The upcoming film The Merger <我們停戰吧！>, starring Frankie Lam (林文龍), Rachel Lam (林熹瞳), and Patrick Tam (譚耀文), held its red carpet premiere this weekend. The movie is produced by Global Saga, a new movie company founded by Tony Wong (黃玉郎) and Rachel Lam.
Frankie, one of the investors in the film, brought his wife Kenix Kwok (郭可盈) and their five-year-old daughter Tania with him to the premiere. Kenix said they did not want Tania to attend as she had school the following day, but Tania insisted to go to support her father. Surprisingly, Tania appeared confident and cheerful when facing the reporters on the red carpet. She even walked up to her father and kissed him.
Kenix’s last acting project before retiring was the 2009 TVB drama Born Rich <富貴門>. Asking if she would consider making a comeback for Frankie, Kenix admitted, “Yes, as long as I come across a good script.” Will Frankie try to convince his wife to make a comeback? Frankie laughed and said, “She does not need me to convince her.”
Considering that his daughter did not show any signs of public anxiety during the premiere, would Frankie allow his daughter to enter the industry? Frankie said, “Definitely not now. At least wait until she’s finished school.” Commenting that many children of former actors are making their debuts, Frankie said, “But they are all much older!”
Kenix said Tania is a natural performer, sharing that she was able to recite all of Frankie’s dialogue in his acting performances. Although Tania has not talked about wanting to act, sheadmitted that Tania would be quite talented in that department.
Speaking about The Merger, is Frankie confident about the box office? He said, “We can’t predict that, but I am very happy that the film has won so many awards. There were positive responses from the pre-release audiences; some said they would buy another ticket to watch it again.”
What about winning Best Picture at the Hong Kong Film Awards? Frankie said, “There is strong competition. We’ll still be very happy if we just receive a nomination.” Kenix added, “Having good word-of-mouth is the best encouragement.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.