You appeared in Tanglin and Lion Mums 3 when you were a lot younger. Was there a defining moment for you when you decided that acting is what you want to do?
I actually stopped acting for four to five years ‘cos I wanted to focus on my studies. The first drama I filmed after my long break was Tanglin. That was around the period when I felt like “Oh, I want to do this, I want to make it my career’ that kind of thing.
Did you study something related to acting?
Actually no, I graduated from ITE and what I did was not related to acting at all. It was a business course.
Having entered showbiz at such a young age, do you think it takes away from other experiences you might have had as a teen?
So after I graduated from ITE, I wanted to go to poly. There have been times when I would think that I’m missing out on all the fun and all those experiences. My friends are in poly right now and they always tell me about how fun the camps are and all that, so it’s like maybe I’m missing out on that. But at the same time I’m grateful that I’m doing something that I really love.
Do you plan to continue your studies in the future?
I would. I actually plan to take a private [diploma]. I would like to focus on my career first. But I would specialise in something performance-related or mass communication, which is also related to the media industry.
What’s the one role you really want to play in the future?
I want to play someone who is either really good at fighting, or an innocent girl but — plot twist! — I’m actually the mastermind of evil stuff. But everyone has been telling me to put on weight ‘cos I’m too skinny. I don’t think I’ll get to shoot a fight scene until I put on weight (laughs).
I’m eating more but my metabolism is high lah. It’s hard for me [to put on weight].