Philip Ng Criticized for Single-expression Acting in “Fist Fight”
Five episodes of TVB Anniversary drama Fist Fight <兄弟> have aired so far to lukewarm response. With action sequences being its key highlight, the drama showcased exciting fighting sequences led by many of the cast members. Given his martial arts background and strong physique, Phillip Ng (伍允龍) is at ease with the demanding action scenes, such as in episode three where he had a plenty of screen time.
Although viewers were impressed by his action scenes, the same could not be said for his acting unfortunately. Viewers have singled out Phillip for his “monotonous acting”, pointing to his singular expression throughout the entire episode. Remarks included how Phillip looked furious throughout with his tense expression, enlarged eyes and furrowed brows.
Playing a Hong Konger who grew up in Temple Street, the 41-year-old actor has admitted that much of his challenge in the show was perfecting an authentic local accent. Recounting the days when he initially returned to Hong Kong for filming, he mentioned that he could read little Chinese other than his own name then, and had to send his script over to his mother by fax before making a long-distance call to hear her pronounce each word – a process which took hours. Phillip rose to prominence last year with his role in A Fist Within Four Walls <城寨英雄> and also starred in the action-adventure web drama The Great Adventurer Wesley <冒險王衛斯理>.
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.