Recognise this TVB actor? You'll never guess his starting allowance

9 March 2014 / 2 years 7 months ago

Drama after drama's Wong Cho Lam (王祖藍) disclosed a few days ago that the first time he entered the entertainment industry, he had only a daily allowance of $40, and even dating was a difficulty.

According to a report on Asian E-News Portal, when asked how he dated with $40, he said he went to fast food restaurants and used coupons. After working in a children's program, he earned a salary of $4,800.

On how he supported his family, he responded, "I did not dare to go on a holiday and buy a car. My hardest time was in the year 2003-2005 because, I finally paid off my debt."

He finally had a breakthrough in his career and said, "I am very grateful. After paying off the debt, I took my family out to celebrate. I still remember clearly that it was a fresh new feeling.

"During that time, it was hard to comprehend. I had a lot of brothers and sisters who supported me throughout my hardships, and we even cried together.

"Sometimes if life is too smooth, we can get confused and whereas, you get words of encouragement through a little suffering".

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