Winner of the 2001 Miss Chinese International pageant, Bernice Liu (廖碧兒), is well-known for her relationships with Hawick Lau (劉愷威), Moses Chan (陳豪) and Alastair Lam (林忠豪). Rumored to have dumped Moses for the rich businessman, Alastair, Bernice faced constant negative gossip for a long time. Through a recent interview, she recalled her troubled days and spoke up for herself.
Two years ago, Bernice suffered an injury in her back while filming for Show Me the Happy <依家有喜> and had to immediately undergo a major surgery. While Bernice was recovering in the hospital, she also had to constantly deal with negative rumors. Bernice admitted she had felt unjust at the time. “My parents flew to Hong Kong to see me, and did not let me read the news. Many of the reports were fabricated and I couldn’t do anything about them.” Asked why reporters wrote about her that way, Bernice replied, “Because I left [TVB] and did not sign a contract!”
When the negative tabloids continued, Bernice filed a legal letter to issue a complaint. “Everyone has a bottom line. After I filed the letter, the words they used in the articles were less harsh.” With her body injured and career unstable, times were rough for Bernice. “During that time, I really saw through. I knew who my true friends were. In the past, my career was always a priority and I thought my family would accommodate me every time. Now I have learned to position myself. Career is not unimportant, but I won’t be giving it my all like before.”
In terms of how Bernice was rumored to have dumped Moses for money, she said, “I thought it was very odd when our breakup was suddenly made public. Even people on the streets were thinking, ‘What? When had they admitted dating in the first place?’ In 2008, the media already announced that we broke up, so I don’t know why they brought back the topic in 2011. What value does it have? Who did it? I think the world is very odd! Good thing I have God by my side.”
Commenting on rumors that she was a gold digger, Bernice said, “To me, I don’t think I am! I don’t need to do that; I know how many [assets] I have on hand. In my second year in Hong Kong, I’ve already purchased an apartment.”
When Moses and Aimee Chan’s (陳茵媺) marriage was announced, many netizens wrote offensive comments towards Bernice, stating that it was her loss. “I didn’t see those comments. Netizens from mainland China are quite different. The comments I saw were nicely written!” Bernice further exclaimed that she would not feel awkward around Moses in the future, because they are still friends. “I can do it, but I don’t know if he can.”
While in mainland, Bernice said that she has not run into ex-boyfriend, Hawick Lau. Asked if she currently has pursuers, Bernice admitted she does. “I don’t think I should be too anxious right now. I’m not that young anymore, and I really love children. But [relationships] are not to be treated anxiously.” In the future when Bernice does find her Mr. Right, she expressed she will make it public once it is stable.
Currently, Bernice spends nine months filming in mainland China each year. Asked if she is tedious with her schedule, Bernice replied, “When I first started, I was really nervous, because I have a sensitive digestive system. It’s getting a lot better now. I’ve experienced snowing weather as well as extreme heat.” Bernice revealed that although she possesses a Hong Kong ID, she is not a permanent resident. “I haven’t been in Hong Kong before 1997, and so I can not apply for a Home Return Permit.”
This article is written by Shirley for JayneStars.com.