5 Aug – Barbie Hsu recently admitted that it has been getting harder for her to get a good role at 43, especially after becoming a mother.
As reported on Epoch Times, the actress who spoke about her acting career on the new mainland reality show, "After Becoming a Mother", shared that most of her roles post-motherhood has been middle-aged female characters, as if being a mother has limited the range of roles for her.
At one point, said Barbie, she was even offered to play Darren Wang's mother, despite being only 13 years his senior.
Nevertheless, Barbie said that she did not think too much about it.
"When it comes to being an entertainer, I feel like I was born for it. But I was not born to be a mother at all," she said.
The actress elaborated that from facing the danger of losing her life giving birth to her son, learning how to treat her two children with partiality, to planning her children's education and future, each step requires careful consideration.
"The growth of children is also the growth of mothers," she added.
On the other hand, when asked about the creative concept of "After Becoming a Mother", co-producer Zhou Zhou explained, "Motherhood is an important part of women's social roles. The acquisition of a new identity not only proves that they have entered a new stage of life, but also that they now have different life perceptions and new perspectives on life. But with new identities, people often have prejudice towards mothers. In the family, they are required to be omnipotent, comprehensive, and even become superhumans. In society, they face the lack of opportunities and the reduction of challenging work in the workplace."
(Photo Source: Barbie Hsu Instagram)