Kevin Cheng Heavily Criticized by Linda Wong’s Father; Scolding War Erupts

By on April 9, 2012 in Hook-ups & Break-ups, NEWS

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Kevin Cheng’s (郑嘉颖) ex-girlfriend, Linda Wong (王馨平), appeared in a cameo role in Hong Kong movie, Love in the Buff <春嬌與志明>. Since director Pang Ho Cheung (彭浩翔) was a Linda fan, one scene in the movie referenced her past romance with Kevin Cheng. Linda’s father, Wang Yu (王羽), did not approve of her former romance with Kevin, commenting, “When I first saw Kevin Cheng, I knew he had no future!” Mr. Wang’s comment infuriated Kevin’s fans for insulting their idol.

Kevin and Linda fell in love when they were both singers at Polygram in the mid 1990s. Linda was one of Polygram’s heavily promoted singers at the time, while Kevin’s career was not strongly established yet. As a result, Kevin’s music mentor, Dai Si Chung (戴思聪), and Linda’s father, Taiwanese director, Wang Yu, disapproved of their romance. After disputes with Dai Si Chung, Kevin was banished to Taiwan, where he struggled to make a living and endured one of the darkest periods of his career. After Kevin and Linda broke up, she married businessman, Stephen Lee.

After TVB management saw Kevin’s performance in 1999’s The Legendary Siblings <绝代双骄>, he was asked to join the company. He played supporting roles in Burning Flame 2 <烈火雄心 2> and Hard Fate <翡翠戀曲> before winning the TVB Best Actor Award for Under the Canopy of Love <天幕下的恋人> in 2006.  Kevin’s popularity increased dramatically last year, after the airing of Ghetto Justice <怒火街頭> and Bu Bu Jing Xin <步步惊心>, securing him multiple Best Actor Awards in the Asia-Pacific region.

Kevin’s turbulent career, coupled by his recent award-winning performances made many long-time fans proud of his accomplishments. When Linda’s father, Wang Yu, declared that he did not see a future in Kevin Cheng, his fans grew extremely angry. In defense of their idol, fans left angry messages on Linda’s Weibo account.

Linda apologized on behalf of her father for his insulting statement. Linda stated, “All along, I felt that Mr. Cheng is a successful and outstanding artist. Regarding my father’s comment, as his daughter, I can only issue my deepest apologies.”

Gracious despite Wang Yu’s criticism, Kevin replied that he understood that success was dependent upon one’s perspective. However, Kevin felt that in his mother’s eyes, he was a successful individual. He also understood that every father, including Mr. Wang, will want the best for his daughter. Furthermore, he joked that the stars of Love in the Buff, Miriam Yeung (楊千嬅) and Shawn Yue (余文樂) , should treat him for dinner, due to the additional publicity for the movie.

Source: Apple Daily, 21CN.com

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Jayne: Mr. Wang’s statement is quite insulting, given that Kevin had a remarkable year last year. Mr. Wang’s statement seems to belittle Kevin’s current success. It appears that Mr. Wang still does not like Kevin much.

83 comments to Kevin Cheng Heavily Criticized by Linda Wong’s Father; Scolding War Erupts

  1. TVBFanatic says:

    And more family meddling in affairs of the heart keep a young couple apart. Who was it that discounted that this sort of thing happened anymore? 😛

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  2. Canto says:

    He is insulting alright. Did he just make that remark now or many years ago? I am kind of confused.

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    • jayne replied:

      Canto,
      Wang Yu made the statement recently about Kevin, which is why his fans are now in an uproar.

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  3. Grace says:

    Something that’s Blown out of proportions?

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  4. Hannahh says:

    Mr Wang is just jealous that Kevin is so successful now.

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    • nononon replied:

      Mr Wang was a gangster , a movie star also a businessman , he definitely will not like kc, a guy who only have good looking without any other living skill ,

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      • Hannahh replied:

        Ohh i see

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      • jasmine7 replied:

        Bet you he had a hand in the couple’s breakup.

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  5. anoninhk says:

    Well, it took him almost two decades to find success, so can’t blame the dad really. I wonder how Kevin will do once the Ghetto/BBJX hype is over. I have disliked Kevin ever since his debut and it was only last year that my animosity towards him faded a bit. I am waiting for Gloves Come Off to air to see if his acting has truly improved or if his role in GJ was just a fluke.

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    • josie replied:

      Can u elaborate on why u disliked Kevin ever since he debuted?

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      • anoninhk replied:

        Cos he’s a crummy actor IMO. First saw him guest starring in “mind Our Own Business” and he was horrific. I’ve seen little improvement in his acting since. He was okay in “Only You” and enjoyable in “Ghetto Justice” but wasn’t too impressed with him in BBJX.

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    • advo replied:

      I’m like you, never liked Kevin until in recent years where I started to see improvement. I think, once he started getting other roles than his signature too-good-to-be-true perfect gentleman roles, I started to see improvement in his acting. That said, I would hardly say he is a fast learner, lol. I’m also interested in seeing if he can maintain this level of popularity. TVB actors nowadays tend to get hot for a while, but seem have a hard time maintaining the spotlight.

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      • jasmine7 replied:

        To anoninhk & advo: obviously both of you haven’t watched enough of Kevin’s tvb series. Not too late to start from fresh.

        It’s not because he hasn’t had much success with his initial singing career back then but because of his relationship with Linda Wong (it’s always been rumoured that her father has ‘connections’), it suddenly came to a halt and he struggled for a while in Taiwan.

        Glad that he persisted and recruited by tvb. He’s a thinking man and don’t shoot his mouth off like other tvb stars who gets entangled in all sorts of stupid affairs for self promo.

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      • josie replied:

        I don’t think u can change their minds. Either u like him or u don’t. Plus Kevin has the “pretty boy so he must not work hard” stigma.

        I was just curious to why @anoninhk would hate KC when he debuted as a singer. But he meant debuted as an actor. That’s understandable then.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        Well if you really dislike someone you will regardless of what they do…Pretty much like how Wang Yu feels towards Kevin. He will dislike him regardless of what he does…

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  6. Veejay says:

    Wang Yu is so wrong..look at kevin now, he’s famous not only in hk but in mainland too.. Imo, Linda Wong wasn’t that famous during last time.. I prefer others over her.

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  7. pingta says:

    I don’t find any problem with her father. Being a father, of course he wants the best for his daughter.

    Whose father would ever be so generous to let his daughter to live in hunger and humiliation with a man (ie. Kelvin cheng) who has no certainty/stable career prospect (at that time)?

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    • Jack replied:

      I agree.

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    • goddessofkrw replied:

      宁欺白须公,莫欺少年穷。

      Just because he’s not doing well at the time doesn’t mean that he’ll never succeed. That being said, 一剎那光輝也未必是永恆.

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    • josie replied:

      Of course any dad has the right to think that way. But no need to say it out loud. Just makes him seem rude and snobby. And doesn’t he feel foolish saying this when Kevin is such a success now?

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    • nononon replied:

      agree !!! if you check that Linda’s background, actually she did very well when she was a student, she graduated from the top university and high school , so did her sisters.
      I believe she was well trained in school and home, her father is very strict person. He had expectations for his children.

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  8. Jack says:

    I adore Linda. I didn’t expect her to be mentioned in the news.

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  9. Celin says:

    The first sentence..

    I think Jimmy Wang said “I knew he had no future”. The word “no” is missing.

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    • Veejay replied:

      I wanted to point that out too earlier.

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      • sue replied:

        and also jayne’s comment at the end in green: It appears that Mr. Wang still does like Kevin much.

        i think it’s supposed to be “doesn’t”… just an observation 😉

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    • Celin replied:

      Yup, it should be “doesn’t”

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    • jayne replied:

      Celin, Veejay, Funn,

      Thanks for pointing out my typo; I have edited the error. It should say “No future” otherwise it wouldn’t be much of an insult.

      In the mid 90s, I remember Kevin Cheng as being a very handsome singer. But his songs were not distinctive. He also had a nickname of “Shy Boy” which didn’t help matters. Polygram put all their marketing power behind Daniel Chan, who was more outgoing, at the time.

      I suspect Mr. Wang did not think that Kevin possessed the aggression to be a successful individual. He may have wished for his son-in-law to be a more assertive individual.

      Kevin did float around the industry for many years until he found success. Although he was leading series at TVB since 2006, I think he still lacked confidence for some years. Last year, I did sense that he has a newfound confidence inside him.

      Money is the most common measurement of success. I wonder if Mr. Wang’s statement implies that he still does not consider Kevin to be a successful individual today?

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      • Vivien replied:

        Kevin now is getting rich from his countless china series after BBJX made him a popular 8th prince in china LOL.

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      • Alana replied:

        i dont understand why is he (Wang) made such a remark now? it is so strange….

        nevertheless he is rude and obnoxious

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      • hetieshou replied:

        I still remember how much Jimmy was against Linda and Kevin dating back then. He never liked Kevin and felt that Linda deserved better. I think that maybe he has to eat his words now that Kevin is successful but he still refuses to acknowledge it. I guess when you really dislike anyone, you will refuse to give them credit regardless of what they do. That seems to be the case with Jimmy and kevin. I don’t get why he needs to bring the past now up though. Linda is now married and all so what is the point??

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  10. Funn Lim says:

    Jayne, what’s the insult like in Chinese? Because I thought perhaps it is more sarcastic than insult?

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  11. JJ says:

    Sometimes parent want the best for their children to the point that they are blind to their childrens happiness.

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  12. Babycakes says:

    Is Linda’s father the reason for the breakup? What happened years ago?

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  13. fez says:

    Wang Yu is too over-protective and strict. Linda had to break up with Kevin 20 years ago due to pressure from her father, and now he wants to control her life when she’s about 40 years old and married.

    Wang Yu actually said something else as well that was not mentioned in this translation which Jayne did. There’s more to it. It was also reported that Wang Yu wasn’t happy that Linda and Kevin’s names were still linked together and he said this to the reporters as well:

    [現在老公這麼好,不要再和過去男人牽扯。] Her husband now is so good, she should avoid being linked to any other men.
    [男人沒有不呷醋的,她丈夫口裏說不介意,但心裏會不爽」Men are never not jealous, her husband said he doesn’t mind, but deep down he will feel uneasy.

    So now Wang Yu is not only saying Kevin is a failure but also scolding her daughter for not cutting communication (linda & kevin still keep in contact) to avoid the media linking their names together. All this from a line/quote from a movie. Wang Yu is too sensitive omg! They dated, they have a history, and you can’t wipe away history. So just let it be. Linda’s already married – it seems he is worried she might have an affair with Kevin and rekindle their love – is that why?

    Maybe in his eyes, Kevin was a failure, always a failure. Or maybe Kevin did something really bad when he was young and only Wang Yu knows about it. Who knows. But seriously. These 2 ppl are almost middle-aged adults, he should move on and play his chess. I heard he was quite powerful back then (triad links etc) and he had the power to make Kevin’s life miserable, what about now? Does he still have the power to ruin Kevin’s career like he did back then? I doubt it.

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    • Fox replied:

      I blv there is something inside that nobody would know for Mr. Wang to say such thing and requested his daughter to cut the communication this way. It’s over 20 years ago, so suddenly he reminded of this, must have a reason.

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      • kenny replied:

        Wang Yu was obviously unhappy that his daughter was willing to appear in the movie that remind everyone that she and Kevin had been together before. He probably suspects his daughter still has feeling and affection for Kevin.

        I think there affair started in 1994 and ended 2000. In 2001, Linda married a rich businessman.

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      • fez replied:

        i wonder what it is?

        Maybe:
        – Linda was pregnant with Kevin’s baby and she had to abort it?
        – Linda married someone else but continued to have an affair with Kevin?
        – Kevin had gambling addict and was in a lot of debt, Linda had to pay off his debts

        There must be something about Kevin that stood out from all her other boyfriends.

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      • jayne replied:

        Fez,
        Based on my recollections of old news, it has been known all along that Kevin’s romance with Linda was not well supported by her father, Wang Yu, and Kevin’s music mentor, Dai Si Chung. Allegedly, it was due to disparity between their careers. Kevin’s romance was perceived as dragging down Linda’s career. In the mid 1990s, she had a lot of fans, on par with Vivian Chow at one point. She was heavily promoted by Polygram.

        From Mr. Wang’s statement, he sounds like a somewhat pompous and aggressive individual. In his early career, Kevin was heavily introverted and did not make Mr. Wang feel that Kevin will succeed financially in the future and be able to take care of Linda.

        While Kevin was banished in Taiwan, he suffered the worst financial downturn in his career. I believe he may have lived with Linda at one point. Rumors circulated that Kevin was “eating soft rice” and using her money, which I believe Kevin may have denied the rumors. It was at this point that Mr. Wang may have protested Kevin’s romance with Linda the strongest, thinking like a concerned father, “How will this man be able to afford to give my daughter a comfortable life?” Thus Mr. Wang’s negativity. Some parents indeed judge their potential son-in-law and daughter-in-law quite harshly based on who they think their children should deserve.

        Kevin’s future looked very bleak at this point, in which his romance with Linda was unable to ride the rough times. Either the lovers succumbed to family/ society’s pressure that the man needs to be the primary provider in a relationship.

        Kevin and Linda’s relationship was broken up by financial practicality. Although there is love in a relationship, is “drinking water” enough to sustain your hunger or do you need to “eat bread”? From Mr. Wang’s perspective, he probably saw the relationship as a very impractical one due to Kevin’s financial capabilities at the time.

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      • claimine replied:

        Not to mention that maybe Mr. Wang was also worried Linda’s husband and parents-in-law may not appreciate Linda’s romantic past being made public for open discussions among netizens.

        Still, Mr. Wang could have worded his comments more tactfully.

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      • Bridget replied:

        Kevin actually speaks on his relationship with Linda quite openly in his Be My Guest interview with Stephen Chan. While he doesn’t lay it all on the table, it is easy to read between the lines that the career disparity between him and Linda was the key issue in their relationship.

        The time he was in Taiwan (which Jayne mentioned) was the low point in his career. He said he needed to ask his mother to support his living expenses (he didn’t have the guts to ask his dad at the time), something that he is still somewhat ashamed about to this day.

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      • Jayne replied:

        Bridget,
        I remember watching Kevin’s “Be My Guest” interview. I believe the interview was taped in 2006, right after he won Best Actor for “Under the Canopy of Love.” Kevin struggled to find answers to questions posed to him. He fidgeted a lot and the interview was heavily edited to make the responses coherent. He gulped and paused for a very long moment when asked about his romantic rumors with Niki Chow. His body language was very uncomfortable.

        Even so, Stephen Chan guided the questions to make it easier for Kevin to respond coherently. Stephen is a very good host, where he will help the guest stars along if they get stuck in an awkward moment, as Stephen will be able to anticipate what they are about to say.

        Yes, money was a big problem for Kevin. He had a lot of opportunities, but his inability to deal with people successfully in his early career may have tossed those chances aside. Joining TVB in 2000 really helped him along, given that Ms. Lok apparently took him under her protective wing.

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      • josie replied:

        @Bridget:

        Kevin’s dad died long before Taiwan. His death is the reason Kevin quit college and went back to hk to start his career.

        And I agree w/ jayne that Kevin didn’t handle interviews very well back then. He has improved recently though.

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      • fez replied:

        Kevin handles interviews by laughing at his own jokes with one hand on his hips and the waving the other hand in the air like a mad-man.

        That interview with Stephen was probably the highlight of his relationship with Niki Chow. Stephen knows everything and he wouldn’t just bring up ‘rumored gfs’ if there wasn’t more to it. The way Kevin smiled – he seemed so happy when Niki’s name was brought up though.

        So Linda must be Kevin’s longest relationship (6 years) Then Niki Chow (4-5years)? not bad, but he has had a few flings. I don’t know if anyone remembers, but there were so rumors between him and Sheren Tang (yes Sheren) & Sharon Chan. Magazines caught photos of them staying over at his place. But that was so long ago. 8-10years ago if anyone could remember.

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    • hetieshou replied:

      Yea, I heard about how Linda and kevin’s relationship was really strongly opposed. I am a bit surprised that they are still friends since many couples would cut all ties after they break up. It is good that they still are but if you have dated for a period of time, it is hard to believe that you will not rekindle your romance even if you are married and all… I think Jimmy is just paranoid or something. I remember that he really likes Linda’s current husband and Linda was really happy when her father approved of her current husband. I guess we can all understand that Jimmy loves Linda so much and just wants the best for her. However, it is still not right to treat Kevin the way that he did and to insult him.

      I remember how the death of kevin’s father affected him… I know that feeling. I just wished that Jimmy would give Kevin some credit for his recent success and let go of the bad past. But I think that Jimmy just dislikes Kevin regardless of what he does and always will. Of course none of us will never know why Jimmy would all of a sudden bring this up again after 20+ years out of the blue. Only he would know that…

      I think some of Kevin’s lack of success back then may have been due to his introverted personality and how he dealt with things.I am glad that he is more open about things now and that is a good thing…I guess he has learned a lot throughout the years.

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  14. tirah says:

    what an overbearing father! sheesh. sometimes parents need to mind their own business or learn to just keep their mouth shut. Linda was more successful than Kevin back then but it didn’t exactly mean he wasn’t good enough, it takes a lot for a person to become famous in the industry, sometimes it’s pure luck and sometimes it through connections. I find that I appreciate Kevin more because of his humble background and I feel he deserves all the success he has today. Wish that old man would be more respectful and mindful of his manners when speaking to the press. Wonder why he even mentioned Kevin in the first place??? If the media asked him about it then he should’ve just avoided talking about it and learn the phrase if you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all!

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    • hetieshou replied:

      Totally agree and I really wonder if Linda was more popular due to her connections in the business?Her father and mother were both actors and actresses and her uncle was also in the industry as well. I am not trying to say that Linda is not talented because she is and was one of my most favorite singers back then. Kevin does come from a more humble background and I am so happy that he has achieved the success that he has today due his hard work and perserverance. He deserves the fame that he has today…

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  15. Fox says:

    Linda’s comment is somehow very smart.

    For her father’s comment(s), I blv that the story is more than all we knew and this leads to the anger of the father. Whatever, I wish Linda’s small family long happiness and wouldn’t be affected by these stuffs.

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    • josie replied:

      Yes, I hope this doesn’t affect Linda’s marriage.
      I wonder why she’s not a mom yet.

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      • Fox replied:

        This thing is very hard to answer. Kids is the gifts of gods.

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  16. tiki says:

    oh noooooooo

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  17. jayne says:

    Do you consider Kevin Cheng to be a success today? Discounting money and awards aside?

    Is an actor’s success simply how much money he makes? Or does an actor’s success reside in how convincing he is in depicting his roles and delivering memorable performances, making the audience believe he embodies the character?

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    • Bridget replied:

      If it’s the last question, I will say no. He is not a good actor (decent at best, wooden at worst), definitely not memorable. He lacks charisma and his acting ability is not up to par for the amount of opportunities he’s been given to hone and develop his craft.

      But as an artist who builds a fan base from a healthy image, good personality, etc. yes he successful. I don’t know how much of his fan base likes him for his actual acting skills (mediocre to me) vs. how many like him for his offscreen personality. Kevin strikes me as someone humble, modest, and quietly sincere. I like him for that, but not for his acting skills.

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      • Bridget replied:

        Sorry, that sentence in the 2nd paragraph should have said “yes he is successful”.

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      • kenny replied:

        Sorry ,i disgree. kevin started has improved over the years. If his acting skills have been as bad as youve mentioned, can he possibly win tvb best actor award twice, plus other awards from singapore,malaysia and china. if he lacks charisma, could he possibly win the hearts of millions of new fans in china with producers lining up to request him to act in their movies? not every actor need to be in the league of jack nicholson or Wayne Lai , after it is only an entertainment business.

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      • lol replied:

        Disagree with Bridget. Kevin is considered successful now. After TVB Best Actor award from GJ and especially 8th prince in BBJX, Kevin has become a wanted artiste in mainland, filming mainland series non stop. His fee is estimated at 250,000 yuan per episode.

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      • hetieshou replied:

        I also disagree with Bridget and felt that kevin has improved A LOT in his acting, but there is always room for improvement for anyone. Even the really big stars always aim to get better and better each time they act. Acting is also subjective as well. For example, with Wayne lai, his acting is a lot better and I still remember seeing him as an extra and supporting actor, but I still don’t think his acting is up to par yet. However, that is just what I think so maybe that is how you feel about Kevin??

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    • Fox replied:

      He is successful, in career, at this moment.

      On the other hand, if looking at the love life, KC might be not too successful. He is getting nearly 50 and single. If he is someone who is anti weeding, then it’s different.

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      • jasmine7 replied:

        He maybe 42 but still very fit. He would like to marry and have children but he would also like to marry someone with intelligence (i.e. not just the weather or shopping/eating), someone who can carry on a conversation, things they truly have in common. In other words when the initial passion settles down through the years, you want a good companion. Looks will fade but the personality is forever. He does not want to jump on the marriage wagon simply to get married. If he can’t find the right companion, then so be it.

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      • josie replied:

        Maybe he wants to be like George clooney, keep changing gorgeous gf’s.

        I’m sure lots of guys would envy Kevin’s “success” in career and love life.

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      • Fox replied:

        Nothing related to look or personality in here, jasmine7. The fact that he is still single (just having few rumoured gfs, no official ones for years) even when he is going to climb to the other side of the mountain of his life time.

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      • hetieshou replied:

        Maybe he just wants to single and not get married since not everyone has to get married and have kids?

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      • Fox replied:

        I’ve said that if he is someone who is anti wedding, it’s different, HTS.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        I know and was not really responding to you but was just stating what I thought.

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      I think he is successful, not by how good an actor he is but how popular he is. If an actor’s success is judged by how good an actor he is, a lot of them aren’t successful. With the money he commands and the roles at his disposal, I think he is successful.

      But is he a good actor now? Now that is up to debate. I agree with Bridget but even the worst actors can be memorable.

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      • Jayne replied:

        Funn,
        “If an actor’s success is judged by how good an actor he is, a lot of them aren’t successful. With the money he commands and the roles at his disposal, I think he is successful.”

        If measured by popularity and income, then Kevin would be considered successful.

        However, for an actor, shouldn’t their success also be measured by how good they are in their craft? How persuasive they are in depicting their roles? A lasting impression they leave with the audience? Successful in invoking emotions from the audience, making us feel rage, sympathy, hurt and pain when they depict such emotions on screen? These are the basic responsibilities of an actor’s profession, to be able to depict human emotions onscreen and to make the audiences feel for their performances.

        IMO, an actor’s ultimate level of success is how good they are in their craft. As in other occupations. Such as a singer being able to invoke emotions with his/her voice. A pastor being a passionate communicator and helping people look within their selves. A teacher being able to connect with students and effectively help them learn and understand new ideas.

        Money is but one measure of success. Money helps us earn respect in a materialistic world, but money should not be the only measure of success. In various professions, it is important that people are acknowledged for their level of expertise in their craft as well. If they are skilled in their craft, I consider them to be successful in their profession.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        “However, for an actor, shouldn’t their success also be measured by how good they are in their craft? How persuasive they are in depicting their roles? A lasting impression they leave with the audience? ”

        I agree Jayne but the thing is it is very subjective. Some thinks he is very successful because he can act, can sing, whilst some will say he is wooden, stiff. So the general consensus that all can agree on in the aspect of measuring success is their salary, popularity, how many roles they can command and get, etc.

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      • hetieshou replied:

        Yea, as I have said, acting is very subjective… Like some can say that kevin can act well but some still think that is wooden and lacks charisma. Even someone like Andy lau and Tony leung who are both very successful actors get disliked and critiqued by many for their acting. No one can be liked by everyone regardless of how good you are…

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  18. Vivien says:

    Maybe the dad is just regret that Kevin now has become very successful after BBJX and also got promoted by EEG ROFL

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  19. Alana says:

    Maybe this obnoxious Wang is saying all these remarks to increase his daughter visibility. To create publicity for himself and his daughter.
    These are things that the “past tense” will say…..
    It just seem “out of the blue”

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  20. ppearl says:

    What I heard on our radio is this comment was not recent. It was made when Linda and Kevin were dating. The reason why this was brought up again was Linda cameo in that movie (Mariam/Shawn Yue) and it included that scene containing Wang Yu’s comment. Apparently, Wang Yu is upset that this got dug up and scolded that Mr Pang. Seems this Mr Pang will make an apology to Wang Yu. Seems somebody is happy for the heightened publicity for the movie. Reporters asked this Mr Pang what will be his next project.

    I have nothing against Kevin but I don’t think much of bbjx. In fact I prefer Nicky Wu’s character.

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    • kenny replied:

      Sorry, the comment was made recently in Taiwan in relation to the movie. Also the movie does not have scene of Wang Yu’s comment. There was only one scene when the main actress of the movie (Miriam Yeung) encountered Linda Wong – where she (Miriam) lamented that when Linda and Kevin seperated, she was truly sad and cried for days.

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      • hetieshou replied:

        I heard that Linda really loved Kevin so it must have been really hard for her when they broke up. But is the past now and she has moved and is married now…

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  21. Jessica says:

    He looks very cute in that pic with Linda. I remember during the 90’s, The Four Heavenly Kings were so everywhere, so it would’ve been hard for Kevin to compete with all that. I feel that he has worked very hard to be in a high status today. You do have to give him a thumbs up for all that he has endured.

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  22. dragonia says:

    Mr Wang wasn’t any angel himself. Linda’s mother was at that time married to another director who later committed suicide due to heartbreak when she eloped with Mr Wang. If I am not wrong – Linda’s parents were not married.

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    • fez replied:

      what? was linda born out of wedlock?

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    • hetieshou replied:

      I think many already know that Jimmy’s love life is NOT clean at all….

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  23. Ethan Chan says:

    A word of advise to the old bloke Wang Yu. Although I am not a big fan of Kevin but don’t you think that bygones be bygones? Afterall, your daughter is already married so why harp any anger in your heart anymore… You will leap older faster like that ole’ man…

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  24. P. Tan says:

    Like some of you I think Mr.Wangs statement that Kevin was a “good for nothing” in the past is uncalled for and just shows how “obnoxious and insulting” he is. For whatever reason in the past it is just bad taste for him to bring up the unhappy past as Linda is happily married now. I hope Kevin remains gentlemanly throughot this annoying and rough patch of his now successful career.

    With regards to his acting abilities I have no doubts that he is a good actor, even better now than ever before. Surely he didn’t get the best actor awards for nothing, if not for the role of Eighth Brother in Bu Bu Jing Xin then at least for Law Ba in Ghetto Justice.

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  25. starry says:

    Kevin has aged so well, I always forget that he’s a ’69 baby. I never knew that he and Linda dated!! They make a nice couple in this picture. It’s unfortunate about her dad’s disapproval. You’d think men of his status would have more tact. Goes to show that money and education sure doesn’t take the rude edge out of people.

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  26. Amy says:

    Whats the connection between the film Love in a Puff with Kevin? I do not get it..

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  27. P. Tan says:

    Nor do I. Perhaps someone kind enough will enlighten us?

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    • Amy replied:

      No one comes to this old thread to enlighten us..sad

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    • j00ky replied:

      ‘Kevin Cheng’s (郑嘉颖) ex-girlfriend, Linda Wong (王馨平), appeared in a cameo role in Hong Kong movie, Love in the Buff .”

      “one scene in the movie referenced her past romance with Kevin Cheng.”

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