Above: Wayne Lai and his wife, who acts as his manager.
Wayne Lai (黎耀祥) winning the TV King title for the third time at the 45th TVB Anniversary Awards had jolted the public. According to renown feng shui master, Mak Ling Ling (麥玲玲), Wayne may have a chance to win the TV King title once again in the Year of the Snake.
Although Wayne had high expectations and put in his best efforts in all his performances, his New Year wish is to have good health and happiness rather than eyeing the awards. Appearing at a horse racing event in Happy Valley with his wife, Wayne said, “I don’t really have expectations, but I don’t mind if there is. Mak Ling Ling said that I will win the TV King title once again, but I am already very happy to have received it three times.”
Mak Ling Ling also predicted that Wayne will have a breakthrough in his career this year, such as ability to film dramas and movies outside of Hong Kong, while cautioning him to be more mindful of his health, especially his digestive system. Wayne said, “I will not intentionally force it. I am used to TVB’s filming style. Although mainland China’s fees are higher, the dialect and culture is different. Perhaps I may not be used to the food there.”
Wayne’s filming schedule is already booked through July filming TVB dramas, Will Power <傳愛事務所> and Rosy Business 3 <巾幗梟雄之諜血長天>, which will film on location in Zhongshan and Foshan.
Wong Cho Lam a Contender for Best Actor
Aside from Wayne Lai, Wong Cho Lam’s (王祖藍) Inbound Troubles <老表，你好嘢> won ratings and critics. The drama’s success has already sparked early talk that Cho Lam is a contender for this year’s Best Actor award.
Wayne also praised Cho Lam, “He is very outstanding. My wife also watched his series!”
Cho Lam said, “Wayne Lai is too great; I’m afraid to compete with him! I am not too keen on the Best Actor award, but I would love Inbound Troubles to receive the Best Drama award in which everyone can share the happiness!”
Due to his comedic talent, 33-year-old Cho Lam is quite popular in mainland China. Although he has been invited to film a mainland movie and drama with a 6-figure sum per episode, Cho Lam had to turn down the offers due to project commitments in Hong Kong.
After filming Food for the Slaves <食為奴>, Cho Lam will be involved in developing the scripts for the Inbound Troubles movie and drama sequel. Staying in Hong Kong had the added bonus of spending more time with girlfriend, Leanne Li (李亞男).