First, a round of congratulatory applause to Joseph Chang for having bagged the Best Actor Award for Girlfriend. Boyfriend. in the recently held 14th Taipei Film Fest. 🙂 Its his first significant award in his 10-year acting career, and a huge one too. I am happy and proud of his success, and I can imagine the happiness excitement and shock of his life when he was awarded the prized trophy (apparently he was so dazed and surprised that he said so little on stage, as usual the taciturn JC we know). He plays Chen Zhong Liang, a quiet and reticent individual who forges a lifetime friendship with Kwai Lun Mei and Rhyduan Vaughan’s characters in the film. And the overall response of the judges to his performance: “JC was able to convey a character who had little dialogue with so many layers and nailed those inner emotional restraints right on spot.”
Why am I not surprised? He’s meant for intense and deep, those acted without words and just mere expressions and inner acting. This role gave him the opportunity to shine, to which he thanked the director with utmost gratitude, for having insisted and persisted on having him play the role (JC initially wanted to play Rhydian’s character). Apparently he had such a difficult time withdrawing from his character that he’d called the director several times to vent his frustration after filming wrapped.
I initially thought JC’s character was going to have a thing with KLM’s character, but I was WRONGGG! hahha, if you’re familiar with JC’s movie credentials, you’d know immediately what I’m talking about. Apparently, Ah Liang is a character with gay tendencies, who (I presume) harbors some complicated feelings for his buddy played by Rhydian in the film, who in turn falls in love with his playmate played KLM.
JC oh JC, you’re one hot blooded man, but why are you’re being typecast to play such characters? Not that I mind of course, as long as the character is meaty and deep, performance is solid, and gets you a Best Actor Award. But heck, it’s your 3rd time, you need to come back! haha
Meanwhile, JC looking hot and burnin’ for ELLE:
Damn you hotness, can I be the Washing Machine?!!!
credits: JC baidu bar/ ELLE / photo as tagged