TVB drama, Tiger Cubs <飛虎>, continues to deliver audiences with adrenaline action every week. With gun fights and explosive scenes, the drama portrays the physical power and the discipline of the elite tactical police force, Special Duties Unit (SDU). Although initial media attention was initially thrust upon Joe Ma (馬德鐘, Him Law (羅仲謙) and Vincent Wong (王浩信), many viewers have now turned their attention to the other Tiger Cubs members. Oscar Leung (梁烈唯), Benjamin Yuen (袁偉豪) and William Chak’s (翟威廉) performances were refreshing, attracting female audiences with their thrilling action scenes and masculine presence!
“Tiger Cubs” is a Turning Point for Oscar Leung
After leading in his first film, Juvenile Delinquents <少年犯>, Oscar Leung’s acting career quickly faltered. He joined TVB in 2004, hoping that he could progress in the television circle. However, he was often cast in cameo roles which failed to leave any lasting impression to viewers.
Persevering through his own depression and faced with his brother and father’s bankruptcies, Oscar continued to treasure every filming opportunity that came along. His “Kwan Yi Gor” role in L’Escargot <缺宅男女> as a useless depressed brother of Michael Miu (苗僑偉) finally won praise from viewers. Recently, he was featured more prominently in Tiger Cubs, sharing many scenes with Jessica Hsuan (宣萱) and Joe Ma. Revealing his toned torso in the drama, this is also the first time in which viewers glimpsed a more masculine side of Oscar.
Oscar never thought that he can seek a breakthrough by acting as a hunky man. Acknowledging that this year was a special year in which his career received a boost, Oscar said, “In the past, such opportunities also appeared. Perhaps I missed them due to myself, in not grasping on properly.”
Oscar also revealed that he was grateful to TVB for giving him ample chances to shine. His workload has increased and even his paycheck increased too! This is indeed a fruitful and rewarding year for Oscar who had toiled quietly many years. He was delighted and said, “This is particularly a good year for me. My career finally takes off and my friends are all happy for me!”
Benjamin Yuen Will Strive Harder
Prior to winning the 2007 Mr. Hong Kong pageant, Benjamin Yuen had done modeling work and filmed several movies. Despite his dashing looks and well-built body, he did not manage to achieve any desirable career in the big screen. Benjamin shared that those days were the darkest point in his life. He was depressed and discouraged until he was given an opportunity to act in TVB dramas.
To achieve his acting aspiration, Benjamin was determined to start afresh. Although he had many years of acting experiences, he was willing to learn from scratch at TVB. Benjamin has taken increasingly more prominent roles in The Other Truth <真相>, Gloves Come off <拳王>, The Hippocratic Crush <On Call 36小時> and Tiger Cubs.
Benjamin expressed that after acting in Tiger Cubs, his confidence level has increased. He is more outspoken when giving opinions about his work. He is also overjoyed when people on the streets started to recognize him. He said, “I never thought that when I stepped out of the street, there will be so many people who know me! It’s such a surprise!”
However, Benjamin said that it is only a small step in his career and he would not even call it a success. He humbly said, “I will continue to strive hard and move forward.”
William Chak Puts in 100% Efforts in His Work
William Chak started his acting career at ATV. During his 4-year stay at ATV, he hosted variety programs and acted in several dramas, but unfortunately he failed to carve out a successful acting career. He then left ATV in 2009 and joined the Mr. Hong Kong Pageant in which he was declared the winner.
William was candid when he revealed that he did not have much acting aspiration while at ATV. He merely wanted a job only. He even requested to host a children’s variety program! He said, “It’s alright with me. After completing my studies in Korea, my career was not smooth and I only wanted to find a decent job. That was how it was at ATV.” When he joined TVB, William realized that the work culture was different than ATV, in which he can no longer treat it simply as a “job,” and had to grasp onto each opportunity and put in his best efforts.
Since joining TVB, William has endless chances to act in dramas, including Forensic Heroes 3 <法證先鋒III>, Gloves Come off <拳王> and Tiger Cubs. He will also be acting in Season of Love <恋爱季节> and Triumph in the Skies 2 <衝上雲霄II>. William spoke about his revived career, “Someone told me, I am very lucky. My work never stops and I also feel that I have been given many opportunities!” William also vowed to put in his best efforts in his work and will cherish every opportunity he is given.
Source: Apple Daily
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