Louis Cheung: “Life is Not About Making Comparisons”

By on September 15, 2015 in NEWS, TV Dramas

Louis Cheung: “Life is Not About Making Comparisons”

Hong Kong singer and actor Louis Cheung (張繼聰) has reached a new peak in his career in recent years. The currently broadcast TVB series, Momentary Lapse of Reason <收規華>, stars him as male lead alongside TV Queen Tavia Yeung (楊怡). The 36 year-old artiste earned several nods for his portrayal of Kam Wah, a greedy Hong Kong policeman in the 1930s.

Louis shared that Kam Wah is the favourite character he has portrayed in TVB thus far. “He appears scattered and disorganized, but is full of life and loyalty. When one is faced with a dark and complex society, does the society change you, or do you change the society? Kam Wah did not let society rule him. He is a dynamic character who is able to influence others.”

Speaking of Hong Kong’s current ongoing political debates, Louis hopes that love and peace will provide a solution. He expressed, “This world is not just black and white; matters are much more complex. The most direct way to change society would be to change yourself first. For instance, if you want the society to become fairer, you would have to treat the people around you fairly. Compassion is what makes up a truly civilized society. However, self change is often the hardest to accomplish, although it is the only way to bring about true change.”

In terms of raising the next generation, Louis believes freedom is important and claimed he is definitely not a “monster parent” to his son. Louis shared, “I let him make his own decisions, because the life is his! It’s normal to want your own kid to be better than others, but why bother forcing the young generation to play this game of comparison when you hate it yourself? Each person’s existence contains value, so what is the point of comparing?”

Married to renowned Cantopop singer Kay Tse (謝安琪), Louis initially dealt with many negative tabloids that claimed he is not as popular as his wife. Despite being unhappy back then, Louis has cut ties with the comparison game in recent years and does not mind any criticism. He revealed, “I don’t care what the media or netizens say about me anymore. Why bother comparing myself to my own wife? Our relationship was unaffected by the reports. I actually feel lucky that I’ve had such experiences, because they help in my acting. That’s why I believe everything happens for a reason.”

Source: stheadline

This article was written by Shirley for JayneStars.com.

11 comments to Louis Cheung: “Life is Not About Making Comparisons”

  1. isay says:

    I know i sound shallow and all that but i don’t fancy watching any dramas with him as first lead cos of his looks (or lack off ). Tvb seriously has a shortage of good looking guys who can act as well. If only there were more Ruco Chans.

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    • isay replied:

      @isay sorry, typo “lack of” not “lack off”.

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  2. funnlim says:

    I like him, I watched a few episodes of MLOR and I find it exceedingly boring because it feels like so similar roles for Tavia, the story I am guessing will involve Matt yeung dying and Louis Cheung isn’t leading man yet. His acting is not there yet to be charismatic or engaging. In fact, is the bad guy Benjamin Yuen? I find myself looking at him for dramatic scenes and he did play the maniac with a bit of panache.

    That other actress whose name I shall not utter is still one of the worst actress.

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  3. jimmyszeto says:

    Louis Cheung and Matt Yeung have been excellent in this series. So have the veteran actors. The only downside is Tavia who is playing another similar role. I’m sure we are all bored sick of watching her in this type of role on screen. Also the nephew of the police chief can’t act at all. Since his debut Louis Cheung has been great in every series and will be a lead in years to come. However Matt Yeung has been unlucky over the years because of his reputation outside of acting. This could be his big breakthrough!

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  4. freedalas says:

    Louis did play his role very well in this drama. But as many said, he does not have the X factor that makes him someone who you can’t turn your eyes off him whenever he appears. While you do admire his acting in certain scenes, but you don’t really feel for him as you would for a male lead such as Roger Kwok, Wayne Lai, Raymond Lam and yes, Ruco Chan of course. I doubt Louis will last long as a male lead.

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    • jimmyszeto replied:

      @freedalas. Should re-watch the scene where Louis talks about being given up by his family. Definitely has potential. Can’t really compare. Roger kwok and Wayne Lai have 30 years of acting experience and they were hopeless when they first started. Ruco has acted for 10+ years. Raymond Lam.Can’t really feel emotions or presence in his scenes at all. Louis maybe has about 2 or 3 years acting experience.

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      • freedalas replied:

        @jimmyszeto I fully agree that Louis is a very good actor and considering that he’s been in this game for only a relatively short period, he has done quite remarkably well. What I am saying is about his appeal, he doesn’t have the attributes of a leading man that can win female hearts (and male fans too actually), you know the type that people swoon over just by his mere presence. Think Chow Yun Fatt, Louis Koo , Francis Ng or even Adam Cheng and you will know what I mean. Louis won’t last as a male lead.

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      • jimmyszeto replied:

        @freedalas. Male attributes-basically you mean looks. Wayne Lai doe not have the looks, neither does Bobby Au Yeung but they have the charisma to lead a series. There are heroic roles, comedy roles, historic roles available. ‘to make a lady swoon’ is not the criteria to become a lead actor.

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      • janet72 replied:

        @jimmyszeto…wayne lai’s role as a driver in that drama was like some ‘superman’…like Mr know-all. totally agree with you about Raymond Lam…no expressions nor emotions. Ruco is more versatile compared to Raymond.

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  5. looooooooooo says:

    He will be a very good supporting actor

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  6. alien says:

    Can’t denie that the series was actually quite boring at the start. However, try to watch from episode 8 onwards. It is quite worth watching! In the past, like many of you, I do not support Louis Cheung as first male lead. But after this series, no doubt he can! Hmm, maybe try watching later episodes? Don’t judge a book by its cover=)

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