While dating Florinda Ho (何超雲), Joel Chan (陳山聰) put his TVB career on hold. Taking numerous long vacations with the wealthy heiress, Joel prioritized love over work. After their relationship ended in May 2013, Joel eventually returned to TVB. Despite his previous record, TVB gave Joel a second chance and cast him in several upcoming dramas.
In addition to starring in the currently-airing Noblesse Oblige <宦海奇官>, Joel is also filming dramas Captain Destiny (張保仔), With or Without You (東坡家事), and Vampire <僵>. In the vampire-themed TVB series, Joel will portray an evil vampire. Taking cue from ATV’s successful My Date with a Vampire <我和殭屍有個約會>, Joel revealed that the costumes will be modern and stylish.
Learning from Experiences
After his high-profile split with Florinda, Joel dedicated his time to work and exercise. Joel admitted that running has allowed him to come to terms with his life and grasp on to a different perspectives. “I now prefer to be low-key and live peacefully. In the past, I would invite friends out to party for Christmas. This past holiday, I just stayed home and studied my script. Running has allowed me to regain balance in my life.”
Although Joel has experienced many ups-and-downs in the past decade, including a divorce from fashion designer Pony Yeung in 2011, he has no regrets and believes that the experiences allowed him to grow. While he did not elaborate on the details of his past relationships, Joel hopes to focus on his career and vows to start anew.
“Past news is permanently rooted, but I’ve come to terms with that. I’ve learned to live in the moment. There’s a friend that I still miss in my heart. If I see him/her, I will still say sorry. But I will leave it to fate.” Turning 38 years old recently, Joel hopes to find someone special and start a family one day.
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.