In the currently-airing TVB drama Of Greed and Ants <黃金有罪>, Elaine Yiu (姚子羚) plays a woman waiting for love. Falling deeply in love with Eddie Cheung (張兆輝), Elaine finds that she is unable to pull herself out. Through Eddie’s constant rejections and manipulations, Elaine develops depression and even attempts suicide. The role took a huge emotional toll on Elaine, but fortunately, her light-hearted scenes with Edwin Siu (蕭正楠) has managed to bring balance to her role.
On working with Eddie Cheung for the first time, Elaine is all praises and smiles. “He really knows how to take care of the juniors. He even bought me a birthday cake. I was very touched. When we were shooting in Thailand, Eddie’s wife would always buy me food. Eddie may be very serious about his work, but he actually likes to joke around a lot.”
Elaine admitted that she is pretty envious about Eddie’s relationship with his wife. “Why shouldn’t I be? They’re so good together! They each make up what the other lacks. They both take great care of each other. When Eddie’s wife visits the set, she would take care of his outfits and makeup.”
On when it would be Elaine’s turn to find a partner, she smiled and said that she’ll just tag along with Nancy Wu (胡定欣), who is still single. “I’ve never given up on love, but I want to take things casually, and leave it fate. I don’t want that part of my life to be the focus.”
Of Greed and Ants is a story about Hong Kong’s rising stock market of the 80’s, but for Elaine, she never had an interest in investing in stocks. “I prefer investing in real estate. I’ve just purchased my first home and I’m working on paying it off. It’s made me realize how expensive it actually is. Now that I have money, I want to pay it off as quickly as I can.”
Elaine is interested in investing on more property after paying off her current home, and aims to be able to receive rental income in the future. As a co-owner of a jewelry business, Elaine also plans on donating the business’s cash surplus to animal or environmental charities. “Really hope to establish a charity fund in the future if possible,” she said. She also hopes for an opportunity to take a long break, at least two to three months, so she can do some volunteer work in Australia’s kangaroo shelters.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.