It was rumored that Chilam Cheung (張智霖) will be nominated and enter TVB’s Best Actor race due to his performance in The Rippling Blossom <魚躍在花見>. Allegedly TVB’s gesture was to entice him to film the upcoming Triumph in the Skies <衝上雲霄2>, however, Chilam was not captivated due to his intended focus on the film industry next year. After completing Wong Kar Wai’s (王家衛) The Grandmasters <一代宗師> at the end of this year, Chilam will partner with Annie Liu (劉心悠) in Patrick Kong’s (葉念琛) new movie during the Lunar New Year timeframe.
Regarding the possibility of competing for the Best Actor Award, Chilam laughed and did not comment. After the reporter’s repeated questioning, Chilam said, “If you base the results on the ratings performance, then it is deserved.” (TVB wants to entice you to film another series?) “They are separate issues!” (Do you have confidence?) “We are used to watching the constant change of the winds and clouds!”
Earlier, Chilam and his family met with Christine Ng (伍詠薇) in Shanghai to recharge. However, the news reported that he took the trip to celebrate his tenth year marriage anniversary, which made Chilam laugh.
By popular demand, an extra session will be added to Chilam’s December concert series in Guangzhou.
Jayne: Anita Yuen once commented that Chilam could have attained more success in his career had he been more ambitious. Chilam seems to step in and out of the film industry and while he is still popular, there doesn’t seem to be a concentrated focus in one particular area.
“The Rippling Blossom’s” as one of the top series with the highest ratings for the year and Chilam’s concert in Hong Kong demonstrate his continued popularity with the audience. His participation in “Triumph in the Skies” would benefit fans, but may be questionable as vehicle for his career.