For eight years, Myolie Wu (胡杏兒) and Bosco Wong (黃宗澤) were regarded as Hong Kong’s young golden couple. Their sudden breakup in summer 2012 was sudden, unexpected, and clearly devastating for many of their fans. But time does not stop, and Myolie is prepared to move on with her new single life.
“Let the past be the past,” said Myolie. She is ready to start anew. Finding a new boyfriend is currently not the 33-year-old’s main concern, but she is definitely not stopping in looking for one. Like a fisherman casting his net, Myolie hopes that she will eventually meet the right person.
Since the summer of 2012, Myolie went on a working spree and filmed three television dramas in a row – Season of Love <戀愛季節>, Triumph in the Skies 2 <衝上雲宵II >, and Wine Beauty <红酒俏佳人>. After completing the latter in early March 2013, Myolie immediately began filming Lee Tim Sing’s (李添勝) Rosy Business 3 <巾幗梟雄之諜血長天>, which will likely take another four to five months of continuous filming and commitment before its completion.
One may believe that piling herself with work was Myolie’s strategy in coping with the breakup; whether or not that is true, it does not seem to matter anymore. At the end of the day, Myolie still enjoys work more than anything. She has portrayed some of her most favorite roles of all time in the past few months of filming.
“I’ve recently finished shooting Wine Beauty in Shenzhen,” said Myolie. “I collaborated with a crew that came from mainland China, Taiwan, and other countries, bringing freshness and new sparks. My perspectives has also widened.”
Her character in Triumph in the Skies 2, Summer, was one of Myolie’s favorite roles in recent years. “She had a traumatic experience when she was a child, so she grew up to be a rather quiet and cold person. She starts off as a person who only uses one expression or body movement to express her thoughts. She is an interesting character.”
Myolie was also very excited to to have been cast in Rosy Business 3, and could not wait to get started on the project. She gushed, “I am absolutely ecstatic for the chance to work with ‘three-time TV King’ Wayne Lai (黎耀祥)! The script is also very climatic and shocking. Although I portray a spy, a very strong character, I will have many crying scenes.” Teeming with both anticipation and worry, Myolie’s role in Rosy Business 3 will be the biggest challenge of her acting career. “I want to act my emotional scenes differently. I want to act them in ways that the audience would be able to feel the emotions of my character even when I’m not crying.”
All actors and other artists of talented craft are always seeking for change and improvement. For Myolie, she expressed that she hopes to be able to portray even more distinctive and deviating roles in the future. “I really want to try out a villainous role. Maybe it’s because I look too noble, so I rarely get these opportunities. I’m also quite interested in playing characters who are mentally disabled or handicapped. I want to challenge myself.”
The TV Queen winner is a self-proclaimed workaholic, but no matter how dedicated she is to her job, shooting for television dramas is laborious and difficult. Myolie decided that she will go on a vacation after filming of Rosy Business 3 in July. After 365 days of nonstop working, this vacation cannot come at a more befitting time.
Myolie’s relationship life after Bosco is still an interesting topic for the media to chase after. She has been linked with costars Eric Huang (黃少祺) and Kenneth Ma (馬國明), but Myolie debunked every single one of them, exclaiming that she is enjoying her life as a single lady.
“There are certain things that should be left in the past. I don’t want to have a heartbroken image. There are different stages in life, and it is only when you work through them that you experience growth. I really like my life right now. I enjoy the freedom. Of course, dating has its benefits. I am not against meeting new friends, but starting a new relationship takes a lot of time.”
Myolie is not very picky when it comes to choosing Mr. Right. She insists that the most important quality in a relationship is that they should both have feelings for each other. “I don’t need my other half to be very rich. I’m also okay if he can be a bit androcentric, just as long as he has motivation, is responsible, and is mature. Actually, if the media gets too worked up on following my love life that would make me unwilling to go out with friends!”
Despite being one of TVB’s highest-paying actresses, Myolie expressed an interest in tapping into business. “An actress is a very passive job. Often we have to wait to get jobs handed to us, so in the future I want to invest on some businesses. I will concentrate on ones that I like, such as fashion or food.”
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