Bobby Au-yeung and James Ng are TVB’s Next Synchronizing Duo
Earlier this week, reporters visited the Kwun Tong set of TVB anniversary drama My Ages Apart <跨時代>, a 50-episode epic starring Bobby Au-yeung (歐陽震華), Moses Chan (陳豪), Louis Cheung (張繼聰), Kristal Tin (田蕊妮), and Maggie Shiu (邵美琪). The drama follows Bobby as Sung Chung-kei, who ends up swapping souls with a much younger man, portrayed by James Ng (吳業坤).
For the Kwun Tong scene, Bobby and James, who also goes by the nickname Kwan Gor, showed up on set wearing matching pajamas and glasses. In the scene, Bobby sees himself in the mirror and notices that he is no longer himself, but in the body of a much younger man. Terrified, he runs out to the streets.
Filming in the hot summer weather, Bobby and Kwan Gor were well-prepared to tackle the heat. Having suffered from a heat stroke before, Bobby made sure to keep himself hydrated.
The scene being filmed required Kwan Gor to mirror Bobby’s movements. Pointing out that they were following Kristal Tin and Nancy Wu’s (胡定欣) footsteps in doing synchronizing performances, Bobby said, “Yes. Look at us. Besides our hair, we look exactly the same.” James added, “Even our bodies.” Bobby laughed and said, “But I’m more fit!”
When speaking about the scene, Bobby said, “Everything had to be the same. The way I ran, how fast I ran, and how my arms moved around had to be the same. [Kwan Gor] had to mirror my moves, so he’s having it much harder.”
Upon hearing this, Bobby teased the younger actor, saying, “I call you Kwan Gor [big brother Kwan], and you’re calling me Bobby. You were raised well!” Kwan Gor explained, “I’m just learning from my seniors!” He then turned serious, and said, “Bobby Gor was great. When he’s done shooting, he stayed around to help me out.”
Bobby, who only just recovered from a heat stroke, is actually thankful of his current circumstance. “No matter what, it’s going to be hard work. At least this isn’t a period drama, so we don’t need to wear heavy costumes. I am very well now, but I do want to start working out with Kwan Gor. But it looks like he’s only worked out his chest, and didn’t do much for his abs.”
Asking Kwan Gor if he has gained weight, he said, “I’ve gotten bigger.” Bobby joked, “I actually think you should work out your chest some more, so your waist can look skinnier.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.