Hawick Lau Discusses Wong Jing’s New Drama; Relishes Playing “Dark Side” Roles

Above: Kenny Wong, Edwin Siu, and Hawick Lau portray brothers in Wong Jing’s new drama.

For Hawick Lau (劉愷威), playing a “second-generation rich boy” must seem like second nature. His role in the upcoming drama Across Heaven and Earth <風雲天地> certainly fits the bill, but Hawick is nevertheless excited at the challenge of playing such a multifaceted character, especially one that is “hiding a dark side.”

Directed, produced, and written by Wong Jing (王晶), Across Heaven and Earth is the story of Kwan Yeuk Nam (Liza Wang 汪明荃) and how she singlehandedly raised her three sons and adopted daughter to carry on her deceased husband’s business. Hawick plays Cho Chi Yuen, the second son, who is initially uninterested in business matters and content with quietly supporting his mother and elder brother, Cho Chi Wang (Kenny Wong 黃德斌). However, after his girlfriend falls ill and passes away, he throws himself into his career, leading to a dispute with Chi Wang, the original heir to the company. Chi Yuen is framed and thrown into jail, where he vows to get his revenge.

According to Hawick, Cho Chi Yuen goes through many changes, making the role more of a challenge. “The changes in Cho Chi Yuen’s life make him a little absent-minded later,” he shared. “When he’s weak and hesitant, a sort of ‘inner demon’ will come out. I haven’t played this type of morbid role before, so I think it will be rather difficult.”

Nevertheless, Hawick embraces this challenge because he has always preferred playing roles that are “hiding a dark side.” He said, “I feel that playing these roles is very satisfying.”

After establishing his own studio and becoming a producer, Hawick seizes every opportunity to learn new things when working with other crew teams. Acting, however, remains his first love. “It’s quite lucky to be an actor,” he said. “You can experience other people’s experiences, and you can even try things you would never have imagined.

“To me, acting is more and more a way for me to express my feelings. I’m more reserved and will rarely show my mood, but acting is a good channel. For example, every time I do a crying scene or get into a very fierce argument, I will feel very comfortable afterward, because I will have set free the feelings inside me.”

Source: Hunantv.com

This article is written by Joanna for JayneStars.com.

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  1. Hawick Lau looks the cutest. He does look very young for his age, is it really plastic surgery? haha LOL… whatever it is, he does look young IMO.

  2. Hawick looks dashing in that picture! Can’t wait to see his performance in this drama 🙂

  3. Looking forward to this series! Excited that Hawick Lau is back to film for TVB again

  4. Oh yes, hope prison will really change Chi Yuen into an ambitious and vengeful guy. I think Hawick do well in dark characters.

  5. He’s also the most talented one out of the three, villains suit him really well.

  6. Hawick will rock this role he played something similar for atv co staring Patrick tam and hawick performance was amazing

  7. This drama series will most likely flop just like almost everything else TVB has had their hands on.

    When was the last time Wong Jing made a great movie post-2000?

    Yup, that’s right! None!

  8. So happy to see Edwin Siu! Why won’t anyone interview Edwin? Hawick looks good. Kenny looks bored.

    However I will have reservations about the series until the sales presentation some out.

  9. Quite enjoyed him playing villain as he has those cunning look and can play nice guy at the same time. Also, he can be liked or hated at the same time too.

  10. edwin pic here have chilam lookalike TITS2 pilot style…hawick has look of huangxiauming

  11. Totally shocked that Hawick found so much fame and fortune in mainland. His roles and his acting in tvb were totally forgettable. The one that stuck in my head was in Virtues of harmony where he acted as Bernice’s eunuch.

    1. you’re right, i always associate him with something sleazy.

  12. Can’t wait for the series. Even Hawick is filming TVB as well.

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