Saturday, June 02, 2012
It has been a long while since we seen former TVB Australian actor Gregory Rivers (Ho Kwok Wing). Just when we thought he retired from showbiz, he appears in the latest Aaron Kwok film Floating City. Gregory expressed over 20 years ago, he collaborated with Aaron before in a TVB series: "Working together again, we are good friends. He's very nice and doesn't have an attitude or temper. I have never seen him upset." He expressed Aaron taught him singing: "He taught me the pronunciation and how to say the words clearly. One time, we were quietly singing his song Strong as we were putting on makeup."
When asked if he plans to duet with Aaron when he releases his self-produced record? He laughed: "Never crossed my mind. I can ask him." In 2008, because of Hollywood film Dragonball Evolution, Chow Yun Fat hired Gregory to be his English tutor. At the time, Chow said he won't hire him again in the next 3 years because he wants to see what accomplishments he'll have in the 3 years. When speaking of Gregory and Chow's 3 year meeting, Gregory said he hasn't seen Chow yet.
TVB American actor Brian Burrell's smooth Cantonese all started in 1995. Within six months of learning Cantonese, he already learned all the basics and was able to communicate. Even with such high language ability, Brian still encounters difficulty when speaking his Cantonese lines: "A colleague told me: 'Usually when we chat, you do fine, but when you start speaking your lines, the pronunciations are off!' To increase my knowledge of the Chinese language, I don't allow myself to speak any English!"
Brian is very serious towards his acting. In his new series, he plays an English official, and has especially learned the English accent in hope to perform his best. He has a mission in his acting career, and it is all because of Gregory Rivers. When Gregory left TVB, he told him: "With you here, I can leave relieved because there will at least be one foreigner at TVB."
Source: Oriental Daily
Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU Forum
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