The 27-year-old Linda Chung was the Miss Chinese International 2004 Champion, and signed a contract with TVB to go from Vancouver to Hong Kong. November this year would mark the 7-year mark, and she would be able to receive her Hong Kong Permanent Resident pass. She has had smooth development in her career and continuous opportunities, and to date she has filmed nearly 20 dramas. 4 years ago, Linda accepted an interview and she commented that when she first came to Hong Kong alone, she fell into depression and helplessness for a period of time, but luckily she was able to pull through. Today, she has become more confident of herself.
7 Years in Entertainment, 3 Years in Self- Closure
"Actually I don't feel that I have been in the entertainment circle for 7 years already, it only feels like 3 years, the time in entertainment has passed especially quickly. I remember when I signed the contract with TVB, I told my parents, I'll try this for 2 years then I'll go back to Canada to work or get married. In the end, 2 years passed followed by another 2 years, and another, and now it has already been 7! The whole plan has changed! I really like Hong Kong, and have made many new friends here, many people love me a lot, and I will continue staying here to work. My seniors and directors say that actors will be enlightened upon their 7th year, but for acting skills to mature it would take 10-12 years. I am still in the developing stage, there are many things for me to learn. I have not set the mark for myself to be a main actress for sure, or a singer, doing my job placed in front of me is the most important." Charmaine Sheh has left Hong Kong to the Mainland for development, she is an actress with prospects, but she commented that she felt her abilities were insufficient, and needed further training.
Unhappy Experiences, Maligned to be Acting Innocent
Linda is a proclaimed good girl in the circle, she doesn't smoke, drink or pub, with an unwavering innocent personality, gaining many people's love and constructive comments. "In the past, when I was going through my hardest period, I would cry daily, pull out my hair and cry for help, and at that time there was a manager who asked me to stop going crazy, having opportunities is a good thing, I need to face them calmly, a rubber band cannot be pulled too tightly, I needed someone to scold me for me to wake up, or I would continue to wallow in self-closure. The first 3 years in industry, I didn't talk much to my manager or colleagues, when I was filming
Linda, who has had few rumours, also has had instances where she was misunderstood. "In this business, there will be many weird misunderstandings, I remember there was one time when I went for a celebratory dinner for the completion of a series. I felt that everyone had quite good cooperation with each other, and like each other alot, but that time there was an artiste who came to me and said "Linda, I will not work with you again!" At that time, I was wondering what happened; did I offend the other person? The other person then told me "You are so lucky, I only tell you for your good, your innocence and stupidity should be for life, not halfway before being found out by someone." At that time, I was confused, the other person was saying that I was acting innocent! When did I act stupid? Although the other person may have been drunk, I was still hurt and felt maligned, I asked my friends around what had happened. The other person did not understand me at all, a resolution could not have been made. Luckily, in 7 years I have only heard such comments twice, I continue to be myself. Even if there are online comments to put me down, I will see it as motivation to do better."
Ambition to Act and Sing
Linda has an ambition in acting, "Now I do things in my own direction, other than acting, I love the
"Miss Koo"'s Cool Side
This time, Linda played the role of Miss Koo in
Translation: Bell @ Linda Cottage