Sammy Sum Stars as Sharon’s Chan’s Lover in “The Apostle”

By on February 20, 2014 in TV Dramas

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Despite earlier reports that he will replace Sammy Leung (森美) in TVB’s crime thriller The Apostle <使徒行者>Joe Ma (馬德鐘) said it is unlikely to happen.

The Apostle has suffered numerous casting changes since it was announced last year. Initially drafted as a television comeback for film king Tony Leung Ka Fai (梁家輝), the series was later revised when Tony withdrew from production due to an injury. Lead actress Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼) also had a health scare that nearly prevented her from joining the cast. Suffering from a herniated spinal disc, Charmaine has been very diligent with physical therapy and luckily recovered in time to participate in the series.

This week, Sammy Leung announced that he will be leaving the cast as well over health reasons. Working multiple jobs in television and radio, Sammy succumbed to the stress and decided to take time off to heal. Originally set to reunite with his Friendly Fire <法網狙擊> co-star Sharon Chan (陳敏之) as an on-screen couple, Sammy will have to give up the opportunity and rumors alleged that Joe Ma is to take his place.

However, when asked, Joe said that the deal did not work out because he was not a good fit. “I’ve read the script. It was very well-written, but the character doesn’t seem to suit me so I couldn’t accept the job.”

Producer Man Wai Hung (文偉鴻) seems to agree, saying that Sammy Sum (沈震軒), who also stars in the drama, is a more suitable candidate. Sammy Sum will reportedly be re-cast as Sharon’s love interest while the production team scrambles to fill his original role.

Source: Oriental Daily

This article is written by Katrine for JayneStars.com.

13 comments to Sammy Sum Stars as Sharon’s Chan’s Lover in “The Apostle”

  1. Hannahh says:

    i love Sammy Sum! Good that he replaced the other sammy!

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  2. shiok says:

    sammy sum is up and rising handsome actor that is following the step of Him Law success who rise within short span in TVB to be “almost” leading actor 😉

    sammy sum is already looking hot when he was only a kelefe character in starting dramas (forgot the name)

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  3. Funn Lim says:

    Love Sammy Shum, always feel with time he can be the a-list in TVB so this is a welcomed news.

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  4. bbfanny says:

    I don’t feel anything for Sammy Sum but he doesn’t annoy me and I do think this is his defining role to be a first liner since The Apostle sounds like a huge production.

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  5. kiwi says:

    I watched 名媛望族 was impressed with his acting. Good looking guy.

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  6. Love says:

    Good to see tvb is letting him to be one of the main lead in this drama. I though he nominate as a new comer last year in movie award. That’s a huge honor not every tvb actor can be nominated !! He also a regular cast for HK film. Didn’t they wanted to make him a lead in movie with Sita Chan. Since she passed away not sure did the production continue. But anyways good choice. I love him since off peddder

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  7. AL says:

    Great! good to see some new actor. work hard!

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  8. anonymous says:

    Hopefully Raymond Wong will costar with someone else other than Natalie Tong. We’ve already seen them in two dramas together.

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  9. megamiaow says:

    Hmm from Sammy Leung to Sammy Sum…what a downgrade.

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  10. advo says:

    LOL, I thought the article was talking about the same Sammy so they went from Sammy to Joe to Sammy again?!! Sammy Sum is good-looking, though not as good clean-shaven.

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  11. Tom says:

    Sharon is so pretty! It doesn’t look like she aged at all

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  12. Christlike says:

    So Sammy and Sharon are the leads for this drama now? Both their first time I believe. A little risky but looking forward to seeing Sammy’s performance.

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  13. ebbie says:

    I really like Sammy- he’s exciting to watch haha…. 🙂

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