In the past five years, Louisa So (蘇玉華) saw significant changes in her life. Once a beloved actress in TVB, Louisa left the station in 2017 to pursue a career in theatre acting and formed acting trope Project Roundabout with Harry Cheung (張志偉) and Poon Chan Leung (潘燦良). In her personal life, Louisa took her relationship with Poon Chan Leung to the next level and the two tied the knot after 25-years of dating.
Appearing in an interview, Louisa confessed that she still calls her husband, “Mr.Poon”. Louisa explained, “I am not used to calling Poon Chan Leung as my husband. Some people call me ‘Mrs. Poon’ but I am still not used to it. I am even more scared of being called ‘Ah So’”
As the couple had already been cohabiting for many years, Louisa originally did not care about getting married. However, the pandemic forced the couple to think about marriage, “During the pandemic, we completed the stage play Bat Yat Seung Yin <不日上演> and I felt like I accomplished something meaningful. Then I thought about the other accomplishment that I wanted to do in my life. I thought of getting married. Everyone agreed so we did it.”
Louisa shared the main reason that prompted the couple to get married was so they can have a legal married status, “In 2019, while we were working on Beauty Queen of Leenane <親親麗南>, a close friend who helped us with ticketing suddenly passed away. We were very heartbroken. When we arrived at the hospital, I could only see their other half holding us as we cried. While crying, they said, ‘I’m his nothing. I can’t make any decisions for him!’”
Louisa continued, “I was shocked. The scene kept bothering me and led me to consider registering for marriage. At the last moment of life, it would be very bleak if the person closest to you can’t make decisions for you.”
Sharing details of her marriage, Louisa shared, “We the simplest procedure and went to the law firm to sign the papers with both of our parents as witness. It was done over two days of staycation. In face, both sides of the family hadn’t had a chance to eat a meal together because of the limitation on social gatherings.”
Louisa also reflected what motivated her to make her major career move at the age of 50-years-old. Louisa revealed, “I don’t need a safety net. At this point in my life, I have already played all the roles that I wanted to do. It’s time to try another career.”
This article is written by Sammi for JayneStars.com.