Despite being only 38 years old, Ali Lee (李佳芯) is already playing motherly roles. In upcoming drama A Type of Good Man <有種好男人>, Ali portrays a mother to a 17-year-old teenager.
Although this is the second time she is portraying a motherly role after Beauty and the Boss <愛美麗狂想曲>, Ali is not afraid of being typecast. “Every motherly role that I’ve taken on have their differences and challenges. As well, motherly roles are no longer like what they used to be. Nowadays mother and son can look like sister and brother instead!”
She added that the producer said she “didn’t have to make many changes” to her style, and said she can just be herself. She would still have to put in some work to make her character believable, “There will be many minor changes to make. For example with an older son, I cannot still have the mannerisms of a young woman. There should be a certain level of maturity especially since the character has a cute personality.”
There were reports earlier that her son would be portrayed by Stars Academy’s <聲夢傳奇> Hugo Wong (黃奕斌), but 23-year-old actor Ricco Ng (吳偉豪) has stepped in for the role instead. The drama also stars Joe Ma (馬德鐘) and Yoyo Chen (陳自瑤).
Currently, Ali is still busy filming and directing a short film. “I need to finish the film before the start of the drama, so it’s crunch time for me! I have already been preparing the short movie for about two to three months, and I’ve come to learn that behind the scenes work is really hard! I now realize how lucky I have it as an actress–there are people to help you deal with all of this on the backend. But I’ve learned a lot during this process.”
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.