A woman’s lifetime job is nothing more than finding a long-term food ticket! Myolie Wu (胡杏兒), who is currently in a very stable relationship with boyfriend, Bosco Wong (黃宗澤), exclaimed that it is now Mandy Wong’s (黃智雯) turn to find one! While Myolie is more than happy to become Mandy’s personal matchmaker, she expressed that Mandy is more interested in playing around in the gaming world; boys only come second. Mandy immediately clarified that she is in fact very faithful and that she prefers mature men!
When Myolie and Mandy sat down for an interview with Oriental Daily, the two friends immediately became loud and could not stop laughing at their own inside jokes. They often added an “s” after their English words, such as “oks,” “hellos,” or “byes.” Mandy said that this weird speaking habit came from her, and it quickly caught on to her friends. Mandy proudly said, “I think it’s cute!”
Nervous in Front of Senior Myolie
Myolie and Mandy first met on the set of 2009’s comedy A Chip Off the Old Block <巴不得爸爸>, where Mandy starred as Myolie’s bespectacled younger sister. Myolie’s first impression of Mandy was positive. She told Mandy, “My first impression of you was that you’re well-behaved, pretty, fresh, and pure. Many newcomers have trouble with their lines; they get really nervous, do not know how to convey the right expressions, and do not put in effort in their acting. But you never had that problem. You were able to do what was expected of the role!”
Mandy responded, “I was actually really nervous! It was considered my first drama where I had the most screen time!”
It did not take long for Myolie and Mandy to become good friends. Mandy explained that when she first met Myolie, she did not dare to make too many comments. “You (Myolie) are a senior,” said Mandy. “I get so nervous when I see you sitting down, not uttering a word.” Myolie immediately refuted, “But I’m so nice!”
Myolie continued, “To be honest, I really think that there are many newcomers out there who don’t have natural talent when it comes to acting. When I first debuted, I was also really nervous. I always kept my head down; I even got yelled by a director once! But you never had that problem. Afterwards, I found out that you had a background in performing arts. That actually helps a lot.”
“Well, costars are also really important,” said Mandy. “A Chip Off the Old Block can be considered to be one of my first dramas in which I get to relax and enjoy my role.”
Mandy said that her favorite Myolie drama was Triumph in the Skies <衝上雲霄>. She told Myolie, “I’ve been watching your dramas since I was young! Everyone says you’re really cold and cool, but you’re not. You have infected me with your enthusiasm. You are very comfortable to hang around, and you give out such a sisterly feel!”
Myolie replied, “Because you’re silly! We all got along very well. I do not have many close friends in the circle. Besides you, there is also Nancy Wu (胡定欣) and Sharon Chan (陳敏之). We keep in touch occasionally.”
Myolie, the Mentor
Along with Paisley Wu (胡蓓蔚), Elaine Yiu (姚子羚), and Nancy Wu, Myolie and Mandy established the “women’s club,” in which the girls will try to find time to have dinner together once a month. Because Myolie has been busy with dramas and jobs in mainland China, she only attended the dinner once.
Although Myolie was often absent in friends’ gatherings, Mandy consistently asked Myolie for advice. When Mandy was filming for The Hippocratic Crush <On Call 36小時>, Myolie would give Mandy acting tips by going over her script. Myolie said, “I also watched L’Escargot <缺宅男女>. You became your character. You said your lines so fast!”
Mandy laughed, “You too! That’s why I must learn from you. I was so lost when I was a newcomer; you were able to answer all my nonsensical questions. I would even ask you silly questions, such as what outfit I should wear! When I was feeling stressed and unhappy, you were the first person I thought of. So I had to ask you!”
Mandy is a Player?
Myolie and Mandy had many scenes together in Ghetto Justice <怒火街頭>, which allowed them to spend more time together. Mandy said, “We always talked about boys, and you would always say that you would introduce me to some! You also said that if I found a marriage partner, he would have to pass through your examination first.”
Myolie revealed that despite Mandy’s quiet demeanor, she is actually very popular around men. “I kept up with the gossip concerning you and Him Law (羅仲謙). It seemed like there really was something between you two! But you said no, so I believed you. You’re really popular among the guys. I think there is a TVB PA (production assistant) who actually likes you!”
Mandy joked, “Well, sorry if I’m a goddess to so many PAs! But you have to introduce me to someone soon!”
Myolie laughed and replied, “Sagittarius people like you like to play around. Dating isn’t your type!”
Mandy quickly clarified, “I do like to hang out, but I like mature men! I’m actually very faithful!”
Hard to Keep Top Position
Myolie was the second-runner up at the 1999 Miss Hong Kong pageant, which also got her into the show business. Her debut drama was 2001’s Colourful Life <錦繡良緣>, collaborating with seniors Gigi Wong (黃淑儀) and Frankie Lam (林文龍). Myolie exclaimed that it is extremely difficult to keep her leading lady status. She said, “A senior once told me that getting up to the top is easy, but keeping it will be hard. I went through a lot to get to where I am today. I just started getting the opportunities! Halfway through my career, there was a bottleneck. I start to portray the same roles over and over again. The audience gets really picky.”
Mandy, who entered TVB after becoming a top five finalist in the 2007 Miss Hong Kong Pageant, agreed with Myolie, and added, “My previous two roles were not likeable. I was also personally attacked and met with a lot of negative energy.”
“Me too,” said Myolie. “But there are different cases. For you, people hated you because of your role. That just means you did your job well! However, you must listen to others’ opinions and reflect on them. Keep doing that until you get praises from those who have previously criticized you. You will be unbeatable then!”
Mandy laughed, “I think you have really high EQ! But acting cannot be forced.”
Myolie said, “It took me many years to grasp it. Seniors like Damian Lau (劉松仁) and Sunny Chan (陳錦鴻) also taught me a lot. When I earned a lot of praises from my performance in Golden Faith <流金歲月>, it got me feeling slightly complacent. I told myself, ‘so this isn’t so hard!’ But no one told me that the future would be even more difficult.”
Myolie Supports Mandy for Most Improved Actress Award
Well-known for her “quail-girl” role in Suspects in Love <搜下留情> and her aggressive housewife role in L’Escargot, Mandy is a popular contender for this year’s Most Improved Actress Award. Myolie expressed her support for Mandy, and praised, “You’re a very flexible actress! You can be a housewife, an obedient girl, and a silly girl. I hope you will be able to try many different roles in the future! Having only one image is very boring. I support you for this year’s Most Improved Actress Award! You were amazing in L’Escargot! Being able to let go of everything in your acting is already halfway to success!”
Source: Oriental Daily via inhktv.com
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