Poyd Doesn’t Think She’s Special: “I Am Just a Normal Person”
Media Asia’s new web drama Shadow of Justice <蝕日風暴>, starring Chilam Cheung (張智霖), Fiona Sit (薛凱琪), and Sunny Wang (王陽明) are hitting new records on ViuTV’s streaming service, creating a new wave of popularity for web dramas in Hong Kong.
Thai actress Poyd are among members of the supporting cast who have gained attention for her role in the series. Poyd is not unfamiliar to Hong Kong audiences, having starred in films such as The White Storm <掃毒> and From Vegas to Macau II <賭場風雲II>.
Known as “the most beautiful trans actress”, Poyd has moved her focus from Thailand to the Greater China region in recent years. Her high-profile appearance in 2013’s The White Storm was the film that had firmly established her career in Hong Kong. Having collaborated with stars as Chow Yun-fat (周潤發) and Nick Cheung (張家輝), the media has dubbed her “the luckiest trans actress.” Poyd, however, begs to differ.
“There are still many talented people in our community. I talked about a similar topic when I spoke at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. I don’t think that this has anything to do with transitioning of sexes, but the inequalities between sexes. Anyways, I don’t think I feel any more special. I am still one of them. I am just a normal person from Thailand.”
Asking if Poyd has come across any incidents of discrimination while working in Hong Kong, she said, “Discrimination? I can’t say I have, because I’ve never felt it. At least, I was never unhappy. Maybe it’s because I don’t know very much Cantonese, haha!”
Poyd continued, “Life is unbearably short. If you are able to make contributions, do it. It gives life more significance.”
Having already worked in Hong Kong for a few years, Poyd was asked about her current level of Cantonese. Has it improved? She laughed and said, “I can’t say it has improved very much, because I don’t speak it all the time. However, the staff would teach me during work, so that’s where I’ve learned most of my Cantonese. (What are some of the things you’ve learned?) Like how to say ‘hello everyone,’ ‘long time no see,’ and ‘you’re so bad!’”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.