In a recent radio talk show, Jessica Hsuan (宣萱) revealed that her role as a career-driven woman in My Unfair Lady <不懂撒嬌的女人> closely reflects who she is in real life. Despite having kept her private life away from the spotlight, Jessica spoke about her breakup with Dicky Cheung (張衛健) 20 years ago.
Younger fans may not know, but the 47-year-old actress was in a two-year relationship with Dicky at the start of her career. Jessica shared that that as her career took off, she started having issues with Dicky.
Jessica said, “To be honest, this was just a matter of time – he’s a very traditional man who didn’t like it if a woman’s career was better than his. I then realized that his way of thinking was too traditional. Overtime, we started having many arguments. To me, it didn’t matter who was more successful in their careers. I tried to explain that everyone has their ups and downs. I will eventually encounter setbacks – even if I make the 20-year mark, it doesn’t mean I’ll make the 30-year mark. Failure is inevitable in everyone’s career. Perhaps career is more important in a man’s eyes and they would be unhappy if a woman’s career was better than his. That attitude would cause a lot of problems.”
Unable to remember who called off the relationship first, Jessica said she is still friends with DIcky post-breakup, and it is not awkward for her to speak about the topic in an interview. Jessica admires Dicky’s sense of humor and hardworking attitude. Although they have not seen each other in years, Jessica said she still hears news about him once in a while. She was very happy for Dicky when he got married.
Despite the failed relationship with Dicky, Jessica treated it as a learning experience. She said, “You’ll realize which people are the right ones and you’ll learn more about yourself after each relationship. For example, it turns out that I don’t need you, and things are better this way. He didn’t affect my decision on whether or not I’ll date within the industry – it’s not like that, he had nothing to do with it.”
Like her character in My Unfair Lady, Jessica possesses a strong career-woman attitude and expressed that she will continue working even if she is married in the future.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.