#Showbiz: Improving his acting chops

HE belts out lyrics with ease as a rapper and member of the popular Sabahan hip-hop group K-Clique.

But Muhammad Hairi Amin Hamdan, better known as MK, is now trying to establish himself as an actor after taking on film and television projects since 2021.

The acting of the 27-year-old Tawau-born artiste is being showcased on TV3's latest series in its Akasia slot titled "I Love You, Stupid".

The comedy drama, which began airing on Nov 14, sees MK playing the lead role of Inspector Firman Ebrahim, who gets entangled in a relationship with the seemingly difficult Iris Nur Zakaria (played by Ezzanie Jasny).

"I am truly, very grateful to have been given the opportunity to be part of this drama series.

"I know that I'm still green in acting, but I'm also the type of person who likes to take on challenges and to try out new things. So far it's been a great experience," he said.

Some of his movies include 'Bunga dan Kayu', 'Rompak' and '7 Minggu Sebelum Kahwin', as well as the TV9 drama series 'Oh My Hantaran'.

The 40-episode 'I Love You, Stupid' is adapted from a novel by Melur Jelita, which details the adventures of Iris, who behaves like a diva.

A strong-willed personality with a restless soul who never likes to back down, Iris starts off on the wrong foot with Firman when their first encounter sees her trying to weasel her way out of a traffic ticket for driving dangerously.

Peeved when her wiles and manipulations did not work on Firman, she leaves with the summons in a fit, but fate would have them meet up once again when Firman is appointed as a coordinator for the Kor Suksis programme that Iris had to attend at her university.

Despite the cold reception that she shows him, things take change when they participate in a humanitarian mission overseas.

Produced by Global Station Sdn Bhd, ʻI Love You, Stupidʼ also stars Haidar Hasanudin, Fauzi Nawawi, Marisa Yasmin and Lisdawati.

MK says the series, directed by Eyra Rahman and written by Siti Jasmina Ibrahim, has twists and turns.

"My intention is to improve myself by gaining more experience in acting. But this drama is also very entertaining, so it was another win for me.

"Aside from that, my delivery of the peninsula way of speaking in Malay has improved a lot as well," he says.

Known for his stoic and stern countenance, MK added: "A lot of people say I have a very 'garang' face.

"How is he going to act in a romantic drama, right? Well, that's the question, isn't it? Go watch and find out!"

ʻI Love You, Stupidʼ airs on TV3 at 7pm from Mondays to Fridays.

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