For Michelle Yim (米雪), acting has always been an enjoyable career full of unlimited opportunities to learn. Even after nearly 40 years in the entertainment industry with experience from three different broadcasting stations, she believes there is still room to brush up her skills. Acting should not be inhibited due to increased age. When collaborating with younger artists, Michelle mingles with them and believes it is important to learn from each other.
Learning from Younger Generation
Currently airing drama, Coffee Cat Mama <貓屎媽媽>, stars Michelle as a coffee shop owner as well as a single mother to two daughters. Filming the drama was a fun and relaxed procedure, since her character is a happy comical woman. Although it was Michelle’s first time working with Eliza Sam (岑麗香), Regen Cheung (張惠雅), and Koo Ming Wah (古明華), she enjoyed the fresh collaboration and praised their natural acting. Coffee Cat Mama also had a detailed script that helped guide everyone along.
“Each generation has their own method of acting. I like to watch their styles and learn from them. It’s not always us teaching the new artists. We do provide them with technical advice, but acting is all about interaction and communication at the moment of time.”
Michelle believes there are good ideas to be gained from the younger generation. She makes effort to get along well with her nieces and nephews, and has good relationships with everyone in the family.
Retains Acting Passion
Michelle has led a prolific and rewarding career, even participating in a Chinese opera for the first time this year. Her past dramas, Heart of Greed <溏心風暴> and Moonlight Resonance <家好月圓>, achieved top viewership ratings. Michelle prefers modern dramas to period dramas as they better reflect current society. She looks forward to good scripts and will continue to accept jobs that intrigue her.
Michelle is never bored at work because she remains motivated and has high energy levels. She is still excited each time she gets a new role, including trying refreshing images and characterizations. Michelle shares how she stays optimistic in her job, “Everyone has their problems, and every job can be tedious. I feel just the same, so I need to learn how to be open-minded and enrich each day with fun instead of worry.”
This article is written by Shirley for JayneStars.com.