45-year-old Joel Chan (陳山聰) joins the industry for nearly 30 years and meets countless of obstacles. Although he believes in parallel universe, but Joel will not choose the low peak in his life again to change his destiny as he trusts it is an arrangement by the god: “There is no Joel Chan now without past experiences. If I change my experiences, Barrack O’Karma (金宵大廈) and Barrack O’Karma2 (金宵大廈2) drama would not exist. Life is full of ups and downs and experiences make one grow up.”

He felt grateful to television producer for giving him the opportunities in The Unholy Alliance (同盟) and Barrack O’Karma series: “I hope to have more chances and do not mind making cameo appearances. Acting is my eternal career and I will accept all consequences. I used to be greedy and wanted to have everything including winning awards when young. Right now, I am contented with my life and getting an award is no longer important, but gaining recognition from the audiences. Thus, I cherish every on-screen opportunity.”

Apparently, Joel used to be a singer for 4 years and had many fans but the financial crisis in 1997 ruined his dream and he waited for 5 years to film TVB drama: “Initially, the company arranged me to host tour shows but I wished to shoot series very badly. I felt very depressed and waited for 5 years until someone approached me to make a cameo appearance. My first cameo appearance is A Herbalist Affair (情牽百子櫃) drama produced by Lam Chi Wah (林志華), followed by Lee Tim Sing (李添勝) approaching me to act as a rich man’s son. Subsequently, he gave me many chances and I could finally play from a villain to a good man today. Being an artiste is not easy and we must be hardworking and professional, in order to succeed. I know I am weak in certain aspects and appreciate television producers for helping me to remember my original intention. Of course, my family play an important role as well.”

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