Kenneth Ma (馬國明) has been enjoying his time filming for TVB’s new Republican Era series, Lord of Shanghai <梟雄>. Collaborating with renowned film kings and TV kings, he is further brushing up on his own acting skills and gathering helpful advice. Veterans such as Anthony Wong (黃秋生), Kent Tong (湯鎮業), and Wayne Lai (黎耀祥) acted as Kenneth’s guides throughout the past few weeks.
Instead of feeling pressured while working with the star-studded cast, Kenneth shared everyone is extremely kind. “The strongest actors actually give us the least amount of pressure, because they know that if they do, our acting would be worse than usual. So instead, they encourage us to do better.”
Kenneth expressed, “I share many scenes with Kent, and he is a brilliant actor. I could feel it as soon as he arrived on set. Although I don’t have any scenes with Anthony, I would still visit and watch him act.” He added that learning new acting methods is very beneficial, since viewers may feel his characters become too similar if he repeatedly uses his own style of acting.
It has been more than ten years since Kenneth last collaborated with Wayne in TVB’s comedy series, The Driving Power <非常外父>. Kenneth expressed that he is glad to receive advice from the three-time TV King. “Wayne would suggest ways for me to improve when I work with him. I’m really happy to have all the veteran actors guide me through.” Hoping for more opportunities in his career, Kenneth remarked he is also ready to change his acting path at any time.
This article is written by Shirley for JayneStars.com.