Plagued by bad press, actress Kaman Kong (江嘉敏) not only fell out with good friend Crystal Fung (馮盈盈) after the infamous yacht party incident this year, but was also rumored to be intent on finding a rich partner. The actress, who has grown out of “younger sister” roles, continues to be consecutively cast in several dramas despite the negative publicity.
Lack of Competent Young Actresses of Fadan Caliber
At the start of her career, the 26-year-old was said to have cheated on her boyfriend with his friend. Despite the seemingly never-ending stream of bad press, Kaman did not get too affected and even recently hit back at her detractors online, calling on them not to mention her old news yet again.
TVB management is said to favor Kaman since few among the new batch of actresses have serious fadan potential–Hera Chan (陳曉華) fared poorly in acting while Tiffany Lau (劉穎鏇) lacked the maturity. Proof of her rising star, Kaman is nominated for Most Improved Female Artiste in the Anniversary Awards based on her performances in several productions aired this year including The Dripping Sauce <大醬園>, Death By Zero <殺手>, and Ratman To The Rescue <過街英雄>.
Awakened to the importance of maintaining a good public image, Kaman looks determined after a prep talk with management. She wants to refresh others’ materialistic impression of herself and work her way up to leading status.
Wants to Explore Diverse Roles
Taking each acting opportunity as more exposure in her career, Kaman makes the most of it. For an upcoming drama in which she plays an 18-year-old influencer, Kaman went on a shopping trip in Causeway Bay on Christmas Eve to prepare for the role.
Visiting a few shops selling skincare products, the actress successfully made her purchase and next went to an accessories shop to look at crystal bracelets and earrings, before heading to a bookstore where she browsed books in the psychology department. Queried about her solo shopping trip, she explained her purchase of facial products to make herself appear more youthful onscreen.
As for why she was focusing on psychology books, she confided, “My character has an anti-social personality. Since I don’t have such friends in real life, I need inspiration from films and books to help figure out how to portray [the character]. It’s good to explore more diverse roles, so I wouldn’t be playing a student or ‘Hong Kong Girl’ all the time!”
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.