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Netizens Say Gallen Lo, 59, “Too Old” To Play Yang Kang Again In New The Legend Of The Condor Heroes Film

It has been 28 years since he last played that character.

Netizens Say Gallen Lo, 59, “Too Old” To Play Yang Kang Again In New The Legend Of The Condor Heroes Film

Hong Kong star Gallen Lo (羅嘉良), 59, was one of TVB's most-loved actors back in the late ‘90s and early noughties.

Gallen was the first actor to win Best Actor three times at the TVB Anniversary Awards and he did so with his roles in Old Time Buddy (1997), Secret of the Heart (1998) and Golden Faith (2002).

Those who watched the 1994 TVB version of T
he Legend of the Condor Heroes would also recognise Gallen as the antagonist, Yang Kang (
杨康).

Here's what he looked like 20 odd years ago

It was recently reported that a Chinese film company will be remaking the classic wuxia story into a web movie, and Gallen will reprise his role as Yang Kang, a character that's oft described as "handsome" and "elegant".

However, some netizens didn’t take too well to the news, saying that Gallen “hasn’t aged well” and is “too old”.

“No matter how great Gallen’s acting is, he really does not look like Yang Kang anymore,” said one netizen, while another said he's better off playing “Yang Kang’s dad”.

Here's what Gallen looks like now (and btw, we think he looks fine for his age)

Others also complained that The Legend of the Condor Heroes has been remade so many times to the point that they no longer harbour expectations for this latest version.

They are also worried that the “low budget production” would not do the classic justice. Though we’re sure that none of that is actually Gallen’s fault.

Gallen, who has been working in the Mainland for the past 10 years, made an appearance earlier this year at CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala where he was criticised for having dark eye bags and for looking “haggard and old”.

Photos: 8world, Gallen Lo/ Weibo, 163.com

Catch Gallen in the 2005 drama My Fair Lady on meWATCH, or watch the first episode below. 
 

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