SINGAPORE - Taiwanese heartthrob Eddie Peng has come a long way since he entered the showbiz industry with the TV series, Tomorrow. The 31-year-old will next be taking on the role of legendary gongfu master Wong Fei Hung, in Rise Of The Legend.
My Paper speaks to the actor about his choice of roles, and life in showbiz.
You're seen as a villain in Tai Chi 0, and as a hardcore MMA fighter in Unbeatable. What is the one role you wish you could play?
I really like playing roles based on real-life stories, so I enjoyed playing a gymnast in the movie Jump! Ashin.
I would like to try my hand at comedies, it brings laughter and happiness to the audience. That's what makes being an actor so meaningful.
Recently you've played anti-heroes in movies such as Tai Chi 0 and Cold War. Is it easier to play the good or bad guy?
It's difficult to say which role is easier and I think it depends on the individual character. But I always hope that I'm challenged, in each movie role I take on.
In fact, I want to play different types of role - the weirder, the better.
Do you have ambitions to direct?
I am very interested in directing, but currently I want to give acting my best shot. There are lots of roles I want to try and my dreams have not been fulfilled.