TVB drama, My Commissioned Lover (婚姻合伙人) starring Matt Yeung (楊明) and Samantha Ko (高海寧) is stepping into the finale and the pace is getting exciting. In the episode aired on 3rd June 2019, Samantha looked for Kenny Wong (黃德斌) to clarify about the misunderstanding and became very furious after listening. He lost control after drinking and raped her as a result. Samantha felt utterly upset and bought contraceptive pills at the pharmacy immediately. She hid and cried in the toilet at the hospital and kept consoling herself that it was a minor issue and nothing happened when looking at the mirror. Subsequently, it was another big blow to Samantha when her marriage with Matt begun to fall apart.
The rape scene lasted for 3 seconds this time and it was filmed through an implicit method. Kenny pushed Samantha to the sofa and it was over after revealing her stomach. The audiences and netizens praised her acting skills had improved as she managed to portray the feeling of a victim who went through a rape ordeal without shouting and crying. When compared to the rape scene in Friendly Fire (法網狙擊) series aired in 2013, it was completely different and Samantha revealed her half naked back view in Friendly Fire drama.
When mentioned about the comparison between the rape scenes in two series during a telephone interview with HK01 (香港01), Samantha said: “In Friendly Fire drama, I was knocked up by somebody and the rapist tried to lie that I was the one making the first move. Hence, I sat up straight and revealed my back in order to explain the whole story. As for this time, Kenny was drunk and one scene was sufficient to explain the incident.”
Asking about her ways to portray a rape victim in the series, Samantha said: “I am quite devoted to my role character during the filming. Because of her background, she can handle it calmly and knows how to protect herself after getting hurt. However deep in her heart, she has a breakdown and tries to suppress it by consoling herself for the sake of the bigger picture. This scene is filmed at a later stage and I understand my role character quite well. I will be completely insane if it happens to me in reality and any normal girls will behave the same too. The most difficult part is to cry and I have been crying for 2 to 3 hours. It takes 2 days to shoot the scene and I feel very depressed during that period of time.”