Oceane Zhu’s Introverted Childhood

By on August 30, 2013 in NEWS

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With her popularity on the rise, it is hard to imagine that Oceane Zhu (朱璇) used to hide herself away in the closet when she was young due to shyness. The 26-year-old actress’ introverted personality led her to believe that she had psychological problems, and thus prompted Oceane’s parents to send her to France for further education.

Oceane first stepped into the industry when she won the 2008 Miss Chinese International pageant.  Since then, she has continuously participated in TVB dramas, the most notable role being the happy-go-lucky police officer, Lam Oi Oi in Sergeant Tabloid <女警愛作戰>.

However, Oceane’s bubbly personality was not always present as she revealed that she did not have a happy childhood. “I thought I had psychological problems when I was younger because I was so shy and didn’t like being around others. I always hid in the washroom or in closets. Even in third grade, I was pretty closed off and kept to myself. I hated the idea of growing up; I thought it was a scary concept.”

Not knowing the specific reasons behind Oceane’s behavior, her parents thought about sending her to France after she graduated from elementary school. However, since Oceane was too young, her parents flew her to Paris after her middle school graduation instead. Already standing at 1.70 meters since the age of 12, Oceane worked as a part-time model in Beijing and later in Paris when she studied there.

During her studies in Paris, Oceane learned to open up to people around her and slowly learned to adapt to social situations. Oceane finally broke through her shell and made the decision to enter into the Miss China Europe pageant in 2007, realizing that everyday should lived to the fullest.

Source: ihktv.com

This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.

46 comments to Oceane Zhu’s Introverted Childhood

  1. calv babe says:

    is it just me as i really donno why she dont really look attractive to me.. no wonder they said not everyone have same perception…

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    • Michael replied:

      She usually shows her pins to go along with that pretty face. If you are a guy, a girl wearing short skirt would instantly be 100x more attractive.

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    • Real man replied:

      She is a cross dresser, a transvestite, a she-man. Who’s the woman, who’s the man?
      She sure looks like one who has gone through a sex change.
      Anyway, yes or no, i don’t like her

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    • Trang replied:

      It’s not just you … i don’t find her attractive, cute, pretty, or even sexy … she just looks odd

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  2. Funn Lim says:

    She wears wayyyy too much make up. I think there must be some issues there. She is a pretty girl and great potential as well, more than Rebecca Zhu. I pity her that she is stuck in secondary roles. Anyway is it just me? Because I get this vibe she is into women. I don’t know. That feeling.

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    • Bubblez replied:

      In the photo above, her makeup amount is perfectly fine (in my opinion). Too much makeup would be eleventhgorgeous’s makeup in their How not to wear makeup- back to school youtube video.

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    • ita replied:

      Is it because of her role in “Slow boat home”?.Lol. I think her eyelashes too heavy. She is pretty girl with nice skin complexion.

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    • Real man replied:

      Hahaha, you do have poor taste to like a she-man like Oceane.
      And to compare her to Rebecca is just so stupid, Rebecca is much much much much more prettier, natural and talented, than this fake.

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  3. sophia says:

    She looks gorgeous !!!!!!!!

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  4. Teecee says:

    She’s really pretty and quite good for a newcomer, I wish she would get more opportunities. The accent doesn’t bother me at all, it adds more charm to her charisma in my opinion.

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    • sandcherry replied:

      It all depends whether or not you are a Cantonese-speaking person. It matters a lot to people in Hong Kong which is a Cantonese-speaking city.

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      • Teecee replied:

        I do speak Cantonese and its all about the acting that matters anyways. Many actors in Hollywood have accents and that doesn’t bother me either besides I understand most of what she is saying. People are just so bothered by the littlest flaw which overcome their own judgement when it comes to an artiste’s capability to act which is a bit unfair. You don’t have to speak a language fluently in order to be good at something and this applies to acting as well.

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      • sandcherry replied:

        Personally I cannot stand actress speaking accented Cantonese unless she is acting a Mainland Chinese character I guess it is a personal choice.

        I am sure that most people in Hong Kong do mind accented Chinese. Fala Chen’s almost perfect Cantonese is heavily criticized by her audience in TVB TITS 2 Forum

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      • Teecee replied:

        I guess so but when it comes to acting it really doesn’t matter. Besides audiences in HK judge everything I’m not surprised. It’s like those who are not fluent in English, we don’t care for that over here. I just don’t think it’s a very big deal, that’s what subtitles are for anyways.

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      • Ling replied:

        To speak perfectly is a part of acting. It’s a huge part of acting because it affects the way you are portraying you character and it affects how you portray your character. Imagine an actress that cant speak perfect Cantonese and tries to portray a character as a reporter. It lowers the audiences ability to believe this actress is really a reporter. Subtitles are only useful for those that don’t understand the spoken language, when you watch a movie or drama reading the subtitles takes time away from the acting. It ruins the experience and takes away from the acting. If I’m watching a Cantonese drama or movie why should I be expecting anything less than perfect cantonese? Cantonese is a language that sounds horrible when you have an accent.

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      • Terminator replied:

        Now I understand why my whole experience of watching TIT2 was ruined. It was the cast’s poor imperfect English and the stupid script that required them to speak it, even giving the Characters English names which most could hardly pronounced.

        Boy, now I have seen the light. LOL!

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      • sandcherry replied:

        Ling
        I absolutely agree with you. I am the same with you. If I don’t understand the dialogues,I lose my interest very easily.

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      • Teecee replied:

        I just have a different opinion, I don’t think the accent letters. Some of the world’s top artistes today have accents but that doesn’t stop them from becoming successful and extremely talented at what they do. It all matters if whether it not that artiste can convey the message of the character and revolve around that essence if the character in the way it was written then it shouldn’t be a problem if she can’t speak the language perfectly. I mean Oceane started out not too long ago and we all know she had no professional training in order to become an actress and yet she’s doing well for someone in her position. Even though her roles so far is not broad but I think we can all agree she excels well in them and that’s just how I view it.

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  5. sandcherry says:

    Oceane Zhu is pretty, but she is not the simple girl type. Her eyes are a bit “wicked” (to me anyway). She is best acting in mistress characters.

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    • sandcherry replied:

      I think she has been cast for that type of characters in many drama series.

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    • pandamao replied:

      Kate Tsui also got the same ‘wicked’ eyes but somehow she got out of those roles. I think it was Kate’s willingness to cut her hair short and play the tomboy roles. It helps that kate got the deeper voice. Oceane’s voice, regardless of her accent, is just too girly and high pitch for me!

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  6. elle says:

    Can she speak French? She seems to have blossomed from childhood. I really like her, but I wish she would receive bigger roles!

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    • Q&A replied:

      Yes, she can speak French quite fluently.

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  7. Vel says:

    hard to believe that a pretty girl like her used to be an introvert

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  8. Michael says:

    I don’t understand why her parents thought she had psychological problems but still chose to send her alone overseas to a country where she didn’t speak a word of their language. No parent would do that to their child. They sent her over to France for another reason.

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    • nomad 822 replied:

      I don’t know who she is, but I find her features attractive.

      AGREE. That introverted, and sent away? It doesn’t gel.
      And of course the ‘miracle’ somehow happens once someone goes abroad.

      It doesn’t make much sense someone that introverted would even make that initial step to get into a modelling school, much less participate in a gig. It requires a lot of guts to even submit that form.

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      • Q&A replied:

        Introverted people aren’t socially inept; they just don’t prefer to be a social butterfly, however it still depends on their core personality because there are many types of introverts.

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  9. hrei says:

    She is Pretty. Her make up was done right, it wasn’t heavy to me. I didn’t have a chance to watch her performance. But I go through the same shyness when I was a kid…running to the closet when a guest rang the door bell. Pic on the right she looked like a tom boy but that doesn’t mean she’s a lesbo. Most girl at some point of their life they wanted to act like a boy especially when you have siblings who was a boy…left pic she looked great.

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  10. sky says:

    “Oceane Zhu (朱璇) used to hide herself away in the closet when she was young due to shyness.”

    it’s a trend or what? half of tvb actress got the same “shyness” when they were little..

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    • Michael replied:

      Half of the population have social anxiety. Its actually quite normal.

      BTW, introvertism is not the same as social anxiety. Hiding in a closet and refusing to go outside would be considered social anxiety.

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      • nomad 822 replied:

        Yes.

        And how does someone with that much social anxiety and alone in a foreign land too …. suddenly and magically transform themselves into a model?

        Modelling is not just strutting the wares … it also involves quite an amt of socialising/self-promotion and competition.

        It’s the extreme polar opposites of introvert and extrovert.

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      • sandcherry replied:

        I think parents have to assume the responsibility to motivate their children to get rid of that “shyness”. It can be overcome with the proper guidance and motivation, and the best people to help would be parents.

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  11. happybi says:

    I don’t find her pretty.. beauty really is in the eye of the beholder..

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  12. windy says:

    I think she’s pretty and cute but too bad her cantonese is very rusty. Hope she will not be wasted in TVB.

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  13. joojaibao says:

    Sorry to say she has an annoying voice and her cantonese sucks poor in acting

    Ocean
    Rebecca
    Christine Kuo

    These 3 newcomers not on my list

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    • sandcherry replied:

      Same with me, at least till now.

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  14. Nat says:

    Christine Kuo is the biggest offender when it comes to bad Cantonese and poor acting. I think it’s the Cantonese that affects her acting because in the new series with Esther Kwan, she was not bad as her voice is dubbed.

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    • sandcherry replied:

      Speaking Cantonese is a must in TVB drama series unfortunately. Dubbing is only a temporary substitute, and cannot be done forever.

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  15. felicity says:

    Ocean Zhu is very fresh faced and pretty with the whole package, charisma and sex appeal. Her sexiness is subtle, not cheap and in-your-face like some desperate starlets wearing clothes that leave nothing to the imagination. Pity that TVB doesn’t promote her much, I actually like Ocean better than the current TVB fadans. If her heavy accented Cantonese is a hindrance to a tv career in HK, then Ocean should try China or Taiwan, or the movie industry. Shu Qi still speaks cantonese with an accent, but she still made it big as a movie star due to her X factor and strong screen. What Ocean needs is a lucky break like Shu Qi.

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  16. felicity says:

    Typo – Shu Qi still speaks cantonese with an accent, but she made it big as a movie star due to her X factor and strong screen presence. What Ocean needs is a lucky break like Shu Qi.

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  17. HaHa says:

    not pretty regardless she spoke Dutch

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  18. sophia says:

    She looks like Bernice Liu on the left photo. They are both gorgeous. I think I just dont like stick thin beauties :). Bernice Liu has a sexy body, not too skinny like most tvb actresses.

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  19. Sophia says:

    she’s eurasian? didnt know

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    • sophia replied:

      another sophia with capital S? haha. Hi Sophia, I am sophia. Nice to meet you. No I dont think she is. Her parents just sent her to school in France.

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  20. Bubblez says:

    I personally don’t mind her accent. It’s not that bad, but not that great. As long as I can understand and hear what she’s saying, everything’s good. 🙂

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  21. Lilly says:

    I really like her!!! I hope she will soon get bigger roles

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