Ever since the “OnSum Cheating” scandal was came to light in April, Kenneth Ma’s (馬國明) love life is always the center of attention in his interviews. The media has always been pressing him to speak on his current relationship status with Jacqueline Wong (黃心穎). While he has avoided addressing the topic, it’s pretty clear they are no longer together. Kenneth Ma finally addresses it in a recent exclusive interview with Oriental Daily News.
When speaking with Oriental Daily News about Jacqueline Wong, Kenneth Ma says, “I can only say we are still friends no matter what. We are still friends. There’s no need not to be friends. I think everyone’s reaction to this incident is a bit overzealous. These are still relationship matters after all. It’s hard to say who is right or wrong in a relationship. There’s no need to have such a big reaction from everyone. No need to attack her. In fact, she knows she’s wrong. Who hasn’t done wrong before?” (Do you forgive her?) “I’ve said it before. I was mad, but only for a very short time. Afterwards, I was more worried. I hope everyone won’t have such a big reaction anymore. Actually, you can give her another chance.”
Helping her to make a comeback?
Reporters then ask Kenneth Ma if he was trying to help her make a come back, he responded, “It’s not helping. It’s just everyone has been overreacting to this incident. I can continue being friends with her, why is everyone reacting so strongly? Everyone is still yelling at her. I’ve already responded before. She still has a really long road to walk.”
Reporters try to ask if he has returned to being a single bachelor again, he says, “It doesn’t matter. I’m not talking about it. I just hope this situation quickly settles down. It’s already been so long, we don’t need to socialize these matters again.” When asked if he had seen or contacted Jacqueline Wong, he responded, “Not talking about it. I’m not responding to any of it. If I respond to it, more questions will arise. Actually, I do know where she is right now. It was reported she went elsewhere for school.” On whether Jacqueline Wong still has girlfriend status, he said, “Not responding. I don’t know why everyone needs to draw the line so strongly. I really don’t have much to respond.” Kenneth Ma is then asked if Jacqueline Wong wanted to get back together, he said, “Not answering. These are hypothetical questions.”
On whether he would be willing to work with Jacqueline Wong again, Kenneth Ma says, “Ok, I wouldn’t mind. As I said, we are still friends no matter what. It’s not like she is my enemy. Relationship matters don’t need to be magnified to a huge extent.” (Does that mean your relationship has changed?) “Friends. Definitely not enemies. Actually, we’ve been friends from the start. Even after all this happened. We continue to be friends. We’ve always said we were in the stages of getting to know each other. We’ve never said anything (made it official).” (There were previous rumors about you flying to the US to visit her.) “These are just written by the reporters.” When asked if his mother was still worried about him, Kenneth Ma emphasized she wasn’t and has never worried about him nor would she rush him to get married.
Wants to challenge evil roles and gay characters
On the recent success of his medical drama, “Big White Duel” (白色強人), Kenneth Ma said when he first got the script, he asked the producer if he could portray Roger Kwok’s (郭晉安) character, “YT” because he has always wanted to challenge himself and act in an evil role. Interestingly enough, Kenneth Ma also said he was also interested in acting as a gay character. He explains, “I want to film “HeHe” (male x male), but I want it to be serious and not the funny kind of “HeHe.” I don’t know if TVB would be daring enough. It actually wouldn’t be awkward to film intimate scenes with men. Because you don’t have to worry about sexual harassment concerns.”
About the love triangle between Natalie Tong (唐詩詠)and Ali Lee (李佳芯) in the series, Kenneth Ma says he has never run into that situation in reality. If he had to choose between two girls in real life, he said he wouldn’t know how to choose and said it was a good dilemma to have.