Matthew Ho (何廣沛) caught viewer attention with his recent portrayal of the handsome teenage version of Lawrence Ng (吳啟華) in Never Dance Alone <女人俱樂部>. Graduating from the 26th TVB artiste training class last year and still new to the industry, the 25-year-old aspires to be a leading actor in ten years and sees Bosco Wong (黃宗澤) as his role model.
Recalling his initial audition for Never Dance Alone, Matthew admitted feeling confused and out of place, “It was very chaotic that day. There were so many experienced veterans in the dressing room, and I was the only student from acting class. I didn’t know what I was supposed to do. When the assistant director called me into the VIP room, I saw Eric Tsang (曾志偉), Lawrence Ng, seven female leads, and the producer. I was wondering what was going on until Lawrence asked me to treat him to dinner. I then realized he was the one who nominated me for the role.”
Matthew praised the group of young M-Club girls in Never Dance Alone for their energy and enthusiasm, which helped create a lively atmosphere while filming. He revealed being most familiar with Anjaylia Chan (陳嘉寶), since they shared a kiss scene. As it was his first time completing such an intimate scene, Matthew consulted veteran Lawrence Cheng (鄭丹端) for advice.
Matthew noted he does not mind portraying minor nameless roles in order to brush up on his acting skills. Hardworking and ambitious, his goal in five years is to have people recognize him on the streets. In ten years, Matthew hopes to star as a male lead in dramas. Admiring Bosco Wong for his talents, Matthew shared, “I think his acting is great. He is able to portray comedic characters as well as mature ones. Earlier, we collaborated together in The Ultimate Addiction <點金勝手>. His script was really long and difficult to remember, and I was impressed by his amazing memory.”
Unpopular Among Girls in Real Life
Although his character in Never Dance Alone delivers a Prince Charming vibe and is popular among girls, Matthew admitted to being the opposite in real life. He revealed, “Not many girls take the initiative to try and get to know me. As a student in the artiste training class for half a year, none of the girls cared about me and I usually spent time with the guys. But I can assure you that I’m not gay!”
This article is written by Shirley for JayneStars.com.