By Chew Wan Ying
SHE has been only in two films so far, but model-turned actress Lin Chi-ling is making acting her full-time career.
"I will go full-time acting, definitely. This is the path that I'm going to go on for the long term. As for modelling, I can do it part-time," she told The Daily Chilli recently when she was here to promote her latest film The Treasure Hunter.
The pretty lass is especially interested in tackling roles that are based on real life stories and figures.
"It does not have to be someone famous. I don't mind playing a plain Jane as long as the film comes with depth," she said.
She was equally fascinated by the idea of playing a scheming girl.
"I want to play someone that is so cunning and evil but you can't tell until the last 10 minutes of the film."
It certainly seems that she's ready to embrace the challenges that come with being an actress.
"I don't mind playing someone old or ugly. That's how a true actor should be. I think audiences would love to see different sides of me. So the more different the role is from my usual image, the more I want to challenge myself. Acting enables you to shed your baggage. You are not playing yourself and it makes you excited," she said.
The 35-year-old recently completed shooting comedy The Battle in Sha Ma Town.
"It's a role that you can never imagine," said Lin.
Shot in China, it also stars Sun Honglei and is slated to be released next year.