A few days ago, TVB actress Ali Lee (李佳芯), Samantha Ko (高海寧) and Kelly Cheung (張曦雯) were invited to Master’s Talk (師父有請) show hosted by Bob Lam (林盛斌) and Mak Ling Ling (麥玲玲) as the guests. They discussed about the destiny of playing female leads and Ling Ling pointed it was hard to play female leads immediately, except for Maggie Cheung Man Yuk (張曼玉) and Anita Yuen (袁詠儀).
Samantha expressed she acted as female lead in 2017 after joining TVB in 2008 while Kelly disclosed she finally played the lead in 2020, after working hard for 8 years. As for Ali, she was given the lead role after hosting and playing supporting roles: “I always believe fresh flowers need vegetables as accessories and do not mind being vegetables. Everyone definitely wishes to be flowers so what is the feeling of being flower? Subsequently, I realise I am a flower and my first drama is Law dis-Order (律政強人).” Kelly agreed with her and Samantha said: “Yes, I am your vegetables previously. Who Wants a Baby (BB來了) and Death by Zero (殺手) series are good examples.”
Samantha revealed she was portrayed a sexy artiste as a newcomer and accepted any jobs if given. She said: “Initially, I host variety and tour shows and heard some nasty comments when filming drama in the past. Once, I feel very upset when film director told me that I will never become a female lead and forgot his looks now.”
In addition, Samantha felt depressed when facing many criticisms: “Why are they targeting me? I cry several times and even see psychiatrist because of depression. I am on medication for a long time and always given work opportunities, whenever thinking of giving up. What worries me is about my parent. Once, the reporters tried to interview them at their workplaces and I felt very mad as they were frightened. Artistes indeed have to work extremely hard in order to gain recognition.”
Ling Ling pointed Kelly and Samantha attracted attention easily because of their nose height, while Ali had good affinity with men. Ling Ling predicted her future husband loved to stay at home and emphasised on her body figure only. Ali was a good woman and Kelly made people felt it was hard to get close to her because of her elegance. Ali said: “My face looks too common and people forget me easily. Some even treat me invisible when I walk past. In the past, I used to wear glasses and have flat nose. I am definitely not a school belle and nobody notices me at all. Hence, there is a slim chance for me to play female lead in my life.”