Anthony Wong (黃秋生), Wayne Lai (黎耀祥), Kent Tong (湯鎮業), Kenneth Ma (馬國明), Myolie Wu (胡杏兒), and Ron Ng (吳卓羲) attended the blessing ceremony for their new TVB series, Lord of Shanghai <梟雄>. While tabloids claimed Anthony has a fiery temper and is hard to get along with, Wayne defended his costar and believes many people simply have misunderstandings about the veteran actor.
Known for having exchanged heated arguments with other artistes and being blunt with his words, Anthony was regarded by many as a difficult person. Earlier, tabloids stated he was dissatisfied with Kenneth’s portrayal of his character’s youth version in Lord of Shanghai, and claimed his acting is problematic. Furthermore, Anthony allegedly made several negative remarks towards the script, costumes, and outdoor scenes of the series.
Angered by the reports, Anthony retorted, “Ridiculous! I didn’t even share a scene with Kenneth. It’s not like I’m trying to teach my son. The costumes also look gorgeous, and I would gladly wear them back home. [Reporters] are so irresponsible for making up such things. They make up whatever they want. Why don’t they go and make up some more?” He added that if tabloids continue to falsely accuse him, he would take legal action. “I’ve tried suing someone before, and they had to pay me $600,000 HKD!”
When asked to comment on collaborating with Anthony, Wayne said they work well together. Wayne spoke up for his costar, “It was very comfortable to work with him. We are interested in similar topics, and we often chat while we ate. Everyone says he has a bad temper, but he is actually really easy to get along with. People have many misunderstandings of him.”
Myolie also admitted she was nervous and cautious when initially working with Anthony, due to the negative rumors. However, the experience turned out to be very different from what she expected. Speaking of offending mainland businesswoman, Laura Lee, with a Weibo post that supported Sire Ma (馬賽) in the lingerie video scandal, Myolie stated, “I’m only saying what I should be saying as a friend and as a woman. I don’t want to make any other comments.”
This article is written by Shirley for JayneStars.com.