It has been seven years since Ricco Ng (吳偉豪), 24, joined TVB. Becoming a household name since Come Home Love: Lo and Behold <愛·回家之開心速遞>, Ricco’s hard work led to winning Most Improved Actor at the TVB Anniversary Awards. Although his road to stardom appears smooth, Ricco has gone through tough periods especially during his indecent shower video scandal.
With the support from his family and friends, he was able to overcome and continue to chase after his dreams. He hopes to put this behind him and that everyone will put their focus on his work. “My family is my strongest support, no matter what obstacles I face or the choices I make, they will always stand by, support, and love me. Without them, there would be no me.”
A Talented Family
Ricco has four brothers. His eldest brother is a firefighter captain and his second brother is a pilot. His youngest brother is a model and shares Ricco’s handsome looks. His father recently caught attention with his appearance on TVB music reality show, Midlife Sing & Shine! <中年好聲音>.
Joking that he would love to work with his father, Ricco said, “If he starts filming dramas, I’m scared I’ll be out of work and my fans will jump ship! I want to see if there is a chance for him to cameo on Come Home Love. I’ll have to see what the producer says. My father is very playful and loves performing. We can play any role other than father and son–maybe we could be enemies!”
In Come Home Love, Ricco plays the best friend of Kalok Chow (周嘉洛), and they also have a solid friendship offscreen. Witnessing each other’s ascent to stardom, Ricco’s goal is to become a leading actor. “I joined the industry because I want to act. Obviously, I want to have more scenes and important roles, but I will have to see what the company’s plans are. I am ready any time!”
Asked if he felt that his good looks are an advantage or a hindrance, Ricco believes that his appearance may make him more appealing to the audience, catching their interest to want to know more about him. “I don’t want to be just known for my looks; I want the focus to be on my acting as well.” With industry seniors such as Kent Cheng (鄭則士) and Felix Wong (黃日華) praising him, Ricco expresses his surprise and joy as he does not think that he would be noticed by such big stars.
This article is written by Kiki or JayneStars.com.