If lovers can be more than a generation apart, so can good friends. After working closely together in several projects, including Gun Metal Grey <刑警> and L’Escargot <缺宅男女>, 54-year-old Michael Miu (苗僑偉) and 34-year-old Oscar Leung (梁烈唯) formed a close friendship for almost 7 years.
In an interview with Oriental Weekly, Michael and wife, Jaime Chik (戚美珍) arrived early for fear of letting Oscar wait. Coincidentally, Oscar also arrived half hour early so as not to let the couple wait for him. The respect the two men have for each other is apparent not only in their consideration for each other, but also through their strong affinity.
In 2006, Michael starred as an expert poker player in Dicey Business <賭場風雲>. He remembered amusingly how Oscar was cast as the younger version of Bobby Au Yeung (歐陽震華). However, it was only after working together in Gun Metal Grey that Michael had a lasting impression of Oscar. Michael said, “In Gun Metal Grey, I had thought he was a flamboyant man, carrying old toilet paper in his pocket. It was only later that I realized he actually incorporated his own idea into his character’s personality.” Michael was impressed by Oscar’s serious work attitude despite not being cast as the first or second lead.
Jaime concurred, “Once at a karaoke session, when everyone was in a drunken slumber, this young guy still continued to sing, even though there was no one to listen to him. I thought he was a newcomer but in reality, he has been in the industry for a while.”
Despite the age difference, both Michael and Oscar shared many common interests. Whether cars, soccer, or singing, Michael and Oscar are able to have deep conversations about their favorite topics, bridging their friendship further.
Jaime and Michael’s Lasting Marriage
During the interview, Jaime also spoke about her lasting relationship with Michael. The couple has known each other for more than 30 years and married for 23 years. The secret to Michael and Jaime’s marriage is to be able to accept and tolerate each other’s weaknesses. Jaime shared, “When we were initially dating, both of us were young and stubborn. In addition, I am a girl and I would not give in to him. After so many quarrels, we found it rather meaningless and awkward. In the end, he often gave in to me. Not long, I also began to see things from his perspective, and realized that like him, I also have my own bad points.”
Oscar is Not Considering Marriage Yet
Like Michael and Jaime, Oscar and his girlfriend, Tina, have been together for more than 10 years. Admitting that he is the temperamental one in the relationship, Oscar often throws temper fits at Tina. Not only is his girlfriend able to understand his work stress, she also makes sure that the apartment they share is always clean. Despite being the chauvinist one in the relationship, Oscar has since learnt to change his ways to suit his girlfriend.
Although Oscar and Tina are in a committed relationship, they do not have immediate wedding plans yet. With his rising career, Oscar wants to focus on work first. He revealed that his current living conditions with Tina is similar to that of a marriage, and he feels no compelling reason to get married unless they have children. Oscar still wants to see more of the world before settling down with a family.
Source: Oriental Daily
This article is written by Karen for JayneStars.com.