Kenneth Ma Suffered Minor Injuries While Filming “Cold Mountain, Hidden Dragon”

By on September 5, 2013 in TV Dramas

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Although his current drama Triumph in the Skies 2 <衝上雲霄II> is ending its run this week, Kenneth Ma (馬國明) has no time to celebrate. Currently filming martial arts series Cold Mountain, Hidden Dragon <寒山潛龍>, Kenneth is putting all of his focus on the grueling fight scenes and is keeping his spirits up despite sustaining several on-set injuries.

Earlier, Kenneth was spotted filming outdoor action sequences for the upcoming drama. Due to the unpredictable weather in recent months, filming was repeatedly delayed and the production team is now behind schedule. As a result, the team took advantage of any and all sunny days to shoot, even in the harsh humid heat. Wearing three heavy layers, Kenneth was sweating profusely while on-set though he did not complain.

In a scene, Kenneth, who plays constable Chu Cheung Sing, was instructed to run along a mountain to chase after a thief. At one point, Kenneth threw himself towards his target but the thief escaped capture. Kenneth fell onto the rocky ground, landing on his hands. He repeated this scene a few more times, scraping his right hand and injuring his wrists. Kenneth also reportedly strained his calves earlier while performing a kick.

At a recent promotional event for Triumph in the Skies 2, reporters noticed the injuries and asked Kenneth where they came from. Kenneth explained, “I was injured while filming ‘Cold Mountain‘! It is minor, so no worries!” When asked if he has completed his action scenes, Kenneth said, “Of course not. We will go to Xiangshan later to continue filming. The director scheduled many fighting scenes to film while on location. It really will be pure fighting!”

Since Kenneth rarely films action series, he finds this filming experience rather challenging. “I don’t have a martial arts background, so it has been tough performing fight scenes. Earlier I lost 8 pounds just from filming in extreme heat while in costume. Adding all the running and fighting that I will have to do this time, I will probably become super fit!” Despite the uncomfortable conditions, Kenneth remains optimistic and keeps an important goal in mind: “It is very tiring this time around, but it’s okay! If the scenes turn out well and viewers love them then anything is worthwhile!”

This year, TVB plans to debut Kenneth’s other anticipated series The Hippocratic Crush 2 <On Call 36小時II> on October 14 as an anniversary month. As the series’ popular male lead Cheung Yat Kin, Kenneth has a good chance to nab a Best Actor nomination at this year’s TVB Anniversary Awards. When asked for his thoughts, Kenneth said, “I’d like to thank my company for thinking so highly of me. Having the chance to get a nomination already makes me feel like I have won, so it isn’t a big deal. Of course it would be even better if I win; I can ask for a higher price!”

Source: Face Magazine #328 via ihktv.com

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  • 27 comments to Kenneth Ma Suffered Minor Injuries While Filming “Cold Mountain, Hidden Dragon”

    1. Panzer says:

      Man, TVB is so lucky to have a blindly loyal actor like Kenneth, I hope he can break out and find better paying jobs soon. He sounds like he deserves it. He’s like a puppy who gets so excited and satiated with table scraps.
      I wish they would put him in more action roles, He performed well in Tiger Cubs and Fistful of Stances even though that isn’t his background. So sick of his lovey-immature stuff that they keep sending him.

      He’s a grown man and yet all he seems to get are immature parts. Too bad he died in Tiger Cubs, it would have been cool to have him back as villain again.

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    2. anoninhk says:

      i didn’t read the article. kenneth looks like a total pervert with that “2 peet chicken.”

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      • Puff replied:

        Agree! I think moustache is so not flattering. Like Raymond Lam in Luk Siu Fung, also looks like a pervert.

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        • tvbfan replied:

          Yea he kinda looks like a pervert maybe this is a bad photo of him.

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        • looooooooooo replied:

          Not only a pervert , kenneth really have a bad skin complexion , he need some medical & coswmetic check up

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        • HeTieShou replied:

          I thought his complex got better? I guess skincare and all can only do so much.If his skin is bad then it is just is and nothing can truly save it. I heard that even PS can’t really change your skin… Shouldn’t be wearing make up and all? If he is wearing make up, then why is his complexion not so great? I wish they would get rid of the moustache though because it makes him look perverted.

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    3. lol says:

      How come ma Ming didn’t have to shave his head or wear a bold cap in this drama when Catherine wanted Kevin to shave his head to film this drama

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      • sandcherry replied:

        Is it a Ching Dynasty drama series? If it is not, the character (actor) will not have to shave his head to film this drama series.

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        • lol replied:

          I understand stand but Catherine wanted Kevin to shave his head to film this drama which is the bit I don’t understand and it made Kevin very upset at the time

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      • Daisy replied:

        The drama originally wanted the main character to shave his head but they later on decided not to. Just like how the storyline went from wuxia “warriors” to constables solving cases. The original story idea has changed pretty significantly.

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    4. advo says:

      So many injuries with TVB…

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    5. serendipity says:

      this man deserved a shot in Mainland because he is a batter actor than Kevin or Ron Ng

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      • lol replied:

        That’s why tvb keeping him around in tvb

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        • lol replied:

          This man deserves 3 tvb king awards he is the king at tvb king of tvb or maybe 5 tvb king awards

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        • sandcherry replied:

          Wow, you are funny. Kenneth Ma deserves 3 TV King awards. It means that he is the best actor in TVB, even better or same as good as Wayne Lai.

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        • lol replied:

          ma ming has already gotten 3 tv king awards from outside thank you for thinking im funny im saying he should get the tvb king a few times ma ming also has an out standing artist award which is even better and sounds better

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        • Fox replied:

          @sandcherry: your statement is kind of funny itself. Counting like so, whoever have more awards are the best. In award battle, MM has disadvantages since he only has some minor ones and there are some other ppl had he hasnt, such as Asian TV award or even the StarHub (controled by Txb). And where MM got 3? He only has AOD and tat federation something? You also count the Favourite award in?

          Even Ron had 2 TV best actor award :p. All out of Txb. Does it mean Ron is best actor in Txb?

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        • lol replied:

          No it doesn’t mean Ron is the best actor out of tvb it just means tons a good actor

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        • sandcherry replied:

          I was not funny. I just made a sarcastic statement on the above comment!

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        • Fox replied:

          Oh if it was a sarcasm, then Im sorry. And Txb is full of Best actor tat way.

          But MM only has 2. Not best, but favourite, too.

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      • tvbfan replied:

        Lol Kenneth Ma is not better than Kevin or Ron Ng have you seen the earlier years of series they done . This is just the golden years for Kenneth as in now but not that high for him so far. And for 3 tvb kings award no way maybe 1 for oncall36. Too bad he lost it to wayne there weren’t that much good series and roles that year. If Wayne get 1 more tvb king he is going beat Gallen Lo. I don’t really like that and don’t think he should have won last year maybe he got lucky or something cause that year no one should have really won.

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        • lol replied:

          tvb would like wayne to beat gallen lo cos gallen has left tvb an award is a reward for something wayne gets rewarded for staying around

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        • sandcherry replied:

          Good comment. I don’t think Wayne Lai deserved the TV King award last year in “The Confidant”.

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        • Fox replied:

          I personally dun think its Wayne’s luck but 5 years contract helped quite a lot.

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        • sandcherry replied:

          Personally I don’t think Wayne Lai did well in “The Confidant” so he should not get the Best Actor award. But I agree with you that “5 years contract helped quite a lot”.

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        • HeTieShou replied:

          True and as we can see with TVB how many people do NOT deserve the awards for the roles that they play. I think that is why TVB awards really do not mean anything anymore.

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      • Fox replied:

        The small matter: China companies would rather pay KC 400-500k/eps or Ron 100-150k/eps than MM 40k/eps because the cast with KC or Ron’s name gain more audience in China.

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