Despite advice to keep her distance from the gossip-prone Johnson Lee (李思捷), Joey Meng (萬綺雯) is not at all concerned about being linked with her Ox Head Loves Horse Mouth <牛頭愛搭馬嘴> co-star.
Originally set to star opposite Bobby Au Yeung (歐陽震華) in the Nelson Cheung (張乾文)-produced comedy series, Joey was later paired up with Johnson instead after Bobby withdrew from the cast due to a schedule conflict.
Since the new casting was announced, Joey’s close friends have been warning her to be careful both on and off the set, nervous about Johnson’s public image.
Although mostly known for his fun personality and comedic talent, Johnson was recently crowned a playboy after he was caught passionately kissing actress Ellen Chan (陳雅倫) while still in a relationship with his former girlfriend Lukian Wong (王寶寶).
According to an article on Popular Asians, Johnson’s flirtatious nature also won him many close female friends, making him an easy target of romance gossips.
Despite Johnson’s reputation, Joey believes that the negative rumors are simply publicity ploys and finds Johnson completely harmless.
The two appeared friendly and relaxed at the drama’s costume fitting on November 13. Both playing police officers, Joey and Johnson will share the drama’s major romantic story line.
In response to the rumours, Joey -- according to a report on Tvbnewsworld -- said: "No need to worry, how could there be that many rumors. They are just for publicity. I'm more worried I might get fat because he likes to treat others a meal."
When asked if she would be willing to accept a ride from Johnson, Joey confidently replied, “Of course. My husband will be waiting for me at the door. Anyhow I’ve heard that [Johnson] is a gentleman.”