Although best known for her role as Lynette, Law Ba’s ex-wife in Ghetto Justice 2 <怒火街頭2>, 29-year-old Christine Kuo (苟芸慧) is anything else but Lynette. Christine grew up in a very strict household, and as the eldest child of her family, Christine was also given the task to take care of her younger siblings. The reporter who interviewed Christine felt a strong “big sister” vibe coming from Christine’s body language and her choice of words. Christine’s strong and determined personality is truly different from the soft and tender Lynette!
Christine was born in Taipei, Taiwan on July 11, 1983, and is of mixed Korean, Japanese, Dutch, and Taiwanese aborigine descent. At a young age, Christine and her family immigrated to Toronto, Canada. She graduated from the University of Calgary, with a degree in business administration and accounting. Christine won the Miss Chinese Toronto title in 2008 and the Miss Chinese International pageant in 2009. She subsequently signed an artist management contract with TVB.
With her fresh looks and attractive body figure winning many male fans, Christine quickly earned the title of “goddess.” Christine is also very popular among endorsers and TVB producers. Since joining the acting industry in 2010, Christine has filmed a total of eleven TV dramas and five local films. Currently, she is filming A Great Way to Care 2 <仁心解碼II> with Alex Fong (方中信), Tavia Yeung (楊怡), Yoyo Mung (蒙嘉慧), Ben Wong (黃智賢), Edwin Siu (蕭正楠), and Aimee Chan (陳茵媺).
Christine enjoys her time in the entertainment industry. Her love for acting has grown exponentially over the years, and she finds the idea of portraying different people and characters as extremely intriguing. According to Christine, acting is a great way to escape one’s own boring and uneventful life.
However, the entertainment industry is not all rainbows and sunshine. Christine said, “When I first joined the industry, I had a time and goal in mind. However, I soon realized that it’s hard to get what you deserve in this industry. Working hard does not guarantee good results. The industry is all about luck, opportunities, and timing. As long as I finish my day’s work, and get to see my improvements, I will be satisfied.”
Christine has portrayed many professional roles in the past, but a role that she looks most forward to act in is a comedic role. “Comedic roles are challenging, and they can entertain the audience. The Hong Kong lifestyle is stressful, and happy times are few.” Asked about portraying an ugly character, Christine said, “I wouldn’t mind if I have to portray an extremely ugly character in a comedy. As long as everyone is happy, I’ll be happy and satisfied.”
No Plans for Dating
After breaking up with TVB colleague, 25-year-old Joey Law (羅天宇), Christine’s love life remained empty. She explained, “I’m working every single day. I don’t even have time for myself! However, I do spend my days with my crew. I guess I’m ‘dating’ them!”
Christine never really cared about the “looks department” when choosing a lifelong partner. “My mom taught us that people will eventually get old, so we should never judge people by their looks, and learn how to appreciate their inner beauty. It’s true – our looks will all change in twenty years. The most important thing is that he has a good heart, is mature, and filial.”
Christine On Beauty Care
Unlike many of Christine’s contemporaries, she does not put on heavy foundation makeup. What is her secret recipe on keeping a clean and smooth face? Christine smiled and said, “My grandpa had great skin even when he was 90 years old! My mom is also very careful when it comes to eating. At home, she usually cooks with pearl barley and honey. I am not a picky eater. From a young age, I’ve learned to eat blandly and drink a lot of water. I also take a lot of vitamin pills. But I am not always on this same diet. I am still young, and sometimes, you need to enjoy life.
“Thanks to my family’s genes, my skin is not bad. My skin has gotten worse recently because of I have not been getting enough sleep. Consistent makeup is also drying up my skin. Right now, I am trying my best to try and use as many beauty products as I can. I don’t have the time to do facials, and even if I do end up booking an appointment, my filming schedule is also tentative, so I usually cancel the appointment in the end. I’ve settled with just preparing my own facial masks at home.”
Christine revealed that she had absolutely zero knowledge of makeup until beginning her entertainment career in Hong Kong. “I didn’t need to put on makeup when I was living in Canada, but now that I’m in the industry, I must learn how to do makeup. I have learn how to style my hair and outfits. It actually takes a while to pick up!”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.
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