Actress Nancy Wu struggled for 10 years because 'she's not pretty enough'

13 March 2013 / 3 years 7 months ago

With a Best Supporting Actress title under her belt, Nancy is reassured that her star status is rising and she will have more opportunities to take on bigger roles with more screen time. However, Nancy’s rise to success was not easily given to her. She struggled in the industry for 10 years and always questioned herself, “Am I not good enough?‘ Nancy shares why she doubted herself and how she gained more confidence to take on lead roles, reports Popular Asians.“For the past 10 years, I’ve had many colleagues who easily rose to female lead status and I always asked myself, ‘˜Why is it not Nancy Wu?’ I’d ask myself the same question over and over and finally convince myself: I’m not pretty enough. Without the looks, I can only focus on roles that require more acting than standing around and looking pretty.Nancy felt disheartened and lost in her career direction. However, partnering with Wayne Lai in Rosy Business inspired her and turned her luck around. Starring opposite a seasoned actor such as Wayne, Nancy’s onscreen time was noticed and widely praising, paving better opportunities ahead. Since last year, Nancy sensed that TVB had gained confidence in her, offering her heavier roles.

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