Earlier, artiste Sammul Chan (陳鍵鋒) enrolled in a theology course after reconnecting with his faith. It turns out that he is pursuing a four-year degree in theology remotely at a school in Chicago. However, juggling both work and school can be a bit of a challenge for the 41-year-old.
While Sammul can go home to do his homework when he’s in Hong Kong, problems may arise when he is working in Mainland China. “There’s more homework than I expected, but I can work on it when I’m waiting for the cameras to start rolling,” the star shared. “I expect to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in the next four years.”
When asked if he wants to become a pastor, he replied, “Not necessarily. I just want to broaden my horizons and gain more knowledge. I chose to study missions and culture. A pastor is just a title. The more I know, the more I can share with others. My family and church members really support me.”
As he is religious, Sammul is selective when it comes to the roles he receives. In fact, he never considered playing forces of evil, villains, or characters who cursed. “Many people have different ways of thinking,” the actor said, “but in my perspective, I have the right to choose.”
On this note, he recently accepted the role of Erlang, a popular Chinese god with a third truth-seeing eye on his forehead, in the upcoming web movie The Battle of the Immortals’ Gods <封神萬仙之戰>. “I accepted the role because Erlang is based on folklore,” Sammul revealed.
Next week, he will head to Ningbo’s Xiangshan to start shooting. “I often film costume dramas during the summer, so I can already foresee that it’ll be hot, but I can lose weight,” he laughed.
This article is written by MelodyC for JayneStars.com.