Kenneth Ma Rarely Brings Women Home; Admits Liking Sharon Chan
Kenneth Ma (馬國明) was regarded as one of the few good boys in the “toy chest” as he did not like to stay out at night. His favorite cartoon character was Donald Duck. The first woman he brought home to meet his parents was Sharon Chan (陳敏之), shocking his parents to think that Kenneth had fallen in love!
Kenneth admitted that he was interested in Sharon in the past. Since his career was not established, he was afraid to pursue her. Unfortunately, Sharon was currently dating and Kenneth felt that he was unable to fight with her boyfriend!
S= Sharon Chan; K= Kenneth Ma
S= In Dream of Colors <下一站彩虹>, you portrayed my boyfriend. I gave my first onscreen kiss to you!
K= That was not my first onscreen kiss though! I felt you were very beautiful then! That’s because I love long legs. I’m telling the truth!
S= I thought you like petite women?
K= That’s not true; I also love long legs. (Does rumored girlfriend, Nancy Wu (胡定欣), possess beautiful legs?) Nancy’s legs are not beautiful, ha ha! Since you are a loyal friend, then you’re beautiful! You are willing to help friends and also helped me too!
S= Which incident are you referring to?
K= When we are working together, you will help your partner arrange everything. When we were performing in mainland together, my cell phone did not have roaming. You immediately called and helped me with the situation. In the past, whenever I went to mainland, no one can find me. You often scolded me…. Since you are so detail-oriented, you are definitely a good wife!
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S= Yes! I am not that nice towards everyone. Thank you [for the compliment]!
K= We only worked on two or three series together, but we are good friends. When you have problems with your car or when you don’t know about a matter, you will ask me. I will ask you about female-related matters. I overlook minor details. However, we have common topics to talk about. When I watch your series sometimes, I will share my opinion about your performance.
S= That time we took a 45-minute car ride to the airport, I took care of your cell phone roaming problem. You asked why do earth people need roaming and said that no one was looking for you. It was really funny! I was happy to help you fix the problem. Feel assured that you will become more like me when we spend more time together!
K= I am too old-fashioned; I don’t even own an iPhone!
S= Forget about it! You can not take one step to the sky. So in your mind, am I a good girl?
K= Absolutely! You were supporting your entire family by yourself! You injured your neck while filming Can’t Buy Me Love <公主嫁到>. Despite the pain, you did not complain. I felt your pain. You bought a house by yourself. I told you to not work anymore; I will support you!
S= Hey, you said the same thing to many women!
K= You’re wrong! Strictly speaking, I only said this to you only!
Kenneth Is A Loyal Man And Hot Property!
S= Really? Then you are a loyal friend. One time, I said that I do not have money to buy a car and asked you to borrow money. You said you will take care of me, so you will have to buy it for me! You were really serious about the matter. I was only joking and said I had no money, asking to borrowing over $100,000 HKD from you. At first, you asked me to stop joking. When you thought I was serious, you were ready to give me the money. I felt very sweet and wanted to cry at the time. You are truly a hot property! (Beating even Moses Chan?) You definitely have the qualifications to compete! Although you have a car, you would rather take the train. Maybe you wanted to save on gas money!
K= My family lives in Causeway Bay. Taking the train is more convenient. I am a practical person, so I will be a good husband!
S= In the past, I asked you to give many gifts, such as on birthdays. It is not a materialistic matter. I remember that you gave me a lot of Winnie the Pooh gifts. To-date, the gifts are wrapped very carefully. They are very precious! Well I also gave you a gift, such as the Tiger charm in your car.
K= At the time, you said that a black car was very hateful. You said the red tiger will balance the luck. So far, I have not had any accidents! When I went to mainland and were concerned that I would be bored, you gave me a Tiger toy. I still have it by my bedside.
Kenneth: “My Mother Has to Approve My Girlfriend!”
S= I wanted to ask you for a long time; why are you not dating yet?
K= I have not encountered [the right person yet]! I’m too busy! Recently, I have been filming a lot of series and only sleep two hours each day.
S= Did you not encounter a woman that you are willing to sacrifice for? I think you are a person who doesn’t really know how to date.
K= You can say that. All along, I have only dated 3 or 4 times. I am really boring and only know how to play soccer.
S= I am very active; that’s why we are not together.
K= I love staying at home.
S= When you are home, you have to play with me. You have to pretend to be low-level!
K= I play dolls too! I like Donald Duck, so you can play Winnie the Pooh! That’s okay. Actually, my heart fell for you in the past! It’s the truth… because you are a really good person. At the time, I was afraid to pursue you. I was not established; it’s obvious how much money I was making. My father had retired, so how can I think about dating? I am the kind of man who will think about the future while dating.
S= So when you are ready to get married, you will pursue me?
K= It’s hard to compete now! You already have a boyfriend.
S= When I break up, I will call you. I am afraid that by then, you will be dating already. You take too much time regarding love-related matters. You can not force these matters. You need a cheerful girlfriend. The biggest problem is that your mother must approve your girlfriend.
K= It’s the same for you.
S= You place your mother first. I fall in love first and then consider it. I am more rebellious. If my mother thinks he is mediocre, I will ask her to leave the matter alone. But you will not act in this manner!
K= As per the the most old-fashioned saying, “You can choose your wife, but not who your mother is!” My mother is very open-minded. If my mother has a problem with the woman, then there is a real problem!
S= All along, I may have been the only woman who met your mother since I went to your house. After the promotional event that time, we went to see a movie.
K= Since your make-up was very thick at the time, so you came to my house to remove the make-up before going to the movies.
S= When I entered your home, your mother, father, and elder sister acted very shocked. I said I came to use the bathroom. There was a very funny story. When I left the bathroom, your father was reading the newspaper, but it was turned upside down! Obviously, he was only pretending to read it. I bit back my laughter. From this incident, I knew that you rarely bring women home!
K= To tell the truth, you were the first one. I do not bring women home.
S= Maybe your mother thought we were dating, ha ha! Your mother must be very important to you. When we were filming Dreams of Color, your wallet had a turtle on it. I said that the wallet was very ugly and asked whether you would replace it. You anxiously said that you could not do so because your mother bought the wallet. You treated the turtle as if it were alive! Years later, you still kept the turtle wallet. Your watch has remained the same. You are truly filial…. If I were to break up, I will call you to marry me. I have no more time left to have kids; how will I help you give birth to little Donald Ducks?
S= Recently, you give me the impression that you are often flirting with girls. Did you become more open-minded?
K= During filming, veterans advised that I should not only focus on acting out my role well. I need to also make the filming climate enjoyable and the final results will be better! That’s why I will often praise the women as beautiful!
Friends for Life
S= When I do not know how to portray a role, I will bring my script and ask you to analyze it for me. In TVB, no one else will help me in this manner.
K= If I were to encounter the same problem, you will help me too. For example, when I played a flirtatious character, I will ask whether you have this type of friend. We will help each other out.
S= Fortunately we had the experience. It fortunate to be friends already.
K= I feel that we will always be friends.
S= I am very happy that you are leading series now. When you received the Most Improved Male Artist Award, I almost cried. My tears rushed forth. I wanted to give you a big hug, but was afraid other people may beat me up. Perhaps you would have done the same. We have both endured for so long. You entered the industry a year earlier than I did. I am very happy for your success. Many people like you!
S= Have you thought about acting for the rest of your life? Have you ever thought about leaving the entertainment industry?
K= I never felt that frustrated before. I am considered to be lucky. I played cameo roles for three years. To-date, I still love acting. If I were to quit, I will go play soccer! But I will not be able to earn money; maybe I will marry you instead!
Jayne: Enjoyed the bantering between Kenneth and Sharon very much! From the sound of it, Kenneth’s first onscreen crush may have been Sharon! He seems to be attracted to more talkative women, such as Sharon and Margie Tsang.
As for Nancy Wu, I somehow get the impression that she was more interested in Kenneth than he is in her?? Sharon mentioned that Kenneth has not dated in a long time and moves too slowly in love.
Kenneth really needs a low-maintenance girl who will also take the initiative!
I like Sharon Chan. Their conversation is so cute.
LOL, they seems really to enjoy each others company. too bad sharon has a bf currently 🙂
are there any low-maintenace girl in the industry? i think kenneth wants a gf that is smart enough to have a deep conversation with and don’t play the hard to get games…
Haha they sure do love each other’s company! They would have been great partners for each other but too bad that Sharon feels differently.
I don’t know if there are any women in the industry that’s “low maintenance” enough to be with Kenneth. I personally think that women in the industry are considerably high maintenance. I admit that I’m one of those who gives off the feeling that I’m hard to get. Not that I intended to do that but it’s because I’m shy and conservative.
S= “Yes! I am not that nice towards everyone.”
S= “I think you are a person who doesn’t really know how to date.”
S= “When I left the bathroom, your father was reading the newspaper, but it was turned upside down!”
S= “My tears rushed forth. I wanted to give you a big hug, but was afraid other people may beat me up.”
S= “When I break up, I will call you.”
OMG! Sharon is so funny LOL They are really good friends…perhaps friends with that “special chemistry” that surpasses that “just buddies” relationship. Sharon’s personality is so frank but still sweet, honestly, it fits her physical appearance. Kenneth needs to jump on any opportunity in the future. I would totally worship Kenneth <3 Sharon.
Thanks for the lovely interview!
I thought you would be entertained by the Kenneth interview. 🙂
I do think he was serious about Sharon. I remember in their “Dreams of Colors” kissing scene, he seemed a little nervous to kiss her. Physically, I think they look great together.
I have a feeling Sharon will get married with her boyfriend soon. She pretty admitted that she can count on him as a lifetime partner in earlier interviews.
With Kenneth’s ways, I think his personality is more suitable for a woman who does not work in the entertainment industry. He doesn’t seem like he possesses too much of a celebrity lifestyle. No “game” in chasing a woman either. When he says he stays home a lot; I believe it.
I also think he waits too long to make a move, even when he spots someone he likes.
“No “game” in chasing a woman either. When he says he stays home a lot; I believe it.”
Do you think men need game to win a woman over?
When I was reading this interview, I thought more or less, Kenneth needs to change his methods of pursuing women a bit. There is nothing wrong with wanting a woman who he wants to be able to have deep conversations with, but the least he could do is market himself a little more to catch the attention of some girls. I don’t believe one should change their personality for another, they should definitely be true to themselves, but it doesn’t hurt to have a little more game. At Kenneth’s age, having dated only 3-4 times is kinda a bit embarrassing to admit since he’s tall and good-looking. Definitely a good catch and a good husband like he says, but if no one knows about the goodness, it ultimately doesn’t exist.
“Do you think men need game to win a woman over?”
When I said game, I just meant technique. So my thoughts are the same as yours.
If you are interested in pursuing someone, you need to represent yourself and make the most out of situation to increase your chances. It’s not about pretending to be someone you aren’t, but putting forth you good qualifications and showing interest. Don’t drag it on too long, so the person just puts you in a “good friend category.”
“At Kenneth’s age, having dated only 3-4 times is kinda a bit embarrassing to admit since he’s tall and good-looking. “
I don’t find it embarrassing. It just shows he’s serious about the women he dates and doesn’t go for casual dating.
I bet Kenneth is just lazy because getting married/dating might not be one of his top priorities. I also think his personality is more suitable for women outside of the industry who might have more aggressive pursuers. Girls like to be wooed, or she might not trust the guy’s intention.
I also don’t like that monkey tank.
I just noticed…while Sharon looks really sweet and sexy…Kenneth is wearing a tank with little monkeys on it. HAHAHA
HAHAHA… but kinda eww at the same time. He’s almost 40. Kenneth’s face looks a bit fat in the header photo.
Sharon seems like a sweet and fun person to be with. 😀
Yes, the first thing I thought was his face got chubby. Then I saw his pajama looking tank!
Why would u wear that to an interview that u know they will take pictures? Oh kenny, that’s not how u impress the ladies.
I didn’t quite like Kenneth’s little monkey shirt. More suitable for a little toddler boy to wear. It looks more like an underwear tank to me.
It looks like something you would wear to sleep at best, but not something good to wear in public.
The monkey t-shirt is cute but doesn’t suit him leh.
Too bad Sharon already has a boyfriend. I always thought they were compatible in shows as a couple who knew they were this capitable in real life too? OMG I hope she breaks up with her boyfriend and they get together. 😀
Go Girl GO!
WHo is Sharon’s boyfriend? Is he from the circle? Just curious…
Sharon’s boyfriend works in the financial industry. Photos were released in earlier tabloids, but I don’t have an image link handy. He looks to be late 30s or early 40s. Decent looks; they look good together.
Thanks for the info! I am glad they are happy together and hope that Kenneth can find his other half soon.. I agree with you that a woman from outside the circle seems to fit him more.
HeTieShou, here is the news a while ago where it have a photo of Sharon and her boyfriend together, you can see it here: http://asianuniverse.net/forums/Sharon_Chan_Scolded_Publicly_by_Boyfriend_t24815.html
Thanks for the link. The picture is a bit blurry so it is sort of hard to see, but I have an idea…
if true , congrat to kenneth.
“K= I play dolls too! I like Daffy Duck, so you can play Winnie the Pooh! That’s okay. “
Should be Donald Duck.
Kenneth and Sharon are truly good friends, always help each other out. Only good friends can banter like this.
When Kenneth described the helpfulness of Sharon, it really reminds me of her GJ character Jing Jing.
Kenneth is also a very good friend. Him being so thrifty and still willing to lend a big sum of money to Sharon.
I always get the cartoon ducks mixed up! Made the correction; thanks!
“Kenneth is also a very good friend. Him being so thrifty and still willing to lend a big sum of money to Sharon.”
I agree. Kenneth is frugal but still a generous person to help a friend with money matters. There are some people who are frugal and protective of their self-interests (money), while others may tend to limit the frugality to themselves only and use the money accordingly to help others. It’s the generosity in spirit that is most important.
What a funny and sweet interview!! I really love the both of them and it is good that they can be good friends. Even if they can’t be together in the romantic way in real life, being great friends for life is not bad either.
Kenneth really reminds me of one of my closest buddies’ guy friends. He is the same age as Kenneth and seems to share similar traits as him as well. Wish him the best and whoever marries him is a lucky gal… I guess Kenneth is frugal about money, but is not selfish and stingy about it in the way that some people are. I really admire that about him…
I wonder how he and other TVB artists live on just 2 hours of sleep?? Boy, I would just fall down and die…Really feel bad for them that they have to work so hard but not get the pay that they deserve… At least they are employed and are doing a job that they actually like and enjoy…
ahhh they both are so sweet. they would make a good couple… too bad sharon already has a boyfriend… 🙁
Gah! Can Sharon just ditch her bf and marry Kenneth already?? They are so perfect for each other. I’ve always liked Sharon and Kenneth but I never knew they were such good friends. Kenneth is so flirty and “hau fa fa” that it’s hard to believe he’s so serious about love and relationships. I remember he was full of praises for Selena in an interview once too.
“Gah! Can Sharon just ditch her bf and marry Kenneth already?? ”
After how kind and caring her bf treated her during the time when she was hospitalized, it would be faithless of her to dump him like that.
Although Kenneth is a good man, maybe Kenneth and Sharon only see each other as good friends now. They can have chemistry as good friends and not be involved with each other romantically. Sometimes, it’s best to stay friends.
Agree with you Chriselle! As much as I like seeing Sharon and Kenneth together, I feel that they are better as friends. At times, it is better to be just good friends rather than romantic lovers.
It would also be wrong of Sharon to ditch her boyfriend. How would people view her and how can she look at herself if she did that?
The only news I ever read about Kenneth is always how girls like him or how he likes certain girls. If he wants credibility as an actor, publicity shouldn’t be which and which girl but his characters, the roles he play. This is annoying AND THAT is an awful picture.
Jayne, thanks for posting this interview article of Kenneth and Sharon! It’s so cute that they’re being honest in their friendship and very rare do you find that your friend is telling you the truth. Sometimes you have to dig deep in order to know if they’re being truthful or not. Treasure friends who are worth it! =)
Sharon and Kenneth are cute together but Kenneth lucked out. At least Sharon is happy with her current boyfriend so I’m very happy for her. Now only if Kenneth need to meet more girls even though he’s selective about who he chooses. He just needs to get to know the girl more and don’t ever stop trying to pursue the girl. Kenneth possesses great qualities and I’d date him because he’s filial and he’s a family guy. He even stays at home!!! I believe that he’s a guy that’s worth it to be with and any girl would be lucky to have him. =)
Kenneth is a tall man so I think they (Sharon and Kenneth) really look matching together. I notice that tall man normally prefer woman with longer legs lol probably easier for the guy to just bend his head down abit to kiss his gf 🙂
Kenneth look old and bad skin in this pic! What happended to him? That top must go away. I prefer to see him in what he wears in TOT.
he looks creepy in that pic
I think Kenneth never has any good skin/complexion to begin with. Even when he first join tvb, his skin has always been bad kinda rough imo.
I thought his skin improved since he become a spokesperson for a skin beauty product? His skin also dont look this bad on TV although not as smooth as his peers or it might be I just download and don’t watch HD
I thought he’s dating Nancy Wu? Sharon and Kenneth will suit each other because they’re both tall and Kenneth is older than Sharon.
Kenneth is nice guy so I think if Sharon get him she’ll be very lucky. Why is Kenneth still single? He’s a very decent and nice man and it sounds like many people like him.
Why?!? Why the duckface????? Another pretty face ruined by an idiotic expression….
All you folks are too critical about Kenneth and Sharon about how they are dressed, who they should date or how often…They are humans like us and choose their own distinct path to “happiness”. There is a difference modeling in front of cameras on the red carpet with a monkey tank top versus his day off to wear comfortable clothes to conduct a substantive and candid interview. If you can read between his lines, he is saying, comprehend what I am saying and not concentrate on what I am wearing to understand my true character. How many dates or girl friends he has may speak volumes about his character. Kenneth might be shy or very selective in searching out a compatible partner, wrong timing or just not ready due to work commitments. I’m sure he has seen or heard his share of fame-seeking, money grabbing or field-playing females stories. He is smart to take his time and let nature takes its course for his close companion.
His love life may be his own business but his clothing choice is definitely allowed to be scrutinized. An interview is still work and what u wear represents your image to public. It makes me think if he is too lazy to dress nicely, maybe he wouldn’t put in the effort in his relationship either.
“It makes me think if he is too lazy to dress nicely, maybe he wouldn’t put in the effort in his relationship either.”
Maybe he thought the monkey tank look nice?
Even worse, lazy and bad taste! That’s why he needs a girlfriend to help him.
I wish Kenneth would save selena from her apparent self-destruction. I always wonder why they didn’t spark… he didn’t try, she thought he’s boring, or he likes older women?
“It makes me think if he is too lazy to dress nicely, maybe he wouldn’t put in the effort in his relationship either.”
Maybe he thought the monkey tank looks nice?
That was not nice of him to say about Nancy.
Also his shirt would look better on a small child.
I was just rewatching some parts of EH last night and noticed that Kenneth was in there… He looked so young and handsome and sort of different from how he looks now…. WOW, time has gone by so fast…
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