Kenneth Ma Enjoys Playing Antagonist Characters
The actor relished the challenge of playing the antagonist.
Winning TVB Best Actor for his role in Big White Duel <使徒行者3> in 2019, Kenneth Ma (馬國明) shared about the challenge of portraying his first-ever full-fledged baddie role in Line Walker 3: Bull Fight <使徒行者3>.
Enjoys Playing the Antagonist
Entering the industry in 2000, the actor shared his thoughts of playing Wai Chok Wing in Line Walker: Bull Fight. “It’s a little challenging! Because I’ve always played good roles, viewers have a set notion of me as righteous so it’s difficult to make them accept my baddie role, but as an actor I really enjoy playing an antagonist. It was already fun portraying a hijacker in Tiger Cubs <飛虎>, so when I heard that I’ll be playing an antagonist in Line Walker 3, I was very excited. After so many years, I finally have this long-awaited challenge.”
Excited to explore a different acting style, Kenneth confessed that there is an addictive quality to portraying baddie characters. His role was written in such a way viewers are unlikely to detest him, giving him more freedom to express himself.
Praises Raymond for Retaining his “Childlike” Personality
Asked how he felt about his Best Actor chances this year for the role, Kenneth acknowledged that it seemed harder for bad characters to win, but added that he is not too worried about the reception. “I’m not hung up about the award. I became an actor because I enjoy acting, so I’ll enjoy delivering my performance first. Like some actors enjoy filming big-budget productions as they feel it boasts their winning chances, but I don’t look forward only to big productions, as actors should try a bit of everything.”
Reuniting with Raymond Lam (林峯) onscreen after more than a decade, Kenneth praised his old friend for his unchanging child-like nature. Kenneth said, “Raymond has not changed much and has remained as child-like as before. Walking alongside him made me feel like the good old times have returned. Maybe being in this industry requires us to have a childlike outlook, and I am a very playful person as well, so getting new roles really excites me.”
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.