Ming Dao Gets Ripped for Magazine Photoshoot, Wants to be 007
Taiwanese actor Ming Dao (明道) shredded off his clothes for a new magazine cover photoshoot, showing off his rock-hard muscles and impressive figure. The former 183 Club star, who regularly practices Taekwondo, said he’s been shaping his figure ever since he was discharged from the army in 2013.
In February 2012, Ming Dao started his mandatory military service for the Republic of China Armed Forces. After a month of basic training, he was assigned to the Army Honor Guard unit and served there as a member for 11 months. He was honorably discharged in January 2013.
The 36-year-old recalled his time as an army guard, sharing that its strict training and discipline had honed his character and strengthened his willpower. Besides training for performances, he was also trained to stand, unmoving, at the same spot for two hours straight, wearing his full army gear under the sweltering heat. That itself caused Ming Dao to lose about 8 kg (17.6 lbs) through his service.
Though Ming Dao was honorably discharged, he faced a bottleneck in his career. “I went through an entire year without getting a project released. I didn’t know what my next step should be.” But Ming Dao went with the flow, and decided to settle down to slowly reconsider his next target. “That’s why I filmed a lot of dramas in the past two years. It’s because I have found my target, and now I will work towards that goal.”
In the upcoming Chinese drama Love by the Corner <轉角之戀>, Ming Dao plays a divorced single father, a role he has never touched upon before. “I’m in my mid-30’s. It’s about time I start to touch on roles like this one, how to face broken relationships and learn how to re-establish new ones. It’s definitely something new I’m trying.”
But family drama isn’t the only genre Ming Dao wants to try. He said he’s always had a soft spot for action movies, and would love to try an action role some day. He excitedly said, “I want to be 007. He has taste, has a great body and can fight. Hopefully someday those qualities can be found in me.”
Source: Oriental Daily
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.