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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