Kevin Cheng Agrees That He Looks Like Yuen Wah
The cast of TVB’s vampire drama Blue Veins <殭> held a promotional event in Kwai Fong last weekend. The fantasy drama stars Kevin Cheng (鄭嘉穎) as a 500-year-old undead warrior who falls in love with an ancient vampire, portrayed by pop singer Kay Tse (謝安琪) in her television drama debut.
Blue Veins premiered to an average rating of 23 points on its first week of broadcast. The ratings dropped to 22 points on the second week. Saturday’s episode hit a new low for a weekend run—it reached only 19 points, bringing less than 1.3 million viewers.
Meanwhile, TVB’s sitcom Come Home Love: Dinner at 8 <愛．回家之八時入席> averaged 24 points and peaked at 26 last week, while the historical medical drama The Last Healer in Forbidden City <末代御醫> averaged 26 on its final episode.
Luk Wing’s Daughter Prefers Watching Kevin Cheng
FAMA’s Luk Wing (陸永), who stars as C Kwan on the show, admitted that he’s quite disappointed in the ratings. “I want more people to see it!” Kevin, on the other hand, said he strongly believes that the show will be able to draw in more viewers during the second half. As the subject matter of Blue Veins is different from typical TVB dramas, it’s not a surprise that ratings have been low thus far.
Kevin then said his mother dislikes watching Blue Veins. “She thinks the show is more suitable for younger viewers.”
Luk Wing said his daughter only watches the show when he’s not on it. “She’ll watch the scenes with the vampires and the undead, but not when I’m on it. She’s good. She only watches the show when good-looking people (Kevin) are on screen.”
“All daughters would think their father is the most good-looking,” Kevin said. Luk Wing then responded jokingly, “Yes, until you showed up.”
Kevin Cheng Agrees That He Looks Like Yuen Wah in “Blue Veins”
Netizens have remarked that Kevin resembles martial arts veteran actor Yuen Wah (元華) in the show. Kevin agrees, “They have such good eyes. I originally thought about looking like Brother Sharp (handsome beggar) or Stephen Chow (周星馳) in Kung Fu Hustle <功夫>, but Wah Gor is perfect. He is a landlord, and a powerful pugilist. I didn’t want to be clean-cut like in my past dramas. It’s too boring.”
Netizens also joked that Kevin looked like he hasn’t washed his hair in 500 years. Kevin laughed and said, “We didn’t have gel 500 years ago! Rather than 500, I’ll say a couple of decades. That would make more sense!”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.