In recent years, Wayne Lai (黎耀祥) has significantly reduced his filming projects. Since 2018, the three-time TV King has only filmed one drama per year. After starring in Death by Zero <殺手>, Wayne’s newest endeavor is another physically-exerting role in TVB drama, Boxing King <拳王>. Attending the drama’s blessing ceremony with Elaine Yiu (姚子羚), Owen Cheung (張振朗), and Shaun Tam (譚俊彥), Wayne revealed more details about his upcoming role.
Although Wayne has been diligently dieting, exercising, and training with a Muay Thai instructor in preparation for the role, the 56-year-old actor lamented that his shirtless boxing scenes cannot compare to that of the Oscar and Shaun.
For the drama, Shaun has also been dieting and exercising, dropping from 170 pounds to 148 pounds. Recalling his first boxing scene, Shaun said, “I felt phenomenal after filming the scene. I got home at 3 a.m. and woke my wife up to talk about how excited I was and my feelings. Fortunately, my wife did not get upset at me.”
Wayne joked that Elaine has the best perks, as she often gets to see the men topless while filming. Elaine laughed and said, “Don’t say it like that! Everyone will think I am a pervert.” On which of the male lead’s bodies is best, Elaine expressed, “Everyone’s physical bodies are great. However, Brian Chu’s (朱敏瀚) is the most proportionate.” When asked whether she has taken advantage to feel Brian’s abs, Elaine replied, “I don’t dare! I’ll try to when we become more familiar with each other. I’ve only touched Oscar’s abs.”
Wayne, who had career-defining roles in the Rosy Business <巾幗梟雄) trilogy, was asked whether he will play a part in the rumored Rosy Business 4 <巾幗梟雄4> series, as his costar Sheren Tang (鄧萃雯) will be returning to TVB. Admitting to have discussed the project with management, Wayne is excited for the opportunity to work with Sheren again. “How many ten years does a lifetime have? It has already been ten years since the first Rosy Business aired. I would like to see how everyone’s acting skills and methods have changed in the past ten years.”
Source: Sing Tao
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.