Popular television stars Niki Chow (周麗淇) and Kenneth Ma (馬國明) team up for the first time in TVB’s upcoming period drama The Misadventure of Zoo <流氓皇帝>, a remake of the classical 1981 television drama series of the same name, which starred Adam Cheng (鄭少秋) and Louise Lee (李司棋).
On March 27, Niki, Kenneth, Mandy Wong (黃智雯), Benjamin Yuen (袁偉豪), 6 Wing (陸永), Harriet Yeung (楊詩敏), and Koo Ming Wah (古明華) attended a press conference for the comedy drama at TVB studios in Tseung Kwan O. Niki will be starring as Louise Lee’s role Yee Yung Yung, a simple-minded young woman who is extremely faithful to her love. Kenneth portrays Adam Cheng’s classic role Chu Kam Chuen, a wide-eyed peasant who dumps his longtime girlfriend after he strikes rich with a pot of gold.
Speaking about Kenneth’s unfaithful role, Niki was asked if she had once met a similar person in real life. She laughed lightly and said, “I don’t remember! I don’t remember the unhappy things!” In the series, Niki portrays a naïve girl who is loyal to Kenneth, but after Kenneth becomes rich, he dumps her for another woman.
The 34-year-old said she is looking forward to working with Kenneth, as this will be their first collaboration together. “[Kenneth] is known for being slow. He is very suitable to play these characters!” Niki stated that she will be portraying Yee Yung Yung from her teenage years to her senior years. Niki said this will also be her first time trying old-age makeup.
Kenneth said he is not worried about viewers comparing the remake to the classic, saying, “When the original was airing, I was very young. Many of the younger audiences of today have never seen the classic before. The producer actually told me to not imitate Adam Cheng’s portrayal, but to come up with something myself. I don’t have pressure.”
Asked if Kenneth had once been unfaithful to a former girlfriend after becoming rich, he said, “I haven’t tried it yet. I don’t know what will happen in the future, but this is the sickness that many men have. I didn’t strike rich yet so I don’t know!”
Source: Oriental Daily
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.