Jack Hui Makes Breakout Performance in “Al Cappuccino”

Starring the new golden duo, Vincent Wong (王浩信) and Owen Cheung (張振朗), TVB drama Al Cappuccino <反黑路人甲> is praised for its good pacing and comedic timing. In addition to the main characters, Jack Hui (許家傑) is also recognized for his breakout performance in the drama.

Portraying the mean-spirited and often despicable chief superintendent of the Hong Kong Police Force, Jack expressed, “I feel that my character is someone who is corrupt and immoral, and often crosses the line. However, I do not feel that the character is truly evil, nor is he an absolute good guy. He is simply human, and people will have times of selfishness and dark sides.”

Entering the entertainment industry through his win as Mr. Hong Kong 2009, Jack has been typecast into hunky or evil characters with little or no depth. Though family sitcom Come Home Love: Lo and Behold <愛.回家之開心速遞> brought widespread recognition, Jack is ready for more diversified and complex roles. Thankful for the opportunities producers continue to give him, Jack enthused, “I am especially thankful to producers Andy Chan (陳耀全) and Lam Chi Wah (林志華). They have watched me grow since I first started in entertainment. They would help me think about how my career path would turn out if I continued playing ‘Water Fai’ from Lo and Behold and consider what other characters I can portray.”

One colleague who had an exceptionally profound effect on Jack was Joe Ma (馬德鐘), with whom he collaborated with in Tiger Cubs <飛虎>. In a scene where they had to negotiate with one another, Jack recalled how Joe’s strong screen presence startled him. “When he asked whether I was nervous, I told him that of course I was! Joe was really great and told me not to worry because I was not Jack [at the moment], but instead the character who was negotiating against him. He taught me that there was no minor character in a drama, and that only you can diminish your own importance, so don’t look down on yourself.”

Source: HK01

This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.

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  1. I like Jack. He does have presence. He was good with Vincent in Fist Fight. They should have more scenes together in this series.

    Funny about Joe Ma. I think being blessed with good looks and towering height helped that screen presence thing. His acting certainly didn’t.

  2. He was really good in LW2. Can’t believe he’s been acting for so long already. He definitely should get more opportunities outside of Come Home Love, or else he will be stuck there forever.

    1. @bubbles23 I agree. He is always good to watch even thou they are bad roles and not goody goody characters. He can portray a lot of them well.

  3. I love jack. Him and Vincent in fist fight were my favourite pairing, wish they would have more scenes in al cappuccino than Vincent and crystal.

    Crystal is not annoying yet but she adds NOTHING to the series and zero chemistry with Vincent. My favourite characters so far is Owen winki and jack. I hope Vincent’s character steps it up once he’s in the gang. Again, only been one week so hard to judge just yet. I’m sure Owen and Vincent will bring humour once they start working together in the gang.

    I’ll just be so disappointed if this turns out to be meh. The concept has so much potential.

      1. @bubbles23 Winki is a very good actress and versatile as well. She acts well whether in the vampire show with Kevin and as his niece in Destination Nowhere.

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