Raymond Lam’s Second Shot at TV King
The popularity of Line Walker <使徒行者> brought bigger paychecks for the cast members, and also managed to give Raymond Lam (林峯) a second shot at winning this year’s Best Actor award.
Although he was highly favored by TVB executives when he was a managed artiste, Raymond lost out on the award in 2012 with Highs and Lows <雷霆掃毒>. In the industry for 15 years, Raymond was speculated to have the highest chance of winning, but Wayne Lai (黎耀祥) surprisingly won TV King for the third time. Rumors of Raymond’s discontent with TVB arose – leading the public to speculate that he will not renew his TVB contract once it expires. As it turned out, Raymond did leave TVB this year, but he declared that his decision was unrelated to losing the TV King title.
Dropping his famous chok image, Raymond’s performance in Line Walker received high praises from viewers. Many believed that Raymond has a second shot in winning TV King this year. Raymond may turn out to have luck on his side and still win the award, as Dayo Wong (黃子華) won last year despite not being a TVB managed artiste. Raymond expressed, “I hope to become like Dayo. At this point in my career, it’s already perfect that everyone likes my character. It’s not the end; It would be even more perfect if there was icing on the cake.”
On whether or not he would accept a sequel to Line Walker in the future, Raymond added, “[I would] if it doesn’t affect my filming schedule and if I’m free. I have confidence in producer Jazz Man (文偉鴻).”
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.