Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣) entered the entertainment industry after winning the title of Miss Chinese International in 2004. With her good girl image and warm personality, Linda’s popularity has been unstoppable. She is one of the heavy favorites to win this year TVB Queen award due to the popular drama, Witness Insecurity <護花危情>. In addition, Linda’s singing career is going smoothly with her release of the new album Love Love Love. In a recent magazine interview, Linda candidly shared her thoughts about being the girl next door, the importance of her family, the criteria for a husband, and her new album.
A Lifestyle Choice
Like many little girls, Linda had dreamed of being a princess who dresses in beautiful gowns and is adored by many people. Now the grown up Linda has become the idol of many of fans all over the world. However, in the beginning of Linda’s career, many people thought she was too innocent and straightforward to survive in the entertainment business.
Linda feels that being a good girl is not a problem and she thinks the audience will be affected by her sincerity, hard work and dedication. She has not been negatively influenced by the complexity of the entertainment world. Linda believes he industry is not that intimidating; there are good and bad people just like any other industry. “If depends on what choices each person makes.”
In real life, Linda does not live like a glamorous movie star. She is a homebody, and does not enjoy partying at all. Linda revealed that she loves eating. On one occasion she went out to have a late night snack with Ngo Ka Nin (敖嘉年) and other cast members. They were so shocked to see her finish eating all the food on the table that included congee, buttered toast, sticky rice, sweet green bean soup, and siu mai.
One of Linda’s strongest motivations in working hard is to provide a good life for her family. Linda likes to be featured in car commercials because sometimes she would receive a car or a large discount in purchasing a car as salary. She would give the car to her family knowing they will enjoy driving it. When Linda has some free time out of her hectic schedule, she would buy many gifts for her family in Canada.
Linda mentioned that she will not be working in the entertainment industry forever as she has a passion for working with children. “When the time is right, I want to start a business with my family in Canada, to open a nursery school there.”
Being a family-oriented person, Linda certainly wants her future husband to share similar values. She wants her future husband to be kind, loyal and he must put his family first. Without these qualities, Linda would not continue to pursue the relationship. She does not like men who sweet-talk her as she prefers someone who is honest and direct. Linda wants her special guy to be talented but not necessarily rich. She does not want to stay at home as a housewife, as she finds it to be very boring. Life would have no meaning without doing what she loves to do.
Love Love Love
Linda admitted that she loves to sing. She spoke passionately about her new album, Love Love Love, and wanted to share her feelings of love and romance in the album. The wardrobe and the concept of the album are mostly Linda’s ideas. In order to project a happy feeling, she personally drew a heart for the cover art. Linda revealed that her favorite song in the album is the beautiful ballad, “My Other Half” <你是我的一半>, since the lyrics and the melody compliment each other very well. Putting her heart and soul into every song, Linda hopes her fans will be touched by her new album.