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She's paired with older man again

HE might not come out tops among Hong Kong's A-list TV actresses, but 28-year-old Nancy Wu can boast of one unique achievement – scoring a string of onscreen May-December romances.

Over the last few years, the doe-eyed actress has starred alongside several of Hong Kong's most revered veteran actors.

They include 46-year-old Derek Kwok, whom she is paired with in the detective comedy series, D.I.E Again, as well as 64-year-old Paul Chun – she played his sexy, alluring fourth mistress – in 2007's period drama The Silver Chamber Of Sorrows.

Fans of Nancy will be able to catch D.I.E Again on VVDrama (StarHub Ch 55) later this year.

During an interview with The New Paper while in town with actor Joe Ma for the same StarHub event, Nancy revealed that this "trend" of pairing her up with older men hasn't stopped since.

"I'm going to be in a new drama series with senior Yue Hua. He plays a triad boss and I am the materialistic girl who latches onto him," she said with a grin.

Yue Hua (also known as Elliot Yue), 67, was one of the Shaw brothers' most popular leading men in the '60s and '70s.

He now takes on important fatherly roles in the TV productions of Hong Kong's top broadcaster TVB.

Though Nancy says she is "mentally prepared for scenes of slight intimacy", she hopes there isn't any kissing involved, or worse, a bed scene.

"Oh my, I don't think (Yue Hua's) wife would like seeing him in bed with me!" she exclaimed.

However, Nancy – who denies dating TVB actor Kenneth Ma, 36 – professes that she finds middle-aged men "the most charismatic".

"Having worked with a few mature actors, I realise that it is when they've hit their 40s that men start to really show their suave, manly side."

This article was first published in The New Paper.


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