Jade Leung (梁錚), best known for her action roles in 90s Hong Kong films and performance in Burning Flame <烈火雄心>, will be returning to TVB this year. At TVB8’s International Chinese Kung Fu Championship in Malaysia, acting as a judge with Ngo Ka Nin (敖嘉年) for the 2013 martial arts competition, Jade revealed that she will be shooting TVB’s Tiger Cubs 2 <飛虎II> next month. The action-crime drama will be Jade’s first TVB drama since 2004’s War and Beauty <金枝慾孽>.
A few years ago, Jade nearly walked away from her showbiz career in order to take care of her father. After his death, Jade renewed her employment in the industry and returned to TVB management in early 2013.
Jade revealed that she will have many action scenes in the new TVB sequel, also expressing that she does not mind getting typecast as an action star. On speaking about getting invited to be the judge for a kung fu event, Jade found it ironic. “I never formally learned kung fu or wushu before. The skills I’ve picked up over the years were from the teachings of action choreographers from filming movies. I guess I will consider myself a learner of the ‘filming style’ of kung fu.”
Unlike Jade, Ka Nin has been a practitioner of wushu since a young age. “My father forced me to learn it. I didn’t like it much at first, but Bruce Lee (李小龍) influenced me as I got older, and I slowly began to appreciate kung fu. Now, I am encouraging my younger siblings to learn it.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.