TVB cultivated many superstars in the 1980s and 1990s. Successful examples include the Five Tigers, which consisted of Tony Leung (梁朝偉), Felix Wong (黃日華), Andy Lau (劉德華), Michael Miu (苗僑偉), and Kent Tong (湯鎮業). Ready to cultivate a new group of leading actors, TVB has allegedly chosen five young actors to promote as the Millennial Five Tigers. The group includes 33-year-old Joey Law (羅天宇), 31-year-old Dickson Yu (余德丞), 23-year-old Karl Ting (丁子朗), 28-year-old Brian Chu (朱敏瀚), and 25-year-old Kalok Chow (周嘉洛).
All five actors are currently busy filming new dramas. Dickson and Karl are headlining youth drama Shameless Youth <青春不要臉>. Brian, who won Most Improved Actor for his breakout performance in Al Cappuccino <反黑路人甲>, is filming The Ringmaster <拳王>. A staple in Come Home Love: Lo and Behold <愛·回家之開心速遞>, Kalok will be replacing Wong Cho Lam (王祖藍) in a new ancient drama.
Perhaps the most experienced among the young actors, Joey had received a boost in popularity after Hong Kong Love Stories <香港愛情故事>, in which he garnered a Best Actor nomination. Since then, Joey’s schedule has been packed and he has been filming Return of the Cuckoo 2021 <十月初五的月光> and upcoming drama The Gatekeepers <把關者們>.
Humbly denying that he was being promoted, Joey stated that TVB has many other actors. He acknowledged that TVB is very willing to give opportunities to new actors, and he will work hard to portray each role well. “I’ve been taking acting classes, and I want to be able to improve my singing and communication skills. I hope to be given roles that I’ve never been able to try before. For example, a character with a very extreme personality or a role with lots of action scenes. I want to expand my acting experience.” He shared that he will start filming a drama in June, but he has not been given any details yet.
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.