Joe Chen Likes to “Bully” Godfrey Gao
Joe Chen (陳喬恩) and Godfrey Gao’s (高以翔) Taiwanese drama, The Queen of SOP <S.O.P.女王>, has achieved good results during its broadcasts in mainland China, Malaysia, Singapore, and Japan. Now, the romantic idol drama finally has its chance to air in Hong Kong.
The Queen of SOP, which premiered on TVB’s Drama 1 channel on July 10, stars Joe as Lin Xiaojie, who starts a business with her online friend, Tom (Hans Zhang 张翰), after breaking up with her ex-boyfriend and former boss, Gao Ziqi (Godfrey). After finding out that Tom is the son of an extremely wealthy business tycoon, she begins to doubt his intentions about helping her.
When discussing about Joe and Godfrey’s filming experience in the series, Joe immediately exclaimed that the Canadian-raised Godfrey was often teased on set due to his less-than-proficient command of Mandarin. “He is handsome and very attentive, but his face just screams ‘come and bully me’ all the time! It’s because he is too shy, but very polite. At first I was intimidated by him because of his height, but after getting closer, bullying became so natural. I would tell him to man up and help me hold my things.” Asked if she liked this type of man, Joe said, “There would be no women who would not like him. He is such a gentleman.”
Was Joe a good senior to work with? With one “angry look” from Joe, Godfrey caved in. “Joe is really nice. She’s not a bad actress. Figure and looks aren’t as important as personality, but she has it all. She treats everyone well, and she likes to joke around a lot!”
Joe revealed that when she got too bored on set, she and costar Kimi Hsia (夏于喬) would come up with ways to tease Godfrey. The 28-year-old actor expressed that he will get his revenge one day, but added, “It’s hard to get angry with them. I know they’re just joking.”
Was he used to the bullying? “It’s not really bullying. I see it as a service. Girls like to have guys to take care of them. Being the gentleman is an essential thing to do. Regardless of age, it is important to take care of your friends, family, and of course, the girls.”
Will The Queen of SOP have a sequel? “If there is no [Joe Chen], I will not film it.”
Source: Oriental Daily
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.