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.”
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.