In All That Is Bitter Is Sweet <大藥坊>, Samantha Ko (高海寧) portrays Pin Pin, a dance hostess whose love for Ruco Chan’s (陳展鵬) Ting Yat Yuen remains unrequited.
Samantha said she admires Pin Pin’s courageous attitude towards love, but in real life, she takes a much more realistic approach.
“I like things to stay simple. I’m afraid of complicated relationships, and I’ve never confessed to a man before.”
Samantha revealed that when she was still in school, she had a crush on a male classmate for three years.
Despite knowing that he had a girlfriend, Samantha still liked him. However, she never had enough courage to confess to him.
“I was conservative. I wanted him to speak up first.” Samantha believes that it is best to be friends first before proceeding to the next stage in a relationship.
With her career in full-bloom, Samantha must grasp all the opportunities handed to her, leaving little time to think about romance.
“In the past, I wanted to do everything, but I wasn’t given the chance to. I could only think about it [in my mind]. Now [TVB] is giving me many opportunities, and my roles have room for good development. I want to let everyone know that besides my body and looks, I can also act.”
Samantha said she wants to portray a strong and hearty role, contrary from the feminine roles she is usually known for.
Working with Film Giants
Currently shooting the film, From Vegas to Macau 2 <賭城風雲2> , Samantha has earned the opportunity to act with Chow Yun Fat (周潤發).
Samantha praised, “Fat Gor is really beyond our level. He can recite several pages of dialogue and not miss a word. And he doesn’t need cheat sheets. It’s really amazing.”
Samantha said she is very happy for the chance to work with the film’s producer, Andrew Lau (劉偉強).
“I really like his film, A Beautiful Life <不再讓你孤單>. As a man, he understands women very well, and that touches me. He is also very patient and advises me well. He’s not as fierce as what others make him seem.”