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Friday, June 30, 2006

3 Weekly: Single Available Man - Moses Chan

深情快語 陳豪 Single Available Man

女人十個有九個視他為Mr.Right,受眾層面很廣,十幾歲的學生妹、寫字樓的妙齡白領、四五十歲的屋企師奶一網打盡。聽說陳豪有份參演的電視劇集,九成收視達30點以上。還未算,令一眾小生恨得牙癢癢的,除了收視,還有他在四年間電暈四代花旦,由蔡少芬到陳慧珊到郭羨妮再到最近的廖碧兒,命中率極高,位位一聽到「陳豪」二字也眉開眼笑。聽說,連TVB女高層曾勵珍都對他另眼相看,特別關顧。
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這樣才叫萬人迷。 女同事七嘴八舌,說陳豪的魅力該是源自數年前拍《妙手仁心》飾演MC,披掛上陣的那件醫生袍。男人對制服誘惑存幻想,女人或者更狼。但最近熱播的《火舞黃沙》,陳豪飾演盲字唔識多個的鄉下佬宋東昇,脫下制服,場場戲打大赤肋展示胸肌;還未夠,那幕鬼鬼祟祟跟佘詩曼在﹖洞借種生仔,一樣令人想入非非。被供應為最Man又最Sexy的陳豪,今年34歲,未婚。他永遠不會告訴你身邊有沒有女伴,總之一句Sngle Available,但你不要對他期望太高,事先聲明,他不是大家想像中的Mr.Right。
「唔好諗得我太完美。」 好男人可能是,你永遠唔知佢背後搞乜。
陳豪說,他從來不是萬人迷,也不是Mr.Right。提起廖碧兒、陳慧珊,34歲的陳豪似足怕醜仔尷尷尬尬,臉部表情似在求饒:你放過我啦!不願講戀情,陳豪寧願自嘲,把話題扯開去。「如果我企o係一百個男人入面,你一定唔會睇到我,靚仔過我大把啦。」
現 在的陳豪是《胭脂水粉》文質彬彬的祝家大少;《心花放》那個嬉皮笑臉的三弟;還有《火舞黃沙》裏撲火救人的大英雄宋東昇。就算扮流氓,都是流氓英雄。舊事 重提未必有人信,陳豪從前在影圈,獲派的角色不是黑社會就是爛仔,連他自己也沒有想過有機會從良。「以前冇人夠膽搵我做好人,邪牌就有我份。」陳豪強調自
己並非靚仔,實情6呎高的他贏的正正是外形,誰知一聽又搖頭抗議,「在影圈撈得最霉時,我想入電視台由低做起,TVB的高層珍姐起初也不肯簽我。」由爛仔到萬人迷的奮鬥史,有淚有汗。
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爛仔 陳豪小時候家境富裕,爸爸是麻醉科醫生,母親是中醫,有兩個哥哥,一家五口住二千呎單位。11歲父親過身,陳母帶籲三個兒子移民澳洲,還能保持生活質素。
在澳洲讀大學主修會計,94年放暑假回港做兼職Model,拍廣告行天橋,賺的是Easy Money。外形高大英俊,浸過鹹水的番書仔是一夥耀目新星,那時陳可辛監製的《晚九朝五》找他Casting,陳豪試鏡成功演出其中一角。處男電影一來就有情慾床戲,因為有Talking Point,一下子成了影壇新貴。由Model轉型做電影明星,虛名來得
很快。
《晚九朝五》後,陳豪也搶手過一段時間,連續半年有三、四套戲在身,加上做Model的酬勞,高峰期一個月賺十萬。「拍完《晚九朝五》,被傳媒捧到天上有地下無,開始睇唔起身邊的人,給人讚幾句演技幾好就飄飄然,心想『仲唔到我拎金像獎男主角?』。」
少年得志,生活過得很奢侈,「試過吃一頓晚飯,頭盤是o駕車到山頂食生蠔,主菜是鯉魚門的游水海鮮,然後再到酒店吃甜品、喝咖啡,搵到錢你自然識得 Fing。」影壇新貴的路從來不易走,拍了三十多部電影,由主角變配角,再變三四線閒角,最後淪落到客串過鏡,戲內是沒有名字的差人甲、爛仔乙。拍了一大堆連片名也記不
起的爛片,漸漸也沒有人再記得陳豪是誰。「試過最『長』的對白是『大佬,電話!』,那套戲叫《濠江風雲》。」
在導演心目中,陳豪從來是面目模糊的蒲友。「記得有個導演跟我說:『你成日想做忠,做忠有乜好喎,做奸先有得發揮,做番你自己嘛。』我不能怪人,那時在我身邊穿穿插插的,的而且確全都是『公仔人』(紋身漢)。」
捱窮 出 道兩年後,找他開工的電話愈來愈少,「為了生活,我乜角色都接,咪傾價錢囉,出得起錢我就拍。」陳豪每次收到片酬便儲起一半,以便不時之需,就算幾個月冇 戲,都不怕銀行戶口有出冇入。「我由細到大未捱過窮,咁大個人才知道生活迫人,最窮的時候,要每天計算使費,三日不可用超過二百元,試過銀包只剩下一百 蚊。」
那時很多三、四線影星也轉行了,陳豪也試過轉行賣濾水器,嚇得朋友不敢接他電話,「那份工有底薪,每個月幾千元吧,但我幾個月也開不到單,自己唔辭職都等炒啦,做了半年就劈炮。「還好,山窮水盡時有導演找我客串,雖然戲份好少,但那時賺得幾千得幾千。」
陳豪說,半年沒工開的日子,最怕遇上記者,「有戲拍比較好,沒工開零收入時,是怕記者又追問:『你之後開咩戲呀?』我真係唔知仲有冇工開,例牌答案是:休息一排先啦。」他說,電影圈的好處是錢賺得快,壞處是沒有安全感。「在影圈,又不致於霉到冇得撈,搵三餐勉強OK,但我想Show俾人睇陳豪是有實力的,於是我搵人幫手搭路入TVB。」在影圈做過主角,入電視台由低做起,他並不介意。「在電視台磨練一下,人才會硬淨起來。」
從良 自薦入TVB,第一步是託當時的經理人許愿搭路,找藝員部的大家姐曾勵珍(戲劇分部副總監)關照,誰知珍姐對陳豪沒有好感,不屑跟他見面。「我覺得自己外形唔算差,又做過Model,點知在珍姐眼中,我原來咁唔討好。」陳豪說他一日做爛仔,一世都是爛仔,「你叫我點洗底?」
珍姐看不順眼的,是陳豪那把沙啞的嗓子,粗獷得像黑社會。「慢慢改,唔得改都得。」陳豪找醫生做聲帶手術,又努力增肥,為了令樣子看起來隨和一點,最後把一頭金髮染黑。「我執正了之後,她派了個ICAC的《廉政先峰》單元劇給我演,過了那一關,才正式接拍《妙手仁心Ⅱ》的醫生MC這個角色。」
陳豪很珍惜這個得來不易的機會,《妙手仁心Ⅱ》監製戚其義原本安排了一個警察的角色給他,輾轉間MC這個角色才落在他手中。在有幾千名員工的大機構TVB 工 作,陳豪很快就明白一個道理。「你要知道這間公司不停生產劇集,亦即是不停為藝員創造機會,今日我博到一個機會,做得好自然陸續有來。」不再沉醉於電影的 刀光劍影,陳豪由二打六爛仔、衰差佬做到專業人士,「脫胎換骨是有點艱苦經營,但之後都是靠付出努力,拍《洛神》監製放曹丕給我做,觀眾反應幾好;到拍 《絕世好爸》發覺原來我都可以搞笑,繼續放角色給我,其實每次都是博一博。」
女人 陳豪粗略估計他一年可以拍到一百一十集劇,這是極限。在電視台,忙與受歡迎從來都劃上等號,陳豪一年拍四劇,換來了知名度,也賺了觀眾緣。「最難忘是02 年 台慶那晚,我得到『飛躍進步男藝員』獎。」那一年,大熱倒灶的是與六嬸方逸華有親戚關係的林峰。有觀眾緣,陳豪也很有女人緣。戀愛紀錄包括蔡少芬、陳慧珊、郭羨妮及廖碧兒。坊間傳聞,每個跟陳豪合作的女演員,絕少不過電,「不是不是,是以前不會避忌,男男女女都玩得埋。」陳豪說,出了那麼多緋聞他也有反 省過,某程度上要負上責任。
「唔 好話幕前,就算係幕後都傳過緋聞,連我從前的經理人也不放過,最搞笑是幾年前把我的女助手寫成豬扒,佢嬲死我。」陳豪很不願談緋聞,連現階段有沒有拍拖都 不肯講,「你說我以前不介意公開有女友?是的,因為那時我唔覺得自己有新聞價值,亦唔會有人關心我有冇拖拍,現在一傳出緋聞就被寫得好負面。」陳豪怕傳緋聞,但又不介意同廖碧兒手拖手行騷。「廣告商給你一大堆錢想你這樣做,在商言商,都是客人要求的。」情侶檔搵錢是實際需要,現實裏的廖小姐也不如你我想像中幸福,「我是一個好普通的男人,唔好諗得我太好,浪漫?No,其實我幾懶,不過都算專一。結婚?遲早會結但唔係o易家囉。同我拍拖,唔好帶任何期望,平常心最好,我未必會令女友開心,或者我會做好多衰o野都未定。

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

I Am Master Kwok - Derek Kwok

我係郭師傅郭政鴻

娛樂圈有很多教人思考的名字。

想的是這些名字好似聽過,這些人應該見過,但總不會知道擁有這個名字的就是這個人。

最慘是這個人演的這個角色,要以「主角在第三集在酒吧遇見的女孩子的阿哥」來形容。

不過,最慘情的日子,郭政鴻總算熬過了;即使現在筆者向人介紹郭政鴻,仍需要加上「《佛山贊師父》的納蘭正光」、「《覆雨翻雲》的魔師龐班」等附註解釋,但起碼觀眾心目中認定他是「第一高手」。

「令我真正為人熟悉,尤其是內地觀眾,其實是《覆雨翻雲》,劇中我一樣是全場武功第一,但幕後製作人員終於認同了我的演技,加入了我與郭羨妮的感情戲,令我在內地大受歡迎。」

香港觀眾心目中的超強武者、南拳泰斗,在內地觀眾眼中就再加上一份柔情,變成一個剛柔並重的熱血大男兒,_盡無數內地女fans。

講到「大把女o既」,郭政鴻居然面泛紅霞,連公司的秘書小姐都讚他可愛。

真的要拜他為師,叫他一聲「郭師傅」,學一招半式真功夫之餘,最緊要是學幾招無敵_女功。

約郭政鴻做專訪,前後約了兩個多月,從他在昆明拍《太極》,再到上海繼續拍攝,筆者鍥而不捨地隔日致電追問行蹤,郭政鴻本人其實一早答應接受訪問,無奈外地拍攝期一再延遲,筆者在電話聽到的「唔好意思」、「對唔住」不下十數句,以為會遙遙無期之際,偏偏日期又塵埃落定。

為表誠意(加多半分歉意),郭政鴻自薦帶來剛剛訂造好的漂亮南獅頭做拍攝素材,比筆者準備的薯片、汽水、辦公室文件等道具來得繽紛,亦更能凸顯「練武者」郭政鴻的身份。

「作為一個練武人士,我多年來都想造一隻獅(南獅),是自己的獅,這個獅頭我用了三千多元來造,獅頭上有個『郭』字,相信這個獅頭加上我,影出來會好靚。」

郭政鴻緊張他帶來的南獅頭,在出入電梯時小心奕奕,但他更籲重今次的訪問,從出家門到乘車抵達拍攝現場,他都悉心安排,分別找家人和筆者到他家門口及影樓樓下接應。

「我知你call了我很多次,盡顯你的誠意,我才打算動一動腦筋,付出一些心思和努力。」

你敬我一尺,我敬你一丈,正是練武者重情重義的優點,也不枉筆者多次誇他是「南拳王」。

「你誤會了,我是學南拳,但那敢當『南拳王』?其實我師傅才是廣東南拳高手,可能是內地觀眾一知半解才會有這個誤會吧!」

20年前看郭政鴻在《大運河》中演出,飾演李世民(劉青雲)的戇直弟弟李元霸,揮動一雙狼牙棒。20年多年來看籲這小伙子一直打拼,終於在《西遊記2》中 扮演通臂猿猴上位,在《酒是故鄉醇》中扮演奸險的羅總管盡顯演技,然後是《九五至尊》的十四皇帝、《覆雨翻雲》的龐班、《佛山贊師父》的納蘭正光、《酒店 風雲》的泰拳律師,努力逐步獲得回報,總是教人鼓舞,但又有誰猜到,郭政鴻今日的成就,原來源自與杜德偉、黎明都有份參加的《新秀歌唱大賽》?而郭政鴻的 大恩人,居然是當年紅花旦周海湄?相信連「海味」本人都忘記是怎樣一回事。

「我其實入行已超過二十年,早前在亞視做替身,已有同事同我講 ︰『鴻仔,不如試o下做演員啦!』我都不以為意,然後就走去參加《第四屆新秀》,當年的評判是黎小田和梅艷芳,_時吹開日本風,我就以一個『吉川晃司』式 後空翻入o左圍。雖然最後都輸_,但就被當年電影導演看中我在《新秀》的演出,找我在85年拍《豬仔出更》,同戲演員有周海湄及李家聲。冇耐『海味』就o 羅張 TVB藝員訓練班的表格給我,叫我填_之後佢仲幫我遞埋表格,之後我就加入TVB,『海味』就正是我的恩人,不過恐怕連佢本人都忘得一乾二淨。」

筆者相信,周海湄當日只不過是順手幫一下這小演員,那想到這恩惠會有人千年記。

說這兩年是郭政鴻的輝煌日子絕不為過,連荷李活巨星周潤發看了他在《佛山贊師父》與梁家仁桃花林的一場決鬥,也稱讚是近年電視劇難得的水準之作。

「呢場戲你有冇睇先?」郭政鴻緊張地追問,「呢場講納蘭正光同梁二娣在桃花林對決,文場武戲夾埋有十多分鐘,朋友睇過都話仲正過我ending同元彪對打o個場,而發哥(周潤發)更在接受傳媒訪問時直指這場武打有國際級水準。」

郭政鴻最滿意《覆雨翻雲》與郭羨妮一段矢志不渝的感情,最回味《佛山贊師父》與梁家仁的經典對打,那在內地近三個月與超級高手合作的《太極》,郭政鴻又有幾多期望呢?

「《太極》又係冇得彈_傑作,又係講我係天下第一,為追求武術向太極宗師劉兆銘挑戰,輸了半招,後來銘sir死了我就因為冇o左寄託而退出江湖,但偏偏又被阿哥艾威迫死我愛人陳自瑤,卒之我又重出江湖,再去激發趙文卓潛能,最後同佢大決戰。」

眼見郭政鴻說得眉飛色舞,筆者罕有地不加意見,任由他詳述與趙文卓「高手過招」的過程。

「眾所周知趙文卓曾是全國武術冠軍,他記性好,根基十分深厚,是我拍動作場面以來難得一遇的真正頂級高手,開拍前我非常欣賞佢,希望同佢擦出火花,一邊拍我亦一邊享受同佢o既切磋。

「不過我練的是洪拳,講求沉穩,打短橋;他本身是北派太極、通臂拳等高手,所以未能在對打中學到甚麼,但與趙文卓在動作上交流也可算是愉快的經歷,亦可以學習人家積極動腦筋和務實的風格。」

在筆者心目中,能做到識英雄重英雄,除了金庸小說內的喬峰、郭靖,現在再加上一個郭政鴻。

打開網頁,看到女fans們為郭政鴻做的fan club網站,原來為數不少。

「我都講過,《覆雨翻雲》的痴情龐班為我在內地取得不少分數。」

而事實上,筆者亦早聞郭政鴻確確實實是一個情痴……

「我知,當年有人目睹我在內地拍廣告時要時常『報到』,其實這只是一份尊重,自發性做一些雙方都舒服的事,才會感情長久。」

眼見郭政鴻如斯緊張,筆者那會忍心去取笑他跟太太李欣穎的「夫唱婦隨」關係;又或許擁有他這種「情痴」本質,才能為他打破武師框框,先後在《酒店風雲》和剛開拍的《師奶兵團》中飾演對情人或太太情深一片的漢子。

「再一次多謝公司俾機會我做《覆雨翻雲》,令其他監製都俾機會我做一些有演技有文戲的角色,連《女人唔易做》都搵我客串做鄧萃雯前度男朋友,不過講開又講,幾套時裝劇我都係做專業人士,我個樣真係好醒咩?」

其實佢唔係醒,只不過打得勁、愛得痴,對一個訪問態度誠懇認真,擺明係專業。o個份精神,點止做專業人士,做時下藝員_師傅都仲得啦!

識到郭政鴻,是福份。

20年前的訓練班同學林韋辰,至今與他依然是老死,遠在上海都保持電話聯絡,還相約到私竇飲酒睇世界盃。

邂逅郭政鴻,是悲劇。

因為他心目中只有在03年情人節結婚的太太李欣穎,二人不時在寓所附近_裏腳,甜蜜到痺,現時才認識他,知道他的優點,甚至愛上他,只會白費心機空餘恨。

唔信?他幫男攝影師抬起電視、獅頭、十疊文件都不皺一下眉,但當義務客串的女秘書的玉手從後摸他肩膊,再移到近胸前,他就即時跳起。

對唔住!只因這位政鴻,在太太面前,已不再是英雄。

*兒時的郭政鴻看來已經相當戇直。

*與李欣穎在'03年情人節結婚,過程更被《娛樂大搜查》直擊報道。

*'05年初參與《佛山贊師父》演出後,郭政鴻的身手被廣泛認同。

*跟劉青雲一起主演《大運河》,已是20年前的事。

*'02年在綜藝科節目《小城巨星挑戰賽》中與台灣參賽者深情共舞,盡顯溫柔一面。

Personal Note: Derek is wearing the exact same colorful shirt as the time I met him back in May. :D

*Credits to 3weekly, issue 350 (June 24, 2006)

廣東話 2

Lesson 2:

俾(bei) 人(yan) 飛(fei) - 被人拋棄 (dumped)

吹(chui) 水(sui) - 作大 (exaggerate)

巴(ba) 巴(ba) 閉(bai) 閉(bai) - 威風﹐了不起﹐驕傲之意 (arrogant meaning)

扭(nau) 柴(chaai) - 扭親﹐扭傷 (sprain)

麻(ma) 麻(ma) 地(dei) - 過得去 (okay to pass)

大(daai) 頭(tau) 蝦(ha) - 粗心大意 (careless)

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

懶音 Lazy Sound

I find that anyone who can have words come out of their mouths can become a singer or artist in Hong Kong these days. The problem is 懶(laan) 音(yam) lazy sound. 懶音 is formed when people do not pronounce the sound of the consonant or they do not use the tongue to pronounce the correct enunciation of the consonant. For example: 選(suen) 港(gong) 姐(je) vs. 選(suen) 趕(gon) 姐(je), 你(nei) vs. 理(lei), 我(ngoh) vs. or, 牛(ngau) vs. ow, etc.

Empero Entertainment Group (EEG) has the most 懶音 so-called singers ever. Like Yumiko Cheng, Deep Ng, Isabella Leung, Kenny Kwan, and Boy'Z (or should I say Sun Boy'Z). All of them have 懶音 when they speak, not to mention when they sing. It seems to me that people just recite exactly what singers sing now. Take for example Twins' song "你講你愛我". In the song, the lyrics go "你講,你講你愛我". A male contestant who went on TVB's "Minutes to Fame" sang "你趕你趕你愛我" [講(gong) vs. 趕(gon)]. Hacken Lee had to 'ding' him and correct his pronunciation. Even after the correction, the contestant continued to sing it incorrectly. It was hopeless.

I find that most of the 懶音 come from words with the "N" sounding words. For example, 五吳伍誤 pronounced as "ng" but people with 懶音 will say "m".

For me, it helps if you use English pinyin to read the Chinese characters. In 5 years time, I no longer need to use pinyin to read Chinese because I can recognize the characters. I can read 90%+ of the Chinese characters, but I can't write as well yet. To type Chinese characters, I use a program called "NJStar Chinese WP". All I do is type the pinyin word in, and characters with the similar sound will pop up, and all I have to do is find the correct character which I am looking for.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Eye Catching 2005: Soler


Names: Julio and Dino
Date of birth: September 9
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 155 lb.
Place of birth: Macau
Nationality: Italian and Burmese descent
Favourite singers: Annie Lennox, Sting/David Gray, Bob Dylan
Favourite actors: Russell Crowe/Benicio Del Toro
Dino's Compositions: Eason Chan's "On the Way to the Hospital", "Peaceful Restaurant", 2005 East Asia's Sports Associations' Opening theme "We Will Shine"

How they entered: In 1998, the two brothers were in Italy for schooling. They entered an open performance and were noticed by Italy's EMI Music Company. After the release of their English album, "Tears in Your Hands", they were not successful because the culture there was more traditional. They later went to England to experience their music talent. In 2005, they officially turned focus to Hong Kong's music industry.

At a young age, Julio and Dino showed affection towards music. It was not until their school days that their affection grew. They like to perform their own compositions on stage. Their father is a traditional musician, while their mother likes to hum. At home, they would always hear her sing. At that time, they realize that singing is a natural reaction. "When we were young, Mom would buy harmonicas, flutes, and electric keyboards, and other musical instruments for us to play with. Plus the influence of Dad, that's how our affection grew for music".

Soler has officially entered HK's music industry for 4 months. The twins have an appearance of a Westerner. At first, they were worried that they would take a lot of time for music fans to accept them, but it was not like that. "We pour our hearts into doing our music, and we sing the best for our music. Others will accept that, no matter what you look like, as long as they feel that we are passionate about music. We believe that this is what will break the ice".

At the age of 14, they started to play in a band with a couple of friends up until this day. Julio is responsible for drums and keyboard while Dino handles the guitar; they both take part as lead vocal. There's no yours or mine difference. They work well together and get along. Same as the day of this interview, once they notice that something is wrong with the hairstyle or clothing, they would help each other fix it. With that amount of care shown, it made the reporter think of a young couple.

*Credits to mingpao

Friday, June 23, 2006

Shall We Talk 2005: "Luckiness in Plus Size" - Moses Chan

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幸福加大碼 陳豪

首先,是一篇樂評。 究竟多少人買《男人魅》,是為了聽陳豪唱的《心花放》插曲﹖既然復古是大趨勢,唯有這樣告訴自己——小學時家裏買了《京華春夢》黑膠碟,那隻插曲《撲蝶》也聽得很開心,同樣道理而已。
陳豪唱歌好不好聽,坊間自有公論。難得他老實,大大聲自嘲﹕「雖然已經出了街,其實不收貨o架。真係難聽嘛。」知恥近乎勇,這是好事。
一天午飯後,看到他上《都市閒情》plug歌,樸拙的表演,真心的娛樂大家。如果可以選擇,他認為自己比較適合教主婦設計家居。「如果不做演員,我會是一個很好的裝修佬。」
最近的陳豪,的確有點像個「佬」,頂籲個大肚腩讓人拍照。《心花放》把他和廖碧兒拉在一起,被公認是登對的一對,如果幸福可以令人「佬」化,有理由相信,他此刻的確很幸福。
十二歲開始蒲 如果你相信「人生配額論」,陳豪是一個人辦。他的玩樂配額很早便用完了,十二歲,一般人是莘莘學子,他便開始去蒲,跟籲兩個哥哥,在尖東海旁做馬路天使,恃籲生得高大,偷偷溜進Canton disco去跳舞,沒有人發覺他未成年,年紀很小便學識飲酒。
「有時三天不回家,只是在波樓玩。」當時可以說是邊緣青年,只差沒有做蠱惑仔。
「我時常想,如果沒有去澳洲,我現在會不會做了黑社會大佬。」
對於陳豪,我們大多以為他是澳洲回流的「鬼仔」,和洋化的花旦最投契。其實他中三移民前,讀葵涌循道中學,比你我更熟悉香港草根文化。
在澳洲,你以為他天天對籲大片草地,享受陽光與清風嗎﹖其實也是蒲得荒天亂夜,十六歲,聲線也蒲得沙啞了。
入了大學,隨隨便便的選會計,根本志不在此,只讀了兩年,他趁暑假回來賺錢,學業便半途而廢。模特兒公司介紹他去拍《晚九朝五》,「香港戰後第十代青年男女的情慾故事」,他只需要演自己。
要拍露股鏡頭,導演哄他﹕「很簡單的,一起殭,很隨意的在鏡頭前走過。」講對白,嗓子很爛的,現場收音根本聽不清楚,他一直騙導演說﹕「我把聲很快會好的。」
「第一次拍殭上戲,怕得很,動也不敢動,要導演在我背推。」
一哄一騙半推半就,電影就這樣拍了出來。
貪錢做模特兒 他以為自己做了電影明星,囂囂張張的,根本不喜歡電影,做模特兒更實際,反正錢易賺,一小時賺千多元,高峰期一個月收入有十多萬。
「有時在山頂吃完生蠔,就開車到別處去吃甜品,錢多得花不完。」
他和一班模特兒朋友,一星期蒲足七天,追求的是開心,心裏有個底線,第一不碰毒品,第二不玩一夜情。當然,女朋友是換得多,有時和一個女孩子喝酒談笑,忽然間連對方名字也想不起。
「拍過幾多次拖﹖不少次囉。」他總是不肯透露真實數字,也有可能自己也算不清。
戲愈接愈爛,由《古惑仔》做到《慈雲山十三太保》,什麼大奸角都做過。
他問經理人許愿﹕「為什麼不找我演忠的﹖」許愿就說服他﹕「個個都演忠的,邊個去做奸角﹖你咪奸得幾好睇。」
好了,糜爛的生活維持到廿七歲那年,蠱惑仔熱潮過去,半年沒有人找他開工。馬死落地行,他只好去做蒸餾水傳銷,結果連朋友也趕跑了。他跟許愿商量,不如簽無線,試試做電視吧,如果還是此路不通,就安心轉行去。
「要是不做演員,我可以做裝修。我的手藝幾好,對室內設計有點天分,上一間屋,『線灰』、髹油、鋪磚、裝廁所板,都是我親力親為做的,我可以是一個好top的裝修工人。」
廿七歲初嘗窮滋味 加入無線是新開始,他花了兩萬元做聲帶手術,沙聲回復正常,不用一味演奸角了。但玩樂配額和揮霍配額終於用完,以前月入萬,變成月入五千,他初次嘗到窮的滋味。
「有時為了慳錢,由銅鑼灣行到中環,一百元分三天花。」
小時候,他從沒有窮過,爸爸在瑪嘉烈醫院做麻醉科醫生,一家五口住醫生宿舍,二千呎單位,屋裏甚至有小滑梯。
十一歲那年,爸爸中風過身,媽媽帶籲他們三兄弟搬到美孚,也有一千呎。做中醫的母親奔波賺錢,有時到日本習醫,有時到內地出診,雖然失去了父親,但陳豪少年不識愁滋味,只知家裏沒人管,大把自由去玩。
「在無線,跟其他人談起,才知道很多人十幾歲已出來捱。」例如和他合作多次的黎姿,跟他同年,十五歲已拍戲養家,他那時還在澳洲日蒲夜蒲。「我現在才剛開始捱,所以不可以埋怨,每人的階段不同。有些人早一點辛苦,遲一點享受﹔我則是早就享受過了,現在開始辛苦。」
蝕底是好事很多人說,陳豪不豪,雖然身為一線小生,但生活很平民化,租西貢村屋,開二手日本車。和許愿還有經理人合約時,經常被拖欠薪金,數字最多達幾十萬,他因此養成節儉的習慣。
「當你試過有錢,又試過冇錢,就會知道錢的真正價值,它堆砌起的享受,其實也不外如是。做演員不要以為和普通人有什麼不同,很多人一個月幾千元也過到活,為什麼演員就不可以呢﹖我已學識放低要求,當自己是普通人就成了。」
他去年和許愿結束關係,正式跟無線簽經理人約。據他所說,和許愿的欠薪糾紛已經和平解決,現在沒拖沒欠。
「雖然他不再是我的經理人,但我們的關係仍然很好,經常通電話,間中會約出來飲o野。」對於這位被指常拖欠旗下藝人金錢的前度伯樂,他說﹕「他很有藝術修養,
教了我不少東西,我沒有對他不滿。」
他說,簽了無線,的確不用擔心錢的問題,以前常常想﹕「死啦,仲有咁多數未找,點算呢﹖」現在可以無後顧之憂地拍戲。有無線安排,工作從沒停過,每天睡兩小時,收入卻不成正比。他也承認,目前是處於蝕底狀態。
「有得蝕底才是好事,你愈肯蝕底,就愈多人找你工作,多些機會,就可以多些進步。」
《金枝慾孽》之後,四個女主角升價十倍,林保怡也炙手可熱,唯獨陳豪好像沒有多大得益,繼續日做夜做。玩樂配額已經用完了,現在只有努力工作、享受辛苦,這是他的理論。
母親要傳授針灸技巧 陳豪說,感情是私人事,不想跟外人分享,我們對他的感情狀態所知不多。
「有一次做訪問,不小心對記者透露有一個馬來西亞籍女友,事後_心_肺後悔,其實無論如何不應說。」
無論是馬來西亞籍女友,還是澳洲籍女友,他說都已成過去,不想再提。
在澳洲的中醫學院教書的母親已退休,並沒有催他快點結婚。
「她唯一最關心的是,要將中醫知識傳授給我,要教我針灸。」他口中的母親,是個長今般的醫女,針灸技巧尤其一流,他曾經做健身時弄傷腰骨,母親親自為他在背部施針,每次插四十多枝針,半年便痊癒了,沒有後遺症。
畫中人 陳豪喜歡繪畫,尤其擅畫素描,圈中誰收過他親手畫的素描﹖不是陳慧珊,不是郭羡妮,也不是廖碧兒,而是江華。
「我可以閉上眼睛畫出他的樣子,他說想看看,所以即席畫出來給他。」
至於為什麼不畫素描送給紅顏知己,又是那個舊理由﹕因為太忙了。
拍《心花放》時,和廖碧兒傳出緋聞,女孩子已經明確表態了,記者笑陳豪肥,她也說「男人不可以太瘦,看來很孱弱,加上我自己身材也不嬌小。」,但他依然堅決否認。
「我現在沒有拍拖。她是一個很可愛活潑的女孩子,我給她很高分數,有八十分。(那麼陳慧珊有幾多分﹖)嘩,你俾陷阱我踩o者﹗」
這天拍照,陳豪不算特別肥,肚腩沒有凸出來,大碼衫穿得下,不用穿加大碼。見到陷阱懂得避,起碼證明身手還很靈活。
*九四年的電影《晚九朝五》,陳豪和陳小春同是新人,但他的演出比小春大膽得多,有露股鏡頭。
* 未入電視圈前,長髮、沙聲,常被安排演大奸角和蠱惑仔。
* 許愿做了陳豪的經理人近十年,雖然曾發生過拖欠薪金問題,但最後和平解決,做回朋友。
*陳慧珊台慶奪女主角獎,興奮得與陳豪緊緊擁抱,緋聞不脛而走,但他說跟她只是很合得來的朋友。
* 陳豪在電視憑《洛神》成名,也和郭羡妮傳緋聞,因此得到「花旦殺手」的封號。
* 陳豪不怕扮女人醜化形象,和江華合演鬧劇非常投入。
* 陳豪自認不會唱歌,又不會跳舞,去年港姐決賽中和曹敏莉跳辣身舞,令人嘩然。
* 《金枝慾孽》是去年大熱,個個演員升價十倍,但陳豪是六位主角中得益最小的一個。
* 玩《繼續無敵獎門人》遊戲,緋聞男女陳豪和廖碧兒毫不避忌,人疊人奉旨親熱。

*Credits to MCHall and mingpao

Thursday, June 22, 2006

我的電視劇集

每一年無綫都有節目巡禮介紹未來的劇集﹐以下幾部是我自己創作的而想他們拍懾的電視劇集。

Every year, TVB has Sales Presentations to introduce their new series. The following are some series I would like to filmed.

英勇飛虎隊
SDU

演員﹕馬德鐘﹐馬國明﹐黃宗澤
Cast﹕Joe Ma﹐Kenneth Ma﹐Bosco Wong

簡介﹕特別任務連﹐被稱為﹕'飛虎隊' 欠缺人手就有意想加入新成員﹐於是向警察軍裝招務。馬國明和黃宗澤兩年前在警察學堂畢業。二人在學堂都是優秀學警。他們經常鬥誰比他好一些﹐不過只是友宜方式比賽。做了兩年軍裝﹐二人覺得飛虎隊是一個好機會所以他們決定參加。

高級督察馬德鐘是飛虎精英上頭派他訓練新成員﹐希望他將飛虎學員訓練好。

完成訓練後﹐馬國明和黃宗澤要面對很多挑戰及危險場面例如救人質﹐火爆場面﹐炸彈事件﹐高空抓獲疑犯等等。

Plot: The HK Special Duties Unit (SDU) lacks manpower and decides to recruit police cadets to join the squad. Kenneth Ma and Bosco Wong both graduated from the police academy two years ago. They were both very outstanding cadets in the academy. Both would compete to see who excels, but their competitions were friendly-based. After graduating from the academy, Kenneth and Bosco believe that the SDU is a great opportunity, so they decide to join.

Joe, a stupendous SDU, was called upon to train the newbies, hoping to train them well.

After Kenneth and Bosco have completed the training, they are to face many challenges and dangerous settings, such as saving hostages, fire scenes, explosion scenes, capturing suspects from mid-air, etc.

第一女捕頭

演員﹕蒙嘉慧﹐馬浚偉
Cast﹕Yoyo Mung﹐Steven Ma

簡介﹕陸拾仨(蒙嘉慧)是陸拾義的表姊。她是翰林村的第一女捕頭。為人聰明伶俐﹐武功了得﹐抱打不平及正義勇為。她當女捕快時拯救了蒙古公主生命於是和陸拾仨上契並給她加多一個‘依’字落名字為‘陸拾仨依’﹐簡稱‘拾仨依’。

祝星(馬浚偉)出生於京城外邊的大戶人家。父母在祝星十歲時安居在京城。他十三歲時而當選為當金皇上的左右護衛。憑著他的文才及武藝﹐皇上派他到翰林村查案。

「金釵殺手」﹐「目中無人」﹐「神聖失蹤」﹐「畫裡之謎」﹐「皇金萬兩」

祝星助拾仨依一臂之力破奇案。由於祝星幫拾仨依﹐她對祝星日久生情不知不覺對他有好感。

Plot: Luk Sap Sam (Yoyo Mung) is Hon Lam Village's first female Chief of Police and also Luk Sap Yi's older cousin. She is very clever and has wonderful martial arts skills. She is all about justice and helps people in need. During her regular policing days, she saved the Mongolian Princess' life. To reward Luk Sap Sam, the princess decides to become god-sisters with her and gives her a letter 'Yi' to add to her name, making it 'Luk Sap Sam Yi' or the nickname 'Sap Sam Yi'.

Juk Sing (Steven Ma) was born outside of Jing Sing and grew up from a rich family. When Juk Sing was 10 years old, his parents moved into Jing Sing to settle down. When Juk Sing was 13 years old, he was elected to become His Majesty's top royal guard. With his intelligence in literature and his knowledge in kung fu, His Majesty sends Juk Sing to Hon Lam Village to investigate a case.

「Gold Hairpin Murderer」, 「Empty Coffin」, 「Holy Disappearance」, 「Painting's Riddle」, 「His Majesty's Treasure」

Juk Sing assists Sap Sam Yi in solving mysterious cases. During the course of time, Sap Sam Yi unconsciously starts to like him.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

廣東話

This section is influenced by Sammul Chan. The Cantonese dialect is very different from Mandarin because it uses a lot of slang.

Lesson 1:

o訓(fan)﹕即係睡覺 (sleep)

早(jo) 透(tau)﹕即晚安 (good night)

玩(waan)﹕氣弄意思 (E.g., 你玩我! vs. 你氣弄我!) (fool)

豬(jue) 扒(pa)﹕醜 (ugly)

削(seuk)﹕殘

名字大聯盟

以藝人嘅名字串成一句對聯。


武琳天下 - 金城武﹐陳慧琳

羲喜楊羊 - 吳卓羲﹐楊怡

聚豪珊莊 - 陳豪﹐陳慧珊

蒙醒 ‘Steven (時分)’ - 蒙嘉慧﹐馬浚偉

杏林先鋒 - 胡杏兒﹐陳鍵鋒

千彥萬語 - 楊千嬅﹐吳彥祖

浚男美女 - 馬浚偉﹐吳美珩

永珩國度 - 吳美珩﹐馬國明

嵐天白雲 - 向海嵐﹐古天樂

曼佛潮宗 - 佘詩曼﹐黃宗澤

杏宗飄忽 - 胡杏兒﹐黃宗澤

宗生杏福 - 黃宗澤﹐胡杏兒

明中注定 - 馬國明﹐胡定欣

豪氣迫人 美力更強 - 陳豪﹐吳美珩

文武雙全 美艷動人 - 黃德斌﹐吳美珩

只要有珩心﹐美夢可成真 - 吳美珩

保嘉慧國 - 林保怡﹐鍾嘉欣﹐蒙嘉慧﹐馬國明

鴻飛曼里 - 陳錦鴻﹐佘詩曼

Monday, June 12, 2006

FloMo @ TVB 35th Anniversary 2002 Clip




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Flora Chan and Moses Chan!!!
A must watch for backstage interviews of the winners of TVB's 35th Anniversary!

*Credits to ath113

Eye Catching: Justin Lo

Date of birth: July 1
Horoscope sign: Cancer

Instruments played: Piano, drums

Most want to work with singers: Sam Hui, George Lam

Favourite music: Soul pop

How he entered: After Justin graduated form design in the States, he got bored working for a Yahoo website, so he returned to Hong Kong two years ago to do music. Through his Uncle Ted Lo, he met Mark Lui and composed many songs. His more known compositions include Leo Ku's "Nobita", "Hurt Chasing Person", and Leon Lai's "Do I Still Love You". It was not until being a backup singer for Leo Ku's concert that he was discovered by Paco Wong and signed to the music company Gold Label as a singer.

When performing as a backup singer for Leo's concert, Justin did not reveal himself too much because he does not have a handsome face, and he is not tall, but he has an unbelievable amount of cuteness in him that makes him shine. Plus the big hit "Good Guy", all eyes were focused on this new male singer, making him the most focused new male singer. When comparing to other newbies who have all released their debut albums, Justin has not rushed himself in order to release an album. He laughs, "I have only recorded two songs. I need more time to work on other songs. I don't want this album to have any boredom to it. I want all ten songs to have its own style just like 'Good Guy' and 'Erica'. Actually, it is very difficult for fans not to skip any tracks in a CD, but I would like to do the impossible for this album".

Before becoming a singer, Justin kept a lot to himself. After entering the business, one's personality nevertheless will change due to entertainment value. However, he insists on keeping the music for real. He says, "After becoming a singer, I've came in contact with a lot more people, there's photo shoots and interviews. Compared to when I was just doing music, I don't need to care about anything else. It's like jumping out from the bottom of a well and coming into the big world. I hope that, in five years, I can become a complete music producer, not just in Hong Kong, I want to get the approval from all around Asia. That is my dream".

Thursday, June 8, 2006

Shall We Talk 2002: "Sweet, Sweet, Bitter Man" - Moses Chan

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Besides the smell of sweat, for every man, there may be another scent. "I am a bit sweet and a little bit bitter kind of man", Moses laughs.

After bitterness, does not always come sweetness, but today, Moses Chan is famous.

At the age of 31, he entered the entertainment business as a young man. For 8 years, he was cast in a category III movie revealing his buttocks; he played a numerous evil characters, and the most 樣衰 of no-namers. In the end, he still gets himself to a rising position with the role of 'Cho Pei' in "Where the Legend Begins" as the evil character. Continuing that, the role 'Siu Hin Wah' in "Family Man" stabilizes his position. After much suffering, Moses went through more than a little bitterness. In this person's eye, he has succeeded, and it is worth a drink to. He smiles sweetly.

Throughout the interview, Moses Chan kept a soft laughter as if he was giving them out for free. He laughs happily. Laughter is a natural reaction, even if it encounters any wounds containing questions, the answer will always be full of blood. But in the end, you will not forget to add a couple sounds of laughter. "Actually, I'm a very miserable man! Ha ha ha ha".

Actually, I am too! Ha ha ha ha.

Don't worry, it will resemble a French movie
Yes, Moses Chan knows he is famous. Even with a stable girlfriend, he, too, like many other artistes, does not like to talk about his love life. Everybody can see that TVB is promoting him. He is filming series back to back, he is rumoured with the two 'dong ka fa dans', Flora Chan and Sonija Kwok. In one allegation, it was said that the female pursued him, and now he is nicknamed as 'Fa Dan Killer'.

Moses laughingly says that he has already looked past it and does not have any special feeling.

"I entered the business in 1994. The director persuaded me to film 'Twenty Something'. He told me, 'Don't worry, we'll film it like a French movie, it will look very natural even if you don't wear any clothing'. After that being said, I believed it and took on the role. But who knew that, on the first day of filming, there would be so many sexual scenes! Ha ha.

Before the movie was aired in theatres, I told my friends not to go watch it. Even until this day, I'm not used to seeing my bare naked butt on the big screen. With this experience, the biggest relief is that I've already filmed the worst that there is to film because I've done it when I first entered the business. So, anything after that is no big deal".

How to continue to be evil
After filming that movie, I thought to myself, "Such a big sacrifice, should I be getting this year's best actor award?" I was indulging in the wildest fantasy. People would laugh to death. Ha ha!

After that, there were some people who noticed me, and I was able to film a couple of movies where I was the main lead, but at that time, I was very arrogant. People would give me a numerous chances, but I didn't even say 'thank you' nor did I even buy them a cup of coffee. They probably thought, "Why should I give you a chance?" Shortly after, I started to get supporting roles and evil roles. I played many of those roles. I thought to myself, "If I continue to be evil, there would probably be a chance that I can't go back".

A wish I can't accept
During those days, he decided to throw himself out. He took on all roles and he would spend all of his money. Since he does not have fame, then all there is left is money. He says that he was already used to it, he depended on his 6'1" body in exchange for money. "In my modeling days, when I arrive at a show, all they would tell me to do is stand there. I would stand there the whole night. When I was done standing, they would tell me to leave. It was very boring. It was so easy but people would pay me to do so, what was I suppose to do?"

Moses Chan is too modest, even in asking him about his one wish, he could not answer it.

"A wish? Um... I don't know! I can't accept it. It's not that I've never thought about, it’s just that I dare not to think about it. The entertainment business is really weird, the more a person wants to be famous, he'll never be close to fame; on the other hand, the chance will be given to a 戇居居 ABC who doesn't know what's going on. Ha ha!

Please look like a person
During those days, the more I work, the more the bad luck followed. There were no jobs in both modeling and in movies. I was jobless for a half-year. After that, I opened up a little store selling quartz accessories. I called everybody in my address book, trying to sell accessories for a thousand dollars a piece. "I really am no good at marketing. I would call up my friends, and I would not know what to say to them. I would think to myself, "You have to buy this! You have to buy this!" Of course, I only sold a few. Until one day, a good friend scolded me. "It doesn't matter what kind of job you do, but when you speak to me, please sound like a normal person, and be more humane". That is when I realized that I was not suitable for that kind of job."

Gaining weight to look less cunning
With jobs lessening everyday, manager Clarence Hui signs him over to TVB. At that time, he swore an oath inside his heart, "This is that last chance I'm giving myself. If there isn't any result, I will never step foot in the entertainment business".

In order for his image to enter the house more easily, he gained 10+ pounds to look less cunning. In television, his life became more like a daily routine; he was focused in filming series. In 2000, he was noticed in "Healing Hands II". After that, he helped TVB film many series. After the success of "Where the Legend Begins" and "Family Man", TVB plans to air "Take My Word For It", "Perish in the Name of Love", "Back to Square One", "Love Again", etc.

Cho Pei ah! Come buy a fish
"Even though I have entered the business for 8 years, people do not speak to me when I go to the market and buy groceries, but now, I go to the market to buy a fish...the boss lady would say, 'Chan Ho! Don't leave!' The vegetable lady over at the next stall would yell out, 'Cho Pei ah...Chan Ho, I'll give you some free vegetables, come and buy some from me!' Afterward, a bunch of housewives would surround me and say, 'You've come to buy groceries? May I have your autograph?' I don't know how to leave their surroundings. But inside my heart, I am happy". At least Moses' last chance was not wasted.

"There are a lot of people who need to take the wrong step. With no wrong, they will never learn". All of a sudden, Moses is touched.

Wrong early, Quit early
Moses Chan, born in Hong Kong, father a doctor, mother a Chinese doctor, and has 2 older brothers. His father passed away when Moses was 12 years old. His mother was afraid that her sons would misbehave, so they all immigrated to Australia. But Moses did go bad. In his early teens, he would take a couple hundred dollars and would stay out for a couple of days. He and his friends would hang out at pool halls, go to discos, smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, and pick up girls. These days lasted for a while. After he got older, he went to a club and asked himself, "Do I really belong here?"

"It was like all of a sudden I realized that I wasn't a person who was willing to let myself live like that. I know I look like a player and my friends often ask me, 'You can't drink? Doesn't seem like it!' They ask me if I smoke cigarettes. I tell them that I have quit when I was in my early teens. Ha ha!"

"Being bad early doesn't necessary mean it is a bad thing. It may be a chance to let myself realize it at an early stage".

Loving without character
When it comes to his love life, Moses says that he knew early on that he is used to loving without character.

"Hey, you'll naturally lose or have no character when you like someone. I used to always put love on the top of the list. I can put down everything just to go dating. In the end, I was always the one being dumped because I spoil my girlfriends too much. That's why there's no character. I've experienced going out with 2 girls at the same time. I let the person who loved me get hurt. After this experience, I've learned not to make the same mistake again. Of course, vice versa, I've experienced being hurt as well."

Asking Moses to recall his deepest love wound, not speaking of details...just talking about feelings. He described it as bleeding non-stop.

"Once, she tells me [to break up], my whole body is shaking, my breathing starts to accelerate. After that, I can't breathe. I sit down hoping to calm down. In my heart, I just want to run out of the house, but I can't because I can't move an ounce of my body. I think non-stop to myself, 'Why would you break it! All my trust for you is gone!'"

Chocolate as healing medicine
A month later, I wouldn't do anything but eat chocolate non-stop. I was so sad that the chocolate was tasteless, and I didn't even get fat. That was the one time I realized I'd eat chocolate every time I'm sad."

Love, no forward just backwards
Moses explains that his longest relationship lasted for 7 years. He says that this relationship is not in the past tense nor is it in the present tense. He does not want to talk about the details, but he does not mind sharing how two people get along.

For a relationship to last, they each must compromise. That is a must. The most important is that they have to put endless effort into the relationship. You can't expect it to grow naturally. If you leave it, it will not grow, it will just wither. A relationship is like muscle: if you don't work out, it will just go flabby.

"When I date, I would talk to her on the phone, sing her a song...sometimes I would make her a photo album with all of our pictures together. Or the simplest is to help her wash dishes. That is already enough to make her happy. And for two people to be together, you must include a little bit of romance".

Listening to Memories
During the whole interview, Moses kept his laughter. With his soft voice, half-good and half-evil eyes, and big laughter, if I were a young girl, I would have fallen heads over heels for him.

When Moses was in his teens, he liked to stay out late and eventually caught the flu. The flu damaged his voice box making it sound very hoarse and scratchy. Before entering TVB, he underwent a surgery to have his voice fixed.

"Shortly after the surgery, my voice was very high-pitched. It sounded as though I was a transsexual. It was very scary. I thought, 'Oh no, I shouldn't have had it done'. Luckily, a month or two later my voice turned back to normal".

It was this voice box surgery that made him realize that he misses the hoarse voice because he says that it helped him in his entertainment career. Before the surgery, he did not hate his scratchy voice.

"There were many fans who that liked that voice. They thought it was cool and special and it had a lot of character. After the surgery, I think I must have lost some fans. Ha Ha! I do miss that voice sometimes".

*Credits to mingpao

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

《男人之苦 》 "Men in Pain"

With the success of "La Femme Desperado", TVB has decided to air "Men in Pain", starring Damian Lau and Ron Ng, following "Trimming Success" on June 13. The series explores the sources of stress that men encounter at different ages, as represented by Ron Ng the younger generation, the middle-aged man Damian Lau, and the senior citizen Bowie Wu Fung. The men in the series use various methods to relieve their stress.

HK viewers have always accepted Damian portraying the role of a "little man". In 2000, Damian's "Ups and Downs" had an average of 33 points and a high of 43 points, with 84 percent of the viewers tuning in for the show.

With 'Bus Uncle' being the top issue in HK and his quotation, "You have stress, I have stress too", hopefully it will bring some promotional value for the 《男人之苦》 "Men in Pain".

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Bus Uncle

Everybody has been raving about 'Bus Uncle' for the past week. This all happened on a bus with a young man tapping the shoulders of a middle-aged man due to the fact that he was speaking too loudly on his cell phone. 'Bus Uncle' gets furious and starts cursing the young man endlessly. A boy riding on the bus captures the whole incident on his cell phone. The six-minute clip surfaces on the internet with various versions to it. These versions included "Infernal Affairs" adaptation, Sammi Cheng's "煞科" cartoon versions, movie versions with Chinese and English subtitles, and many more.

This incident was so huge that a Taiwan variety show has made a parody out of it.

Experts explained that the reason people are so interested in this is because the clip was dramatic, and you can see it happening in reality. Also, the middle-aged man's abnormal actions indicate that he is suffering from an illness. More like an anger problem. It doesn't take much to push the wrong buttons to trigger his anger.

People are going crazy over the clip. Hong Kong TV shows are using it. Radio stations are reenacting it. TVB is even using it as a method to promote its to-be-broadcasted series "Pain of Being a Man", showing that "You have stress, I have stress too!" The men in the series have many sources of stress, which remain unresolved, but they deal with the stress using various methods.

I first viewed the clip on Sammul Chan's blog (http://hk.myblog.yahoo.com/sammul-blog) on the first of June. I just think that some people don't have manners and don't care about other people around them. 'Bus Uncle' was very rude; however, on the other hand, the young man didn't handle the situation that well either. 'Bus Uncle' made the young man apologize for something he started in the first place. The young man didn't emphasize that the problem started off by 'Bus Uncle' speaking too loudly on the phone. 'Bus Uncle' should be apologizing and the young man as well. The two quotes from "Uncle Bus", "你有壓力, 我有壓力!" (You have stress, I have stress too!) and "未解決!" (It's not over!), are the most-used quotations used in HK right now.

Link to watch 'Bus Uncle'.

Monday, June 5, 2006

Quotations from TVB Series

I grew up watching TVB series, so I will be posting up some quotations from their series. Many of them are very memorable. I was reading an issue of TVB Weekly, and I came across a section labelled, "Top Ten Classic Quotes". The writer surveyed fifty artistes and came up with these results.

Top Ten Classic Quotes
1. "老婆仔,我哋去洞房囉." - 丁常旺《戇夫成龍》
2. "飲啖茶, 食個飽." - 段飛《蓋世豪俠》
3. "Yo!,駛乜驚呀!" - 孫悟空《西遊記》
4. "人善人欺天不欺, 人惡人怕天不怕." - 丁蟹《大時代》
5. "我唔係契丹人! 我唔係契丹人!" - 喬峰《天龍八部》
6. "格格Jel Jel." - 尚人《兄兄我我》
7. "So What!" - 方謹昌《流氓大亨》
8. "你阿爺o丫!" - 韋小寶《鹿鼎記》
9. "你班耆英同麻英!" - May May《真情》
10. "又如何?" - 余樂天 (阿Lok)《男親女愛》
"Off!" - Miss Mo《男親女愛》
To me, I thought that these weren't classic enough. The following quotes are memorable as well as classic.
"係咁先! 唔係咩呀!" - 木咀輝《親情》
"你媽我登!" - 木咀輝《親情》
"唉! 又洗米啦!" - 洗米華《城市故事》
"吹乒乓." - 韋諾《香城浪子》(黃日華)
"你嗰大隻講!" - 舅父東《新紮師兄》
"我封你做我偶像囉." - 楊澤霖 飾演詹秉熙師傅《畫出彩虹》
"你咪當我LuLu呀!" - 歐嘉寶《兄兄我我》
"你講野呀?" - 段飛《蓋世豪俠》
"我哋係醒字派嚟呀嘛!" - 尚天堂《老友鬼鬼》
"你個PK呀!" - 尚天堂《老友鬼鬼》
"咪當我Robert呀!" - 尚天堂《老友鬼鬼 》
"馬小靈, 妳在何處馬小靈, 我王小虎空有威名." - 何鑫淼《他來自江湖》
"先生幾多位,mark開邊條仔?" - 何鑫淼《他來自江湖》
"我係花果山水簾洞美猴皇齊天大聖孫悟空!" - 孫悟空《西遊記》
"話之你!" - 程如寶《開心華之里》
"你都低低哋!" - 低B瓊《真情》
"問世間, 情是何物, 直教生死相許." - 李莫愁《神鵰俠侶》
"食得又訓得,我係OK得!" - 游自得《闔府統請》
"有強哥, 冇奔波, 呵呵呵!" - 游自強《闔府統請》
"並非浪得虛名!" - 石美《皆大歡喜》
"Hur Hur 聲!" - 石美《皆大歡喜》
"咪就係咁之嘛!" - 鄭艷《錦繡良緣》
"之嘛, 之嘛!" - 程智勇《錦繡良緣》
"Come on, go go go!" - 過少哲《美麗在望》

The following quotes are long, funny, and fun to say.
"亞太區國際業務, 海外營業部高級經理, 並唔係浪得虛名." - 蕭顯華 (蕭公子)《絕世好爸》
"我拾義妹,義字行頭,為民除害,除暴安良,鋤強扶弱,捨己為人,人民愛我,我愛人民." - 陸拾義《秀才遇著兵》
"我係如來佛祖玉皇大帝觀音菩薩指定取西經特派使者花果山水簾洞美猴王齊天大聖孫悟空啊! 型到跌渣!" - 孫悟空《齊天大聖孫悟空》
"涼風有信, 秋月無邊, 虧我思嬌既情緒, 好比度日如年, 雖則我唔係玉樹臨風, 瀟洒倜儻, 但我有廣闊既胸襟, 加強勁既臂彎...." - 韋小寶《小寶與康熙》
"我係江湖上人稱水上小白龍, 能夠連續三日三夜喺水中氣都唔喘, 生食魚蝦蟹都面不改容既小白龍韋小寶" - 韋小寶《小寶與康熙》
"哼!你呢個卑鄙無恥下流賤格社會嘅人渣敗類拆白黨死飛仔!" - 李奇《難兄難弟》
"我哋做兄弟嘅, 三個人, 一條命, 有今生, 冇來世, 兩'協'插刀, 上刀山, 落油鑊, 歡樂今宵!" - 駱天佑/吳大興/司徒拔《烈火雄心》

Quotation Sing-alongs
"佢人智勇甚威風廣東有位伯夫叫做黃飛鴻!" - 林蘇 (牙擦蘇)《我愛牙擦蘇》
"大無畏,不惜一切 為人永遠不顧自危, 熱誠為大眾, 為人為到底,重重危難救大眾出重圍." - 南山三虎《烈火雄心》
"滑滑呀嘟嘟似豬羔咁滑, 牛油蛋撻冇咁滑. 迷人面珠我好想錫一啖, 味香滑, 如食新鮮蛋撻." - 麥守正《巨人》
"財來自有方一世有排旺!" - 余樂天 (阿Lok)《男親女愛》
"你又醒目,我又醒目,磨沙搓泥,呀確係手熟,呀確係手熟." - 魯輝《孖仔孖心肝》

Encouraging and Meaningful Quotations
"無嘢搞佢唔掂嘅!" - 方家輝《新鮮人》
"又唔駛生又唔駛死!" - 邵麗華《新鮮人》
"只要有鬥心,鐵杵磨成針!" - 甘元《勇往直前》
"享受過程不問結果!" - 蘇怡《衝上雲霄》
"唔駛騰, No problem!" - 莫作棟《棟篤神探》
"船到橋頭自然直!" - 孟麗君《再生緣》
"做人最緊要忠直, 就算要乞食, 腰骨都要挺直!" - 謝源《難兄難弟 》
"我唔係傻㗎,我只係單純!" -丁常旺《 戇夫成龍》
"頭向天, 腳向地, 面向關二哥, 距離六呎四!" - 尚天堂《老友鬼鬼》
"好嘅, 壞嘅, 都總會有, 總會過, 自已一樣有好嘅, 壞嘅, 其他人都會有㗎." - 周世芬《吾係差人》
"所以好嘅, 壞嘅都會發生. 我哋瞇埋眼深呼吸唔係去逃避, 而係比自己冷靜一下去諗一諗. 到再張開眼嘅同時, 就係解決問題嘅時候." - 林志剛《雷庭第一關》
"記憶係痛苦嘅根源! 我哋唔係電腦. 我哋無能力隨心所欲, 將唔鍾意嘅記憶全部刪除. 發生過嘅事, 哩一世都會記得. 一世都會跟住你!" - 林志剛《雷庭第一關》
"If you think you can, you can!" - 蔣進《大家族》
"對女人, 最緊要有誠意. 佢想飛出你手指罅, 呢世都唔使旨意." - 余在春《壹號皇庭五》
"一家人最緊要整整齊齊, 平平安安." - 《萬里長情》

Funny Ones
"若要人不知,唔太低B!" - 莫作棟《棟篤神探》
"劈啪你個隆的咚!" - 孫悟空《齊天大聖孫悟空》
"咪當我係搖搖!" - 吳大興/司徒拔《烈火雄心》
"你份人無咩點, 不過衰在命短." - 吳大興《烈火雄心》
"我哋行消防嘅!" - 吳大興《烈火雄心》
"Wala Wala!" - 駱天佑《烈火雄心》
"Who am I?" - 劉海寶《烈火雄心》
"姐仔!咪攪嘢喎!" - 關家仁《緣來沒法擋》
"食得多, 屙得多, 好似Raymond哥!" - 余在春《壹號皇庭四》
"拿拿拿都唔知喺邊度學埋d咁嘅衰野, 次次唔係扮嬲就扮走左去唔埋單." - 余在春《壹號皇庭四》
"o彭o彭聲!" - 韋小寶《小寶與康熙》
"罰你跪榴蓮, 頂菠籮!" - 《兄兄我我》
"你想play我? 你save啦!" - 過少哲《美麗在望》
"You are not a horse!" - 《大澳的天空》
"嘅嘢, 嘅嘢!" - 張美真《夢想成真》
"奇哥, 你都無解嘅!" - 程寶珠《難兄難弟》
"有冇So先?" - 賀高升《花木蘭》
"會餓死老婆, 仲瘟~臭屋添?" - 丁常旺《戇夫成龍》
"你係咪要我成世嫁唔出, 成世做老姑婆, 你先至開心呀?" - 李笑好《阿旺新傳》
"我貴為鑠蘭格格, 一出娘胎就高人一等!" - 喜搭臘·鑠蘭格格《我的野蠻奶奶》
"唔掂當!" - 慕容珠《師奶強人》
"係威喎!" - 慕容珠《師奶強人》
"你咪當我老花呀!" - 李小森《師奶強人》
"一千幾百, 尤如垃圾." - 簡靜美《師奶強人》
"幾好呀! 都冇解!" - 許大廣 (大隻廣)《大鬧廣昌隆》
"叻靚醒." - 紀開心《心花放》
"鬥! 就係本宮嘅擅長!" - 鈕姑祿·如玥《金枝慾孽》

Sunday, June 4, 2006

Shall We Talk: "Thirties" - Kenneth Ma

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三字頭 馬國明

無線○六年力捧名單,有馬國明。快要三十二歲,成名在望,首先要推翻張愛玲名句「成名要趁早」。

廿四歲入行,三十歲簽經理人合約,一切都比別人遲起步,年紀是大了點,但勝在夠成熟沉穩,比年輕人有腦。

「以前訓練班有些十七、八歲的同學,幾靚仔,雄心萬丈,做了一年路人甲乙丙,都意興闌珊走了。」

他願意守,扮過黃子華身旁的小強。「著衫幾好玩。」

又常扮死屍。「躺還好,站到二八(凌晨四時)更辛苦。」

終於做到「S4」之一,他又懂得冷靜分析﹕「其實公司只是想捧吳卓羲,我是用來湊齊四個的。」

如此腳踏實地,起飛要加倍用力拍翼。他說過,奮鬥目標是許紹雄,五字頭仍套套有份、過足戲癮。三字頭的馬國明,目標未免太長……遠了一點。

在無線做藝員,是馬國明的第二份工作,他畢業後在玻璃幕牆公司做過九個月,負責監督工程。

「要打呔,戴頭盔落地盤,看進度,拿圖則行幾十層樓,很悶,也很辛苦,而且我最抗拒打呔。」

他怕悶,其實自己也是個悶人,父親以前讀機械工程,在煤氣公司工作,他入大學時沒頭沒腦,覺得父親收入穩定,做工程師幾好,也選了機械工程。他說﹕「我最擅長對一大堆數字計來計去,最想找一份工,整天坐在房裏,對電腦計數,你叫我管理工人,死梗。」

他九八年加拿大UBC畢業,回港找工作,金融風暴剛過,經濟差得很,寄出八十封求職信,全部石沉大海。

「工廠北移,除非肯長駐大陸,很難找到和學位有關的工作。大公司又不請,我寄過信去地鐵,又寄過去機場,連面試機會都沒有。」

唯一有回音的是電視廣播有限公司,藝員訓練班招生,母親知道他喜歡演戲,替他寄信報名,結果獲得取錄。

馬國明性格害羞,但有戲做就變成另一個人,他怕對陌生人,但面對鏡頭就生龍活虎。為了演戲,放棄萬多元的工程管理工作,入無線做學生。

「薪金是之前那份工的三分之一。」他說。

在訓練班,馬國明也是最不起眼的學生。

「我不喜歡表現自己,但喜歡做戲,都幾矛盾。最有表演慾的人都做不久,有些同學十七、八歲,中五畢業入來,幾靚仔,心想可以一炮而紅,剛開始時野心勃 勃,做了一年,仍做路人甲乙丙,我看他們『謝』得很快,沒有心機開工,我猜他們前一晚飲完酒,站也站不直,一句對白也唸不好,很快,他們就消失了。」

馬國明做了三年死屍兵卒,黃子華要拍《男親女愛》MV,他被安排扮小強,穿衫彈結他,他說﹕「幾好玩呀。」

「我入行時年紀比較大(廿四歲),不會像小朋友,思想實際些,接受做路人的能力比較高。」

他第一部有對白的劇集是《Loving You》,做舞男。

「開心到『飯應』,一早去搶劇本,做足準備。」

他在《創世紀》演羅嘉良的炒股跟班,有一場戲匯報股票價格,要記股票名字和價位,怎樣也記不熟,NG了三十次。

「我看撈家的黑眼圈,他已經幾晚通頂,被我阻住收工,成個廠只等我幾句對白,真的很驚。」

後來在《衝上雲霄》演機師學員,和吳卓羲、黃宗澤、陳鍵鋒被封為「S4」,曝光率一下子大增。

但他深知娛樂圈的遊戲規則,報紙記者要求四人合照,他識時務,懂得靠邊站。

「『S4』個名只不過是公司想做noise,大家都知目的是捧吳卓羲,這是事實,我只是用來『湊齊四個』。那時,他們三個已經簽了經理人約,我還是簽訓練班約。」

馬國明合共跟無線簽了五年訓練班約,直至去年《同撈同煲》,才轉為經理人約。他拍《我師傅係黃飛鴻》、《西廂奇緣》等一大堆劇集期間,都是簽底薪低得多、機會少得多的訓練班約。

「最近一年,我的底薪才比得上第一份工。我很節儉,坐地鐵、坐巴士,只喜歡踢波,花不了多少錢。」

男人三十而立,馬國明現在還跟母親同住太古城,他只能感謝家人給他很大的自由度,沒有催他拿多點家用回家。

「我已經算幸運,仍簽訓練班約的師兄大有人在,很多一起踢波的隊友,在無線做了八、九年,仍簽訓練班約。」

馬國明三句不離足球,他是標準波牛,小學和中學讀筲箕灣的男校慈幼,自小只會踢波,小三開始踢校隊,除此之外,沒有其他專長。

「我一點也不突出,老師不會記得我,除了體育阿Sir。」

波牛不懂得追女仔,中五之後,他跟家人移民加拿大,在溫哥華讀college,十九歲第一次拍拖。

「一班唐人學生,經常聚在飯堂,我覺得那個女孩子很漂亮,是長頭髮的典型靚女,不知怎樣就拍起拖來。」

他的初戀只維持三個月,女朋友要到多倫多升大學,他便失戀了。之後入了大學,讀機械工程,全個學院只有四個女生,而且機械工程學生要搬機器,僅有的幾個女同學都孔武有力,他根本碰不到合眼緣的女孩子。

他說,讀大學幾年,感情空白一片。

「我認為應該寧缺毋濫。」

性格老實如馬國明,不知女孩子會覺得有安全感,還是沉悶。在加拿大,當地女孩的偶像是冰上曲棍球員,他仍離不開足球,在唐人街酒樓贊助的足球隊中踢波。

入了娛樂圈,嗜好仍是踢波。「現在有時一星期踢六場,我參加很多隊,訓練班同學一隊,無線幕後人員一隊,又有藝視會,間中又踢明星足球隊。」

陪他一起來的無線藝員主任,說他只懂踢波,當然沒有女朋友。「難道要女孩子陪你去球場曬太陽﹖」

馬國明的皮膚又黑又粗,他說因為每次練波,都會脫掉上衣曬太陽。藝員主任關心他,要安排他去做護膚,但因他要留在內地拍劇四個月,護膚療程都救不到。

皮膚難滋潤,愛情的滋潤更遙遠,他說﹕「我很想拍拖,已經想了幾年。」

早前傳他和曾華倩過從甚密,譜出一段年齡相差九年的姊弟戀。

「我和她只是談得來,我們什麼都可以談,有時講公事,有時講私人事,有時講是非,約朋友出來吃飯飲茶,沒什麼大不了。

「識朋友和年齡、性別沒有關係,我和很多女性都談得來,好像譚小環、蘇玉華,在電視城碰到蘇玉華,我會挨埋去和她傾偈。(會不會考慮和華倩拍拖﹖)不會考慮,已被人寫到這樣,影響到別人就不好,現在約她出來喝東西也少了。」

他說,不會抗拒和比自己年長的女性談戀愛,最重要合得來,只是不喜歡年紀太輕的「細路女」,「因為我不夠浪漫,不懂得『』人」,但如果可以選擇,女友的理想年齡是廿五至三十,可以「襯番自己」。

有人說馬國明木口木面,在三小時的訪問中,卻讓人發掘到他不太木訥的一面,甚至幾好笑。

一、他曾是張國榮歌迷會會員,因為其母是忠實張國榮歌迷,兩母子一起入會,他說﹕「我媽媽因為太喜歡張國榮,英文名叫做Monica。」

二、馬國明九歲起愛上唐老鴨,現在睡房內仍放當年買的唐老鴨毛公仔。為什麼獨愛唐老鴨,而不是主角米奇老鼠﹖他說﹕「米奇老鼠好假,經常笑臉迎人,沒有真人是這樣的。唐老鴨貪錢又鹹濕,喜歡搵人笨,比較有真實感,演唐老鴨幾好玩,如果要演米奇老鼠,真的沒戲可演。」

由卡通人物談到演戲,馬國明幾聰明。他暫時最喜歡的電視劇《同撈同煲》,扮鄧寄塵,常搵郭晉安笨,就是一個唐老鴨了。

他被批評在劇中演得浮誇,但浮誇好過木訥,到底是有人留意到了。要不然,要扮張活游、張瑛、吳楚帆,也未嘗不可。

*Credits to mingpao

Shall We Talk: "Women's Secret" - Melissa Ng

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女人的秘密 吳美珩

《女人唔易做》有三個女人,但一單是非也沒有,無人爭唱片頭片尾曲,沒人爭寵沒有眼紅,順順利利收視高達三十七點。

吳美珩在大陸拍劇,還 未回港做宣傳,周刊已用姊弟戀話題做封面,而且是時事版。她樂得不用靠是非上頭條,優優雅雅,就有新聞曝光。 在娛樂圈接近十年了,由當選華姐亞軍、做主持到現在擔正劇集,一直保持優雅。不用和其他花旦爭崩頭,沒是沒非,去年三部劇候選我最喜愛的女主角,輸給汪明 荃,心服口服輸得漂亮,另一個角度看也是贏了。 替她借來一套套低胸透視時裝,她嘩嘩大叫難度高,但只是要了點雙面膠紙,就舉重若輕換了出來讓我們拍個夠。誰說她不行性感﹖性感也要有格調。

入 行以來,最大新聞是去年盛傳秘密結婚,丈夫是管理四十億的神秘富豪。面對追問,她也堅持回答:「Private life is private life。」 英文答案怎說都比較有class,她說﹕「我不想講假話,如果你要我講,我選擇沉默。」 如果想知道答案,只有從她沒說出來的話中去找。

「我身邊那位」
盛傳吳美珩已婚,美人諱莫如深。訪問前不知應問「你丈夫」還是「你男友」,倒是她有備而來,由始至終就說「我身邊那位」,親密程度 不言而喻。 「有一次,周刊寫我去(台灣)服侍『我身邊那位』的家人,其實那些不是他家人,我去見一位舊朋友,友人拉住我跟他的親戚食飯。我從未見過『我身邊那位』的 姨媽姑姐,我只見過他父母。」 她委婉地表示從未見過男方所有親戚,意即未擺酒﹖這純屬記者捕風捉影,再問下去,她就閉嘴了。 「我可以和觀眾分享的是,上天待我不薄,我很幸運,身邊有個大我幾年的『小齊』。」小齊是《女人唔易做》中吳美珩(高Ling)的丈夫,即是比她年輕七年 的林峰。現實中,她男友比她年長四歲,傳統來說非常匹配。 「小齊是一個很專一、用情很深、很疼高Ling的人,我身邊有這個小齊,但我們不是姊弟戀,我很開心,這是很舒服的一段感情。」

據資料顯 示,跟她拍拖九年的男友王華麟是投資公司老闆,兩人同住寶雲道二千萬豪宅。他經常接受台灣商業雜誌訪問,談基金管理、「避險」、「完美風暴」,有錢有專業 地位。他在小檔案的婚姻狀況顯示「已婚」,因而傳出跟吳美珩已秘密結婚,但她至今握ㄧm可否。「我當然希望擁有圓滿的生活,結婚生子,有自己的家庭,我希 望朝這個方向去行。我常常開玩笑,四十歲前要生兩個女。我見到化妝師懷孕,也替她高興,我也希望有一天經歷這個階段,發揮我不知有沒有的母愛。」

「有條件做好煮婦」
做母親或者言之尚早,但她應該做到一個好煮婦,喜愛下廚,中西餐都會弄。 「我識煮三杯雞。用很簡單的和蛋,炒飯炒得好靚。還有素餃子。」

另 外,她對室內設計最有興趣,閒時愛逛跑馬地傢俬店,買緬甸、越南新派畫佈置家居,有潛質成為一位持家有道的太太。 外間說她三年前底薪才二萬元,已開價值百萬的瑪莎拉蒂跑車,像闊太多過像藝員。但她很想大家知道,她自己也賺到,不是有個富豪男友(或丈夫)不用拚搏,反 而,是因為這段感情穩定,才令她安心在工作上加把勁。 今年初,她寧願跟另一半分開四個月,到雲南、昆明開工拍新劇《無極》,也不想放棄一個村姑好角色。 「一段感情最舒服的是,不需要刻意去做某些事,兩個人很自然,互相溝通到,平穩已是最好。」講到溝通,吳美珩在大陸出生,自小移民美國﹔她「身邊那位」是 台灣人,初中到美國升學,兩口子都是黃皮白心。

「我們兩個都是英文人,平時三語(國粵英)一起溝通,吵架則用英文,因為夠快。」 吳美珩用英文思考,個性超級理智。她廿四歲認識現在「身邊那位」,之前只拍過一次拖,就是因為過於理性。

「對男友要求高」
「我是一個很清楚自己要什麼的人,即使只是和男孩子出去吃餐飯、看場戲,如果沒有感覺,我覺得繼續下去很沒意思,約第二次就會say no,我寧願做回朋友,所以我end up很多這類男性朋友。「讀大學那幾年,有男孩子約我,我就是不肯應約,媽咪也擔心我為什麼沒有約會。」

她 的初戀維時很短,隔了幾年後,直至回港選華姐,才在派對遇上王華麟,第一眼就知對方就是自己要的那位。 她選男友的條件非常奇特。「不知為什麼,我很怕男人握手無力,一個有自信的男人,握手堅定有力,這一點很重要。」 她承認,因為愛捉別人小處,做她身邊那位好慘。「我曾經理性過頭,太執,某個階段鑽牛角尖,每件事會分析得很細,有好有不好,好的是面對問題時,會很鎮 定,但一個人太理智不是好事,所以慢慢學會let go放鬆,不要太uptight(繃緊),做人開心了,拍戲自然了。」

「父親是醫院院長」
吳美珩生於廣東中山,父親是外科醫生,在中山的醫院當院長,母親是兒科醫生,經歷內地在七十年代末改革開放之後,九歲時全家移民美 國。對於在大陸的童年時光,她坦言印象模糊。 「只記得住在醫院宿舍,每天出入醫院,爸爸身上常有一陣手術室味。(有沒有戴過紅領巾﹖)是呀是呀,我和姊姊成績好,在學校有紅領巾戴,你問起我才記 得。」

十年前,她選完華裔小姐,回過中山探親,幾位小學同學來見面,對她非常熱情。「他們提起小時候一起玩,但我沒印象。」 童年像洗腦般抹去了,可能要歸功於美國教育的成功。父母都是醫生,但家境不算特別富裕,只是有遠見,為了讓女兒接受更好的教育,選擇放棄事業移民。「他們 在中國是一等公民,到了外國變成二等公民,犧牲很大。」

父母讀醫時用俄文和中文,在美國不可以重操故業,父親只能做針灸師,母親開花店,閒時寫書,四、五十歲從頭再來。 「我們小朋友,很快就接受漢堡包文化,入讀普通小學,沒有適應問題。」

「為獎學金選美」
母親教她做女性要獨立,不要張手拿零用錢,她十四歲就在美容公司做接線生,入三藩巿州立大學讀國際關係和市場學,就在地產公司做資料 搜集員,經紀賺到錢,她也有佣分,不但賺到學費,還買了部日本跑車,未畢業已自力更生。 她大學二年級參加「全美華埠小姐」,為的是贏取獎學金。 「我選美出身,別人會用有色眼光去看,選美的女性一定為名為利,我不否認當中有這樣的人存在,但不可一概而論。」

她參選國際華裔小姐,同 屆就有個曾因行使假信用卡在美國入獄的鍾慧儀。吳美珩說﹕「我選華埠小姐,真的要做很多社區工作,要為唐人街做籌款,迫你出來見很多人,沒有人呵護你。選 完有大學獎學金,讓你去讀書,香港這裏就送部車,環境很不同。」 她九六年來香港奪得華姐亞軍,拿了獎品就打算返美國,想不到無線一個電話,就留了下來做節目主持,再轉入話劇組做了花旦。

「如果我沒有選 美,沒有來香港,現在可能做金融,或者做marketing,可能是一個CEO。我沒有什麼優點,但有少少領袖才能,由細到大,負責指揮別人,有一班小朋 友跟我出入。」 她是家中四姊妹的老三,其他三個都入了金融界。「我是black sheep(黑羊,意指壞分子)。」但她的另一半是投資專家,跟金融界關係密切。

「等工作簽證最迷惘」
「來港第一年最迷惘,公司要我等到工作簽證,才開始工作,那段時間完全不熟悉香港,沒有什麼朋友,天天坐在家裏,無所事事,那一刻,我懷疑自己有沒有做錯決定。」 她說,當時大學剛畢業,以前在美國生活很簡單,未見過世面,真正的生活在香港開始。

吳 美珩千叮萬囑,這個訪問要寫多點她的工作,不要寫太多感情。 「我不想別人集中談論我的私生活,而忽略了我在工作的努力。」 她很重視自己的演藝成績,去年憑三部電視劇(《開心賓館》、《妙手仁心?郠》、《人間蒸發》)問鼎台慶花旦獎,雖然輸給阿姐,但被視為演技突破的一年,今 年的《女人唔易做》又成為熱門話題,收視理想,在電視台的地位不斷攀升。

「我希望不斷作新嘗試,觀眾未必接受,一定先入為主,我做開專業 人士,就以為我只適合演醫生、律師。當我由時裝轉古裝,好人變奸人,大家就看到我很俾心機。」 她有一部電視劇《鳳舞香羅》,沒有在香港播,演的是較有人性的奸角,在現實中看不到吳美珩爭名逐利,難道要租碟才看到﹖

「Chinese」
華裔小姐有不同程度的中國化,葉璇熟讀《唐詩三百首》,比較「Chinese」﹔廖碧兒讀劇本要用拼音,「Chinese」極有限。而吳美珩在兩者之間,她連普通諺語也不太懂。「中國人有句說話,什麼萬卷書……」

中文不好很平常,她在美國時,無線錄影帶還未普及,母親常在家中看台灣電視劇,她早已學會一口流利的普通話。

她 主持金紫荊廣場的回歸慶祝典禮,在《楚漢驕雄》演虞姬虞美人,名字中的「珩」字,意思是古代衣服上的玉飾,她口中都是很「Chinese」的事。吳美珩未 至於是大情大性的鬼妹仔,但笑聲豪邁,說起話來口若懸河,跟熒幕上的冷傲形象截然不同。 「在我心目中,家人都在美國,美國始終是我第一個家。」 伺機再問,如果要結婚,是不是選擇在美國註冊﹖

她依然滴水不漏﹕「假設性問題不會回答。」

*Credits to mingpao