TVB is finally ready to air My Commissioned Lover
Over two years since filming concluded, TVB is finally ready to air the romantic comedy My Commissioned Lover <婚姻合伙人> starring Mat Yeung (楊明) and Samantha Ko (高海寧), their first drama as leading actors.
The drama, costarring Kenny Wong (黃德斌), Roxanne Tong (湯洛雯), Billy Luk (陸永), and Gigi Wong (黃淑儀), stars Mat as “Guts” and Samantha as “Kimchi,” business partners-turned-lovers who open up a real estate agency together.
“Kimchi is a tragic character,” introduced Samantha. “She was abandoned by her father at a young age, and her only way of feeling safe is earning money. Mat Yeung would do anything for me, designed his life around me, and I had to learn to get along with his family. As I’m used to being alone, this makes a very interesting dynamic between the couple.” Samantha then spoiled, “Mat Yeung and I would get married, have a daughter, get a divorce, and then grow to hate each other. It’s a lot of emotions.”
Despite their complicated relationship, My Commissioned Lover is a comedy in spirit. “In comedies, you have to react fast. Sometimes it’s really hard to not break character and laugh.”
Kimchi is a sympathetic, tragic woman, and Samantha said it was hard for her to break out of character. “I was experiencing someone else’s life. I cried after reading the script, to the point even my mother grew concerned. I remember a time when I filmed several different crying scenes in the row, and perhaps because I was already in character, I found it very easy for me to cry. It’s so interesting.”
One of Mat Yeung’s most memorable scenes was the part where he confronts Samantha and her affair with Kenny. With their daughter in his arms, he tells Samantha that he would forgive her like nothing ever happened if she would go see him. That was also the very scene where Mat’s character realizes that he no longer has love for her. It was a complicated wheel of emotions—Mat once went to jail for her, protected her, but now his feelings for her are mixed with hatred and wistfulness.
“It’s most painful thing that any man has to go through,” said Mat.
The Commissioned Lover premieres May 13th.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.