Natalie Tong (唐詩詠) and her relationship with rumored boyfriend Amigo Chui (崔建邦) has been going on-and-off. Natalie decided to seal her lips and refused to respond to questions pertaining to it. However, when mentioned about onscreen lover Kenneth Ma (馬國明), Natalie went on and on about Kenneth, having full praises for him that he was a good man and hoping to partner up with him to earn “couple money” together. Natalie also expressed that she wouldn’t mind recommending girls to him.
Pairing artistes up as on-screen couples has always been one of TVB’s recent money spinning strategies. Natalie Tong and Kenneth Ma have collaborated for three drama series now, namely, A Fistful of Stances <鐵馬尋橋>, The Other Truth <真相>, and The Life and Times of a Sentinel <紫禁驚雷>.
Through all these collaborations, Natalie’s understanding of Kenneth deepened and as a result, when they filmed together, their acting was able to become more natural. Natalie explained, “We weren’t familiar with each other when we first filmed Fistful of Stances. Since we were acting as brothers and sisters, our relationship slowly grew. While filming The Other Truth, we acted as a loving couple. Some of the intimate scenes were requested to be added by us. Because of our mutual trust, there was no need for any avoidance.”
Highly Praised Kenneth Ma As A Good Man
*Warning: Spoilers of The Life and Times of a Sentinel ahead!
In The Life and Times of a Sentinel, Natalie and Kenneth finally married as husband and wife whereas in real life, Kenneth has always been viewed as one of the “hot properties” in TVB. Natalie laughed and said many friends have asked her to recommend girls to Kenneth, “Kenneth is a good man. However, it’s such a pity that he doesn’t know how to brew coffee like Moses Chan (陳豪). He doesn’t even know how to make milk tea. I think I must teach him to make some trademark drinks first!” As for rumors about her reconciliation with Amigo, Natalie did not admit or deny, “I will not respond to this. Work is still my top priority.”
Improving On Her Lazy Slur
Natalie’s scenes in The Life And Times Of A Sentinel was not a lot but in fact it was the first time she was shooting an ancient drama. Hence she professed that there were many areas she had to improve on, “Because the role that I’m playing speaks a mixture of Indonesian and Fujian language hence even till now, I still have a lazy slur when I speak. But I have already found my television station friend to teach me and will listen to language tapes and improve on my enunciation.”
In other news, Natalie had earlier went to Japan’s Kansai and Osaka to film a travel special. Natalie excitedly said, “Although the process was a tough one but to be able to see and feel the culture and sights of other countries, it was indeed an eye-opening experience!”
This article was translated by Ah K, a Contributing Writer at JayneStars.com.