Kenneth Ma Transforms into Elderly Beggar for “The Misadventure Of Zoo”
Handsome bachelor Kenneth Ma (馬國明) has turned into a wrinkly old beggar in The Misadventure of Zoo <流氓皇帝>, a remake of the 1981 TVB classic starring veteran artiste Adam Cheng (鄭少秋) in the same role. Wearing a wig full of grey hairs while carrying a nylon canvas bag, Kenneth was completely unrecognizable to bystanders during on a location shoot on June 4.
Kenneth portrays lead character Chu Gum Chun, an average man who unexpectedly becomes an emperor but later loses everything and ends up poorer than ever before. The story spans several decades, covering the early Republic era and the devastating Sino-Japanese war. Although the plot focuses mainly on Chu’s own absurd adventures, the on-and-off relationship between Chu and his lover Yik Yung Yung (Niki Chow 周麗淇) is also a major selling point of the series.
With filming scheduled to end in mid-June, Kenneth is currently busy shooting the latter parts of the drama. He was seen dressed up as a raggedy old man walking around the set with a hunched back and a nylon bag. In this scene, pitiful Chu Gum Chun has become a beggar and was walking along the street writing graffiti on some random walls. He later tried to use a public restroom but carelessly entered through the women’s side, which resulted in angry housewives chasing him out with broomsticks in hand.
Filming outdoors during an 86-degree-Fahrenheit summer day, Kenneth was drenched with sweat from his heavy layers but remained professional as he ran up and down a slope several times to get the perfect shot. Well-prepared, he was seen sitting aside with his personal fan in between takes, doing his best to cool down under Hong Kong’s sweltering heat.
Source: Ming Pao
This article is written by Katrine for JayneStars.com.