ACTRESS, MODEL AND SINGER
One of the defining moments in my career was when I was 15. My first EP came out and it did really well, so there was pressure for me to quit school. It was difficult because my dream was always to become a singer. But I asked myself one question: am I becoming someone I admire? The answer was no. So I let that go and pursued an education at the London School of Economics. A key trait shared by all successful people is a willingness to sacrifice. A lot of people say, “I want to be successful, I want to be rich.” But what people don’t ask is, “What am I willing to sacrifice?” There’s always an opportunity cost to success. The next disruptor in the movie industry will be when Hollywood uses an Asian actor in a lead role and the film does well at the box office. I think it’s not too far away, simply because of the economics. The US market is declining and the international box office is becoming much more important, so it’s inevitable. A beautiful inevitability. Do I want to play that lead? Of course!