Mandy Wong Portrays Split Personalities in “Threesome”

By on March 12, 2018 in NEWS

Mandy Wong Portrays Split Personalities in “Threesome”

After 11 years since her debut, Mandy Wong (黃智雯 ) may finally have gotten her long-awaited break. In the new TVB drama, Threesome <三個女人一個「因」>, Mandy portrays a character with three split personalities.

To prepare for the role, Mandy spent a lot of time researching about people with split personality disorder. “I had to put in three times the amount of effort this time. I also had very little rest. During the first week [of filming], I still didn’t feel like I had a good enough grasp of the character. I suddenly broke down crying. But the bystanders seemed to have a clearer perspective of it. The producer told me to relax and just portray the role. He said my hard work did not go wasted. By the second week, [acting the roles] came to me naturally.”

Of the three personalities, Mandy finds the lawyer character most difficult to portray. The other two personalities include a wild and violent girl, while the other is an extremely pessimistic and emotional girl. Mandy recalled, “It was super fun. Of all the dramas I’ve filmed, this was the most difficult. The hardest thing was having to switch between three personalities in a short period of time. They even joked that I’m starting to have split personality from all the filming! I sort of feel a bit confused too. Maybe I have a bit of a split personality! I found similar features between myself and all three characters. When I dance, I’m pretty wild. I also have times when I’m extremely pessimistic. The personalities in the drama were, of course, magnified and exaggerated.”

In the drama, Mandy has many bed scenes with Arnold Kwok (郭子豪). Perhaps due to TVB’s new policy repressing unnecessary sexiness for actresses, the bed scenes were not overtly sensual. “The bed scenes are not sexual. They are only for comedic purposes. During filming, I would just imagine myself dancing, listen to music, and let loose to film the scene. Actually, Aaron displayed more nudity than me!”

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This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.

6 comments to Mandy Wong Portrays Split Personalities in “Threesome”

  1. coralie says:

    Love her portrayal so far. Her personalities were all very distinct from one another. Don’t let the first cringey episode regarding Ben’s family dissuade you from watching. It gets much better later on.

    As far as acting is concerned, Mandy’s there already. Benjamin’s still not there yet. It’s hard to see him as main lead in this one. I imagine someone like Raymond would be able to portray this character with ease and excel at it. Ben’s a nice new face, but still somewhat unnatural.

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    • jimmyszeto replied:

      @coralie
      I think both Mandy and Jason have done well so far. Mandy is overacting but I think it’s necessary to distinguish the 3 characters. It would have been easier if it was just 2 personalities to portray. Jason’s character in the series is very annoying though. Don’t know how Mandy’s strong, decisive lawyer character can tolerate a man with so many phobias.

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  2. hannah says:

    i do enjoy the show so far. Mandy is doing very well.

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  3. funnlim says:

    Saw half a show. Her personalities too OTT. The one with a temper. I had to remember Split and how split personality need not be so OTT from one another to be distinct. Subtlety would be ok.

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    • jimmyszeto replied:

      @funnlim
      To display subtle characteristics to distinguish between 3 characters is a tough ask unless a top actor/actress. The safest way for Mandy to approach this would be ‘over the top’ although it has been annoying for the audience at times. One character is too wild and one is too vulnerable. Others who have played more than one personality before, Gallen(feminine masculinity) Mariane(Love is Beautiful), Ken Lok(Armed Reaction II, III) and Ruco (Every Move You Make) are all much better actors/actresses than Mandy.

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  4. sherla1019 says:

    I enjoy this series so far I like the onscreen couple Benjamin and Mandy especially the part when they were on a speed chase riding the scooter i keep going back and rewatching it lol……..

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