Veteran TVB actor Lau Kong recently announced that he is departing from the company after more than 30 years.
As reported on Mingpao, the "Barrack O'Karma" actor shared the sad news at the said awards, revealing that he will officially leave the company when his contract expires on 14 January, adding that it would no longer be renewed.
Asked if he was saddened about it, Lau said that he was not disappointed and that it is normal for an older actor to take this step.
"Initially, I intended to gradually reduce my projects before finally retiring. But the steps suddenly became faster and earlier than expected," he said.
Lau also admitted that he was unable to sleep for two whole nights thinking about the decision.
"But in one's life, you need to have a resolution," he added.
Asked if TVB has added a condition that was unacceptable to him, causing him not to renew the contract, Lau responded, "No comment."