For the 48th TVB Anniversary Awards, Louis Cheung (張繼聰) will be competing for three awards – Best Supporting Actor, Most Favorite Male Character, and Most Improved Actor. Receiving widespread support for his drastic portrayals of the tragic Marco in Black Heart, White Soul <忠奸人> and the comedic Mario in Come On, Cousin <老表，你好hea!>, Louis is a hot favorite to win at least one award.
Louis, who had a successful Cantopop singing career before joining TVB in 2012, shot to television stardom after appearing in the critically-acclaimed Inbound Troubles <老表，你好嘢！>. Since then, Louis has starred in five popular TVB dramas, which were highly-rated during their broadcasts runs.
In October, Louis received the Best New TVB Artiste award at Singapore’s StarHub TVB Awards, which was regarded as only the beginning of Louis’ critical success.
The 35-year-old said he has always maintained the mindset of a rookie while filming television dramas. “I’m afraid that I’ll start relaxing when I remain as an actor for too long. The StarHub award was a reminder for me.” Louis has never thought about competing with anyone. “Thinking too much about it will make me very scared!”
Louis does not regard himself as handsome, which he sees as beneficial to his acting career. “People say I can let go of all my baggage when I’m acting. That’s because I don’t need to worry about looking good!”
Regarding his thoughts on TV Queen and TV King, Louis immediately said Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼) and Roger Kwok (郭晉安) have the highest chances of winning. Praising both artistes as being experienced, Louis was especially supportive over co-star Roger, “I’m biased. [Roger] and I talk so much with each other that we wouldn’t want to leave. When it comes to acting, he is definitely a top actor. I always had the urge to beat him up when we filmed Black Heart, White Soul.”
Louis added, “Roger admires my performance and he would not suppress me. He lets me do whatever I want, and he is always ready with a comeback even during my improvisations. It feels like I’m under his clutches all the time!”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.