Following the footsteps of many leading TVB actors such as Roger Kwok (郭晉安), Bosco Wong (黃宗澤), and Joe Ma (馬德鐘), Vincent Wong (王浩信) and Benjamin Yuen (袁偉豪) have signed with the station’s sister company Shaw Brothers. Both actors joined Shaw Brothers without fanfare this year, but their profiles have been added to the studio’s roster of artistes on their website.
Headlining many of TVB’s productions such as Al Cappuccino <反黑路人甲> and the upcoming Legal Mavericks 2 <踩過界II>, Vincent’s departure may mean viewers will see less of the dynamic actor in the station’s dramas. His new contract with Shaw Brothers will likely pave the way for more movie opportunities, but Vincent’s chances this year to nab the TV King Award may be thwarted by his departure as TVB is known to favor their currently managed artistes.
Though Vincent has already won TVB’s top acting award and may want to expand his film career, it was somewhat surprising that Benjamin Yuen also signed with Shaw Brothers. The newly-engaged actor has been given many meaty roles and filming opportunities after his successful role in A Fist within Four Walls <城寨英雄> and will be next seen in Line Walker 3 <使徒行者3>.
In addition to losing many of its actors, TVB’s leading ladies Rosina Lam (林夏薇) and Selena Lee (李施嬅) have also signed with Shaw Brothers. Since Virginia Lok (樂易玲) became executive director at Shaw Brothers, she has convinced many of her former managed artistes to sign with the film studio due to its more flexible contract.
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.