Confirming that he signed with media giant EEG earlier, Raymond Lam (林峯) held his official press conference yesterday. Raymond was welcomed by EEG Chairman Albert Yeung (楊受成) and Joey Yung (容祖兒) as the newest member to the EEG family.
It is speculated EEG will be putting Raymond, Nicholas Tse (謝霆鋒), Leo Ku (古巨基), and Hins Cheung (張敬軒) as the Four Heavenly Kings to help promote and expand EEG’s business. Allocating their resources according to each artiste’s skill set, EEG plans to use the Four Heavenly Kings to break into all areas of the entertainment market.
While Nicholas’s own company managed to thrive and expand in a short couple of years, Leo garnered success in the Mainland Chinese market. Hins is currently solely concentrated on producing music, while Raymond has a stronghold in all three areas – music, film, and television.
To further help their artistes in their careers, EEG invited six prominent directors to show their support at Raymond’s press conference. Yuen Woo Ping (袁和平), Benny Chan (陳木勝), Derek Kwok (郭子健), Felix Chong (莊文強), John Shum (岑建勳) and Alan Mak (麥兆輝) were present.
Joking about his rumored $100 million HKD contract, Raymond said he will try his best so he can indeed be “valued at $100 million HKD”. His first major project may be starring in Sandra Ng‘s (吳君如) new movie Golden Duck <鴨王>, although negotiations still need to be finalized.
Having previously filmed with TVB in the past, Joey was highly supportive of Raymond during the conference. Stating that Raymond is an excellent and hardworking actor, Joey expressed, “You’re half dead by the time you finish filming a drama. In all these years, Raymond still has his good looks and has a great physique – he really is a well-rounded artiste. Even now, he is not boastful. He even has a girlfriend and treats her well. As the saying goes – you only get rich if you love your wife. It’s worth contemplating. Raymond is my male God.”
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.