Although Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣) was a hot favorite to win TVB Best Actress for Kids’ Lives Matter <星空下的仁醫>, she lost the award to Rosina Lam (林夏薇) who won the coveted award for Battle of the Seven Sisters <七公主>. Instead, Linda was given Malaysia’s Favorite TVB Actress, an award usually known as a consolation prize to Best Actress.
After the awards presentation concluded, Linda was welcomed by dozens of her fans with banners and billboards outside TVB station. Happy to have received so much support, Linda expressed that she is not disappointed in this year’s results.
Mentioning that she attended the TVB Anniversary Awards because she was already in Hong Kong for personal matters, Linda said, “I’m very thankful that I was able to attend the awards show this year. I previously mentioned that I’m not sure when I’ll be back – there’s a chance that I’ll never be at the awards presentation again. That’s why I was emotionally prepared for tonight,
“–I’ve been in the industry long enough, and I understand. I expected these results. I’m not sure if I’ll have another chance after winning Malaysia’s Favorite TVB Actress. The nominees are my coworkers and friends. I’ve worked long enough to know that every single person has given up a lot in order to be where they are – every artiste who has won an award did her/his best.”
Praising herself for being so calm under pressure, Linda has relaxed her outlook on awards since becoming a mother. When she was younger, Linda would become extremely nervous during awards night, but she enjoyed the show with an open mind this year. “I will continue to work hard. Maybe I’m not good enough yet, and that’s why I didn’t win. I’ll continue to strive, and maybe I’ll have another chance in 10 years.”
Soon flying home to reunite with her family in Vancouver, Linda smiled that her husband, Jeremy Leung, woke up at 4 a.m. to watch the awards show, just to see how pretty she looked.
Hubert Wu (胡鴻鈞), who was a major supporter of Linda this year, intentionally looked for the actress and asked for a photo together after the awards show ended. Praising Hubert for his acting and singing, Linda said Hubert has a bright future ahead of him at TVB.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.