Passion and purpose
Her schedule is practically a circus act, filled with modelling gigs and filming. She notes that she has a wonderful support system of old friends who keep her grounded – something she feels is important for someone who spends so much time in the spotlight – who “would make time to hang out and accommodate to my hectic schedule”.
Her favourite way to recharge? “I sleep!” she guffaws.
(Hello, Lawrence Wong!), a China-based period drama garnering over 700 million views an episode. Is a role in an overseas production in the pipeline for Jasmine?
“If given an opportunity, I would totally jump on it. I’m very open to trying new things, going to new places; that’s the draw of this industry for me. I think it’ll be nice to try to survive outside of my comfort zone.”
Her pluckiness is admirable, considering she’s never gone to acting school nor taken lessons. Instead, she reads books about acting methods and picks up what she can from conversations with cast members between takes.
She freely admits she’s only just coming into her own and finding equilibrium in her work. She feels most powerful when, “I know what I’m doing, and when I’m comfortable doing it. In acting, I find confidence by understanding the motives that steer my character’s actions.” While modelling is her first love, the starlet says she finds her purpose in acting. “Acting allows me to step into someone’s shoes, and creates a sense of compassion and empathy as I try to understand my characters.”
She may humbly insist that she got lucky with her acting career, but we can tell it’s her work ethic and steely resolve that got her here. And you know what? We can’t wait to see how much further she can go.