Vicki Zhao 'destroyed her rep' after playing ugly girl in Shaolin Soccer role

6 November 2013 / 2 years 11 months ago

Vicki Zhao has revealed that her mentor was once disappointed in her after she took on the role of an ugly girl in Stephen Chow's Shaolin Soccer.

According to a My Paper report, Zhao recounted in an interview that her mentor, Chiung Yao, the author of the My Fair Princess which got adopted into a TV series that Zhao starred in, phoned her to let her know that she had thrown away the sweet-and-beautiful image she had built up from the show.

While it may seem like a career-wrecker at the time, the role served only to make Zhao a better talent for she has since picked up numerous awards.

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