42 years old Eric Li (李天翔) enters into the entertainment industry after joining the acting classes in TVB in 1995. He is well-loved by the kids after hosting children shows, Flash Fax (閃電傳真機) and Kids Click (至Net小人類) and becomes their idol as a result. On Instagram, he announced he would be leaving TVB from May 2019 after working with them for 23 years. Eric left a message: “The decision that I made today does not represent disappointment and giving up. I hope to venture further and thank you to the love and supports from my fans.”
After leaving the kids channel, Eric is arranged to film drama as a villain mostly and has been playing a rapist since 2008. His opponents are usually famous television actresses such as Elaine Yiu (姚子羚) in Maidens’ Vow (鳳凰四重奏) drama, Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣) in A Journey Called Life (金石良緣) drama, Nancy Wu (胡定欣) in The Silver Chamber of Sorrows (銀樓金粉) drama, Grace Chan (陳凱琳) in Captain of Destiny (張保仔) drama and Crystal Fung (馮盈盈) in Apple-colada (果欄中的江湖大嫂) drama. Apparently, he was pointed to feel embarrassed when a netizen amusingly touted him as the actor who has “raped all television actresses” and tried to negotiate with TVB management, but the outcome ended futile every time.
In early 2015, Eric requested to work as a part-time actor in TVB and said: “I do not want to continue waiting and wish to venture outside. I am fine with working in China as well and really want to give it a try.” After changing the working cooperation, TVB started to give him supporting roles in series such as No Reserve (巾幗梟雄之諜血長天), Phoenix Rising (蘭花刼), Deep in the Realm of Conscience (宮心計2深宮計), Apple-colada and new drama, The Solvers (解決師).
When asked about the reason for leaving after gaining opportunities, Eric said during an interview with HK01 (香港01): “What makes you think that they are giving me opportunities? (You play the third supporting role in The Solvers drama.) It does not mean anything though. (The company lacks of sincerity?) They did discuss about the contract renewal and it is my own decision.”