Bernice Liu had promising career... but plummeted in popularity for being 'gold-digger'

16 October 2016 / 7 months 2 weeks ago

Since winning the title for the 2001 Miss Chinese International pageant, Bernice Liu (廖碧兒) made her television debut in the popular sitcom, Virtues of Harmony <皆大歡喜>.

With her sweet smile, Bernice’s career had a promising start. However, her popularity plummeted when she was caught on a date with rich heir Alastair Lam (林忠豪) and branded as a gold digger in 2011.

Bernice left TVB in hopes of seeking other opportunities in Mainland China. Bernice worked in Mainland China for three years and starred in several dramas, reported Jayne Stars.

She recalled, “Life in Hengdian was very simple. Where I grew up, life was also very simple, unlike Hong Kong, where it is such a big city. Actually, this kind of lifestyle allows me to focus on my acting and really study it. Furthermore, I am not familiar with the Hengdian and didn’t know a lot of people there. I even toured the Hengdian World Studios because I was so unfamiliar there. I was really impressed!”

With the popularity of reality television shows lately, Bernice expressed her interest in filming one.

“I think it’s quite fun, and more people can be familiar with you. Also, you can see natural reactions on the spot. Actually, it was also kind of like a reality show when I filmed Steps <舞動全城> at TVB! Whether or not I accept [reality television] projects will mainly depend on my schedule.”

In addition to her acting career, Bernice has also ventured into wine making and manages her own wine label. To maintain the quality of productions, she personally tastes the wine.

“I can’t stop wine tasting, because I have to maintain my palette. I continuously learn and take courses. Actually, I have been learning about wine for a while already, but it is only now that it has come to fruition. The wine has been fermented for seven or eight years.”

When asked whether she has been drunk before from wine tasting, Bernice said, “A little, but not all the time. Since I have to taste over a hundred wines on occasion, there are times when I would [get drunk].”

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