Jess Sum (沈卓盈) is leaving TVB after being with the company for over 16 years. She posted a lengthy Instagram post announcing her decision to leave and thanking her former company for the support all these years.
Here is an excerpt of her announcement:
“Time really flies. Just a blink of an eye and it’s already 16 years. Thinking about when I first joined TVB through the “Cover Girl” competition, this big family has protected me while I was slowly growing up. I want to sincerely thank the company for always cultivating and loving me. Without TVB, there won’t be today’s Jess Sum. First I have to thank Mr. To, Ms. Lok, Sister Catherine, and Sandy for giving me all the opportunities to act, support, encouragement, and teachings. At the same time, I want to thank all the producers who have once used me in their series.”
When speaking with Oriental Daily News, Jess Sum revealed, “I actually wanted to try different types of jobs. I want to try being independent. I want to try and experience new things. I hope I will have more development in my career and give myself a new opportunity. I will continue to work hard. I hope to have a lot of new beginnings in the new year.”
When asked if she is planning to get married, Jess Sum responds, “I just want to give myself a fresh start. After all, I’ve been with the company for over 10 years. The company has always been overlooking me while I matured. I want to try to get out of my comfort zone and explore and see the world.” Jess Sum is in a stable relationship with her boyfriend, Calvin, whose family is in the undergarment industry.