Friday, April 20, 2012
TVB new series Gloves Come Off (GCO) starts off with high ratings, averaging at 31 points (~2.01 million viewers). Yesterday Kevin Cheng, Nancy Wu, Selena Li, Natalie Tong and Katy Kung were promoting for the series. Kevin will be heading to Xiamen very soon to shoot for a new Mainland series and won't be able to do promotions in HK until May. However, he has confidence on the series because its a fresh new topic and is eye catching to male viewers. It was said GCO is a rip off of the film A Fighter's Blues. Kevin said: "The TV series is 25 episodes, so can explain the story in a different way, in a more enriching way. It's hard to compare TV series to a film."
First time playing opposite of a child star, Kevin greatly praises that there are sparks between him and the young actor. He said: "I'm in the pit too, I should have a son. I like him a lot, it's a good thing that he likes to talk back, better than having no excitement, that's how there is hope in the acting. If I'm lucky to have a son in the future, I hope he'll have that type of personality." Kevin has already exchanged phone numbers with the young actor and will be keeping in touch. "His grades in school are pretty good, hope my future son will be just as smart."
In the series, Nancy plays a mute and deaf boxer, where she had to cram herself into [learning] sign language and boxing. She shouted expressing the difficulty: "For the sign language, I can still take it home to study, but the most difficult was thast I had to learn boxing over a short period of time, had to train myself to box like a pro. It was physically challenging, but I still enjoyed the entire process." Nancy's first opponent was Tsui Wing, and then she had to fight a real female boxer. Even if the female boxer went easy on her, Nancy still felt her hits were painful. During filming, she got herself some injuries on her thigh. Also, yesterday at the promotion Selena carelessly exposed her red laced underpants, making her feel very embarrassed.
Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU Forum