Starring in Leung Choi Yuen’s (æ¢æé ) romantic modern drama Slow Boat Home , Selena Li (æŽè©©éŸ») portrays the beautiful Heidi Kwok, an ambitious, manipulative, and crafty businesswoman who would betray love for power. But this is a character that Selena cannot really relate to in real life. “I am rather simple. My life is not as complicated as [Heidi’s],‘ said Selena. “Most of my closest friends are foreigners. I’ve been in the industry for over ten years, and I have experienced moments of unhappiness. I used to take things too personally, whether or not it is about awards, my relationships, or my career. But now, I’ve learned to let things take its course. "I wasn’t much of a spender in the past. I just didn’t want to use money. Honestly, I didn’t own my first designer bag until two years ago! Now, I’ve learned to spend money for myself ‘“ to go on trips, take some relaxing spas, and do things that make me happy.‘ According to an article in Popular Asians, in the drama, Selena’s “Heidi‘ often uses her boyfriend, Fit Wing (portrayed by Ruco Chan é™³å±•éµ¬) to help her achieve new heights in her career. “[Heidi] is willing to sacrifice herself for her career, such as seducing rich heirs and manipulating others to do what she wants. In a way, [her actions do] reflect a certain side of, our society, especially in the business world. Many people tend to betray their conscience when it comes to achieving power.‘Selena has had her tough share of gloomy rumours in the past few years, and she admitted that the negative press almost convinced her to quit showbiz. “It wasn’t fair. I am quite conservative, and not ‘˜wild’ like what some of the paparazzi claimed me to be. Why do they call single women in the industry as ‘˜loose women’ but single men like Kenneth Ma (é¦¬åœ‹æ˜Ž) and Ruco Chan are called diamond bachelors? Women should be called diamond bachelorettes. I have a lot of pursuers too!‘ But Selena is definitely not loose when it comes to choosing men. The 32-year-old admitted that she had gone through an underground relationship that lasted for a year. They broke up due to personality differences. “Many men appear to be nice when you first meet them, but they eventually show their real side when you get to know them some more. Many men I encountered were like that.‘ After breaking up with the mysterious man, Selena expressed that she will now be more cautious in choosing a future lover. “I really don’t want to go through another breakup! It hurts me every time. I’ve been let down too many times. I’ve had enough!‘Photos in the gallery show snapshots of Selina Li, 'manhunting' at nightclubs after ending her four-year relationship.