Matthew Ko (高鈞賢) always gave the impression of a decorous man ever since joining TVB after winning the 2005 Mr. Hong Kong title. However, he is willing to take on villain roles in order to open up his opportunities and change his image in the eyes of the audience.
Originally, Matthew was supposed to portray the rapist of Samantha Ko’s (高海寧) character in TVB drama, Friendly Fire <法網狙擊>. Unfortunately, he injured his leg and had to undergo surgery, thus losing the chance to film.
Although that opportunity was lost, another one soon came along. In the currently broadcast psychological crime thriller, A Great Way to Care 2 <仁心解碼II>, Matthew is featured as the eerie leader of a cult group. “Producer Marco Law (羅永賢) asked if I could handle the role, because there are lots of action scenes involved. Even though my leg just healed at the time, I didn’t want to lose the chance,” Matthew said.
In the drama, Matthew will share a 2-minute kissing scene with Davily Leung (梁麗瑩). Matthew revealed that it was his first time experiencing onscreen kissing, and that luckily he and Davily were familiar. The scene was completed successfully in one shot.
Matthew is unafraid that his villainous role will stereotype or negatively affect his image. As the principal of a children’s art school, he is more afraid of the children’s disapproval instead. “I told their parents to only allow their kids to watch Sergeant Tabloid <女警愛作戰> at 8:30PM, in which I portray a warm policeman.” He said.
Plans of Leaving Entertainment Industry?
It may seem like Matthew was lucky to have been offered the second male-lead role in Man in Charge <幕後大老爺> as his first job in TVB. In actuality, it was more like experiencing frustration from failure. “I was only 22 years old at the time, and I wasn’t mature enough. When the drama aired, people said my acting skills were poor. Producers then seldom contacted me. All I got were some small roles. Sergeant Tabloid is the last chance I give myself. If the results of this drama are not good, then I’ll leave the entertainment industry and head back to Canada.”
Source: Oriental Daily
This article is written by Shirley for JayneStars.com.