21 Jul – Although she is now one of the most sought after actresses in Taiwan, Shu Qi recently admitted that there was a time where she didn't think about her future at all.
As reported on HK01, the actress spoke about her rebellious teen years when she sat down for a mainland documentary, saying that she chose to run away from home when she was 15 or 16-years-old.
"I was like a boat that drifted non-stop, docking on one port to another," she said.
She later found a job in the entertainment industry, and filmed her first movie in Hong Kong under the direction of Wong Jing.
Everything changed during a dinner gathering at Wong's house with a group of other girls, said Shu, when she went to the bathroom and heard a girl crying.
"I realised that I can no longer live in such an aimless way. I told myself that if I can't reach my goal within five years, I would go back to Taiwan and find someone to marry. I will make Veronica Yip my idol and do things like her," she said.
It is noted that Veronica Yip retired from showbiz following her marriage to billionaire Jeffrey Wu.
She also spoke about the need to be tough while working as an actress in Hong Kong.
"If you look pitiful, people will think you are pitiful and then it is easier for you to be bullied," she said.
(Photo Source: Shu Qi Instagram)