Interviewed on radio recently, actor Bosco Wong (黃宗澤) shares the truth about his singlehood and his foray into singing back in 2008!
Besides recounting how he left TVB in 2018, Bosco also revealed how going into singing back in 2008 was not his intention. He recalls, “Didn’t know how I became a singer, when I was young it wasn’t my turn to speak, (Ms. Lok) said she’ll help me put out songs, and the rest of the siusangs and fadans also did the same, I just followed orders. I actually had no spare time due to filming, I had just 3 days to learn the song and dance moves,” said Bosco, who brought up how he once learnt the steps to a dance from the instructor on location in Central, and filmed the MV right after!
Duet with Eason Chan Continuously Mocked by Netizens
Looking back at that King of Karaoke <K歌之王> duet with singer Eason Chan (陳奕迅) in 2018 which became the butt of mockery by netizens and keyboard warriors, Bosco recalls being horribly stressed by the prospect of performing live opposite Eason without any serious rehearsals. Breaking out in an anxiety attack, Bosco told Eason, “Can you please help, I’m really not familiar,” to which the latter replied, “No problem! Not to worry!” On hindsight, Bosco said his performance was “totally normal”, since he was not a singer by training and had not practised at all. “Why would I mind, I’m happy everyone still remembers!” said Bosco, who even did a commercial in 2019 which poked fun at the episode.
Potential Girlfriends Have to Get Past His Mom First
Known for being filial and having a keen eye for investments, Bosco was also acknowledged for being a good boss in his F&B ventures, but has not had any public relationships since his breakup with Myolie Wu (胡杏兒). Asked if he is envious of good friend Raymond Lam who has already formed a family, the 42-year-old said, “I’ve so many friends and am so busy, I’m never lonely during holidays as (my friends) hold many home parties,” Having grown up in a single-parent family, Bosco admits that he has never thought about the ages at which he ought to settle down, or how many kids he would have. His mother, too, does not put pressure on him. However, he spillee that she has helped him turn down many “potential girlfriends”!
Listing his dating criteria, Bosco states that his significant other must not mind the limelight that comes with his celebrityhood. He also would not want her to be too submissive or coy, preferring those who can take care of themselves. Having a tidy streak, he would hate allow anyone to mess up his skincare products which are immaculately arranged in his bathroom, and adds that he typically “speaks little” when he gets home.
While he has not consciously counted how many years he has been single, he revealed that he has been on the dating radar these years. Though he remains open to dating, an one-time incident made him more cautious when taking the initiative to make new friends. “I had friends who brought new faces to a gathering; being at the same table, I made conversation out of courtesy – but this person later shared what I said online, which got misconstrued and became fodder for news. However, I am still open to making friends, getting to know each other better first is a must.”