Since Kevin Cheng’s (鄭嘉穎) popularity surged in 2011, the 44-year-old never had a single day of rest. Shooting approximately five television dramas per year, Kevin also had to save up free time to record his comeback album, which was officially released on November 13 by EEG. The EP, It’s a Long Story <說來話長>, consists of five Mandarin tracks, all of which were recorded in a single month.
At a press conference in Guangzhou to promote the EP, Kevin announced that he hopes to work less next year. He said, “I wasn’t living my life in the past two years. I was shooting four to five dramas per year, and I spent 11 months a year in the studios. Next year, I will return to TVB to shoot a drama. Other than that, I will lessen my work schedule. I want to live my life again.”
Love is the theme of Kevin’s EP. The promotional track “The Regret of Happiness” <幸福的遺憾> speaks about the unfortunate experience of meeting the right person at the wrong time. Kevin revealed that the song was inspired by his own past. He said, “When I was younger, I had no career and no money, but I met a girl. We were two people who were right for each other, but met at the wrong time.”
Asked if the woman he mentioned was ex-girlfriend Linda Wong (王馨平), Kevin immediately clarified, “Do not make these assumptions. She is living a very happy life right now. Please do not affect her.” Kevin insisted that he is still good friends with all of his ex-girlfriends, reports Jayne Stars.
Regarding the relationship between his Bu Bu Jing Xin <步步惊心> costars, Nicky Wu (吳奇隆) and Cecilia Liu (刘诗诗), Kevin expressed his happiness and blessed the couple. “I really hope everyone can give them space. We are living in a time when secrets can no longer be kept. We all have mobile phones; we can take photos and put them up online. It’s impossible to hide them.”
He added that if he was in a relationship, he would definitely announce it publicly. “But please don’t bother my kids. There is a bottom line. Kids need to be protected.”
Does Kevin envy his Bu Bu Jing Xin costars? Kevin laughed and expressed his desire for a family. “I can see myself having a family and with kids,” said Kevin with a smile. “I am prepared for it, but I don’t know if the other person is. If I do have kids, I will lessen my work even more. I don’t want my children to lack a father’s love. I want to watch them grow.”