The world is full of missed opportunities. However, sometimes, a missed opportunity can birth something new and equally as good (or better).
Netizens were sad that Ekin Cheng (郑伊健) and Chin Ka-lok (錢嘉樂) weren’t able to join the Chinese show “Call Me By Fire (披荆斩棘的哥哥)”. It was even sadder when half of their friend’s group was put together in a team. As it turns out, the duo did get an invitation, but had their reasons for not joining.
Michael Tse (謝天華), Jerry Lamb (林晓峰), Jordan Chan (陳小春), Ekin and Chin are known as the “Golden Brothers” by many. The five of them have worked on several movies together such as “Youth and Danger (古惑仔)” and “Golden Job (黄金兄弟)” which is where they got their nickname from.
Their friendship was born from working together and they became good friends, even outside of work. The group was once seen watching a concert together! So, when news that three out of the five were participating in “Call Me By Fire”, fans were left wondering about the other two. Many hoped they would join, however, it was not to be.
Chin revealed during an interview that both he and Ekin had in fact been invited to participate in the show. The team in charge of the program apparently had the same idea as the fans; they hoped to regather the five “Golden Brothers”. Sadly, the timing wasn’t right. Both Ekin and Chin had work commitments in Hong Kong. They weren’t able to participate in filming the first season of the show.
Although the “Golden Boys” wasn’t to be, its absence did make way for the currently popular “Big Bay Area Brothers (大湾区哥哥)” group! Edmond Leung (梁汉文) and Julian Cheung (张智霖) have balanced the group perfectly and seemed to have formed their own friendship with the other three.
Currently, the “Big Bay Area Brothers” are filming another show, which resulted in them getting mobbed. It may not be the “Golden Boys” group, but “Big Bay Area Brothers” still have their fandoms!