, the two became close enough that the humorous Kenneth even coined her new nickname, “Morning Zhu”. Kenneth said a lot of popular artists have nicknames, so Rebecca needed one to join the crowd. Rebecca said the nickname sounded awkward, but just sighed and accepted as it is.

Kenneth Interested in Rebecca?

During the interview, the reporter noticed that Kenneth and Rebecca were occasionally flirting with each other. Since they portray lovers in the series, maybe their characters’ romance crossed over into reality. Kenneth said, “I did feel attracted during filming. Siu Yau easily attracts others; every man would be tempted to protect her.”

Source: Oriental Daily via ihktv.com

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  • Readers' Comments (50)

    1. Woot says:

      I don’t quite like her as Siu Yau :/ not exactly an actress I’m fond of.

    2. purplepaw says:

      that is not a good picture of her…speaking of pictures, why does she look different in every picture i see of her on jaynestars?

    3. sandcherry says:

      Rebecca Zhu did not look like Fala Chen in SSSS at all.

      Her acting was too bland, and I did not enjoy watching her at all. Could not stand the way she talked……. very unnatural liking reading the lines. She made me skip all her scenes, including the ones with Kenneth Ma (who was my favourite actor).

    4. RaySimpson says:

      She’s the weakest link in SSSS. Cannot stand her at all.

      • sandcherry says:

        I think I would enjoy the drama series a lot more if Rebecca Zhu and Chow Chi Man were not there. It spoiled the whole drama series, especially when they acted along with those good veterans, such as Damian Lau, Elena Kong, Mary Hon, Ben Wong, Tavia Yeung, and Kenneth Ma.

        • RaySimpson says:

          Ha ha, so true! I suspect most people here feel the same way.

        • Woot says:

          Lol, no need to suspect – I, for one, dislike both of them being casted too. Adrian Chau is a pain to watch for me. Same style, always grumpy-mood kind of portrayal. So ugh.

          Ron Ng is another one that I can’t stand. Totally bad acting. He’s being stagnantly the same over the years.

        • sandcherry says:

          The storyline between Rebecca Zhu and Ron Ng made sense, but not the one between Rebecca Zhu and Kenneth Ma. Why did he still marry her even he knew that she only loved Ron Ng?

          Also the developments between Sire Ma and the policeman did not make sense to me. The policeman hated the Chung family so much. Why did he fall in love with the daughter of Chung family? Terrible script!

        • Funn Lim says:

          “The storyline between Rebecca Zhu and Ron Ng made sense, but not the one between Rebecca Zhu and Kenneth Ma. Why did he still marry her even he knew that she only loved Ron Ng?”

          Because he thought Ron being dead he has a lifetime to make her fall for him. And Ron and Rebecca’s story doesn’t make sense. Why not just make them bro and sis? That would be more profound.

      • Funn Lim says:

        Rebecca Zhu gets worse and worse as the series goes on and on

    5. sandcherry says:

      It was ridiculous and not fair for Rebecca Zhu to act such a heavy role in her very first drama series. She had no training or experience in acting at all.

    6. Mlove says:

      SSSS is a horrible series. Boring, too long, bad scripts, and bad acting. Elena reminds me of Mut Tai performed by (Liu Wai Hung). Lol. She’s a NASTY/GROSS/EWWWW horndog.

      This series should not get nominated at all.

    7. Funn Lim says:

      Kenneth, the act is getting old. Just stop with these attraction thing. Either do it or just leave it.

      I agree SSSS should have ended by now. It is dragging too long.

    8. sandcherry says:

      The drama series would have been more interesting if there were only 25 to 27 episodes.

    9. TVBfadan says:

      Aside from her appeal, which tbh I am attracted to biologically LOL, her acting has room for improvement. It’s a decent start, and since she’s Miss HK, it’s obvious she’s got a ton of opportunities and a big road ahead of her. In about 5-7 years she’s gonna burn out, just like Charmaine did. No one will really care anymore even if she was Miss HK. Just speaking reality. Though, I really like seeing her and kenneth as a couple in this series, gives me hope in my own love life haha.

    10. Josie says:

      I still don’t understand why he nicknamed her “morning zhu”. It sounds like he’s calling her a morning pig. Zhu sun Lai sounds like Jo sun Lai so morning Lai would be better. No wonder Kenneth can’t get the girls. Don’t be calling them pig or cow!

      • sandcherry says:

        “Chu” is Rebecca’s last name in Cantonese, “Sun Lai” means morning beauty. Kenneth Ma was a bit silly to name her “Morning Chu”. In fact, it was not an insult just some kind of nickname to reflect her Chinese name in Cantonese.

    11. rounder says:

      forget it, if she doesn’t have it in her to act now, most probably she just don’t have what it takes, no future in this line of work then, better go back to dancing

      • Susan says:

        You shouldn’t judge her so quickly. I think Rebecca is doing a decent job for a newcomer, if you compare the first series of some of the TVB fadans I wouldn’t say she is the worst. If Charmaine Sheh can improve I don’t see why Rebecca can’t.

        • Little fishy says:

          -.- at least Charmaine look good in the eye, Rebecca not so much -.- and Charmaine might be weak at the beginning, but she doesn’t do this weird lip moving thing that annoy you when you watch her act -.- sorry, but I didn’t like Charmaine at the beginning, but at least it’s more her role than her, Rebecca just not that likeable -.- and when she finally got all pretty up, she isn’t pretty either -.- just my 2cents

        • hand says:

          yah, can’t compare with dodo cheng, dodo really has talent and i believe viewers want that spark and attraction, not just a pretty face

        • hand says:

          forgot to mention, little fishy’s right, she ain’t that pretty, nothing special

        • sandcherry says:

          she doesn’t do this weird lip moving thing that annoy you when you watch her act
          I thought I was the only person who got annoyed at “Rebecca’s lip moving thing”. There were other people, too.

          I always had her scenes fast forward when she started her “lip moving thing”.

        • Fox says:

          I think Rebecca is pretty :D, her face is pleasure to watch.

    12. lang says:

      didn’t he said he was attracted to bosco’s ex girlfriend too?

    13. well says:

      for some reason, i am not fond of this actress in her role as Siu Yau. I can’t connect with her, i think it has to do with the actress more than the character. she just appears fake in her acting and doesn’t have any likeable charisma, i find her a bit grating.

      • Fox says:

        It’s her first role and she didn’t do it that bad. She has expressions on face. The current fadans started with no expressions on face.

    14. zhu says:

      she sucks in acting, she should start first as a side or small role actress, not the main character, it just ruin the show with a lot of perfect actors and actress, if Fala Chen or other experience actress, it would be perfect.

    15. lol says:

      she’s pretty but not pretty at the same time…specially in ssss…they maker face look like a mooncake most of the time.

    16. Carole says:

      She needs to speak better. So far she is regurgitating quickly what she memorized as if ” quickly finish and done with”
      I agree that TVB shouldn’t have given her such a big role in her first drama.
      I thought that actress who acted as her mute sister did a better job than her.

    17. Kumi says:

      I can’t stand her acting and always forward/skip it, don’t like the part with Ron (was of time watching it) – soooo soapy and boring.

    18. Joe Kobe says:

      Who care? Feel bore with Kenneth for these news. Go to have girl friend. He is going to 40 now :)

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