Mandy Wong Fell for Lai Lok-yi During Filming
To promote their new show, the cast of TVB’s modern comedy My Life As Loan Shark <街坊財爺> dressed up as “Chang’e Flies to the Moon” <嫦娥奔月> characters in light of the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival. My Life As Loan Shark had premiered in Hong Kong on September 2, 2019.
Starring Kent Cheng (鄭則仕), Kingdom Yuen (苑瓊丹), Lai Lok-yi (黎諾懿), Mandy Wong (黃智雯), Maggie Shiu (邵美琪), and Mimi Choo (朱咪咪), the show centers on a loan shark family that wants to give up their old ways of lending out loans. Dressed as Hou Yi, Lok-yi revealed that his character will soon start a relationship with Mandy. Dressed as a beautiful woman, Mimi joked, “He should start a relationship with me instead! Women my age are great: flatulent, dewetting, not stubborn, and good for the core!”
Dressed as Chang’e, Mandy said her look took two hours in the makeup chair. Mandy has never filmed a costume drama since her debut in 2007. “I would love to try it out,” she said. “Maybe a palace drama or even a wuxia hero.”
Having starred in a few costume dramas in the past, Lok-yi said he has no desire to get back into the costumes again. “I’ve had to shave my head a couple of times, but I don’t think I’d be willing to do that anymore. I’m not young anymore. I’m afraid that the hair won’t grow back!”
At the mention of their blossoming relationship on the show, Lok-yi said, “We’re kind of like Romeo and Juliet. It’s romantic.”
Mandy admitted that she actually fell for Lok-yi while filming the show. “There’s a scene where my eye got injured, so he helped feed me. My heart felt something then. No man has ever fed me like that before.”
Lok-yi said, “She’s so good with her words.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.