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Raymond Lam Clarifies Rumors of Leaving Entertainment Industry

By on December 31, 2012

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Rumors that Raymond Lam (林峯) will quit the entertainment industry in order to help his father manage his family business shocked fans. He was quoted as stated that not helping out his father would deem him unfilial, and that quitting the entertainment industry was not an impulsive decision. Today, Raymond clarified the rumors to reassure panicked fans.

Raymond pointed out that the entertainment industry is for him to develop a career. His family had let him make his own decision, but he would certainly return and help out when his family requires it. As to when that will be, Raymond stated that there is no date yet. He expressed that the rumors were all exaggerated, springing upon the recent outcome of the TVB Anniversary Awards. At the moment, Raymond only wishes to complete current on hand jobs. Currently focusing on his January concert, Raymond noted that there are ongoing discussions of work plans in place.

“I don’t know why there are such rumors. Is it because there is no other news to report? I did accept an interview, and even the reporter knows. One day, I will have to go back and help out my family. This is the responsibility of being the eldest son. But as to when that will be, one year, three years, maybe five years, there is no set time. If my family asks for my help, then I will return.” Raymond expressed. Where might have these rumors emerged? “Maybe it was related to the TVB Best Actor award. But my friends all know that I don’t crave for awards. If I get it, then of course that’s great.”

Speaking of further rumors of being upset and therefore declining to shave his head for new TVB drama, Food for the Slaves <食為奴>, Raymond laughed loudly and said, “This is what the tabloids have been saying about me and the awards ceremony. Ever since I was a newcomer in the industry, I never saw awards as a big deal, but it is the best evidence to show that I have been working hard in the year. For me, the greatest satisfaction comes from everybody’s love for my works.”

As to whether or not Raymond will film Food for the Slaves, he expressed that nothing is certain at the moment, since there are still many changing factors. TVB is still in discussion over the production of the drama, and they have not sat down and spoken to Raymond over the matter yet.

Source: ihktv.com

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  • Readers' Comments (37)

    1. lkv says:

      :) okay another news

    2. sandcherry says:

      Oh my goodness, this one seems to be the 4th article on Raymond Lam in the last 2 days.

      • Applelim says:

        Yes so many news about him leaving since the TVB award!! Either the media has no other news or this is a marketing ploy for Raymond!!
        PS: am a fan of Raymond

      • Rachel says:

        Well no news is bad news! And Raymond is a big deal to the tvb entertament industry

    3. looooooooooooooo says:

      LF ,you are famous and well known

    4. Mlove says:

      Raymond go sue the reporter for false claims. Just be like Kenny Wee to sue Oscar. Just kidding, I know no one in this planet is stupid like Kenny.

    5. smurf120 says:

      LOL – crisis resolved within 4 articles within 24 hour period!

    6. j says:

      haha this will shut those ignorant haters from the other articles.

    7. advo says:

      I really doubt his family will ever ask him to come back – temporarily maybe, but not long-term. He has no experience running a business, never mind a real estate business. He has several siblings who will likely be primed for taking over instead.

      • Raina says:

        For traditonal chinese families, the eldest son is the emphasis. His family will definitely try to convince him to come back as the eldest son almost always inherits everything.

        There is a common misconception with how businesses are run in westernized cultures vs traditonal asian cultures. The former is almost always looking for skilled and experienced heirs whereas the latter places all hope on family heirs especially the eldest male. That being said, it is completely believable that his family wants him back. Mind you, his sister is already married. He only has a brother left but raymond SR probably wants to go the traditional route.

        Also, there were articles in the past where raymond have mentioned that his father has been asking him for his return. But of course no one paid attention to that since it wasnt limelight kind of news.

        • Looooooooooo says:

          He can become major shareholder of his father company and no need to in charge day to day operation. If it is a public listed company,where majority shareholder can appoint or overthrow appointed CEO or general manager to run his company. He can check on his tri balance ac every four months on profit or loss ac and progress of projects.

        • Looooooooooo says:

          He can always resume his full time job as an artist and at the main time attend board meeting in quarterly year and annual meeting. So it will take four quarterly year meeting and annual meeting with total consumed days of five days per year

      • YanYanKong says:

        They will ask when his father is super sick and bed ridden or dead. I’m not trying to be mean here, but that’s prob whats gonna happen cause the eldest has to take care of things after the dad dies.

      • Eunice says:

        Remind me if I’m wrong, but I remember that a few years back, LF mentioned that his father already had intentions for him to go help with the family business. The case then was that LF still wanted to develop his potentials in the entertainment circle while he is still young. It’s definitely not until this day, or after losing BA that his father wants him to go back. This is not new news, and it’s gonna get recycled in a few years to come.

        • Gar says:

          I think he was supposed to return to his father’s business once he turned 30 as that was his agreement with his dad but of course that didn’t happen and I’m thrilled he decided to pursue his career a little longer. Hopefully he will be here to stay.

    8. Daisy says:

      Raymond will probably not film Food for Slaves! Since I highly doubt he’s willing to shave his head

      • AL says:

        The “Food for Slaves” does not sound very interesting anyway. I hope Raymond choose the drama that TVB give him. Since he will only do one series for TVB, choose the very best one…don’t waste his time. He has the power to say “NO” to TVB. Support Raymond!

    9. Gar says:

      Raymond really has the potential to make it big in this industry. He has the talent and truly enjoys his work so when the time comes for him to return to his family business, I really hope he can remain while overseeing the real estate business at the same time.

    10. YanYanKong says:

      Obviously Ray’s not going to film Food For Slaves (as much as I’d like him to if Ron is in it too). Do you think a person as CHOK as him is willing to shave his head. He didn’t even answer the question about rejecting drama cause not wanting to shave his head. He answered with something else.

    11. RaySimpson says:

      Can’t find anything bad to write? So just make up a story about Lam leaving… and then spin a few more stories based on the first one.

    12. Larry 3 says:

      In other news, Raymond Lam will film CTI drama called “I am traitor to TVB”

    13. Kaye says:

      Omg so many news about him leaving after he didn’t win “king. He ain’t going anywhere if he is probably just TVB. Only he knows the truth…. stop making up stories reporters so annoying.

    14. ebbie says:

      Hmmm… the media is not getting very creative lately.
      LF is crossing over to movies why would he leave the entertainment industry??? Family business will always be there….

    15. Raina says:

      Only 30 comments on this article, and the others averaged bout over 100 comments. I dont know what to say…that raymond is hated or just to show this world is sad or people no longer have the capability to differentiate between media over emphasis on things and truths. Maybe all of the above.

      • RAYLEILAFAN says:

        It’s ok Raina. Have you looked at the study results of Chinese artistes 2013 power list in mainland? This study was conducted based on popularity and commercial value from mainland entertainment players point of view probably product endorsers and drama or movie investors. Ray is in first tier topping others involving with TVB. Only Ada is with him. The more antis Ray got, the more his rank rise within the industry.

        http://ww2.sinaimg.cn/bmiddle/591d4631jw1e0cpxa9zwbj.jpg

        TVB Artistes Related:

        FIRST TIER
        Second Group: Ada Choi, Ray

        SECOND TIER
        First Group: Bosco, Michael Tse,
        Second Group: Kate, Fala, Moses, Tavia, Bobby, Kevin, Roger Kwok, Bowie

        THIRD TIER:
        Second Group: Wong Cho Lam, Myolie, Charmaine, Wong Hei, Wayne Lai, Steven Ma.

        • ^kaka^ says:

          Wow… Indeed LF is very popular with many supporters & haters at the same time
          Since TVB awards, LF appears in the news more often that the actual TV king
          Like some had mentioned, he win or not, there will still be news about him- which is very true now :)

      • Raymond says:

        yea you dont even need to say but just watch next time.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx8X8O2j_-Y

        Dun be lazy and watch the video above. We dont even have to doubt about his popularity. facepalm!!

    16. Linstant Noodle says:

      I never believed the story, I never heard of Lam’s family company. Unless, the business is named Lee Kum Kee, there is no way Lam is going to let go of his fun job.

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