Table of Glory

23 04 2009

Seeing one of the leading actress, Kola Zhou Ying, in the new drama, Table of Glory, I thought I have seen her before..  Yes, she participated in the Star Search competition, as posted here, and was eliminated in the Semifinal 1. It is good that she can make a comeback..

Never really pursue this drama, but I think the drama song is a bit wrong… funny song..  And some of the ping pong action a bit unrealistic and piaanngg… Anyway in this drama, the actors and actressess are:

  • Joshua Ang (He Sheng Wu)
  • Dai Yang Tian (He Jia Jun)
  • Zhou Ying (Zhang Zi Yi)
  • Xu Ya Hui (Liu Yu)
  • Zheng Ge Ping (He Ying Xiong)
  • Kym Ng (Ma Tian Tian)
  • Guo Liang (He Shuai)
  • Rayson Tan (Jiang Xian)
  • Teresa Teng (Xiao Fen)
  • Wu En Yi (Ma Li An)
  • Zhang Wen Xiang (Lin Da Di)
  • Jeremy (Akira)
  • Alan Tern (Liu Yun)
  • Leong Wai Keong (Mai Shao Qiang)

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Story Synopsis:

Since young, He Sheng Wu (Joshua Ang) has had a passion for table tennis. His mother was a national player and she personally coached him and honed his skills as a table tennis player. However, ever since his mother’s untimely death in an accident, Ah Wu became quiet and sullen and withdrew into his own shell. His performance in his studies and at work was affected and he was branded a “loser”. Ah Wu helps out at his father, He Yingxiong’s (Zheng Ge Ping) laundry shop. His only comfort is in paddling a table tennis ball against a wall.

He Yingxiong is furious that his son is seemingly useless and wasting his life away paddling a table tennis ball against an empty wall on most days. He refuses to let Ah Wu play table tennis. However, Ah Wu resists all attempts to stop him from playing table tennis and continues to do so. Even though Ah Wu does not have any actual experience playing against a real opponent, and in fact could not even beat a young child at a game of table tennis, he possesses an innate talent for reading his opponent’s moves and strategy in the game. This enables him to be the dark horse in some matches, coming back from the brink of defeat to win the game.

Ah Wu is a loner and his only friend is Mai Xiaofen (Teresa Tseng) whom he grew up with. Xiaofen is one of the top female table tennis players and her mother, ex-national player Mai Tiantian (Kym Ng), is her coach who pushes her hard to train herself to become a top player in the sport. However, Xiaofen lacks confidence. Since she started to play competitively, her personal best has always remained at fourth placing. This led to Xiaofen being nicknamed “Fourth Sister”.

Tiantian and Yingxiong are feuding neighbours and bicker constantly whenever they run into each other. Despite this, Ah Wu and Xiaofen get along fabulously. Ah Wu is secretly in love with Xiaofen but being inarticulate, finds it difficult to express his feelings for her. To make things worse, Xiaofen admires a new player in her table tennis team, the good-looking He Jiajun (Dai Yang Tian). Xiaofen admires Jiajun’s skills as a table tennis player and is also infatuated with him thus making her oblivious to Ah Wu’s quiet love and concern for her.

Zhang Ziyi (Zhou Ying) is Xiaofen’s trendy and cool teammate. She is an exceptionally skilled table tennis player and is billed to be the next big thing in table tennis. Jiajun is impressed and taken with Ziyi but she is indifferent to him. On the other hand, Ziyi prefers Ah Wu as she finds him sincere and looks for opportunities to spend time with Ah Wu and get to know him better.

With Ziyi’s encouragement and support. Ah Wu starts to have dreams of becoming a table tennis player on the team. However, everyone ridicules him when he shared his dream and even Xiaofen tells him not to waste his time daydreaming. Ah Wu is undeterred as he loves table tennis. He tells himself that he will stop playing against an empty wall but instead, will step up to play against other table tennis players.

Ah Wu’s luck turns for the better when his talent is spotted by the undisputed “King of Table Tennis”, Lin Dadi (Zhang Wen Xiang) who is determined to train Ah Wu to become a world-class player. The unorthodox training methods which Dadi uses to coach Ah Wu pay off and the table tennis fraternity sits up and takes notice of this new upstart who wins match after match, including those against veteran skilled players. Jiajun is determined to beat Ah Wu.

Jiajun and Ah Wu – two vastly different table tennis players. One is acknowledged as talented and skilled, the other as a maverick player who got lucky at matches. One who is trained and mentored by a famous coach, the other by a coach with unorthodox and unproven methods. One who is highly competitive and ambitious, the other who plays table tennis for the love of the sport. To whom will victory ultimately belong?

 

【乒乓圆】重新认识周颖 *独家视频!

2009年3月26日 周颖。
记者承认,这个名字很陌生。 

对她的印象是,曾经来办公室找同事,那个活泼爽朗的漂亮女生。查了一会儿,再看到她的名字出现在【乒乓圆】的演员名单上,噢,原来她是回来新加坡拍戏。 

拍摄【乒乓圆】某天,记者难得有机会和周颖初次畅谈,发现这个在【才华】时期,爱笑爱哭的女生,依旧善感。 

感恩的周颖
【才华】结束后,周颖没有和新传媒签约。她回到上海,从学生晋升成为上班族,在杂志负责行销工作,期间还有拍广告。 

因为工作两头跑,身体无法负荷,周颖去年9月份辞掉这份工作。很巧的,新传媒在两个星期后,就找上了她。 

开心,当然是不在话下。周颖也没有因为要跟戴阳天和洪赐健两位“新阿哥”轧戏而倍感压力。(那时候,小娘惹效应该还没有爆发吧。) 

“压力的话,倒是没有。因为大家年纪都差不多,所以在一起拍戏,还蛮开心的。只是,我觉得,很荣幸第一次来这里演戏,就有一个蛮好的角色。很感谢制作组邀请我过来,还记得我。希望我可以演好,不要辜负大家对我的期望。” 

周颖不爱运动(她承认自己就是比较懒惰),而且完全不会打乒乓。不过,为了把角色演好,她特地在中国拜托朋友教她打乒乓,还花钱去健身房锻炼身体,前后花了一个多月。这全都是为了把自己练壮些,看起来比较像运动员,比较有精神。 

至于现在球技如何……周颖呵呵笑说,无法跟专业的比,但是可以骗骗人!(怎么【乒乓圆】的众演员都是给这个答案呀?) 

健谈的周颖
在【乒乓圆】中,周颖饰演来自中国的乒乓女高手张姿宜。她性格刚烈坚毅,对乒乓十分执着,在贺帅(郭亮饰演)的训练下,学习男生打法。她对贺家军(戴阳天饰演)没有好感;却欣赏沉默、善良的阿武(洪赐健饰演)。 

张姿宜很酷,周颖却很活泼。 

“剧组都说,我的话很多,跟戏里的角色不是很像,哈哈!他们都说我比较像詠霖的角色(麦小芬),比较活泼可爱。就是……一半一半啦。别人看到我的外表,会觉得我很凶,觉得这个女生不好惹。那时因为我跟你不熟,不懂要跟你讲什么。但是,慢慢的,熟了之后,我就是一个很多话的人!我在片场一直讲话,然后戴阳天他们就说‘你很烦,不要讲话了’。” 对此,记者可以做证,因为周颖在访问时,一开始还蛮拘谨,到了最后,却越谈越起劲。 

在众演员中,同样来自上海的郭亮和戴阳天,和周颖最好聊。三个同乡坐在一起,你听到的都是上海话。周颖透露,摄影师会埋怨听不懂,不过他们倒是很虚心学习。例如,上海话“卡嗒卡嗒”是中文的“这里这里”。 

随缘的周颖
周颖上次來新,是为了参加【才华】,所以与这次的心情大不相同。 

“这次是真正一个人过来 工作,那个时候还是抱有一个学习的态度,很多人在一起,并没有感觉到不习惯,只是觉得这里的环境和上海不一样。这次来,前几天有点不习惯,回到家(旅店),没有人和我讲话。工作环境有点陌生,流程不清楚,不过隔了几天,就适应了。” 

(那会不会想和新传媒签约,留在新加坡?)
“这个暂时我还没有想,这些东西也不是我想就可以来的,最主要是看我的表现啦。之后的事情,就之后再说咯。(喜欢新加坡吗?)我个人觉得,新加坡的环境蛮稳定的,女孩子也不需要出去应酬。但是,还是顺其自然,不能强求。我是一个很随缘的人。” 

【乒乓圆】不久前杀青,在记者会上,记者并没有看到周颖,想必她已经回上海了。如她所说,会否留下来,要看她的表现。观众的兴趣,应该就是关键。 

但是,至少现在,周颖不再陌生。 

看到洪赐健,周颖脸红?一个镜头,让周颖摔到头昏?更多访问内容,请看视频!

林雯莹 采访报道 

【才华横溢出新秀2007】大热门,却意外在第一场复赛被淘汰;隔了一年,她从中国回来新加坡,担任新戏【乒乓圆】女主角之一张姿宜。这年她都在做些什么?日后又有什么打算?请随着我们重新认识周颖……

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2 responses

28 04 2009
芋霓红豆冰

周颖姐姐,我超喜欢你在乒乓圆里的张姿宜的!你好美丽哦!你会留在新加坡吗?留下来吗,好吗?我真的很想认试你,我们交欢e-mail好吗?不管你有没有看到,我每天都会过来看你有没有回我的.请你一定要回我

28 02 2010
kai hao

haha…really beutiful o…

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