[JayneStars Exclusive] Lai Lok Yi Interview Part 2: “I Don’t Want My Son To Become An Actor”
The father of one hopes for “Little Spring Chicken” to enjoy his childhood.
Recently in Singapore to promote his new dramas on Singtel TV, Lai Lok Yi (黎諾懿) spoke with JayneStars, in which he shares candidly about his career ambitions and hopes for his two-year-old son “Little Spring Chicken”.
“Agent C9” a Quirky Production with Lots of Heart
Only his second collaboration with Kenneth Ma (馬國明) despite having known each other for years, Lai Lok Yi finds it a pity that the two will only have at most 10 scenes together in the upcoming Agent C9 <C9特工>. His villainous character will discover that Samantha Ko (高海寧), has been hiding her identity as a special agent and is living as a housewife. “You can watch out for Samantha’s action scenes!” said the affable actor.
“Both My Life as a Loan Shark <街坊財爺> and Agent C9 required a lot of fighting and action scenes and both were filmed during summer. When I started filming Agent C9, my son was just starting to learn walking, and I had hurt my waist. Later when I was filming My Life as Loan Shark, I had recovered by then,“ shared Lok Yi, who is currently taking a break from filming to take care of Little Spring Chicken.
Hopes to Work with Nancy Wu
When asked about who he would like to pair up with next in dramas, we mentioned a few names including Nancy Wu (胡定欣), who was a graduate of the same acting training class as Lok Yi, but whom he has never worked with. “Yes, [it’s unbelievable] that we have never worked together even once! I’d love to have fun working in the same drama,” he said. “I’d love to work with Miss Hong Kongs, like Hera Chan (陳曉華). Younger actresses are okay too. I’d do my best,” he goes on to add with deliberate humor.
Doesn’t Want Little Spring Chicken to Be a Child Star
Since Lok Yi shares frequent videos of his adorable two-year-old son on social media, does he want Little Spring Chicken to go into acting one day? “No, son, you must definitely not become an actor! Just look at Daddy and you know,” he said with mock earnestness. While Lok Yi is happy to share his son’s cute antics with the world, the actor feels that childhood should be about playing and having fun, and does not want Little Spring Chicken to join the ranks of child actors.
Another reason is the helpless passivity which actors inevitably face, which Lok Yi goes on to describe. “You can control neither your opportunities nor whether others like you or not. Son, be smart and make your own opportunities. Daddy will not let you enter the industry.”
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com. Joyce attended the Singtel press conference in Singapore on September 27 and interviewed Kenneth Ma, Mandy Wong, Lai Lok Yi and Rebecca Zhu.
Singapore-based viewers can watch out for “Agent C9” <C9特工> on Singtel Channel 511.