Wak Doyok, the next big movie star
FASHION personality and television host Wak Doyok may be the next big thing on the silver screen.
Director Syafiq Yusof thinks so, referring to the man who is known for his round glasses and curly moustache as a brilliant actor.
Wak Doyok, whose real name is Muhammad Azwan Mohamad Nor, stars in Syafiq’s action comedy Abang Long Fadil 2, set for release in August. This marks his film debut. Wak Doyok portrays a suave yet mean, spiteful and ambitious gangster who is the son of ageing crime lord Taji Semprit, played by A. Galak of Gerak Khas fame.
“When I first approached Wak Doyok during casting, he gave me the impression that he was reserved and serious,” said Syafiq in Kuala Lumpur.
“However, when we began talking, I realised how wrong I was.
“He’s jovial, humorous and full of ideas about how he’d like to portray his character.
“We had a chat about his character development, and settled for an Anglophile villain who is obsessed with looking stylish, talks with an elitist accent, and walks with an insolent, arrogant air.”
As Syafiq’s story goes, the villain wants to become the most powerful gangster in Kuala Lumpur and overthrow his father in the family business.
Small-time gangster Abang Long Fadil, played by comedian and television host Zizan Razak, is mistaken by police for Wak Doyok’s arch enemy Tiger.
He is soon targeted for elimination by Wak Doyok and Taji, who despise being compared to kampung gangsters.
Syafiq said: “What I like best about Wak Doyok is his ability to create evil facial expressions.”
Wak Doyok was required to speak with an Indonesian accent in some scenes, and he passed the test with flying colours.
“He showed commendable silat moves while fighting with Zizan.”
The film also stars Syamsul Yusof, Tania Hudson, Datuk AC Mizal and comedians Achey and Shuib. By Dennis Chua
Yusof says Wak Doyok can create evil facial expressions.