Why Fala Chen Chose to Study in New York
In 2014, Fala Chen (陳法拉) left behind her life and career in Hong Kong to pursue a Masters in Fine Arts at The Juilliard School, a prestigious performing arts conservatory in New York City. After graduating, she signed with United Talent Agency and auditioning for roles. She has been developing her career in Hollywood and it seems to be going well so far.
Fala had a role opposite Nicole Kidman in HBO miniseries The Undoing, and though she did not have a lot of screen time, it was a chance to work with an esteemed cast and crew. The 38-year-old can be seen next in Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings as Jiang Li.
When she is not busy filming for Hollywood, Fala often returns to Hong Kong to film commercials. Recently, she accepted an interview and shared the reason for travelling to New York to pursue her masters. “At the time, there was Juilliard and two other schools for me to choose from. I felt that New York was the best choice, because I could watch and learn from many acclaimed teachers as well. There was also the opportunity to watch many musicals and comedies to help me relax.”
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.