Source: Mingpao, Singtao, The Sun
Translated by: aZnangel @ http://asianuniverse.net/forums/
Tavia Yeung supports Kenneth Ma's acting, not too old for role
TVB new series Three Kingdoms RPG has recently been attacked by Netizens that it's a sloppy production, Kenneth Ma's too old for the role and his acting is too exaggerated. Despite the criticisms, it was announced yesterday at the promotion the premiere week averaged at 30 points, peaking 35 points. The cast including Raymond Lam, Kenneth Ma, Tavia Yeung, Leung Ka Kei, Sharon Chan, Ruco Chan and the rest of the cast took part in the promotional event. The cast were not affected by the criticisms and happily played the games. Raymond reveals he's planning to celebrate with the cast and crew next week as well.
When speaking of the poor special effects seen in the series? Raymond said: "Already said before there won't be large-scale battle scenes, it's just a simple production using a historical setting." Kenneth is too old for his role? He said: "TV series are to entertain audience, just as long as viewers enjoy watching. The Kenneth I know is very quiet, this time it's a breakthrough for him. He's exaggerated because its a comedy." Raymond also denied the saying that Kenneth replaced Ron Ng. Netizens attacked Leung Ka Kei's acting as well, but Raymond supported her, she was comfortable, competent and respectful towards her work. Raymond said she just appeared in the series, so judgements shouldn't be made too early.
Tavia denied that the series is a sloppy production because it's not focused on the magnificent battles, but rather the theme of traveling back in time. The importance is being able to bring in the comedy and a fresh feeling. As for Kenneth being attacked by Netizens? She said: "I don't think he's old, he performed very well. There is no definition of how old a gamer has to be, could be up to 50 years old." She also praised Kenneth had a lot of development in his role, and has a different style than Ron Ng. She didn't see Ron Ng's version of the role, but she believes they will both produce a different effect.
Also, this year Tavia has 5 series on hand, it was said she can compete with TV Queen Myolie Wu this year. Tavia said: "Last year I had 4 series, can't validate it like that. Many things are about the quality, not quantity. Have to see if its a good time along with many other factors for it to work. (Ex-rumored boyfriend Chris Lai is rumored dating a wealthy girl, if he gets married, will you wish him happiness?) Of course happiness, otherwise do I hope for them to break up?!"