No one can deny that Raymond Lam (林峯) has been all over the media lately. Aside from tabloid reports about his love life, there are also reports on his new dramas, movies, concerts, and advertisements. Raymond once stressed that he will never deliberately stop himself in a certain position, but would get a hold of his own requirements through continuous learning and different forms of work.
Raymond’s new movie, Saving General Yang <忠烈楊家將>, will be released on April 4. “This is definitely a big breakthrough for me. Compared to the relaxing romantic comedies in the past, this is a classic epic household story. It extols the greatness of loyalty and affection, which can be more important than life. The script which displays the dramatic interaction between the cast was really memorable for me. I would like to thank director Ronny Yu (于仁泰) for giving me the chance to participate.”
The movie emphasizes how loyalty is often more important than life. Raymond explained that besides loyalty, if a person loses his basic freedoms, status and money are both futile. “There is nothing more precious than freedom,” Raymond said. “Therefore, we have to appreciate it and enjoy our right of having it.”
With his beginnings in the television industry, Raymond thanked TVB for giving him consecutive work opportunities. “Honestly, although filming dramas are a lengthy and tedious process, I still enjoy it. I’m clear of the fact that I’m already luckier than many others, because I am able to have a job I like. Plus, there is a lot of competition in this industry. If I don’t take things seriously, it is easy to be eliminated.”
Even though Raymond has been in the industry for 14 years, he admitted that he is still not used to, nor does he like having a camera follow him around when he is trying to live a normal life. “Especially when the media makes up a story based on a single photo that meets their desires. At first, I resisted it, but later I found that nothing is going to change. Might as well focus on my work and not care about the lame reports.”
Raymond continues, “Everything is in your hands and your heart. Even with the heart to do something, it won’t be successful if you don’t use your hands to do it, or your brain to think about it. For instance, there are many doors in front of you. Some might think there is a beautiful meadow behind them, but they don’t have the courage to open it. I’m going to be the person who opens the door, because if it remains closed, then everything is only imagination. When we’re old and we don’t have the strength to open the door, there would be regret. I don’t want to give myself chances of regret. At the same time, I appreciate everything around me even more because of my tedious job.”
In conclusion, Raymond said, “You won’t possess something forever, because nothing always stays the same. I treasure all I have, so I try to do everything with the best of my efforts.”
This article is written by Shirley for JayneStars.com.