Steven Cheung vs. Alan Wan: Who Will Win Eliza Sam’s Heart?

Thanks to her lovable performance in Divas in Distress <巴不得媽媽…>, former Miss Chinese International winner, Eliza Sam (岑麗香), has successfully risen in the TVB ranks. The 28-year-old Canadian-born actress is currently filming the new TVB action drama Sniper Attack 2013 <神槍狙擊2013>, starring alongside big stars Eddie Cheung (張兆輝), Michael Tse (謝天華), Kathy Chow (周海媚), and Kate Tsui (徐子珊).

Portraying the only female member in Hong Kong’s paramilitary police unit, the Special Duties Unit (SDU), Eliza shares a majority of her scenes with fellow members William Chak (翟威廉), Steven Cheung (張致恆), Alan Wan (溫家偉),  Nathan Ngai (魏焌皓), and Yeung Chiu Hoi (楊潮凱). As the team had to receive formal SDU training together before taking on their roles, Eliza and the boys quickly warmed up to each other.

Being the only girl in the group, Eliza was the center of affection. 3 Weekly humorously reported that many of Eliza’s costars are attempting to pursue her, including Steven and Alan.

Since Eliza and Steven will portray a pair of bickering coworkers to a pair of lovers in the drama, Eliza shares most of her screen time with Steven. As a result, the onscreen couple also quickly became friends.

Steven denied that he has an interest in pursuing Eliza, and had nothing but praises for his costar. “My character teases her a lot once she joined the SDU team. Later on in the story, we will develop feelings for each other, and I will pursue her.”

Asked if Eliza has a lot of pursuers, Steven responded, “I don’t know.” Is he one? “No! I don’t like her type. But still, she is a very pretty girl, very pure, and we are both Christians, so we clicked fast. But she is having a hard time now. She doesn’t exercise a lot, but for this drama, we are required to do a lot of strength training. I see her running around the hills and getting terrible tans from the sun. She is so much skinnier now, but she is very hard-working!”

As for Eliza’s other “pursuer,” Alan Wan, Eliza admitted that she has grown even closer with Alan through the filming of Sniper Attack 2013. Both native English speakers, Eliza and Alan became friends after collaborating together in the food program, Master So Food <食得峰騷>, last year.

Asked if both Steven and Alan are trying to pursue her, Eliza laughed, “Everyone in the team treats me very well, like I’m their little sister. I share most of my scenes with Steven. He jokes around a lot, but I don’t think he is trying to pursue me! The others didn’t either. Maybe they treat me like a guy!”

Having to work with a team full of handsome men every day, is it even possible to not fall for at least one of them? “We are all like brothers! I am closest with Alan Wan though. After collaborating in a food program last year, we have kept in touch.”

Like Steven, Alan also denied pursuing Eliza. “Eliza is pretty good. We are both from out of the country, but at the moment, I don’t have these intentions.” Asked if Eliza fits his type of girlfriend, Alan gave a very cryptic response. “Can’t say she isn’t, but I really don’t want to!”

Source: 3 Weekly # 696 via

This article is written by Addy for

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  1. Eliza suits an older guy compared to Steven and Alan. Looking forward to watching Steven act in TVB !

      1. What happened to Boy’z anyways? Back when I first got into asian forums, Boy’z (with him and Kenny Kwan), Twins and Edison Chen were so big.

  2. Alan wan is smoking hot. If Eliza doesn’t want him -I’ll have him!

  3. Alan Wan looks like a monkey.. I’m sorry. His Cantonese is horrible too.

  4. Of course Alan Wan. At least he’s born in the states and speak English very well. Plus he’s hot and buff.

  5. Alan looks so fat now. He was hotter and cuter in Only You. I’ll watch this for Nathan.

    1. He was in the recent ‘Crazy For History’. He looks fit in it.

    1. Never heard that Steven Cheung is gay, only heard about Kenny Kwan.

  6. I wonder what “type” of girl Eliza is to Alan and Steven.

    1. LOL oh you and I know. The typical girl that you like to spend the whole night with. *cough*

  7. I can’t imagine Eliza would date an Asian fob. Lol.. Eliza has only dated white guys and Asian-Canadians/Americans.

    1. She has?

      I’m not sure if Alan was raised in HK either. His Cantonese isn’t perfect and has a cute accent. My guess is that he came back to HK to compete for Mr. HK?

      1. Alan is from New York! If I’m not mistaken, I think both of them are Chinese mixed.

      2. He’s ABC. Needs to eliminate his thick accent. He can improve.

  8. I just watch Eliza’s function during CNY and she trys to read Chinese character in front of thew audience….. Boy she needs a boyfriend and a tutor.

  9. Not sure what Alan’s Canto is like but if he is to consider a career as an actor, he needs a lot of voice work. His English language skills maybe good, but his diction is very poor. Looks are good but actors who last have the best elocution.

  10. More noobie exposure for 2013!!! Eliza, focus on your cantonese and career first….you’re only holding yourself back.

  11. Actually Steven is mixed as well, he’s half Dutch. I always liked him, he’s really outgoing and talented. Alan is getting there as well

  12. She will date either a vanilla guy, a lot of zero guy, or an elite moving picture guy. I don’t think she is a boy toy type of girl.

  13. I’ll take Alan lol, steven has gotten fatter, that is a very old pic lol. Tho I do like steven, I remember him saying he had a girl he’s chasing after (same faith etc), but that was before he ever worked with eliza

  14. eliza.. although she is young, she has the auntie look too, esp the eyes

  15. Another Mr.HK alumni getting bigger role. I’m happy for him.

    When I first saw the title, I thought ‘How did Eliza know Steven?’. It turns out that TVB got him to act in their series too. I like Steven Cheung in that ghost house movie I saw long ago. He was still 1/2 of the duo Boyz at that time. I wonder how he looks now. Last I saw, he has become fatter.

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