Raymond Lam Does Not Plan to Renew Contract With TVB?
This year was the first time TVB entirely let the audience decide the Best Actor and Best Actress at the 2012 TVB Anniversary Awards. Known to have a large fan base, Raymond Lam (林峯) was thought to have high chances of claiming the Best Actor title. However, the results indicated otherwise, awarding Wayne Lai (黎耀祥) as Best Actor for the third time. Even the My Favorite Male Character Award did not go to Raymond, and went to Kenneth Ma (馬國明) instead. After leaving the awards ceremony empty-handed that night, did Raymond have plans to leave TVB?
Allegedly, Raymond is currently one of the top moneymaking artists at TVB, earning 10 million RMB for new mainland drama, Legend of the Purple Hairpin <紫钗奇缘>. Besides filming for Highs and Lows <雷霆掃毒> this year, he has been busy making money in mainland for the remainder of the time. Producer Raymond Wong (黃百鳴) had also signed him for five movies, casting him as the main male lead in the movie, Love is…Pajamas <男人如衣服>.
Raymond Lam: “Many Other Companies Have Contacted Me!”
On December 22, Raymond Lam responded to rumors of him deciding to not renew his TVB contract. He was filming with Michelle Ye (葉璇) in Hengdian for the 25-episode mainland series, Legend of the Purple Hairpin . When asked about his plans, he expressed, “My contract with TVB is not over yet.”
Huayi Brothers had reportedly contacted Raymond regarding a management contract. Regarding this, Raymond replied, “Yes, a lot of companies have been in contact with me, but I still have my contract with TVB, so I haven’t thought about other things.”
Will Raymond be like Hins Cheung (張敬軒), who was willing to pay a fine to leave before his contract ended? “I haven’t thought about that yet.” What if someone else pays for you? “I don’t want to think about these things at the moment. Sorry, but I have to get back to filming.” Raymond quickly replied and hurried back to work.
This article is written by Shirley for JayneStars.com.