Roger Kwok Surprises Fans in Homeless Getup

By on November 22, 2016 in NEWS, TV Dramas

Roger Kwok Surprises Fans in Homeless Getup

Roger Kwok (郭晉安) could well be on his way to break a TV King record.

The 52-year-old actor, who is back in the TV King game with his anniversary drama Dead Wrong <致命復活>, surprised people in a Tseung Kwan O wet market while dressed up as his character. The show had a two-episode premiere on Sunday, November 20.

Dead Wrong, produced by Lam Chi-wah (林志華), stars Roger as a business consultant who was abducted and trapped in a Vietnamese cell for a decade. Upon his escape and return to Hong Kong, he discovers more secrets about his imprisonment, and seeks vengeance.

To promote the series, the three-time TV King dressed up as his character to prowl the streets. Despite having to wear a thick wig and beard, Roger said makeup only took about one hour of his time. “Everyone’s used to this look now. I don’t need anyone’s help either. I can put this wig on myself!”

Roger expressed his excitement about surprising passerbys in the streets. Acknowledging his caveman look with a laugh, Roger said, “I wonder what happens if no one recognizes me? Will they jump on me?”

Two hours later, Roger was dropped off to a Tseung Kwan O wet market. It didn’t take long before the passerbys recognized the homeless man to be Roger. A butcher offered the actor some fresh char siu; Roger got into character and said, “I haven’t eaten in so long!”

A dried seafood store owner joked along, “You’ve been in trapped in Vietnam for so long! Have some food!”

Roger also stopped a taxi and greeted the driver, who immediately recognized him. Asking the driver if he would help bring a homeless man home, he said, “I would. I’ll treat it as charity!” he said. Roger joked, “Take me to Shenzhen!”

After about ten minutes of mingling in the market—in turn attracting nearly a hundred people—Roger stopped by the bus stop and the MTR, asking people if he could cut in line. The commuters avoided him at first, but then quickly recognized the man to be Roger, and asked for photos.

Dead Wrong, which premiered on Sunday, averaged 21.1 points, with over 1.36 million live viewers tuning in.

Source: Oriental Daily

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  • 23 comments to Roger Kwok Surprises Fans in Homeless Getup

    1. ivan says:

      Dead Wrong, which premiered on Sunday, averaged 21.1 points, with over 1.36 million live viewers tuning in.
      i thought it will get a higher rating. its a pretty good drama and roger is convincing

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      • diana80 replied:


        I believe the rating will increase along with the broadcast of following episodes. Yup…Roger’s performance is and has always been convincing.

        So for die-hard Ruco fans out there, don’t be upset if Ruco miss the BA award again this year. It’s not that Ruco is not good in his acting, but Roger is indeed a strong contender who is hard to beat.

        But be it Ruco or Roger for TV King…i’ll be equally happy.

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    2. tiffany says:

      Roger, indeed, is a strong contender.

      There’s really no chance at TV King for the rising/current siu sangs if the veterans (Anthony, Gallen, etc.) and first line siu sangs (Roger, Bobby, etc.) have good performances. There’s always My Favorite Male Character…

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    3. 02xxmlt says:

      Dead Wrong is so good so far. I have not been this excited for a TVB drama in a really long time. Usually it takes like two weeks to get to the plot and the first episode introduces all the characters and what they do with their lives and what they eat, etc. I’m happy with the pace of the drama so far. We know he gets kidnapped and found and it took two episodes to finish that instead of 5 episodes of his life then he gets kidnapped.

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    4. ivan says:

      anyone wondering why so many people in Vietnam can speak fluent canto ?haha

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      • happybi replied:

        @ivan Not surprised as there are Chinese immigrant living in Vietnam.

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      • iciel replied:

        @ivan Lol you’d be surprised. My whole family is Chinese but we’ve lived in Vietnam for many many years. The whole neighborhood on our street were mainly Chinese/Cantonese speakers 🙂 It was a weird experience listening to the bandits speaking Vietnamese lol–

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      • aiya replied:

        @ivan Actually, Cantonese bares close relationship to Vietnamese, linguistically speaking. They are all part of the “Yue” lingual group derived from the “Yue tribes” that used to live in the region of South China. In fact, Cantonese is often called the “Yue Language” while Vietnam in Chinese is literally translated to Yue of the South.

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      • m0m0 replied:

        my friend (chinese) born and raised in vietnam told me that there were alot of immigrants from canton fled there during the cultural revolution. just like hong kong. i recall reading somewhere that cantonese had not always been the primary language of hk until people from guang dong came. before immigration, the dialect in hk was not cantonese but what they speak in the hk suburbs nowadays.

        anyway, someone got it right. vietnam and the guang dong region belonged to the yue dynasty thousand of years ago. there was likely trades and immigration during that time. many people don’t know this, but many vietnaemse surnames are actually chinese translated into vietnamese. like ngyen, pham, tran are actually chinese last names. people with those last names have been in vietnam so long that they consider themselves vietnamese

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        • happybi replied:

          @m0m0 Not really.. we still consider ourselves Chinese.. not Vietnamese… It’s the same for Thailand and Indonesia really. Lots of Immigrant from China everywhere.. people I know in college all will say they are Chinese Thai, Chinese Indo or Chinese from Vietnam.

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        • m0m0 replied:

          i am not talking about the ones that migrate there during the cultural revolution. i mean the viets w/ chinese origins but have been in vietnam for generations. those people consider themselve chinese although they know their ancestors many years ago were chinese. there’s a few i know like that at work. and i also heard it from other chinese-viet friend say the same things.

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        • happybi replied:

          @m0m0 Then I guess you met a group that view things differently. As my grandparents are from China but my parents and I were born in Vietnam. We migrated to the US since I was 2 but we never consider ourselves Vietnamese. Our cousins and their friends who still live in Vietnam also consider themselves Chinese Vietnamese. The Thai and Indonesian I met in college who came to the US for school also refer themselves as Chinese Thai or Chinese Indo. And it’s the same where only their grandparents are from China but their parents was also born in their current country. And yes, they actually separated themselves from the locals locals.

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        • dandan replied:

          @m0m0 China is imperialistic (as well as Britain, France, Japan, etc) and occupied/ruled parts of Vietnam for hundreds of years. So it’s not surprising that there’s a heavy Chinese influence in Vietnam.

          Even now, there’s friction between China and SE Asian countries.

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        • m0m0 replied:

          well, thing is i don’t think china ever colonized vietnam. france did, that’s why some can speak french. china had great influences in korea and japan in the old days too but you don’t see as a large group of chinese speaking people in those countries. even if they speak chinese, it’s likely mandarin not cantonese.

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        • dandan replied:

          @m0m0 Um, China did occupy and ruled over Vietnam. Albeit, northern parts of Vietnam and not the whole as it’s now known, for over 1000 years. China gained some control again a few centuries after Vietnam was liberated. It was China that introduced Confucianism, Taoism, etc, and the Vietnamese vocabulary has a lot of Chinese influence.

          It’s not until later that France colonized Vietnam, which is how the Vietnam written language got replaced from characters to romanized/latin alphabet.

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    5. funnlim says:

      Just saw the 1st 2 episodes. What a premiere! Very brutal. I wonder where the story is heading since the perpertrators are dead. Don’t tell me! Wanna be spoilers free. Poor Ivy though. I must saw Roger was sublime at the reunion scene with Joey.I dare say Best Actor has a contender this year. Don’t screw up the story TVB!

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    6. hannah says:

      enjoying this show so far! Roger is great and convincing. I wouldnt b surprise he get 4th time tv king.

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      • lam86 replied:

        @hannah hahaha, roger’s first 3 eposides already shows what is world class drama acting and beaten ruco KO. Ruco’s standard not even near yet. Roger for sure undoubtedly most deserve to get his 4th tv king. Actually Gallen Lo should become legend by getting 4 or 5 times if he stays with tvb until now like roger. but too bad Gallen prefer china market. This 2 guys are tvb legend. Next year wait gallen drama. hehe.

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    7. m0m0 says:

      haven’t seen the show b/c i am afriad that it’d be too brutal to watch over dinner. is the show enough to make one sick or lose appetite after watching? like i wouldn’t want to watch the walking dead over dinner.

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      • onlyyou replied:

        @m0m0 1st two episodes are quite physical with fightings, bloods and torturing. Roger CGI skinny body and face appears on episode 3, beginning only. To me, I think it’s not enough to make one sick, Lose appetite, perhaps. lol ^^

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    8. lam86 says:

      So hate it especially woman like that. Duno what is faithful. Missing ten years then can change heart already? Duno how torture the husband was. Really hate that joey meng now. Wtf le..Most hate it person that not faithful. Somemore want hide here and there. Now suddenly let roger saw she holding that guy’s hand. grr!!!

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    9. dandan says:

      Saw the first five episodes. Roger, for best actor, hands down, if TVB is to do it right. The role is meaty, and his acting is exceptional. Sorry Ruco, but Roger is in another league.

      Ruco has a high chance of getting best actor at the Astro Awards this weekend though, since Dead Wrong couldn’t get nominated. Unless it goes to a veteran.

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    10. lam86 says:

      Roger acted like he was really got imprisoned for 10 years and his wife “kan lou chau jor” that kind of expression. Really so sad… 🙁

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