Annie Liu Considers Quitting the Entertainment Industry
Taiwanese actress Annie Liu (劉心悠) is an artiste of many trades. In addition to a successful film and drama acting career in China and Hong Kong, Annie is also running her own management company. Despite her acting portfolio and the audience’s consensus on her acting chops, Annie still has not won a single award.
In regards to possessing only nominations and no true wins, Annie expressed, “Maybe if I were willing to take off my clothes and be sexier, I may have more opportunities. I may have more opportunities to film bigger projects that have a chance at nabbing awards. However, I am rather selfish. I only want to film and do what I enjoy doing. As a matter of fact, I am like a tortoise! It is only recently in the past few years that I have gotten used to wearing short skirts or open-back clothes. I realize I can be sexy too.”
Although Annie possesses soft, feminine features and exudes an air of elegance, her thought process and perception of things are quite different. Just as her career is on the rise, Annie admitted to having thoughts of quitting the entertainment industry. “I have asked myself this question and have thought about quitting the industry. Maybe one day when I wake up and feel like I’ve had enough, I would just quit on the spot. Perhaps I would open a restaurant and sit at the register to collect money. That wouldn’t be so bad! However, I don’t feel that I am tired of acting yet.”
Reflecting on her Debut
Reflecting on her younger years and debut, Annie shared that she began acting by chance. After auditioning for a film, she surprisingly landed the lead role. Pulled into the colorful and exciting world of entertainment, Annie soon decided to quit school and gave up on pursuing her passion of design. In retrospect, Annie expressed, “I didn’t think things through at the time. When I decided to audition, my friends kept warning me that the entertainment industry is complicated and dangerous, and doubted that I could do it. I am a stubborn person, and that only encouraged me to prove them wrong. At the time, I only viewed acting as a part-time job. I figured that after I was done with the film, that would be it.”
Despite having chosen to give up on her passion in design, Annie expressed that she has no regrets. “I can always go back to get an education. At the time, I was in college, and had some classmates who were grandmothers. They told me that they spent their youth busy taking care of children and grandchildren. Only now do they have time to pursue their own interests.”
In the industry for more than 15 years, Annie has very little romantic rumors. On whether this means she is difficult to pursue and hard to please, Annie joked, “When there are rumors, I bring a stop to them immediately! If fate does come to me, you basically don’t have to woo me!” On a more serious note, Annie shared about her ideal partner. “Actually, physical appearance is not the most important. A person can be super ugly, but what’s more important is that they are mature and responsible. I leave love up to fate. However, I am not opposed to becoming a mother in the future.” Currently 39 years old, Annie shared that there is a high probability that she will consider adopting.
Source: Oriental Daily
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.