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Wong Cho Lam Feels Pressure as a Scriptwriter

By on August 10, 2012

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In TVB drama, Cousin, You Are Good <老表你好嘢>,  Wong Cho Lam (王祖藍) is serving as a scriptwriter for the first time. Also starring in the drama, Wong Cho Lam wrote the script based on controversial current events that he hoped would allow audiences from mainland China and Hong Kong to relate to the subject matters!   Cho Lam noted that the drama will feature stories such as stealing baby formula and mass protests in front of a store.

In one scene in the drama, protestors gathered in front of store known as “DUADB” and caused a ruckus.  There were incidences of throwing water bottles and other objects, as well as fighting for baby formula powder.  The scene was based on the 2008 incident where large quantities of Chinese baby formula powder was tainted melamine, resulting in several infants’ deaths and consumer riots. In the scene, TVB actor Roger Kwok (郭晉安) had baby formula powder dumped over his head, causing irritation to his eyes.  Filming had to stop in order for Roger to clean his eyes. 

Roger and Wong Cho Lam portray cousins in Cousin, You Are Good.  Wong Cho Lam’s character will speak with a heavy mainland Chinese accent for the purposes of the role and comedic effect.  In regards to his character, Cho Lam said, “I’m used to it.  A lot of my relatives have the accent, so I’m used to hearing it.  I didn’t need to especially prepare for it.” 

In addition, Cho Lam disclosed that his girlfriend, Leanne Li (李亞男) will not have a special guest role is the new drama, insisting that work and his love life should remain separate. Nevertheless, Roger continued to tease Cho Lam, “I want him to get married quickly!” Cho Lam indicated that if he were to have children in the future, he preferred them to grow up in Canada, due to the country’s good welfare system, simple and good morals of the people there.

Wong Cho Lam Feels Pressure 

As this is his first drama working in the capacity of a scriptwriter, Wong Cho Lam felt inevitable pressure.  Luckily he had experienced actor, Roger Kwok, to assist him. Cho Lam revealed, “If the script is inadequate, Roger would help improve it with his creativity.  Some of the dialogue was improvised by Roger, making it funnier! Due to the improvisations, I feel that we had a tacit understanding.” 

On the other hand, Roger wanted to thank Wong Cho Lam for writing a unique punch line , “Everyday, there are more problems, Beli Bala Beli Bala!” for him in the drama.  The saying came directly from the Cantonese version of the theme song from anime, Chibi Maruko-chan, which was originally sang by his wife, Cindy Au (歐倩怡).  Cindy wished that Roger would bring it back to the mainstream so that she can earn extra milk money!

Source: Sing Tao

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  • Readers' Comments (21)

    1. gold4canada says:

      Yes, come to Canada! We are a great country!

      • H says:

        Yeah my parents immigrated here to Canada mainly because of better education! But taxes are high AND it’s definitely not as convenient as HK!

      • Terminator says:

        Yup, anywhere but Hong Kong. LOL!! Got to take advantage of the “welfare system”.

      • Gar says:

        As a Canadian, I do agree that Canada provides a great environment for kids to grow up in. We have universal health care, our education system is wonderful and Canada is definitely one of the most multi-cultural countries in the world.

        • H says:

          Yeah Canada is great but I wish parents from Hong Kong would really teach their children how to speak Cantonese D:

      • M1RACLE says:

        Hahah where do you live? Western or Eastern Canada?

        • Gar says:

          I think your question is directed to me. I live in Canada’s most populous city. Which city are you from?

      • TVBFanatic says:

        yes, I agree! Would love to have Cho Lam move to Canada :)

      • Larry 3 says:

        If he goes to Canada, pressured Fairchild TV to run the latest TVB dramas/shows for crying out loud.

        *(I used to live in Montreal & Québec City, Canada, and illegal hookup satellite dish USA side… forcing to watch 1 year tape delay drama releases).

    2. elin says:

      lol love hm.

      • Pvt. Joker says:

        can’t stand him, something about him makes me wanna punch his lights out….

        • Larry 3 says:

          Ever since he started Fuk Low Show… it went down hill.

        • Gar says:

          Totally agree with Pvt. Joker and Larry 3. I cannot stand him as well after Fuk Luk Sau. It started off okay and was pretty funny but after a while it was to the point where you just wanted to throw something at the TV because they were just becoming annoying. TVB overused the Fuk Luk Sau idea where it began as a good idea and eventually left a bitter taste in audience’s mouths.

        • sandcherry says:

          I used to think fairly highly of Wong Cho Nam because he has a good voice and he can sing well. However, I disliked him ever since he was acting a female role in “Fook Look Sau”. It was funny in the first two or three scenes, but got fed up with them very soon. I think he should pursue his career with his talents and skills, and not to get popular by acting a female role.

      • looooooooooooo says:

        He is real annoying

    3. Funn Lim says:

      Perhaps Wong Cho Lam should have written a role for Dayo Wong who can certainly ab lib.

    4. ping0 says:

      Heh he reminds me of those Opera actors

    5. Kidd says:

      Roger Kwok should be credited as one of the scriptwriters then.

    6. Mightysnoopus says:

      He is better off in his transvestite role than writing scripts which he is called for. Leave it to the writers, don’t rid them of their rice bowl. Or resign to be a writer. He’s such a mono dimensional actor, can’t act to save his life. Shorty get real.

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