After finishing her promotions for TVB drama Tiger Cubs <飛虎> last year, Jessica Hsuan (宣萱) rarely appeared in Hong Kong. The 43-year-old has been diligently filming in mainland China.
According to a report on Jayne Stars, her latest Chinese drama The War of Beauties <爱情悠悠药草香>, which completed its 48-episode broadcast on September 1, received successful ratings on Jiangsu Weishi and Anhui Weishi.
According to various tabloids, Jessica entered into a “boring spinster” lifestyle after breaking up with her foreign veterinarian boyfriend, Ruan Bester, two years ago. With an extremely dry love life, Jesscia spent most of her days eating meals with friends and colleagues, and noticeably gained over 20 pounds in the last few months.
Jessica had humorously mentioned her weight gain in passing a few months ago. She joked that even the Chinese director asked her to hold in her stomach during filming.
Even former costars did not recognize Jessica after her weight gain. When showing a recent photo of Jessica to Jazz Lam (林子善), he immediately said he did not recognize her.
Recently, Jessica made a rare public appearance to support the Hong Kong showing of French cabaret, Crazy Horse. Posing for press photos with celebrity guests and former costars Mimi Lo (羅敏莊) and Leila Tong (唐寧), Jessica looked cheerful and healthy. However, Jessica refused to accept any press interviews.
The first photo in the gallery shows how Jessica looks like now.