Sunday, August 11, 2013

[2013.08.12] KENNETH MA MAKES HIS BIG SCREEN DEBUT


Producer Jackie Chan asks buddy Eric Tsang to guest star in his new film
Kenneth Ma's TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES 2 performance is memorable
Zhang Zixuan
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Kenneth Ma Kwok Ming recently with the TVB hit series TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES 2 is rising in popularity. He along with the cast has become hot properties in the industry. Toiling away in TVB for 14 years, Ma Ming once played "Siu Keung" (cockroach) in Dayo Wong Tsz Wah's music video BLUE SKY. Earlier he even received many film company offers, some even made astronomical offers for his big screen debut. Yet Ma Ming finally chose to work with the film industry big brother big Jackie Chan and star in the Jackie Chan produced romantic comedy YUEN LOI SI YAU HEI (DESTINY ARRIVES AS A GAME, tentative title) as a lucky handsome lawyer who is between 7 beauties. Jackie Chan invited buddies Eric Tsang Chi Wai and Irene Wan Bik Ha to participate and even considered whether he would guest star.

The lead actress will be the new star of the 350 million yuan RMB Mainland hit film LOVE IS NOT BLIND's Zhang Zixuan. Aside from her 49th Golden Horse Award Best New Actor and 31st Hundred Flower Award Best New Artist nominations, she also has worked with Wen Zhang , Harwick Lau Hoi Wai, Mini Yang Mi, Tong Dawei, Shawn Yue Man Lok and others on television. She even starred in Mayday's music video MY FIRST LOVE AGAIN. Reportedly Ma Ming and Zhang Zixuan will have a passionate kiss scene.

Aside from guest starring as a fire fighter in 72 TENANTS OF PROSPERITY (72 GA JO HAT), Ma Ming has never worked on a film. Reportedly his first lead salary was 3 million. Jackie Chan chose Ma Ming because of his performance in TRIUMPH 2, which made him believe that he had the ability to bring to life the "Legal world Cool Demon" in the film. The film will start production in October. The film company only confirmed that the Ma Kwok Ming will be in the new film and was not at liberty to discuss the salary.

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