Aimee Chan (陳茵媺) , the Miss Hong Kong turned TVB actress who hails from Toronto, Canada, can always be seen with a sweet smile and cheerful personality. Yet, when it comes to acting in a series, Aimee takes her roles very seriously and passionately.
Aimee reveals that each time she prepares for a new role, she will read the script continuously and practice her lines over and over until she begins to turn herself into that character. Similar to her breakthrough role of Oi Tai in The Last Steep Ascent<天梯>, Aimee poured herself into that role and truly felt for the character. “I feel so bad for Oi Tai and her tragic experience. Her background and mine are completely different. I feel much more fortunate because I don’t have the burdens of a family and I had a very happy childhood. When I had to get into character as Oi Tai, I had to hold back because I’m usually a very hyper person. I had to keep reminding myself that I’m no longer a happy and lucky girl, rather, as Oi Tai, I was on the verge of suicide and depression.
“During the 5 months of filming, I did become very depressed internally. I couldn’t smile and couldn’t be my usual cheerful self, so I understand why it’s so difficult for actors to sometimes withdraw themselves from their roles. Another actor taught me that I can only stay in character during filming. When I go home, I have to take a long hot bath and pop a bottle of champagne to remind myself who I really am. That’s the only way I can continue to do what I love – acting.”
Although Aimee is given more leading roles and opportunities within TVB lately, she does not let that change her outlook. “I am thankful that I can continue to act in Hong Kong and I’m really appreciative that TVB gives me a variety of roles to play, and that the producers have faith in me to let me carry on different types of roles. To be honest, I’m not especially bright and my Chinese isn’t that good, but for them to believe in me and give me these opportunities – I couldn’t be more thankful. I just hope to be the best actress I can be for the audience and play a wider variety of roles.”
With Aimee’s optimistic and happy-go-lucky personality and the right touch of luck and opportunities, she is easily on the road to stardom.
Source: Lisa Magazine via kuangaitvb.com
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