HK actress Tavia Yeung disappointed she did not get to smooch female co-star

HK actress Tavia Yeung disappointed she did not get to smooch female co-star
PARTNER: Hong Kong actress Tavia Yeung (in glasses) with co-star Samantha Ko, whom she was supposed to kiss on the lips in one scene.

It was hyped up to be an eyeball-grabbing smooching scene that would go down as the most intense in Tavia Yeung's showbiz career.

But much to the 35-year-old TVB stalwart's disappointment, it never materialised.

The two-time winner at TVB's annual Anniversary Awards - she was the recipient of Best Supporting Actress in 2008 and Best Actress in 2012 - was supposed to kiss her co-star Samantha Ko on the lips for a scene in new drama Eye In The Sky.

In the 20-episode crime thriller, the actresses play best friends who pretend to be a lesbian couple in order to stave off prospective matchmaking sessions set up by Yeung's character's dad.

The producers eventually cut the scene, changing it to one where Yeung merely gives Ko a peck on her cheek.

"Ah, it's a pity," Yeung, who was in town yesterday to promote the series, told The New Paper in Mandarin.

"I've never done a kissing scene with a girl. If given the opportunity, I definitely would have liked to give it a shot."

Eye In The Sky, slated to premiere on Monday on TVB First (StarHub Ch 860), also stars TVB hunks Kevin Cheng and Ruco Chan as security officers.

Yeung's character, a nerdy bespectacled private investigator, falls in love with Cheng's and the two reportedly share "an extremely passionate kiss".

The actress, however, sounded blase and brushed the kiss off. "That's just a selling point," she remarked.

"I don't think my kiss with Kevin was particularly intense."

But did it match up to her headline-making lip-biting scene with veteran actor Damian Lau in the 2012 period drama Silver Spoons, Sterling Shackles?

"Nah, I wouldn't consider that intense too. Kissing scenes with guys are really normal in TV dramas," said Yeung nonchalantly.

"The kiss with Samantha (that didn't happen), now that would have been intense!"


Thankfully, in real life, she never had to fake her sexual orientation to avoid badgering by family members.

"My parents and relatives were not the sort who'd keep nagging me to find a boyfriend," she said.

Well, they certainly don't need to now - Yeung's boyfriend of three years is beefcake actor Him Law, 30.

While she was enthusiastic about the topic of kissing co-stars, she was deliberately ambiguous about her relationship with Law.

It has been reported in Hong Kong that Yeung was worried about her fertility and had pressured Law to marry her as soon as possible.

And there was talk that Law had already popped the question.

No such thing, clarified Yeung.

"The only pressure we're getting is from Hong Kong's paparazzi and media," she said.

"I don't think of stuff like having babies or fertility. Hopefully I can have kids in the future. Maybe? I don't know. I don't like to plan too much."

She did share that "it's a must" for Law to visit her parents during Chinese New Year.

"He's filming a new movie, The Monkey King 2, in China, but he will (visit soon). It's necessary," said Yeung.

"Likewise, I called his mum to wish her a happy Chinese New Year. And I also sent her presents."

This article was first published on February 28, 2015.
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