Although heavily promoted in his early career, Ron Ng (吳卓羲) has been reduced to playing supporting roles in recent years.
In the upcoming Black Heart White Soul <忠奸人>, Ron is in a supporting role opposite Roger Kwok (郭晉安). Overshadowed by Ruco Chan (陳展鵬) in Ruse of Engagement <叛逃>, it is reported that Ron was unhappy with the lack of opportunities. When Ron was demoted to third billing behind Wayne Lai (黎耀祥) and Edwin Siu (蕭正楠) in Trade Wars <商戰>, Ron ultimately dropped out before production began.
An insider disclosed, “In the last two to three years at TVB, Ron has only been playing supporting roles. If he is cast next to stars such as Michael Miu (苗僑偉), Francis Ng (吳鎮宇), or any seniors, Ron doesn’t mind. But he is supporting Edwin in Trade Wars, of course he is upset about that. It’s natural that he didn’t accept!”
Ron ended up filming Lord of Shanghai <梟雄> although he is also surrounded by bigger stars. Due to the phenomenal cast consisting of Anthony Wong (黃秋生), Kent Tong (湯鎮業), and Wayne Lai, as well as the media hype over the series, Ron is willing to take part in the filming although his screen time may be limited.
Poor Public Image
Aside from his acting career being at a standstill, Ron’s public image has been tainted after a series of love scandals and negative rumors. In 2011, Ron’s ex-girlfriend, Viann Zhang (張馨予) uploaded a bed photo of herself onto Ron’s Weibo account, causing their secret relationship to surface in an unexpected manner. Viann continued to fight with Ron’s online fans who did not support the romance, until the couple split in 2012.
In July 2012, Ron’s explicit sex messages with “Miss X” surfaced. Ron’s relationship with the anonymous “Miss X” appeared to be purely sexual, as revealed in the urgent audio and text messages that he sent her.
Shortly after breaking up with Viann, Ron was seen frolicking in a pool with the married Toby Leung (梁靖琪) when the cast went to Hainan to film Triumph in the Skies 2 <衝上雲宵II>. After the scandal broke out, Toby and her husband filed for divorce. Ron’s image as a player was deeply ingrained in the public’s mind, although he denied being the reason behind Toby’s divorce.
Source: 3 Weekly via kuangaitvb.com
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.