Janine Chang (張鈞甯) has been busy pushing her career to greater heights in China in the last few years. When she is not filming, Janine enjoys in bold adventurous activities, such as bungee jumping, eating insects or skydiving. When asked what is the most daring thing she had done, Janine replied, “It would be falling in love at first sight. There is no resisting to love at first sight.”
Explore Life Before Marriage
While many of Janine’s good friends such as Ivy Chen (陳意涵) have already entered motherhood, Janine is not nervous at all. Proclaiming to be a workaholic, Janine believes in fate, “I always left my love life to fate. Fate is determined by heaven and can teach you many things. When I love, I go all out. I want to love a good person. It’s simple. I don’t like fiery sparks, just having someone on my mind is enough.”
In respect to balancing romance and career, Janine offers some advice, “My friends would tell me that they feel they got married too early. At their age, they discovered what they want but they realize that their life now revolves around their husband and children. They would choose to give up on their dreams. I would tell all girls to not be afraid of age or the societal pressure to get married and have children. We should be a little more selfish and see more of the world before making decisions best for us.”
Being a Workaholic
True to her words of being a workaholic, Janine is always finding ways to improve. While preparing for her new movie, she is also taking lessons to prep for her role. “The crew found a French expert of miming for my lessons and a linguistic teacher for training. On my first day, I was picked on a lot, but later I felt it was useful to train an actor’s basic skills. Sometimes I feel frustrated when I don’t perform well. After I think about it, it’s good to be frustrated and hit rock bottom. Now I can bounce back up.”
With her strong work ethics, Janine is often portrayed by the media as a perfectionist. However, Janine admitted she gave up on being a perfectionist a long time ago, “I now feel being imperfect is more fun. No one and nothing is perfect. Once this is understood, it will open opportunities to learn and let go of yourself and others. Life will become more interesting.”
This article is written by Sammi for JayneStars.com.