Edwin Siu’s (蕭正楠) is becoming one of TVB’s fastest rising stars. Heavily favored by TVB executive, Catherine Tsang (曾勵珍), Edwin has been promoted to lead status and stars in five dramas this year. Making $5.57 million HKD year-to-date, Edwin is also popular in mainland China and has a vast market before him.
“I never thought that I will have so many opportunities this year. Even if it means working to death, I am more than willing,” exclaimed Edwin.
The road to stardom took ten years for 35-year-old Edwin. Starting out as a singer in 2002, Edwin faced career irrelevance before signing a management contract with TVB in 2008. Ascending from minor roles to current leading roles was a matter of good timing and finding the right talent scout that valued Edwin’s worth.
Edwin’s death scene in Beyond the Realm of Conscience <宮心計> allegedly caught the notice of Catherine Tsang, who cast him in The Confidant <大太監> and Detective L.B. Gao <神探高倫布>, opposite TV King, Wayne Lai(黎耀祥). Edwin is currently filming A Great Way to Care 2 <仁心解碼 2>, Big Wheel <巨輪> in October, and Rosy Business 3 <巾幗梟雄 3> at the end of the year.
With his ten-year career finally having a miraculous turnaround, Edwin did not forget to thank Catherine Tsang. “Catherine Jeh has a lot of authority. During the dinner for The Confidant, we sat at the same table. She said to me, ‘You have improved; keep it up!’ I almost died with happiness! I never thought that she would pay attention to me!”
Popular in China
With a major supporting role in Wallace Huo’s (霍建華) The Vigilantes in the Mask <怪俠一枝梅> last year, Edwin Siu has won a score of mainland fans. He also stars in the highly anticipated Da Mo Yao <大漠謠>, in which pirated copies have unfortunately surfaced prior to the drama’s official public broadcast. Edwin’s current mainland filming fee is $80,000 RMB per episode.
Edwin’s Romantic Rumors Rise
With Edwin’s rising popularity, his romantic rumors have cropped up abundantly as well. Before Toby Leung (梁靖琪) got married last year, Edwin was photographed going to karaoke with her. While filming Forensic Heroes 3 <法政先鋒 3>, Edwin reportedly had vied for Aimee Chan’s (陳茵媺) love against TV King, Moses Chan (陳豪). Edwin reportedly drove Christine Kuo (苟芸慧) home while filming A Great Way to Care 2 <仁心解碼 2>.
Despite Edwin’s dodging of his romantic life, it was understood that he has been dating actress, Gigi Ho (何傲芝), for the last three years. Edwin and Gigi were photographed shopping together on various occasions, but the pair continued to deny their relationship.
Source: Face Magazine #279 via ihktv.com
Jayne: Edwin has classic handsome looks and clean, healthy image. His acting efforts can be observed and his image fits both ancient and modern dramas. With Catherine Tsang’s blessing, Edwin should have a bright future at TVB.
Between Edwin, Oscar Leung, and Him Law, who will take home a TVB Anniversary Award? I think Him Law has a high chance with the Most Improved Male Actor award and it depends on what categories Edwin and Oscar will be nominated in. However, between Edwin and Oscar, Edwin has more leading man potential.
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