Rosina Lam Eyes Best Actress Award
Since joining TVB in 2011, Rosina Lam (林夏薇) has worked hard throughout these 10 years to build a name for herself in hopes of stepping out of the shadows of her more famous cousin, Raymond Lam (林峯). With notable recent performances, including currently airing drama Battle of the Seven Sisters <七公主>, Rosina hopes to be considered for Best Actress at TVB’s Anniversary Awards. “Everyone wants an award, because it gives affirmation and encouragement to artistes,” the 34-year-old said candidly.
Rosina’s Path to Fame
In her earlier years, Rosina had wanted to to study acting in Beijing, but her family was strongly opposed to her wishes and advised her to become a law student instead. Only when Rosina persisted in following her dreams, her parents became more supportive of her decision. After Rosina graduated from the Beijing Central Academy of Drama in 2009, she joined the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre as a full-time actress, but she was constantly labelled as “Raymond Lam’s cousin.”
Many believed that her entrance into the entertainment industry relied solely on relationships. “When people found out I was Raymond’s cousin, they began focusing on my family background instead.” Rosina believes that the title actually comes with a hidden pressure. “Although Raymond is my cousin, he told me that I would have to depend on myself. We are both individuals who have worked hard to where we are today. He is someone I look up to.”
Without letting gossip defeat her passion for acting, Rosina instead worked hard to perfect her performances. Since her TVB debut in Til Love Do Us Lie <結‧分@謊情式>, Rosina has won the My Favorite TVB Supporting Actress award two years in a row in 2015 and 2016 at the StarHub TVB Awards, as well as being nominated for other acting accolades.
When she married businessman Jason Mok (莫贊生) in 2015, he was very supportive of her acting career. Given that she wanted to regulate her health to prepare for a baby and have more life-work balance, she left TVB and signed with the station’s sister company, Shaw Brothers.
Rosina’s Road to Best Actress
Rosina’s recent performances in Our Unwinding Ethos <十二傳說>, Barrack O’Karma <今宵大廈>, and Sinister Beings <逆天奇案> gained wide attention and paved her way to becoming a consistent leading actress in TVB dramas. “I am very happy, because I am finally receiving everyone’s approval in my work. People are finally removing the label [of Raymond’s cousin].”
Gaining “a sense of reassurance,” Rosina hopes to have a chance for Best Actress in this year’s TVB Anniversary Awards. “If there is a chance, I want to fight for it. However, there are a lot of factors that go into this decision, so it is best that I just do my part.”
When asked whether or not she feels under qualified for the Best Actress award, she responded, “I think we define our own standards of what level we are at. It really depends on the affirmation from our viewers and the professionals.”
This article is written by Hailey for JayneStars.com.
She’s quite a good actress, not sure if BA worthy but that’s super subjective anyway (if Natalie Tong can get it…). I think her most memorable performance that I’ve seen is in 公公出宮. She was quite good in 收規華 too. I think she did a decent job in her first lead role (?) in 十二傳說. Personally think she’s better than Priscilla Wong.
If Myolie can win best actress then anyone can win. TVB awards are not worth anything anymore.
So so so very true, if Myolie is BA….no one can be anything less
Nat was at the right place at the right time, that’s all there is…I wonder which part of her cell was acting…
With the lack of good actress in TVB nowadays, Rosina is among the few better actress left. Hope TVB will give her more opportunities to shine. I would rather watch her than those inexperienced miss Hong Kong.
I prefer Rosina and Samantha’s performance in Battle of the Seven Sisters. In fact, i think Rosina could have been a better choice for Priscilla’s character in the series.
She was a professionally trained theater actress before entering TVB. She’s pretty: fair skin, big eyes, high nose, and she’s at least 5’5″. I think the only thing holding her back was her voice, which till today, is still very high for me. Some people say her acting is exaggerated in her early days at TVB, but I think it’s her characters that required it. Her characters were annoying: in Daddy Cool she was a goody 2 shoes, in Burning Hands, she married a man she didn’t love and went back to her first love while married, and in, Outbound Love, she had to act as an annoying/immature chef. In Young Charioteers, she was arrogant and paired up with Hanjin Tan, who is 10x less attractive than her. She did disappear for a few years before coming back to film too….rest is always good for any artiste while too much output might dilute quality
Think her best performance to date was her lead role in Our Unwinding Ethos. She isn’t even the best actress in Battle of the Seven Sisters; I’d put my vote on Samantho Ko.
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