Alex Man and Lawrence Ng’s Fight Scene in “The Feud of Two Brothers” was Real
Lawrence Ng (吳啟華) nearly quit the show when he received the hard end of Alex Man’s (萬梓良) punches.
The classic 1986 TVB drama The Feud of Two Brothers <流氓大亨> is currently having its nightly rerun on TVB Jade, taking viewers back to trendy 1980’s Hong Kong. The popular drama starred Alex Man as police inspector Fong Kan-cheung, co-starring Carol Cheng (鄭裕玲), Carina Lau (劉嘉玲), Lawrence Ng, and Kathy Chow (周海媚).
Alex is known as a method actor and a dedicated performer, but sometimes that dedication went too far. In a fight scene between Alex and Lawrence for The Feud of Two Brothers, the actors originally had directions on how to throw their punches and were given instructions about the different camera angles, but Alex went too far during the fight, throwing real punches on Lawrence.
Lawrence’s frightened expression during the fight scene was real. When the scene ended, Lawrence was furious and impulsively told the director that “[he’s] quitting.” According to reports at the time, Alex stopped Lawrence by saying, “If you stop filming now, then you will ruin your future.” After some more thought, Lawrence decided to stay on the show.
Feeling apologetic, Alex reportedly purchased an antique watch for Lawrence as a gesture of apology.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.