Hong Kong TVB actor Raymond Lam follows in the footsteps of fellow colleagues like Kevin Cheng, Bosco Wong and Ron Ng, and sets his sights on conquering the Chinese market in Mainland China.
Set to star in the 30-episoder period series, Legend of the Purple Hairpin, it is reported that the 32-year-old will be pocketing approximately RMBS$200,000 (S$40,000) per episode. He will be stationed in Heng Dian, China for two months and filming will commence around early October.
A well-loved artiste in Hong Kong, Raymond's outstanding performance as Wai Sir in the currently-airing TVB drama series, Highs and Lows, has garnered rave reviews from the public. Thanks to his stellar performance in the show he is tipped to clinch top honours at the year-end TVB awards ceremony.
As filming for Legend of the Purple Hairpin will only end in late December, Raymond may have to skip the awards ceremony, which will be held around early December.
So is he worried that his absence may affect his chances of winning?
Questioning reporters when asked about it, he replied, "Does that mean that I may have zero chances [at winning]?" and added, "I'd definitely hope to receive the award [if any] personally."