Off-screen couples steal the show

WELL DONE: Hong Kong actor Bosco Wong congratulating fellow TVB actress Tavia Yeung on winning the My Favourite TVB Actress award at Saturday's StarHub TV Awards 2013, held at Marina Bay Sands Grand Theatre. Wong, in turn, snagged the My Favourite TVB Actor award.
Off-screen couples steal the show

RED-CARPET REPLACEMENT: Actress Myolie Wu joked that she had wanted to walk down the red carpet with co-star Ron Ng (who did not attend the awards), but she settled for actor Kenneth Ma (pictured).
Off-screen couples steal the show

COMMITTED TO WORK: Veteran actor Michael Miu (centre), 55, who snagged the Classic TVB Character award, said that acting is very much a part of his life, and it will be boring if he ever quits his job.
Off-screen couples steal the show

HELPING HAND: Tavia Yeung (right) aiding fellow actress Christine Kuo before the post-award-show interviews. Despite the teasing over her rumoured beau, Him Law, 29. the 34-year-old Yeung was unflappable. Meanwhile, Kuo is unpertubed by criticisms over her burgeoning weight.
Off-screen couples steal the show

DODGING QUESTIONS: Hunky Him Law - Tavia Yeung's rumoured beau - was in high spirits, despite being constantly teased over their romance. When asked when Yeung will be officially made Mrs Law, he replied: "If my drama's character is Mr Law, and I marry her in the show, then she will be Mrs Law."
Off-screen couples steal the show

STUNNING THREADS: Actress Linda Chung, in an elegant white, lacey, see-through dress, was voted the best-dressed red-carpet star by viewers.
Off-screen couples steal the show

OUT IN FULL FORCE: Over 200 fans armed with placards and posters crowded around the red carpet to catch a glimpse of their favourite TVB stars.


    Sep 30, 2013

    Off-screen couples steal the show

    IT WAS a night when the best in TVB dramaland were honoured at Saturday's StarHub TVB Awards 2013.

    Hit airline-drama sequel Triumph In The Skies II scored the biggest win of the night with four awards - My Favourite TVB Male and Female TV Character, My Favourite TVB Drama and Singapore Media's Favourite TVB Drama - out of 20 categories.

    But all eyes, and jokes, were on the off-screen couples - especially Tavia Yeung and Him Law - much to the amusement of the full-house, 2,000-strong audience at Marina Bay Sands Grand Theatre.

    The master of ceremonies, Taiwanese host King Kong, pounced on every opportunity to make fun of Yeung, 34, and rumoured beau Law, 29 - a seemingly open secret in Hong Kong showbiz.

    Later, during interviews, the good-natured and lively Yeung said in jest: "I wanted to take off my heels (to throw it at King Kong), but refrained from doing so to maintain my poise."

    My Paper takes you backstage to hear what the stars have to say.


    Some celebrities throw a fit when asked about their love lives. But not Yeung and Law, who were pretty savvy in handling the media that night.

    When asked when she will be officially made Mrs Law, the witty Yeung bantered with the reporters and pretended not to hear Law's name.

    When the hunky Law was asked the question in turn, he replied: "If my drama character's surname is Mr Law, and I marry her in the show, then she will be Mrs Law."


    Voted as the audience's favourite TV couple, actress Niki Chow and actor Bosco Wong were equally at ease offstage - even taking potshots at each other.

    The cheeky Chow, 34, said in mock horror to a reporter: "You dared to mention Myolie Wu's (Wong's former girlfriend) name in front of him!"

    Later, the 32-year-old Wong exacted his revenge by spilling the beans on Chow's rumoured budding romance, only to have the actress playfully chase him out of the room.


    Sweet-faced actress Christine Kuo, 30, has received much flak for her burgeoning weight in recent months.

    Turning up in a black gown that showed off her voluptuous figure, the Taiwanese-Canadian candidly revealed that her battle with weight was due to the emotional stress of not adjusting well to the Hong Kong culture.

    The graceful Kuo, who grew up in Canada, said: "I believe what's important is for a woman to be healthy. It's okay to have curves, one doesn't have to be stick-thin."


    Up-and-coming TVB actress Mandy Wong, 30, has no qualms taking on nasty roles that annoy the audience to no end.

    Wong, who was propelled to fame by her convincing portrayal of a selfish spitfire in the 2012 drama L'Escargot, said: "That's the beauty of acting. You can go all out and do things that you normally wouldn't do in real life."

    To which her humorous fellow TVB star, Kenneth Ma, 39, quipped: "That's why I want to play a character with many girlfriends."

    Catch the repeat telecast of the StarHub TVB Awards 2013 on Saturday at 8pm on VV Drama (StarHub Ch 855).