Andy Lau Mentors Ron Ng in “Shock Wave”

By on June 20, 2016 in NEWS

Andy Lau Mentors Ron Ng in “Shock Wave”

A career transition from television to film is not always easy, but a bright future appears to be ahead for Ron Ng (吳卓羲). The former TVB actor is currently starring alongside Andy Lau (劉德華) in the new action thriller flick Shock Wave <拆彈專家>, directed by Herman Yau (邱禮濤). The movie is produced by Andy and distributed by Universe Films.

Though Ron doesn’t play a big part in the film—he plays the subordinate of Andy, a professional bomb defuser—a good chunk of his screen time is with the veteran actor. As both Ron and Andy made their debuts as TVB idols, the senior and junior duo got along very well on set.

Earlier, the cast of Shock Wave was seen shooting a bomb scene at the Immigration Tower in Wan Chai. The crew blocked out several streets for the large-scale action sequence. Andy, Ron, Louis Cheung (張繼聰), and Babyjohn Choi (蔡瀚億) were spotted at the scene.

The scene was about Andy, dressed in a heavy bomb suit, attempting to defuse an explosive. The suit was heavy and hot, and it reminded Andy of the time he had to wear a body suit for Running on Karma <大隻佬>.

Andy acted as a mentor for Ron throughout filming. Andy pointed out correct standing positions, camera angles, and observed Ron earnestly when it was Ron’s camera time. Ron said, “I decided to do this movie because I know I’ll be able to learn a lot from Andy. He patiently advises juniors. However, it is also stressful for me, as he crosses his arms whenever he watches me act.”

Asking Andy why he decided to cast Ron in the movie, he laughed and said, “It’s because he is a handsome guy!”

Source: Eastweek

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12 comments to Andy Lau Mentors Ron Ng in “Shock Wave”

  1. m0m0 says:

    lucky him.

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    • nigel replied:

      @m0m0 lol that’s not a very nice compliment from Andy to compliment him as a handsome guy haha. Guess he wished that Andy compliment him on his acting skills instead haha

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  2. linvin8 says:

    This might very well be Ron’s turning point in his career as long as he stays focused on it rather than stray and end up with negative press again.

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  3. elizabeth says:

    Congrats to Ron to his life after TVB. Like Ron, Andy too experienced some unhappy times at TVB but still worked hard to create the success he is today. I hope he does give Ron lots of pointers in acting as well as in life.

    Looking forward to this action movie. I wonder if Andy had been kicked out of Cold War 2? I haven;t heard of his name at the promotions.

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    • kidd replied:

      @elizabeth Andy only has a cameo role in Cold War 1. So, him not appearing in Cold War 2 is not something very unexpected. I won’t consider it a kick out.

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      • elizabeth replied:

        @kidd Oh drats! I had a bet going on that he might be the mystery villain. =(

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      • kidd replied:

        @elizabeth He could still be the mystery villain. Secretary for Security being the big villain. Can be shocking. 🙂

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      • elizabeth replied:

        @kidd I had a bet on either Andy or Chow Yun Fat as the mastermind! 😀

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  4. happybi says:

    Never find Ron good looking. And he still need a lot of work with his acting. At least he doesn’t put himself in bad publicity these days.

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  5. sammie1988 says:

    Well, Ron is way different from Andy who received and made famous by many lead roles with TVB.

    Ron often play second fiddle to Raymond Lam, or even Michael Miu. His acting is always bad so I don’t think jumping to films would do him any good unless he took on 20 films a year like Louis Koo, he may make lots of money.

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  6. cuckoo says:

    I think maybe the cost to get Ron is not high, that’s the reason. If Ron wants to improve his acting, he should concentrate on working instead of girls 😀 . News about him, many related to girl, girlfriend,… although my words is not sweet but it’s honest 😀

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  7. llwy12 says:

    I think the media is being overly positive.  At the end of the day, it all hinges on what Ron makes of the opportunity to participate in a film and whether he will improve his acting or not.  Filming a movie is very different from filming a TV series and not everyone is suited for it – doesn’t really matter how many years of acting experience the person has.  To be honest,  how many TVB actors/actresses in recent years (the last 10 to 15 years let’s say) have transitioned successfully from television to movies and made the industry “A” or even “B” list)?  The only one I can think of (from recent decade that is) is Louis Koo, but he already had potential in terms of acting, plus he had to take on a ridiculous number of films a year for many years to get to the level he is at now.  Ron is at a disadvantage because his acting isn’t good to begin with and unless he is willing to work as hard as Louis Koo did, I highly doubt he will get to that level any time soon, if ever.

    With that said, I honestly think that Louis Cheung has a better chance of making it in movies than Ron (Louis has already been working with the movie industry elite in recent films and was already nominated for HKFA Best Supporting Actor in his previous film)…but then again, I guess there shouldn’t be any comparison, since Louis has been acting for a much longer time (since he was a child) and is also a graduate of the HKAPA, which by itself already makes his acting above standard (compared to TVB people).

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