Raymond Wong Hints He Will Leave TVB

By on June 4, 2013 in Hot Gossip!, NEWS, Star Interviews

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Although Raymond Wong (黃浩然) agrees with Sheren Tang  (鄧萃雯) that TVB’s system of handing scripts to their artists at the last minute is a problem that could eventually result in insipid acting, he claims this problem has long been in existence and TVB artists should have accepted that fact.

An actor’s life is never easy. On top of the lack of sleep, they also have to memorize long scripts. If they are only given the scripts a couple of days before filming, that could really pose a problem and may eventually affect the actors’ moods and performances. However, Raymond emphasized this system has long been in place in TVB and experienced actors should have gotten used to it. He said, “It has always been like this in TVB.  It is indeed hard work. So if you want a more comfortable life and you are capable, then head to China! You can even get a good 8 hours of sleep every night. If you want to stay [in TVB], then you can only accept the system.”

Now that he has another mouth to feed, Raymond’s financial burden has increased and he also hopes to be able to venture to China to earn more money next year although that means being separated from his family. As such, Raymond intends to take a break after every 5 months of filming so that he can spend more time with them. Raymond said, “Eventually we need to find a life balance. Work should not take up our whole life. Our family should be the most important.”

Suits Viewers’ Taste

While ratings were lackluster for big-budget productions such as Bullet Brain <神探高倫布> and Beauty at War <金枝慾孽貳>, low-budget Slow Boat Home <情越海岸線>, on the other hand, has done unexpectedly well with ratings as high as 30 points. Starring Raymond, Ruco Chan ( 陳展鵬), Aimee Chan (陳茵媺) and Selena Li (李詩韻), Slow Boat Home is a romantic comedy based on Cheung Chau island. After favorable initial response, average ratings for the drama continued to hover around 26 points.

As one of the lead actors, Raymond does not give credit to himself for the good ratings. Instead, he feels Slow Boat Home garnered high ratings because it caters to the audience’s liking more than Bullet Brain and Beauty at War. Raymond added, “I haven’t watched the other two dramas because I have been spending time with my family. But I believe Lee Tim Sing (李添勝) and Jonathan Chik (戚其義) have done a good job. Just that, the dramas probably do not suit the viewers’ tastes.”

Source: ihktv.com

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  • 48 comments to Raymond Wong Hints He Will Leave TVB

    1. gap says:

      How misleading. He did not HINT anything about leaving TVB.

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      • Daisy replied:

        I guess the part of him wanting to go to china to earn more money? That’s the only “hint” I can see?

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        • hellomynameis- replied:

          um if you haven’t noticed, most TVB artist say they want to go to China to earn more money…
          so they are you saying that everyone who said it is “hinting” at leaving TVB?

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    2. dude says:

      he is a good actor.hope he doesnt leave tvb for china.

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    3. irene says:

      i find his character extremely annoying in the new show. SO selfish!

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    4. AC says:

      I don’t see any hints about him leaving…

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    5. rainbow says:

      he should just leave…not a good actor, every character he plays is just annoying as ever!!

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      • TGIF replied:

        Agree. He is not really great when it comes to acting. Totally not overrated. He should just quit the entertainment industry and find a more suitable job instead to be honest.

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        • TGIF replied:

          Sorry…should be ‘totally overrated’.

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        • ABC123 replied:

          I actually like Raymond quite a lot. Feel that he’s a capable actor!

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        • galaxy replied:

          ABC123,

          I respect your opinion, but are you kidding? Are you serious that he is a capable actor?

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        • grrrajo; irja;osjr replied:

          You can’t just tell people to quit just because they aren’t good. At least he’s trying. He’s honestly not bad compared to a lot of other actors. I agree he’s pretty mediocre but I think TVB should give him other roles too. Most of his roles recently are guy in 30s always slacking off, not working properly and girl comes along and changes him completely. It’s one of TVB’s many predictable drama formulas.

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      • idontknow replied:

        i liked him in Bottled Passion

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      • YQ replied:

        You’re kidding right? So who is a good actor in your opinion? Kevin Cheng? His characters are written as such and Raymond has done a good job in portraying each of them. Somehow that’s his fault? Wow gee.

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        • galaxy replied:

          YQ,

          You are making an assumption before rainbow even gives his or her opinion. Rainbow did not say Kevin Cheng is a good actor in the first place–perhaps he is even worse than Raymond Wong in rainbow’s mind.

          For those who think Raymond Wong is a bad actor, and Kevin Cheng is even worse, I second that.

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        • c3 replied:

          i agree with YQ, i am not a fan but i will say that he has done a good job portraying the characters that were written for him. he’s not what i would consider a great actor, but he does have good screen presence – something most tvb actors today are lacking. he has the ability to make his character’s personalities really stand out.

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      • advo replied:

        I don’t think Raymond is as good as his fans say he is, but I think he’s good enough for TVB. His characters might have been annoying, but they are also written that way.

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    6. Moo says:

      And another one leaves … you can’t blame too! I think Ray is a solid actor and if he can get paid more elsewhere, then go where the green is! I wonder what it will take for TVB to finally change its ways …

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    7. Exo jern says:

      off to china everyone !

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      • qwerty replied:

        …and bow to the chinese government everyone!

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    8. qwerty says:

      To be honest, I don’t like him as an actor. As a person, I don’t like him nor do I hate him since I don’t know him personally.

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      • Ha ha! replied:

        No one will be bothered with your honest opinion and Please don’t waste your time by commenting pointlessly. Consciously some of the veteran here are missing!

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        • Ha ha! replied:

          ….Conspicuously

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        • qwerty replied:

          Whether people are bothered with my honest opinion or not is totally out of topic. It is my right to free speech that matters.

          This is a PUBLIC forum specializing in the chinese entertainment industry. For this reason, I have my right to provide facts that I know and express my opinions provided that my opinions are not intended to indoctrinate people.

          Again, it is MY time, not YOUR time. Whether it is wasted or not is none of your business.

          Once again, whether my comment is pointless or not is also none of your business. Free speech is focused on a person’s Constitutional right, so whether the person’s speech is pointless or not and whether people are bothered with the person’s comment or not are of no significance at all.

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    9. RLF Lover says:

      I think the ratings for Slow Boat Home have got a lot to do with Ruco Chan’s popularity with the housewives. The storyline is also quite good, although sometimes nonsensical. But it definitely does not require the audience to think too much into the plot and after Bullet Brain and Beauty at War, Slow Boat Home is actually quite refreshing.

      I think Raymond Wong is underrated, even though he gets leading roles.

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    10. ita says:

      He look good on this pic. For once he doesn’t look sick.

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      • galaxy replied:

        lol

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    11. sushiroll says:

      as if he’s gonna make it in china. lolz keep dreaming.

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      • galaxy replied:

        lol again.

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    12. Hannahh says:

      Not a fan of Raymond, he is ok actor. Can’t believe he always lead in the series.

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    13. sehseh says:

      He’s not managed by TVB, so it’s not exactly leaving them if he want to film in Mainland China.

      He just need to divide his time, say filming 1 – 2 TVB series per year and the rest of the time in Mainland China.

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    14. Funn Lim says:

      He didn’t hint that. All he is saying is he wants more money. The hint will start when he refuses roles or doesn’t sign anything. And since Sehseh said he is not managed by TVB, I am surprised he has so many opportunities.

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      • qwerty replied:

        He has another connection other than TVB: his father-in-law. It’s a well-known fact, Funn Lim.

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        • qwerty replied:

          And because of his father-in-law, that’s why he got so many opportunities despite not being managed by TVB.

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        • Primrose replied:

          Who is his father in law?

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        • HeTieShou replied:

          I have a feeling his father in law must be someone with a lot of power if he is able to get so many opportunities and connections. I think we all know that his wife’s family is wealthy. Hey, but don’t we all know for a fact that one of the main factors for succeeding in the circle is connections?? IF he has that then good for him. There are many that have no talent at all, but have connections and know the right people so are able to go a lot further than anyone with talent only.

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        • sehseh replied:

          Errr… his father-in-law? Someone must be confused here.

          Raymond Wong doesn’t have powerful father-in-law. His wife is ex-stylist working in EEG (for TWINS, specifically).

          Raymond himself came from above average income (his family have dried seafood store) but he is not rich. A few years prior to joining TVB, he was struggling to meet ends.

          He need extra income because he isn’t earning much money from TVB and he got 3 mouths to feed now. But moving his career entirely to Mainland China would be a bad idea because he haven’t really cemented 1st lead position in TVB, and that means he won’t be able to sustain popularity HK if he leave.

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        • Primrose replied:

          Exactly sehseh! I read that Raymond Wong’s wife worked as a production crew member and that was how they met. And both came from humble background. So was puzzled by the rich, connected father-in-law comment.

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      • sehseh replied:

        What I mean is Raymond haven’t benefit from his father-in-law. Otherwise he would’ve been given 1st lead role early in his TVB career.

        Raymond possible problem is that he is not proactive enough in competing for roles and spotlight.

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    15. CL says:

      He is a very good actor…I love his acting…I am his fans…but really think he act great!

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    16. sau says:

      this guy is a good actor. dont know why ppl like to criticize ? theres more crap actors out there!

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      • galaxy replied:

        Yes there are more crap actors out there, but this guy is crap as well. Perhaps we should say Raymond Wong is the best actor amongst the worst?

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    17. HeTieShou says:

      Did he get any offers from China??? I do hope to see him in China series and feel that he has a lot potential as an actor. Hope that he continues to work hard and succeed.

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    18. Jessica says:

      Raymond Wong is a good actor. He’s often casted as the silly and sometimes annoying characters but that’s because he has the acting range to pull it off. I can’t really picture many other actors on TVB playing those roles as well as Raymond. Bottled Passion really showed off his acting skills. Sometimes, I think people judge his acting by the likability of his characters.

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    19. sel_fi_wu says:

      raymond wong isn’t that good and has a long wat to reach ruco’s acting skills. it was no secret that raymond wong migrate to tv because he can’t find success in movies. read somewhere that he failed to deliver what johnny to expected.

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      • TGIF replied:

        Who is Johnny?

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        • BMT replied:

          think jessica meant johnnie to (director)

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    20. ping0 says:

      I too think he is a good actor! Love him in bottle passion, who said he can’t act must have not seen the SOY sauce rice eating scene??? Omg he makes you choke and want to cry. His character is not all the same, i;ve seen him as mean man in bottle passion, shy and innocent in a watch dog’s tale, a play boy in love of inconvenience , a hot temper , dummy in Gloves comes off, uh I can go on! Anyway I hope he does find some gold In china, would love to see him collaborate with my fav mainlanders

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