Ruco Chan (陳展鵬) and his Brother’s Keeper <巨輪> co-star Ankie Beilke (貝安琪) are reportedly in a relationship and neither denied the possibility.
Meeting on the set of Brother’s Keeper, 36-year-old Ruco and 30-year old Ankie quickly became close and may have developed more than just a simple friendship. Ruco, who has remained single since breaking up with his former love Eunis Yiu (姚嘉雯) in 2010, first hinted his admiration for Ankie in January of this year. After filming a passionate kissing scene with Ankie, Ruco logged onto his Weibo and posted an ambiguous message: “Morning everyone. I continue to work today after last night’s swimming pool scene. I feel happy but also a little bit confused.” A few days later, on his birthday, Ruco shared a personal photo taken with Ankie and addressed her in the message: “Smile can be given to anyone. But your heart is for only one.”
Despite his limited abilities, Ruco frequently wrote English messages to Ankie. A production crew member who worked on Brother’s Keeper revealed that Ruco spent a lot of time studying conversational English, and often asked the crew for help before sending out text messages. He was also always available to help Ankie with her Chinese dialogues, and praised her whenever he had the chance. “There are always girls trying to get close to Ruco, but he is very cautious and would keep a distance from them. He has had bad luck in his career for many years, so of course he doesn’t want to be affected by gossips. His attitude towards Ankie is definitely very different than others. Not only was he attentive, he also praised her over everything…. Once, Ankie was able to say all of her lines in one take with no outtakes. As soon as the director yelled cut, Ruco started clapping and got everyone cheering for her. Ankie was very embarrassed.”
Sharing a Car Ride
On October 4, Ruco and Ankie attended TVB’s lighting ceremony to promote Brother’s Keeper. Afterwards, the two were seen hopping into Ruco’s car to attend Louis Cheung’s (張繼聰) concert together. When reporters took photos of the concert guests, Ruco and Ankie appeared cautious and immediately pulled away from each other. The two kept their distance until the concert began and the lights finally dimmed. To avoid attention, Ruco and Ankie quickly left the venue before the concert ended. As they headed towards the parking lot, Ankie reached out and held onto Ruco’s arm several times. After they retrieved the car, Ruco drove aimlessly to cover up his trail. Reporters eventually lost track of the two and gave up on the chase.
Sharing Mutual Good Feelings
The press contacted Ankie to ask about her relationship with Ruco. Ankie insisted that the two are only good friends, though she finds Ruco “very humble, very nice, educated, and good looking.” When asked if Ruco is pursuing her, Ankie said, “We are a good fit and have a lot to chat about. We talk over the phone. Pretty good!” Asked if Ruco is her first Chinese boyfriend, Ankie replied that she has never dated a Chinese man, but would like to try. Reporters then asked Ankie how her mother, actress Ankie Lau Heung Ping (劉香萍), feels about Ruco. She said simply, “Mom thinks he’s great and knows that he cares about me.”
Reporters also reached out to Ruco regarding this rumor. He denied that their concert outing was a date, saying that he had earlier promised to drive her to and from the venue. When reporters mentioned that Ankie had praised him, Ruco quickly asked to find out what she had said. Asked what he thinks about Ankie, Ruco praised her for being smart and for her cooking abilities, which he observed from watching her on cooking programs.
When reporters mentioned that Ankie’s mother also spoke highly of him, Ruco said, “Really? Maybe her mom wants to introduce girls to me.” As for whether he and Ankie may develop something further, Ruco stated, “I don’t know how to answer. Let’s see if there is an opportunity. We contact each other whenever she is in Hong Kong. It all depends on fate!”
This article is written by Katrine for JayneStars.com.