Already 61 years old, Michelle Yim (米雪) is the epitome of an ageless beauty. The veteran actress is still highly active in the entertainment industry and has recently been busy filming in Mainland China. Working with Hawick Lau (劉愷威) lately, Michelle was full of praises for him, noting his maturity and improved acting skills.
In Chronicles of Life <寂寞空庭春欲晚>, Michelle portrays Empress Dowager and also Hawick Lau’s (劉愷威) mother. Hawick’s role as Emperor Kang Xi will share a romantic storyline with Zheng Shuang (鄭爽).
Michelle spoke highly of Hawick, “We collaborated in Hong Kong before, but we did not have many scenes together then. This is the first time we will have so many scenes opposite one another! I feel that he has matured a lot and his acting is solid. In one scene where I was preventing him from seeing Zheng Shuang, he was begging me [to let him see her], but I refused. He acted very well in this scene. While immersed in the role, I also felt very touched.”
This is not the first time Michelle is starring in a royalty role. With her wide array of acting experiences and variety of roles, Michelle has nearly done it all. However, when asked what type of character she wants to portray the most, Michelle expressed, “Actually, portraying the Empress Dowager isn’t so bad, because everything is so beautiful. Even though the head accessories are heavy, it can’t be helped. I like to look pretty. But if we are talking about a drama set in the modern times, I want to try portraying a mentally ill character or character that is suffering from depression. I want to validate [people with mental illnesses] through the role, so everyone can understand that even if someone has a mental disorder, they can be cured if treated properly.”
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.