Him reveals that becoming a father matured his acting.
Since getting married and becoming a father, Him Law‘s (羅子溢) newfound life experiences helped flesh out more mature performances. Although it was his third time portraying a doctor after two installments of The Hippocratic Crush < On Call 36小時>, the actor recalled his intense emotions on set Kids’ Lives Matter < 星空下的仁医 > when filming with babies.
Seeing a 1-year-old baby, who was hooked up to many different machines, stirred Him’s empathy as a father. “If I had taken on this role 10 years ago, I would have needed time to develop emotions before the scene. Now when I look at a [sick] baby, my tears come rushing out. I can feel the baby suffering, so every line I said came from a place of truth.”
Although Him delivered a buzzworthy performance, the actor is practical with his aspirations. “I hope to earn more money for my family. I want awards too, but there are a lot of things that are out of my control and we can only wait for the stars to align. Constantly chasing after something out of your control can lead to you going to unnecessary lengths to obtain them. I need to start thinking about the future.”
Tavia Extends Her Postpartum Recovery
With Modern Dynasty <家族榮耀> currently airing in Hong Kong, Him attended the drama’s promotional event, but his wife Tavia Yeung (楊茜堯) stayed home to take care of their newborn son. Him revealed, “She is extending her postpartum recovery for her health. She felt she grew taller after giving birth to a baby, so I told her to have a third baby so she can be taller than me.”
Him admitted that he felt staying home all the time during Tavia’s postpartum period “is very boring” so he would “always ask her if there was anything to buy. Going outside makes me very happy. Men’s maternal instincts are not as strong as women, as we tend to look outward more.”
Considers Moving to China
Prioritizing his family as the first place in his life, Him has clear goals of providing for his children. Because of the pandemic and the birth of his son last year, Him turned down filming opportunities in China to spend more time with his family in Hong Kong. However, Him plans to further develop his career in China as there is no denying that financial opportunities are bigger.
“It’s something that will take a few years. I struggled with this decision for a while, and had talked over it numerous times with Tavia. There’s no choice. China’s market is bigger. As artistes, we always hope to have a wider audience watch our work. This will be an important turning point in my life,” Him said.
As it would be difficult to be separated long distance while he is filming, Him considers relocating the entire family to China. “I had discussed with Tavia about leaving together, but I told her that I would go over first and acclimatize. As adults, we can go anywhere, but the children are still young. We will make a decision after finding out what they like.”
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.