Sunday, August 11, 2013

Kenneth Ma’s Big Screen Debut in Jackie Chan’s Romantic Comedy

Kenneth Ma had a rise in popularity since he starred in Triumph in the Skies II portraying the two-timer pilot Roy. He has become a “bestseller” in the industry along with the other stars Francis Ng, Chilam Cheung, Fala Chen and Myolie Wu; the group has been accepting jobs nonstop. Kenneth had endured through 14 years in TVB. Earlier several filmmakers approached him, offering him an opportunity to make it on the big screen and pocket a big paycheck. Kenneth ultimately chose to participate in Jackie Chan’s romantic comedy Fate Is Actually A Game (緣來是遊戲). His role is a handsome lawyer and a playboy, surrounded by seven beautiful women. Jackie also invited his buddies Eric Tsang and Irene Wan to take part in his film; they are considering to make guest appearances.

The lead actress is rising star Tiffany Zhang, the actress who starred in the 350 million RMB box office film Love Is Not Blind. The actress was named “Best New Performer” (Gold) at Taiwan’s 49th Golden Horse Awards and “Best Newcomer Award” at The 31st China Golden Rooster Awards. Tiffany had also been in Taiwanese group Mayday’s MV as the lead actress. She is one of the rising new stars in the past year. According to sources, Kenneth and Tiffany will have passionate intimate scenes.

Aside from guest starring in 72 Tenants of Prosperity with several other TVB artists, Kenneth has never participated in a film before. It was understood, his will be pocketing HK$3million for this debut film. That averages out to HK$100,000 a day! Jackie Chan noticed Kenneth all because of his performance in TITS2, where he plays a two-timer. His sexy beach scene with the girlfriend Philis (played by Coffee Lam) and his bed scenes with Elena Kong were a plus too. Jackie deeply believed Kenneth can successfully become the new “Cool Mo Lawyer” in this new romantic comedy. The film is scheduled to start shooting in October. [Oriental Daily] contacted the film production company to confirm, the spokesperson admitted Kenneth will be participating in the new film, but was unwilling to disclose how much their paying him.

Source: Oriental Daily
Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU Forum

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