Kathy Chow Maintains Optimism and Strives Forward in Life

By on September 23, 2013 in NEWS


Kathy Chow (周海媚) has been a busy actress working in Hong Kong, mainland China, and Taiwan since the 1990s. After finding herself a romantic partner in 2003, she settled in Beijing to focus on her work. Although Kathy possesses a stable relationship and career, she admits her life is not that exciting. “In the hearts of the audience, artists seem to live a very colorful life. But actually, my life is nowhere near colorful. In fact, it’s been very bland.” Nonetheless, Kathy is an optimistic woman who prefers to take steps forward and continue her learning process throughout life.

Kathy portrays an insurance agent in the currently broadcast TVB drama, Sniper Standoff <神鎗狙擊>. She admitted she felt slightly upset when the drama initially began filming. “When I heard it’s going to be a police drama, I thought they were going to ask me to be a policewoman. I really wanted to be a madam, so I’m a little disappointed! I want to portray someone who is tough. I can be very cool if I try, especially when I’m not smiling.”

Having been in a relationship for ten years with her boyfriend, Kathy still has no plans of marriage. “I don’t think there is the need. It’s not like we want to have a baby. Everything is fine as long as it’s stable. There’s no need to do so many things. Plus, I’m a very busy person. Why should I marry when there is no reason to? We’ll go with the flow!”

Has Kathy’s boyfriend ever proposed marriage? “Yes, at first, but I kept rejecting the idea. He doesn’t mention it anymore. I think in many people’s lives, there are a few very important things that they must do, such as marrying and having kids. But that’s not what’s important in my life. I want to pursue my dreams, and establish my own career. I want to continue trying out new things, such as being a part of the production crew and finding good scripts.”

Another reason as to why Kathy is not interested in marriage may be because she has worn too many wedding dresses in her dramas. “There was a time when I had to wear a wedding dress every day while filming. I’ve never exactly counted, but it should be around ten to twenty times! Now I lack the feeling of interest and joy. TVB has crushed my dreams of wearing a wedding dress!”

Kathy recalled the time when she was filming in Taiwan and was experiencing relationship problems. “I felt painful every day. Once, I was having a discussion with a Taiwanese senior, and I told him I felt like I was dead. To my surprise, he told me that I am dead for the majority of my life anyway! After I heard his words, I felt more lost. I thought about what he said thoroughly. It’s impossible to have so much excitement in life every day. It only happens in the lives of the characters I portray. When I act out a role, I know I won’t experience the same thing in real life, so that’s why acting is a lot of fun. Everyone experiences different stages in life, why do some people think it’s very hard? Because they give themselves too much pressure and go overboard. I leave things up to fate and maintain my optimism. It’s okay if I fail to do something, because there will be another chance. I’m really good at comforting myself.”

Kathy also believes that it is important to continue to strive forward in life. She does not allow herself to remain at a standstill and possesses a thirst to continue to learn and improve herself. She sets her target towards establishing her own production studio on day. “It’s important to continue to work and refresh yourself, then life will be fun. Although I’ve been working as an actress for two decades, I don’t know everything. Things continually progress over different eras. If you are always standing still, then slowly you will become incompatible with others.”

Source:  ihktv.com

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  • 20 comments to Kathy Chow Maintains Optimism and Strives Forward in Life

    1. Vel says:

      Marriage is lame nowadays anyway. Back then it was necessary for girls to marry (for financial security reasons most likely) now , who cares . Most girls are so sophisticated now.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        I think it is sad that many do not value marriage like they used to. Many seem to think that marriage is a bad or negative thing and I find that really sad…

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      • nessa replied:

        There has been huge changes in the role of girls and women in society and they’re allowed so much more freedom and social independence e.g. career choice, not stopping work once they’re married. A lot of females now put their work first as they hold this in higher regard than marriage. Also (and I admit that this is my opinion only), girls are just so much more independent now; if we don’t want to do something, we no longer feel obliged to do it just because it has been requested by a male. This was not the case a few decades ago, where women were taught from a very young age that their place was as a homemaker and they had to listen to and obey males.
        @HTS: Marriage is not a negative thing at all. However, women’s lives are a lot busier now as many are juggling a career with housework (and whether you’re single or married you have to do housework, unless you’re fortunate enough to be able to afford a housekeeper)with supporting their parents or other family obligations and therefore simply don’t have enough time to get married. Also, traditionally after marriage, women will give birth within a few years. The huge responsibility of a child will force many women out of a career, and now that so many women are so successful in the workforce, they simply don’t want to see their efforts go to waste.

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      • mcfan replied:

        marriage is not about a man supporting a woman…it’s supposed to be union of two people who promise to share their lives together and be faithful for each other.

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    2. Conscience says:

      All the best to Kathy and hopes her dreams will come true

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    3. Lawls says:

      She is still so pretty!

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    4. Lucia says:

      It is good to be positive in life. I think in this article, it sounds like Kathy is contradicting herself because she is an optimism person but she doesn’t believe in marriage.

      The best of everything to you, Kathy! I am watching Sniper Standoff everyday because of you and Eddie! 🙂

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        I don’t see how being optimistic and not believing in marriage is contradictory.

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        • Anti-ControlFreak replied:

          Agreed, since Kathy is financially independent, maybe she prefers the freedom to do whatever she wants and having her solo ownership and decision-making power?

          Man supporting a woman? Statistics of that are extremely low. Just look at all the single moms out there. And, even when married, many households are primarily supported (financially and all else) by the woman of the house. No wonder why independent women (like Kathy) doesn’t believe in marriage.

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      • Anti-ControlFreak replied:

        Would love to see more of Kathy Chow as well. She is a good actress. Cast/team of Sniper Standoff is doing a great job. No annoying actress (wouldn’t watch it if there were). LOL 🙂

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    5. Smart Aleck says:

      The way she said she wanted to a madam seems to be a subtle imply that she wanted more screen time, and the possibility that she might be displeased with how Kate took a lot of it. I could be wrong.

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    6. Steven Tan says:

      She still looks very pretty for her age as compare to Karina Lau.

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      • AhQue replied:

        Karina parties too much ..too much late nites.

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    7. Nhung says:

      She looks good at age of 47. She is same age as Maggie Siu? I think Maggie looks younger but both does not age much like other young actresses.
      Not good as she doesn’t find happiness in marrigae?
      I bet we date to look for the same direction as living forever and have kids?
      If no purpose of having kids then marriage isn’t neccessary.

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    8. Confused says:

      I am confused. Didn’t she marry a French guy recently? Is she Niki Chows sister?

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        That is a different Kathy Chow than this one.

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        • Mooochie replied:

          So, there are 2 Kathy chows out there?

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    9. KBarrus says:

      Are Nikki & Kathy Chow sisters? Who is the elder one if they are? Both are pretty..

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        I can never understand how anyone can mistake Kathy Chow as Nikki Chow’s sister, just because both are Chow. Why not Vivian Chow their aunts?

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        • Funn Lim replied:

          Because she too is Kathy or Cathy? Look at them! Not alike! And Cathy Chow debuted YEARS as in DECADES before Nikki.

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