The Learning Curve of a Warlord <大帥哥> completed its broadcast run on January 11. It comes as no surprise that the drama, which sees the return of Dicky Cheung (張衞健) in the lead role, is one of the highest rated series in 2018. Episode 24 saw its ratings peak to 31.8 points. To celebrate its success, Dicky, Sisley Choi (蔡思貝), Vivien Yeo (楊秀惠), and Tony Hung (洪永城) attended a celebratory event yesterday.
TVB executive, Catherine Tsang (曾勵珍), went on stage to congratulate the crew and shared that the drama was also very well received in Malaysia and Mainland China. Catherine looked over and Dicky and said, “The heart and soul of the drama is the lead actor [Dicky]. He made everyone feel his passion and motivated others to work harder in portraying their roles.”
With the drama’s success, many are curious as to whether there will be a sequel. Dicky smiled and responded, “Sometimes, a character takes only a short time to ferment and develop. Other times, it takes a long period. The theme of warlords in The Learning Curve of a Warlord, fermented and brewed in my head for nearly three years. I did not talk to anyone about it. I had to think about whether my portrayal [of a warlord] is suitable for the Dicky Cheung at this day and age. If I just winged it, then that’s easy. We could start rolling the camera in one month.”
After more than a 20-year break from Hong Kong dramas, the 53-year-old actor is happy with the results of his hard work. Not wanting to disappoint the Hong Kong audience, Dicky admitted that he often prayed for the energy needed to film and the creativity to breathe life into his role and the drama. The greatest sense of reward is seeing that his drama bring happiness and laughter to the Hong Kong audience, including his church friends. “Seeing my church friends go home to watch the drama is already the biggest reward and happiness. This is why Hong Kong people need TVB. I hope the company will continue to produce more good dramas for everyone to enjoy.”
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.