Recently, Kenneth Ma (馬國明) has been acting as a villain in many drama series. One of which was acting as a scheming rebellious prince who plotted to overthrow the current king and seized the throne for himself in The Life and Times of A Sentinel <紫禁惊雷>.
Asked whether he had a feeling of being demoted, Kenneth replied, “Having portrayed a righteous character for so many years, as an actor, villain roles are actually very fun. In fact, they are hard to find and I can’t wait for more. I feel that I am not villainous enough. Hope that there is a set of drama that offers a much more villainous role so that I can be satisfied and “go in peace.”
In actual fact, villain roles usually leave a deep impression on the viewers so does Kenneth have the confidence to get promoted and win the award based on his villain roles? In reply to this, Kenneth responded, “I also don’t know. Those are said by people and they also say they hate taking awards but honestly, winning an award would enable one’s appearance fees to increase lahs!”
Kenneth Ma’s most unforgettable moment was the scene where the King was forced to abdicate his throne in the main audience seeking hall, “The dialogues for that scene alone were more than forty pages long. It was one of the toughest I have experienced ever since my early filming days. Just that scene alone took me three nights to complete and my feelings for those three days were extremely heavy and extremely unforgettable.”
Source: Oriental Daily
This article was translated by Ah K, a Contributing Writer at JayneStars.com.