This picture was from 1999 or 2001, and He and Bowie seemed liked friends back then. He and Bowie were rumoured to have had disagreements with each other while hosting TVB's variety programme 《江山美人》 in 2006.
He started to change the dialogue in the scripts since his first series, "Nothing to Declare". He first discusses it with the director or the producer; if they "okay" it, then the script is changed. However, He stopped his habit from "Fathers and Sons" and on.
I don't know, but Virginia Lok referred to He as 'troublesome' (麻煩) when they had only met once.
麻煩 or not, I still think He changes the script for the better.
P.S. He and Bowie's foreheads were very shiny! Ha ha....
In Steven Ma's eyes, Tavia Yeung is a very good partner in every sense. "The old Tavia didn't have fire in her innermost feelings, but during the filming of 'Sweetness in the Salt', she did some reorganization. Her acting is now different. She is very detailed in filming every scene, and she is in the ready position when the cameras start rolling. There is an episode where it talks about me catching a virus, so I had to stay in an abandoned temple. She was acting with me through a doorway. We couldn't stop crying. That type of 'parting forever' feeling was done in one take. After filming that scene, we couldn't help but hug each other. The filming crew members were clapping their hands. I am very happy to have met such a great actress. I hope this series will become one of her representative works in her acting career".
Personal Note: That is so funny! Mimi Chu is just too good! She will be playing 奶媽 in here! It's going to be hilarious! I've always been a fan of Poon Ka Tak series, but "The Winter Melon Tale" is a different story. Ha ha.... I can't wait!
This is where Tavia mentioned that Ma Ming would be playing her reporting officer in their new series with Raymond. Tavia said that she is always paired up with Raymond, Ron, and Bosco, but there is no fate between her and Ma Ming.
It is known that Tavia had injured her waist in previous years when filming in Mainland. Thus, in "Sweetness in the Salt" and in "Iron Horse Seeking Bridge", she has more fighting scenes rather than wire scenes.
For more information, watch the interview!
"Sweetness in the Salt" is on the cover of TVB Weekly, issue 627.
Chinese title: 《談情說案》
Pinyin title: Tam Ching Suet On
English title: "The Mysteries of Love"
Producer: Lau Ka Ho
Cast: Raymond Lam, Tavia Yeung, Kenneth Ma, etc.
Costume fitting: July 16, 2009
Filming date: July 20, 2009
- Adaption of the Japanese series 《神探伽俐略》.
- Raymond will play a physics professor.
- Tavia will play cop. Her reporting officer is Kenneth. There will not be any love relationships between Tavia and Kenneth.
- Evergreen Mak and Tavia will play brother and sister.
- Child actor Lawrence Ng will play Evergreen's son (Tavia's nephew).
Personal Note: How can TVB have a cop series and not have Ma Ming play the cop? Ha ha....
Tavia was on "The Green Room", and she expressed that she would really like to work with Wayne Lai and Ma Ming. However, she also added that she and Ma Ming have no fate in playing a couple...that's too bad!
Hosts: Chan Chun On & Yu Wing Man
Artiste: Ella Koon
Who is your most compatible male artiste?
Ella: The most comfortable?
Ella: The most comfortable would have to be Ma Ming, Ma Kwok Ming. It is very comfortable working with him. The more I work with him, the more chemistry we have. When I first met him, he didn't have much to say. He's hardworking, and he's very punctual. He would do all of his preparations beforehand, but he wouldn't talk much. Other than talking about the series, he wouldn't play. But after we've filmed up to the middle of the series, he would talk with me and tell jokes. The more I work with him, the more chemistry we have. I feel very comfortable working with him. There isn't any pressure working with him, and I don't know. I just feel very comfortable working with him. It is the way that people get along with each other.
On: I think he is a very slow-warming person.
Man: I think he is a boring person.
Ella: I don't think so. I think he is very funny guy.
Ella: Maybe you haven't really come in contact with him, and when he is working, he is very serious. He is very serious when he is working. Unlike him, I would go and play in the middle of work, and then I'll go back to work, and later I would go and play. He is very focused at work. Maybe that is why people get the wrong impression of him being boring, but he has a funny side to him.
On: We have to ask Nancy Wu if he is boring or not.
Ella: Are they filming together right now?
Man: Is he one of those guys who sticks up for you when Sammul (Chan) is bullying you, "Don't bully my girl!" Is he like that?
Ella: Sammul never bullied me! Sammul even gave me rides home. It's funny how the magazines said we were at odds. That was not true. There wasn't any arguing unless he wanted to run me over while driving me home.
Personal Note: Ella praises Ma Ming once again! Can't get enough of that! Ha ha.... I guess Ella didn't know about Ma Ming and Nancy's rumours. Ha ha.... :)
Interviewer: Let's ask you. Is there anyone around you who has a super amount of lazy sounds or has super correct pronunciations [in their speech]?
Raymond: There are super lots with a super amount of lazy sounds, and a few with super correct pronunciations.
Interviewer: Let's talk about the super lazy sounds. Are there any colleagues with a super amount of lazy sounds?
Raymond: Actually, there are a lot of colleagues with a super amount of lazy sounds.
Interviewer: No need to say whom.
Raymond: I obviously will not say whom.
Interviewer: Don't say it in front of the microphone. We'll say it behind the microphone!
Raymond: I will not name names. I'll let you guys find out.
Interviewer: As for super correct pronunciation, you say there are a few?
Raymond: Super correct pronunciation.... Actually, in "The Four" ,there is Sammul Chan. Wow! His correct pronunciation is super correct! You will think he is very over! Every time he says 'Nei' (you), it is very 'NNNei'. Do you understand?
Raymond: There was a time when the dialogue was somewhere along the line, "That 'Nui Yan' (woman)...." He said it very 'NNNui'. I was like, "What's going on? Why are you all of a sudden like this? Is it really necessary? Do you think you're a bit over?" Sammul responded, "Its correct pronunciation." All right.
Interviewer: Does he use a lot of nasal [pronunciation]?
Raymond: He said the word 'Nui' very 'NNNui'.
Interviewer: NNN你見唔見嗰個NNN女人呀? (Do you see that woman?)
Raymond: But when you say it like this when you're acting, it will become very strange.
Interviewer: And you guys were filming an ancient series.
Raymond: It's all right in ancient. Actually, it is a very good habit. We should learn from him.
Interviewer: But when you guys are having a normal conversation, it can be a bit natural.
Raymond: That's okay. We consider that his style. We're all used to it.
Interviewer: When you hear him, you'll know it is Sammul!
Raymond: That's right!
Interviewer: And the one with a lot of bass is Raymond.
Personal Note: I've always admired Sammul for his speaking. He is one of the few without lazy sounds. I posted an entry about lazy sounds back in 2006 called 懶音 Lazy Sound.
Chung Yau Sing: "我叫阿牛. 我唔會輕易放棄!"
(Wong He: "I'm Ah Cow. I will not give up easily!") (Ah Cow = He's character is hardworking?)
Fong Lei On (Encore): "我心中呢團火三十年都燒唔完!"
(Bosco Wong: "The fire inside me will not burn out for thirty years!")
Cheuk Pak Yue: "男人係要有承擔, 但係我都有我嘅底線!"
(Kevin Cheng: "A man must take responsibility, but I have my limits!")
Personal Note: I will not be anticipating "Burning Flame III" because I know it will not match up to the previous two parts. There are rumours saying that Wong He's character will die in the second half of the series. I'm guessing that it will be the part in the second promo clip where Kevin Cheng says, "The three of us will not die here!" Kevin Cheng and Bosco will rescue Wong He out, but they will not be able to resuscitate him.
In the new series "Iron Horse Seeking Bridge", there is a scene where I have to drive Kenneth Ma home because he was ill. Actually, it is already very difficult to ride a bike on set, and to drive a 150 lb, person, I can't even control the bike handle!! After a few attempts, I was very lucky and was able to complete it. However, it was very shaky!! I approximately crashed four times!! But our filming crew was very incredible because they were riding and filming right behind us. Plus, the weather was super, super hot!!
Personal Note: Just when I was complaining about Selena not having any pictures on her filming! Ha ha.... They are super cute together!