Netizens Chat About “Blue Veins” Kevin Cheng: “Yuen Wah’s Successor”

By on April 14, 2016 in NEWS

Netizens Chat About “Blue Veins” Kevin Cheng: “Yuen Wah’s Successor”

TVB fantasy drama Blue Veins <殭> is currently airing to popular success. Attracting fans with its otherworldly touch on romantic vampires, the 33-episode drama serial stars pop singer Kay Tse (謝安琪) in her television drama debut. Portraying a vampire, Kay falls into a star-crossed romance with Kevin Cheng (鄭嘉穎), who plays an immortal warrior.

Reviews have been mixed so far, with viewers criticizing Kay’s weak performance and the storyline being too muddled. Nonetheless, many viewers said they are eager to continue the show due to its fresh cast and unusual storyline, which strays from common TVB dramas.

But what many netizens found to be most entertaining was not the series itself, but Kevin’s looks. With his slicked-back long hair and a mustache, netizens joked that Kevin looks like he hasn’t washed his hair in 500 years. They also said the 46-year-old strangely resembles martial arts actor Yuen Wah (元華) with the long hair.

Netizens captured screenshots of Kevin on the show and compared them with Yuen Wah, exclaiming that they looked “like twins.” Though Kevin is not a professional martial artist, his experience in action dramas such as Gloves Come Off <拳王> and Ip Man <葉問> definitely makes the actor a potential candidate to fill in Yuen Wah’s shoes.

“Really looks like Yuen Wah,” said one netizen. “Definitely can be Yuen Wah’s successor, but Yuen Wah is probably a better fighter!”

Another said, “Since the first episode I already thought he looked like Yuen Wah. It turns out that I’m not the only one who thinks that. I’m so touched! Or maybe men who have long hair would turn out to look like Yuen Wah?”

Netizens are also having fun making memes out of Kevin’s performance. Kevin’s “AHH!” screaming on the first episode of the show has been cut into an audio clip, with numerous remix versions.

One netizen joked, “I can now finally understand why Grace Chan (陳凱琳) screamed the way she did in Captain of Destiny <張保仔>.”

Source: Oriental Daily

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

6 comments to Netizens Chat About “Blue Veins” Kevin Cheng: “Yuen Wah’s Successor”

  1. rainbow28 says:

    OMG, what is this article about? I don’t see any resemblance between Kevin and Yuen Wah except that they both have long hair. Do Hong Kong people have so much spare time to complain about little things that are irrelevant? Yuen Wah looks like he is at least 65+ with a pouty, short face and messy look and Kevin looks like he is about 45 with a handsome longer face, although both with moustache and beard. You guys might as well say Ekin looks like Yuen Wah if Ekin has the beard. Nonsense.

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    • happybi replied:

      @rainbow28 There’s actually different pic at another site and I gotta say, there’s a resemblance. Actually think it’s pretty funny! Ha!

      Kevin really do not look good with that long hair and beard. And when he does his mouth like that, not a good look.

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  2. linvin8 says:

    “TVB fantasy drama Blue Veins is currently airing to popular success.”

    Is it, really?

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  3. elizabeth says:

    Hey! Yuen Wah did have Kevin’s hairdo when he was playing villains back in the 90’s! I remember that when he appeared in Stephen Chow movies! But still, I don’t see the resemblance between the two actors. Reporters must be trying hard to promote this series.

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  4. dramadrama says:

    I think Yuen Wah looked better and natural in the photo

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  5. jimmyszeto says:

    Kevins expression in the above photo is definitely a ‘Yuen Wah special’. Seen Yuen Wah use this expression in a lot of his acting.

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