Moses Chan - Behind the Title, Saturday May 26, 2012
May 27 2012, 01:10 AM
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Moses Chan - Behind the Title
Moses Chan (Ah Mo) is the 'Golden Seun Poon' (best deal) in the hearts of millions of HK girls and a TV King candidate that television can't lose. In the industry, he is also known Mr. Good...towards the many titles the public has for him, Ah Mo embarassingly smiled and said: "Thanks, Thanks!" This perfect actor in the public eye stresses that whether if its he's a best deal or TV King, what he's been doing all along is just trying to reach to the peak of television. The bottom line is, he is just one foolish Ah Mo.
We counted with Ah Mo of how many titles he has, he laughed loudly and said: "I really don't have much feeling towards all these titles. Is it because someone says you are this, then that's what you are? I am the same as before, someone who loves to eat and drink, a silly Ah Mo." Of course, all his titles are compliments and positive, a kind regard from Fans, Ah Mo rogered all that. He is grateful, but he does not dare to accept the honor. Indeed! There is no perfect person in this world. Forcing yourself to live under the expectations of others, wouldn't that mean you have lost yourself? The true Ah Mo is behind the titles.
From "Failure on the Big Screen" to "TV King on the Giant Station"
Ten years have gone by, watching many of his colleagues leaving HK television giant TVB, while standing at the peak of the television industry, Ah Mo asks himself: "What's next?" Even though he already has an answer in his heart, he does not dare to think of instant success. From hitting rock bottom in the film scene until what he is today, Ah Mo knows better than anyone else the truth of 'conventional' fame.
Ah Mo: "Watching my colleagues leaving one at a time, I have also asked myself, 'How should I proceed next?' But you have to plan for the future and have to see what choices you have in front of you. So far, I don't see a better path I could take. (Head up North to shoot series?) Honestly since I've entered TVB, I have never filmed a series outside of the company. Even if the 'Chinese Yuan' can be easily earned, but it has never been the first factor that I put into consideration. After all I'm not young, I hope to let audience see my future works that has inner quality and creativity, so I don't rule out the chances that I may make a comeback on the big screen. I currently have to wait for a good time. As for my career, I have always taken it step by step. When you experience a situation where you have nothing to do, then you will start to cherish every meal you have today. Back then, after I participated in the film Twenty Something (1994), I went from being the lead actor to a supporting actor and even to a big 'ke lei feh' (extra). I was waiting daily for someone to give me a job. I couldn't see my future at all. When I joined TVB, it was the last step I took in my acting career. If this step wasn't stable, it would be game over for me. So, I put my greatest effort in doing my best. All those setbacks I had in the past, allowed me to learn how to take my every step and that I must maturely reflect on every one.
From "Player of the Century" to "Golden Seun Poon"
A few years ago, Ah Mo was back on the market, and instantly became known as the 'Golden Seun Poon' (Golden Best Deal). Today, despite the fact that he's already taken (Aimee Chan), he still sees a woman, loves a woman. But, does anyone know before he became the famous 'Golden Best Deal', he was actually the 'Player of the Century'? Ah Mo did not deny that there was a period of time he smoked, drank, partied hard and often got a new girlfriend... so how did this 'Golden Best Deal' label start?
Ah Mo: "Haha, people labeled me as the 'Golden Best Deal', of course I'm not. Everyone has seen too much of Ah Mo acting on TV, and have imagined me as the perfect man. In fact, my thoughts are very traditional. I believe the definition of 'Best Deal' is a man that must be responsible, be able to give his partner a reliable shoulder, really protect and love her. A 'Best Deal' must be able to occasionally be romantic and give surprises. However, in all honestly, I have never qualified for any of these conditions. I'm still in the learning process. As for how I went from a 'player' to the 'best deal' that everyone knows? I think, in life there are different insights during different periods. I remember there was one night long ago, when I was under the spotlight at the disco, the people around me were madly dancing, but I didn't move at all. That moment, my feelings told me: 'This place doesn't belong to me.' And since then, I left the disco and said goodbye to that frivolous age.
From "Foolish Boy" to "Mr. Good"
Showbiz is a place of competition and jealousy. People in this industry are surrounded by nonstop gossips and rumors, but Ah Mo has a protective charm on him that keeps him away from 'bad terms' rumors. As a Mr. Good in the public eye, Ah Mo laughed and said he's just one "foolish man".
Ah Mo: I am a natural born Yes Man. I am friendly with people and don't know how to fight back. I have never been in a fight with anyone in my life. In the past, I was really resistant when people said "foolish people have foolish happiness", but I have now realized that this is in fact a kind of happiness.
Although people with this personality are often taken for granted, but when you are not afraid of disadvantage and willing to help others, then there will be an unexpected payback. After being in the television industry for so many years, there is indeed not many things that can upset me. I like creativity and I will provide suggestions to producers. Sometimes when my suggestions aren't accepted because of several factors, I would just let out a long sigh. To survive in showbiz, you must learn this principle: When someone wants your help, your advice will be helpful; When someone doesn't want your help, your advice is troublesome.
So, even if I do feel helpless, I still think artists should do their part first. There is no need to insist on things that cannot be controlled.
From "Coffee Prince" to "Captain of Dreams"
Aside from his love to enjoy coffee, Ah Mo loves to enjoy life. In his brain, he doesn't just store his acting skills, but also the dreams that people in the city lack.
Ah Mo: "If life is just about running around to make a living, then we are just left with meaningless. So, each individual must have a dream. I grew up in Australia and I believe treasuring life is far more important than making money,. To me, my acting career is definitely not everything in my life because I have too many dreams. For example, in the future I hope to own my very own furniture store, restaurant, village, coffee garden, farm ... sounds pretty crazy, but it is not impossible. As for if my dreams can come true, that will have to depend timing. Of course, I won't give up everything just for my dreams. Again, everything must be taken step by step."
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