Sammy Sum Ends TVB Contract
Although possessing a handsome face, 33-year-old Sammy Sum‘s (沈震軒) road to stardom took over a decade of hard work. Although gaining recognition in recent TVB dramas, Sammy decided not to renew his contract with the station.
Sammy took his first steps into the industry after taking part in TVB’s talent contest ten years ago. He shortly joined TVB’s acting class in 2007, and took small bystander roles afterward. Unfortunately, Sammy’s handsome looks did not help him in his early career. Sammy finally landed his breakthrough role as a gay triad member in 2011’s Lives of Omission <潛行狙擊>.
Although Sammy gained some recognition, he continued to play minor roles in TVB dramas over the next three years. In 2014, Sammy replaced Sammy Leung (森美), who withdrew from Line Walker <使徒行者>, due to health issues. Although breaking his arm during filming, Sammy’s hard work paid off and he won the My Favorite TVB Promising Actor Award at the 2014 TVB Star Awards Malaysia.
Riding on the success of Line Walker, Sammy was finally offered a lead role in romance series, Young Charioteers <衝線>.
To Broaden Horizons
While Sammy’s career at TVB started off fairly slow, he continued to star in a variety of popular movies, including Lan Kwai Fong 2 <喜愛夜蒲2>, Young and Dangerous: Reloaded <古惑仔之江湖新秩序>, and From Vegas to Macau <賭場風雲>.
Due to Sammy’s successful film ventures, TVB had started contract negotiations with him two years ago. However, Sammy’s response made it evident that he was interested in furthering his opportunities elsewhere. This resulted in Sammy being “frozen” by TVB, as he was not cast in any dramas for one year.
With his TVB contract now officially over, Sammy has started working in Mainland China. While his future is not yet clear, Sammy seems happy to try new opportunities.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.