Gloria Tang Takes on First Leading Role in New Drama with Shaun Tam
Shaun Tam drops 18 pounds for his new role.
Working together for the first time, Shaun Tam (譚俊彥) and Gloria Tang (鄧佩儀) star in upcoming modern time-travel drama Life Against Odds <逆襲人生> , in which the two will die in the very first episode. Other cast members include Jonathan Cheung (張頴康), Angel Chiang (蔣家旻) and Moon Lau (劉佩玥) and Toby Chan (陳庭欣).
Gloria’s First Leading Role in 7 Years
Finally clinching a lead actress role, Gloria felt honored and joked that she felt as if she were in a dream, “Never had I thought that I could be lead [actress] in this drama! Having a role which I could showcase myself already satisfies me–now I’m as excited as having struck the lottery,” the former Miss Chinese International winner said.
Gloria’s rise among TVB actresses was noted earlier, as she had major roles in the station’s biggest dramas this year. Asked whether she felt that she has been promoted with her leading role in Life Against Odds, the 27 year-old replied that she is still a “small potato” and said she did not feel additional pressure. “I’ll treat it as usual…and will do my best as for every job.”
Shaun Does 15K Daily to Shape Up
Playing a civil engineer in the drama, Shaun recounted his initial reaction on receiving the light-hearted time-traveling script. “When I browsed [the script for] the first episode, Gloria and I would die and wake up to [a time period of] nine months earlier. With a chance to change my life, there’s a little supernatural element to the script. My good friend in the show Brian Chu (朱敏翰) thought all along that I was an alien.”
Looking in great shape, Shaun has been working hard to get a tanned complexion and losing 18 pounds for the role. The actor shared, “I rely on running and intermittent fasting. I fast for 16 hours and eat during the next 8 hours. I wake up at 7 a.m. to run 5K every morning and do 10K with my wife after dinner in the evening, so I do 15K daily.” Shaun advises that diligence will pay off, as he quickly saw results in his own weight loss. “As long as you’re willing to change yourself, you’ll see results real soon. After jogging, it’ll be fasting intermittently, of course you have to eat light, but have carbs to give you energy. I haven’t seen my abs in a long time. I don’t dare to slacken as I’m up against the very buff Brian!”
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.