Wak Doyok, the next big movie star

New Straits Times - - Entertainment -

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


Di­rec­tor Syafiq

Yu­sof says Wak Doyok can cre­ate evil fa­cial ex­pres­sions.

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