On October 5, Sean Xiao Zhan (肖战) celebrated his 30th birthday and expressed his feelings on hitting the milestone. While reflecting on his 20s, he reaffirmed his responsibilities as an actor and the need to improve himself, so he could continue sending positive energy to everyone.
Xiao Zhan wrote, “What does it mean to stand firm at 30? Personally, I believe it is to show responsibility and fulfill it along with expectations and strong capabilities. Honored to receive so much love, I must also bear the responsibilities of the attention and remain disciplined and focused, so that I don’t disappoint those who express their love. I will continue doing my best towards building a meaningful society with everyone.”
Growing From Boycotted Days
Last year, Xiao Zhan suffered a career setback when his -fans reported those who illustrated the actor in gay and transgender fanfictionto the Chinese government. The case led to the banning of a fanfiction and digital artwork website, which caused netizens to boycott Xiao Zhan in return for his fans’ behavior.
Having experienced such controversy, Xiao Zhan learned of his heavy responsibility as a public figure to guide his fans, and emphasized his strong commitment through his post.
Striving To Become A Great Actor
Xiao Zhan also shared his perspectives and goals on his career, “As an actor, I will work hard in portraying my roles and strive for audience recognition. I still have a lot to learn, and only by practicing consistently can I improve my skills, and live up to expectations for a good actor.”
Wrapping up with great optimism for the future, Xiao Zhan expresses, “Turning 30 years old simply marks the end of a 300-meter life-long run and preparing myself for a better second-half. With goals clear as crystal, I will keep on moving!”
This article is written by Minna for JayneStars.com.