To reach a new generation of viewers, TVB producer Lincoln Lam (林肯), who was also behind last year’s hit drama Hong Kong Love Stories <香港愛情故事> is keen on cultivating new talent. With Dickson Yu (余德丞) and Karl Ting (丁子朗) headlining Shameless Youth <青春不要臉>, the drama is set in the 1980s entertainment industry and will focus on the backstory of the original Five Tigers and other stars from the era.
Since recovering from his near brush with death three years ago caused by a pre-existing heart condition, Dickson was mainly hosting variety shows and had small cameo roles in dramas. Ready to push his acting career to the next level, Dickson agreed to take the leading role for Shameless Youth.
Recently, Dickson filmed a dangerous scene where he nearly falls off the cliff edge in Shameless Youth. Re-enacting a scene from The Return of the Condor Heroes < 神雕侠侣> as Yang Guo, Dickson filmed the scene with Tiffany Lau (劉穎鏇) and Kelly Ng (伍樂怡).
“Luckily, filming went smoothly but I did get a few scrapes on my hands, elbows, knees, legs, and waist.” Even though he will have shirtless scenes in the drama, Dickson has not been able to find time to exercise as he is filming for 14 to 15 hours a day. “Many people seem to think that I am still weak, and will die at any point. I hope that everyone will not think of me as a patient. I am very healthy even after working so many hours a day. Everyone must have faith in me!”
Noticed for her resemblance to Carman Lee (李若彤), Kelly portrays Little Dragon Girl in some scenes. While trying to rescue Dickson from falling over the cliff, Kelly ran forward too forcefully and accidentally kicked a rock into his teeth causing him to double over in pain.
Tiffany’s character will be playing Guo Xiang. “Although I watched a lot of ancient dramas when I was a child, I don’t have an [active] imagination so I had to rely on the crew to provide more background information about the character,” Tiffany said.