Michael Miu’s Advice for Newcomers

By on June 24, 2013 in NEWS, Star Interviews

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Despite being the age of 55, Michael Miu (苗僑偉) appears to be a decade younger and fitter than most peers. His healthy lifestyle, which includes golf, soccer, jogging, and cycling helps him stay in shape. Recently, Michael purchased two bicycles for his wife Jaime Chik (戚美珍) and himself so they can lose weight together. Bosco Wong’s (黃宗澤) fitness instructor even gifted Michael with a book on how to get rid of belly fat.

“When I was young, I had a six-pack ab! It’s not to become more muscular, but I felt that I have become [flabby] recently and wish to firm up. A person needs to have targets in order to make oneself become healthier,” Michael said. Michael’s fit physique allows him to handle the grueling demands of filming series.

Since returning to TVB in 2005, Michael has released dramas every year. Being in the industry for over three decades,  Michael has already played numerous challenging roles. This time, he plays Power the ruthless businessman in A Change Of Heart <好心作怪>. His character underwent a heart transplant and developed a moral conscience, turning into a good person. At first, Michael was worried that his acting was over-exaggerated, but he gave it his best shot anyway.

In regards to the ratings of A Change of Heart beating Beauty At War <金枝慾孽貳>, Michael stated that ratings were just a number. “It wouldn’t be fair to put the pressure of achieving high ratings upon the actors themselves. TVB releases many series each year and many factors contribute to the success. Some are bound to be more liked by others,” he added.

Michael has always been paired with beautiful ladies in his series. In A Change of Heart, his character has a romantic storyline with both Joey Meng (萬綺雯) and Niki Chow (周麗淇). Michael laughed and admitted that he was simply lucky to have been able to work with Joey and Niki. Michael also complimented Bosco Wong’s (黃宗澤) improved acting since their last collaboration in Dicey Business <賭場風雲>.

Despite paychecks being heftier in mainland China, Michael states that money is not the goal in his acting career. He enjoys the atmosphere in Hong Kong and would rather work harder and enjoy his work in comparison to earning extra cash.

Because of the large number of people heading up north, TVB has been lacking fresh faces and audience members are starting to take notice. Michael believes that TVB needs to spend more time training newcomers to help them develop more stabilized careers. For example, actors like Bosco, Raymond Lam (林峯), Moses Chan (陳豪), Ron Ng (吳卓羲), and Kenneth Ma (馬國明) have already been first-line actors for quite some time now, and TVB needs new blood to liven up the atmosphere.

Michael advises that actors should take their work seriously. When Michael was a newcomer, he was very playful and not serious during filming, which resulted in the director scolding him. Michael urges newcomers not be discouraged by roles without any speaking lines and grasp every opportunity given to them.

Source: ihktv.com

This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.

30 comments to Michael Miu’s Advice for Newcomers

  1. Hannahh says:

    Love Michael! He is amazing and so damm HOT for a 55.

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  2. cocho says:

    michael have a point here,tvb should promote more newcomers. love him in a change of heart the best drama of the year,much better than awfully lawful.

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  3. Mlove says:

    He’s dripping hot. Keep the mustache and the haircut and the tan. That’s good he’s staying with TVB. There’s plenty more good series coming up with all the ppl Eric Tsang is bringing back. Only Eric bring them big time celebrities back.

    Andy Lau was the best looking one in the 5 Tiger before, but step back Andy, cuz Michael is the hottest of all.

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  4. AC says:

    I really enjoy watching Michael in series.

    I can’t think of any young guys they can promote. The newer leads that they’re trying to push are already in their early 30s (such as Edwin Siu, Jason Chan) unlike when they promoted Ron, Raymond, etc when they were in their 20s. The only current 20-something tvb guys that I can think of that has had a big role recently is Joey Law and one of the Chau twins.

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    • elle replied:

      Maybe Him Law and William Chak? Though both are already 28 I think.

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      • AC replied:

        Him isn’t managed by TVB, and William Chak hasn’t really had any big roles. I do think he’s cute but his acting is a little stiff.

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    • Primrose replied:

      The three fellows who played the young versions of Bowie, Moses and Kenny in WHB look promising. Including the fourth guy who was the young version of Sheh’s boyfriend.

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      • AC replied:

        The fourth guy is Stanley Cheung and he’s actually 32!

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  5. Funn Lim says:

    He looks great for his age!

    “At first, Michael was worried that his acting was over-exaggerated, but he gave it his best shot anyway.”

    And yet he didn’t listen to his gut feelings. So perhaps the best advice to newcomers is if you gut feeling tells you something, listen to it.

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  6. Austin says:

    His acting in the beginning was a bit exaggerated but it became more natural after his heart transplant. I’m really liking the series, it’s not your typical TVB action packed over dramatic types. It has an Independent drama feel to it which I enjoy a lot.

    True many of those newcomers TVB are promoting aren’t that young as opposed to when Bosco and Ron were promoted. I honestly can’t think of anyone in their early 20’s taking over the status as lead actors.

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  7. Shrimpboat says:

    Why don’t they hold a reality show to recruit people who can act (like those singing shows) instead of promoting people based on good looks?

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  8. Lily says:

    Michael is like the Johnny Depp in Hong Kong!

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  9. Siying says:

    Loved Michael in E.U. Shi Xiao gor, the best triad boss I’ve ever seen.

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  10. Daisy says:

    Ron Ng is not a first line actor… Hes never even gotten a lead role! I wouldn’t count the Academy series as it was a dual role with Sammul. Thinking about it isn’t TVB neglecting him pretty badly?

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    • sky replied:

      yes he was, maybe just one but still a leading role lol..

      Lost in the Chamber of Love

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      • Primrose replied:

        That was a dual role with Kenneth, no?

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      • sky replied:

        no, he was the leading actor….KM was his servant…

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      • Primrose replied:

        What?!? Wasn’t KM the emperor?

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      • chps replied:

        I guess A chip off the old block too?

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      • sky replied:

        a chip off the old block, i think sunny was the lead..

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      • sky replied:

        @Primrose,

        you are right…i’m wrong. it’s the other way around..sorry.

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    • Lyle replied:

      You can tell by the Academy series that it was more focused on Ron than Sammul, his character development was the biggest compared to Sammul I would count him as lead there.

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      • Primrose replied:

        Yup, the Academy series was more focused on Ron but Sammul was clearly the better actor. And now, Sammul is headed for the big roles in mainland. Ron is drifting to 2nd/3rd lead.

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      • Lyle replied:

        True but Ron is getting leads in his Mainland dramas as well. Heard his comeback in TITS2 is suppose to be a positive one, we’re gonna have to wait and see.

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  11. NoRon says:

    Ron Ng? please, please, this hot-headed guy cannot be a first-line actor, his acting sucks, his attitude stinks, and his face’s a snob.

    TVB made a mistake promoting him, and after all these years, he still remains,..errr, mediocre at best, and slowly drifting into 2nd gear, 2nd liner, supporting roles.

    Actually, TVB has not good eye for potential talent, look at them promoting those Ms HK, Ms Chinese Int’l winners, you’ll know.

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  12. Trang says:

    Off topic … what’s with the earring Mr Miu??? At the age of 55, the earring simply is out of place … it doesn’t suit you no matter how much of a hottie you are

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    • Austin replied:

      It’s just for his character not his actual person

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      • Trang replied:

        Thanks … so this photo came from his new drama Change of heart?

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  13. sel_fi_wu says:

    michael is NOT a good actor. always feel he tried too hard and he can only be in cool and handsome roles. his best acting was in high and lows because gordon was cool and handsome.

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  14. lol says:

    ron actually is a first line actor its just he get put in alot of series with alot of other first line actors and he also gets put into alot of grand production and he co leads or shares the leading title but he hasnt actually had his own leading series in a long time like ruco ma ming boco and LF etc

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