Mainland Chinese actress Bai Baihe (白百何) and Hong Kong actor Ronald Cheng (鄭中基) star in The Truth About Beauty <整容日記>, a romantic comedy about plastic surgery, which opens in theaters on April 4.
In The Truth about Beauty, which is produced by Peter Chan (陳可辛), Bai Baihe plays Guo Jing, a recent college graduate who lost her boyfriend of three years and who cannot hold down a job due to her unattractive face. Desperate for a change in luck, she decides to head down the path of plastic surgery. After several successful operations, she is transformed into a new woman and lands a coveted position as an employee of Guan Leimeng (Ronald Cheng). But as she soaks up the wonders of her new life, she lives with the constant question of what she will do if her colleagues and friends discover the ugly truth of her past.
Since the Chinese title of The Truth about Beauty translates to “Diary of Plastic Surgery,” the producers recently released five promotional posters, comically decorated in the style of a diary. For example, the first poster, which is labeled “January 11, 2014,” depicts Guo Jing crying over her unfortunate looks. The next poster, on which is written “February 22, 2014,” shows her preparing for her first plastic surgery operation. Her transformation is deemed complete on April 1, 2014.
The Truth about Beauty also released a poignant four-minute video, which contains brief interviews of Chinese people who have gone under the knife. The interviewees, whose positions range from college student to business planner to magician, bravely shared about the biological and psychological pain they had to endure because they “don’t want to be ugly.” Despite the sacrifices, which sometimes led to imperfect or botched surgery outcomes, the interviewees maintained that their new looks gave them self-confidence and the motivation to cultivate their inner beauty.
“We encourage people to work hard to make money and study,” one interviewee said. “Why can’t we work hard to become beautiful?”
“The Truth About Beauty” Trailer
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This article is written by Joanna for JayneStars.com.