Steven Ma Keeping Fit To Act As An Army Guy

By on August 15, 2011 in NEWS

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Last night, Steven Ma (馬浚偉) and Jojo Cho (曹眾) was filming for Steven’s TVB show, Apprentice Chef 2 <大廚出馬>. Steven who was in the midst of losing his body weight said, “Friends who saw that I was so skinny, were worried that I had some sickness. Actually I have been going to the gym everyday; my muscles are getting tighter. After a few months, I could probably debut in a razorback top look. It’s also because I wish to act as a army guy and give everyone a refreshing feeling.  Acting as an army guy, one might be required to inevitably take off his top so I’m just preparing for it in advance.”

The reporter then asked Steven about sources saying that he spilt ways with his long-time assistant. In reply to this, Steven responded, “In the first place, I want to clarify that she (Xu Jie; 徐姐) isn’t my manager. TVB’s the one who is my manager, she only helps me out.”

Source: Orientaldaily.on.cc

This article was translated by Ah K, a Contributing Writer at JayneStars.com.

19 comments to Steven Ma Keeping Fit To Act As An Army Guy

  1. Mika says:

    That is good how Steven is going to the gym! I really enjoy watching his apprentice chef show! Keep up the good work and I can’t wait to watch more next week 🙂

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  2. Veejay says:

    Steven looks cool up there. He’s certainly blunt and straightforward LOL

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    • lol replied:

      His snowcap doesn’t look that good. He should get the snowcaps that Bosco is using in LOO. Those look pretty cool and badass.

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  3. bloom says:

    I like him starring this old drama opposite Charmaine Sheh i.e. Princess Cheung Ping.

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    • Veejay replied:

      I like his old series with Ada choi, if i remember correctly, he was rumored to like Ada alot. I forgot what the series called in english but it’s called as “lok san” in cantonese.

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      • sehseh replied:

        The series is called Where the Legend Begins

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      • Veejay replied:

        @sehseh,

        Yeahhh SehSeh Thanks for the name, I really can’t remember it LOL

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  4. impmuse says:

    Yes please Steven, don’t lose any more weight, unless you intend on disappearing!

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  5. Pineapple says:

    Talk of “Where the Legend Begins” – I did see most of it but missed the very last episode. Can anyone remember whether Ada and Steven got back together or did one of them die? Actually the best series I saw him in was with Kwok Fung and Wayne Lai set in the Ching Dynasty. Wayne played a sort of villain at first and Steven was his adopted brother. Great drama that.

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    • Judy replied:

      I believe Ada died at the end of “Where the legend begins.” Moses Chan, under much influence from Sonija, in a jealous rage ordered Ada to die after hearing rumors that their son was not his and actually of his brother – Steven Ma.

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  6. lara says:

    I read an article/interview of Steven yesterday or the day before (but it doesn’t look like its been translate on jaynestars – but i think someone should – its a really good article!)…

    http://www.ihktv.com/steven-ma-nest-next-year.html

    but basically it talked about whether he will renew his contract at TVB and what he thought about TVB productions and spoke about his rumors of being fussy and big ego on set.

    The main points I got from the article was:
    – TVB productions are low-budget. They can’t afford this and that coz everything’s about money. He spoke about his recent role in The Sentinel. How its not believable that there is not one horse scene considering his a ’emperor guard’. The clothes are crap, they reuse it and some netizens pointed out some of the clothes are the same as in War & Beauty (which is re-airing atm).

    – In regards to him giving too much opinion, teaching co-stars how to act etc. He explains it as, he just wanted the acting to be better for the benefit of the drama. It’s not just about memorising lines and saying it. You gotta act to fit in the role. When he first started out, the veterans (be it Kent Cheng, Wayne etc) gave him criticisms too, he accepted them and tried to improve on them. His just doing the same to other ppl who aint that experienced. His been in the industry for nearly 20 years, he knows how everything works be it directing, lighting etc. So even if he wasn’t an actor, he can still work behind the scenes in production because his seen enough all these years to know how it works.

    – Not many male artists are willing to shave their head to film ancient dramas. Which gave the opportunity to Steven to film ancient dramas which is his specialty and because of this he has to thank TVB coz its increased recognition in the Mainland market.

    – Spoke about how he is not entirely happy with TVB management. Discussions went through for him to film a Mainland drama which he was very interested in doing – big production, big names were in it (including Sheren Tang and other big Mainland stars) – it was underway and negotiations were almost complete and he was ready to go. But in the end, he couldn’t film it because TVB decided to make him film MSC’s “Lucky Father” instead – a low-budget light-hearted family drama with Linda Chung. Steven was clearly disappointed about it (and was a bit upset and thought TVB decisions did not benefit him). But he understands that because his a TVB managed artist, he would have to accept that. After that incident, his pretty sure not to renew his contract with TVB because they are affecting his career and made him lose a lot of good opportunities and money.

    I don’t blame him. He mentions to be grateful to Stephen Chan and Catherine Tsang…. no 620…. and obviously we can see Steven Ma isn’t in 620’s good books. But Steven does come across as a very talented smart person – not just an actor but as a person in general. See those variety shows his one, the one about Chinese literature and even the cooking ones…..and now from this article, he says he not only acts but his familiar with the whole production process too. I think his the type to be willing to learn new stuff. He knows his stuff. But he may come across as a bit arrogant to ppl because he gives too much opinions, outspoken, and not staying within his own area. But the end point is, the lost of a Mainland big production opportunity over a crappy series with no potential was a good example of why he shouldn’t renew contract with TVB coz it was due to poor management. It doesn’t benefit him.

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    • jayne replied:

      Lara,
      Thank you for your summary of Steven Ma’s article! Very detailed summary! It appears that Steven will be leaving TVB next year and heading to mainland. His perspective is justified. He mentioned he has been dark horse to receive the Best Actor Award for too many years. It is time for him to move to greener pastures. When he mentioned that he can assume any of the production roles, he meant to say that he has been at TVB for so long, he has reached his maximum learning curve and opportunities there, so it is time to move on.

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    • Kidd replied:

      He better leave then. TVB is not working for his best interest.

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      • Ah K replied:

        @Kidd @Jayne:

        Agreed. Better to leave now than eventually getting treated like Wong Hei. Who knows what Virginia Lok might have under her sleeves since Steven was once from Stephen Chan’s camp but oh my god, that Mainland drama seems like such a good grand production with Sheren Tang in it! Not only Steven, anyone would love to participate in it!

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      • lara replied:

        That Mainland drama has Hu Jun 胡軍, Sheren Tang and Ray Lui – all known to be GREAT ACTORS. Once in a lifetime opportunity… I’d be spewing!!! So unfair for Steven. Over a small potato Linda Chung ….. COME ON!!! Are they blind???!! And he can’t object to this decision because he has a management contract with TVB. TVB screwing him over and pouring away $$$$.

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    • Ah K replied:

      @Lara:

      Thank you for this great summary writeup! Provided some insight into Steven’s unhappiness with TVB. Haha, maybe you would like to write or translate some articles for us in your spare time too? Would love to see you joining the team! 😀

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      • lara replied:

        @Ah K:
        Thank you for your words of encouragement. I just did a short rough translation/summarized form coz noone translated it and I wanted to discuss it lol. I”ll leave the official translations to pros like you guys hehe! Now I understand how long it takes to translate a full article word for word. Really appreciate the hard work you all go through to translate these articles into English for people who don’t understand Chinese. Keep up the great work guys!! =)

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  7. Lucia says:

    Do you know this role of Steven “acting as an army” will be a movie or serie?

    Steven is a very good actor and he sings quite well too.

    Thanks.

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    • Ah K replied:

      @Lucia:

      No news of him in the HK entertainment news lately, not sure whether it’s for a movie or for a show but maybe Steven just wants to bulk up and have strong arms and abs after being inspired by Raymond Wong in “A Watchdog’s Tale”? His upcoming role isn’t an army guy but a personal assistant in 《當旺爸爸》

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