After two decades with TVB, Hong Kong actor Stephen Wong Ka-lok has finally bid the Hong Kong broadcaster goodbye.
Wong, fondly known as Younger Brother among fans, broke the news on Instagram.
The 43-year-old explained that while his 21-year journey with TVB had been enjoyable, he believed it was time for him to “discover more opportunities”.
“Now is the time for me to get out of my comfort zone. I want to explore more opportunities and face more challenges,” Wong wrote, adding that he wanted a new start for himself.
When asked by HK01 to comment more about his departure from TVB, the Limelight Years actor responded that he was initially reluctant to leave the company as he was so attached.
"I entered the industry here, grew up here and made lots of wonderful memories here. But now that I'm over 40 years old and married, I want to make some changes and try different things.
"Of course, I had to discuss such a huge matter with my wife. Thankfully, she supports my every decision and told me that my happiness was the most important thing," Wong said.
Actors Brian Tse, Candice Chiu and Priscilla Wong also supported his decision to leave and wished him luck on his Instagram.
Stephen Wong is no stranger in Hong Kong’s entertainment scene, having appeared in many TVB dramas like Your Highness, My Life As A Loan Shark and Brother’s Keeper.
The actor found renewed success in 2021 after starring in Sinister Beings and The Kowks And Whats – both of which earned him a nomination for TVB Anniversary Award For Best Supporting Actor.