Ten fingers are not enough to count the numerous girlfriends Ron Ng (吳卓羲) was rumored to have throughout his career in the entertainment industry.
Gossip magazines made it appear that Ron would become involved with every new actress he teams up with. The Ruse of Engagement <叛逃> star acknowledged that it is his flirty image that makes him an easier target for such gossip, reports Jayne Stars.
“Many people tell me that I look like a playboy and because of that, girls wouldn’t dare to approach me.”
Currently in his fourteenth year in the industry, 34-year-old Ron has become a senior artiste within his company. The years have taught him to be patient, understanding, and forgiving. Fame comes at a cost, and Ron admitted that the side-effects of popularity took him years to get used to.
“Yes, the entertainment industry is a game. There are things that are just meant to humor you. Why take everything so seriously?”
A few weeks ago, a former TVB production assistant, with the pen name Ngai Man Ho (偽文豪), published a tell-all book about the dark secrets of TVB, its staff, and its artistes.
Ron was speculated to be one of the badmouthing artists the author mentioned in the novel. Ngai Man Ho even admitted in an interview that he disliked Ron Ng.
“It’s all very silly!” said Ron. The novel claimed that an artiste, speculated to be Ron, was rude to an action choreographer and yelled at a costume stylist for hurting him with a pin.
Ron denied the claims from the book, “None of that happened! I’m close to a lot of PAs, but as for the author…I have no idea who he is.” Ron believed that people will soon forget about the gossip.
Ron also revealed that he is actually afraid of heights, recalling one terrifying experience where his flight to Canada was experiencing high turbulence for over three hours, and in the end he downed four glasses of Whiskey so he could pass out to sleep. He tries to avoid long-term flights.
Ron is a devout Buddhist and carries three Thai Buddha talismans wherever he goes for luck. He never misses a year without going to Thailand to pray in the temples. Ron revealed that he became a Buddhist after surviving a severe car accident which killed three of his friends when he was 16 years old.
It was 1995. Ron and four friends were driving out of Tuen Mun to Kowloon. As they were about to enter the highway, they got into a severe car accident that killed three of his friends – two male and one female. The other passenger, a female, was hospitalized for several weeks. Ron, the other surviving passenger, only suffered a minor injury on his foot.
“It’s been 18 years already! I was sitting on the left side of the backseat. When we crashed, I watched the friends around me dying. I remember screaming at them to not fall asleep. I still remember their faces.”
For the next few years, Ron’s deceased friends continuously appeared in his dreams.