Sisley Choi‘s (蔡思貝) acting abilities were initially fraught with negative criticisms and doubt. Making tabloids with her romantic rumors, flirtatious behavior, and inconsistencies in her educational claims gave Sisley a lot of pressure. To avoid overwhelming herself with heavy emotions, Sisley learned the importance of letting go.
Reflecting on Changes to Her Happiness
Diagnosed with bipolar depression in 2018, Sisley’s mood would fluctuate dramatically, but now she has learned to adjust her mental attitude. “As an actress, having a huge range of emotions is definitely a good thing. However, if it makes you uncomfortable, then you will need to adjust it. I learned to take a step back and observe more before diving into something.”
Most importantly, Sisley became more mindful in managing her emotions healthily by not allowing bad feelings to take over. “Let go of others’ thoughts about you. Let go and live your life the way you want to live it. Let go and don’t be so stubborn about others’ hopes and wants from you.”
On whether she has become a happier person since, Sisley paused and said she realized that what makes her happy has changed over time. “Before I entered the entertainment industry, I enjoyed a type of carefree happiness. It is something that cannot be bought.”
After becoming an actress, “the continuous opportunities to learn and grow” made her appreciate the efforts behind her own achievements. “Even when I fell, I learned to pick myself up and learn from my mistakes. It taught me how to become a responsible person. That type of happiness is a bittersweet kind of happiness…. This type of happiness is enjoyment of the fruits of my hard work so far.”
A Dedicated Actress
Working hard over the years to improve her acting, her dedication has finally earned praises. Most artistes would use some of their own life experiences to flesh out their characters to make them live and breathe. The TVB Best Actress reveals it makes her performances easier if she can identify similarities with her characters.
For example, her characters in Line Walker 3 (使徒行者3) and Legal Mavericks 2020 <踩過界II>, have a common inability to confess feelings. “I am someone who believes in fate. If two people are fated, then there is not a need to specifically confess. You will come together naturally. It is because of this that I have never confessed to anyone either.”
Overcoming many obstacles, Sisley is always happy to be able to bring a different side of herself to screens, and it is a pleasure to see her continued growth as an actress.
Source: Sky Post
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.