Over the past decade, mainland actor Huang Bo has acquired a dedicated following in China by portraying apparent low lives. And he has won a cult status for supporting roles in popular comedies, such as Crazy Stone (Fengkuang De Shitou), Big Movie (Da Dianying) and Big Movie 2 - Two Stupid Eggs (Da Dianying 2). But it is only recently that he has finally, as he says, "tasted what it feels like being a superstar".
His work is gaining international attention, with his latest role in Cow (Dou Niu), a rural comedy directed by sixth generation director Guan Hu that entered the Horizons section of the 66th Venice Film Festival that ended last Saturday.
The 35-year-old actor told China Daily that his works have dark humor because he wants to highlight the sufferings of the common people.