Staged for Stardom 璀璨盛开

Joanne Yew
Malaysian Artiste

Locally produced blockbuster “The Journey” released in 2014, whilst having reeled in positive reviews for her lead role as Ah Bee, marks Joanne Yew’s debut into film. The icing to the cake was the eye-opening discovery that blood is indeed thicker than water. Taking on the part taught her plenty on a personal level as well as helped her become more appreciative of her family and the bond shared with those whom she knows care deeply about her.

PICTURE PERFECT

Thanks to the vast exposure gained in conjunction with the aforementioned milestone, she feels exceedingly humbled by the privilege to have starred in a production that went onto to put her on the map. As she prepares for her next project, Yew has set aside some time to pursue a season of leisurely travel with loved ones. Although the opportunity for respite in now within reach, her career is every bit a demanding undertaking.

Naturally, the tremendous success she currently enjoys wasn’t built overnight. Equipped with the determination to attain perfection with every career-inspired endeavour, each take on set regardless of length of shoot, is executed with absolute finesse to the point of faultlessness. On top of being a meticulous doer, Yew relishes acting roles that are the complete opposite of her personality; a good challenge easily gets her motor running.

Funny business

Unsurprisingly, new experiences inspire her, creating room for self-improvement. As much as this is true, Yew’s next desired feat to tackle is venturing into the comedic aspect of television. As easy as the genre might appear, it entails the personification of precise body language and subtle emotions to elevate a character and scene. Clearly it isn’t for everyone, considering the rigorous technique and skill level involved in flawless embodiment.

Believing she has what it takes, the actress intends to expand her portfolio to include comedy. In addition, fascinated by her brave yet elegant style, Yew aspires to someday work with TV giant Jun Ji Hyun, and won’t rest until the dream is realised. Seeing that The Journey has been by far her biggest accomplishment, many doors have since opened, enabling her to explore new territories and un-turn stones previously foreign.

Journeying beyond

Incidentally, her latest movie dubbed ATM added the avenue to rub shoulders with the entertainment industry’s elite of Hong Kong, many of whom she’d had wanted to work with. Although she hasn’t given it much thought, she is open to the idea of taking to Hong Kong should the opportunity arise. However, being a Chinese who is fluent Korean, she is certainly looking to expand her presence into the said Eastern market.

Being a multi-tasking talent is no easy feat—especially since she is both an actress and a model. Juggling the two different yet similar careers comes down to meticulous time management and absolute camera-readiness. Yet, she favours the former over the latter. “I prefer acting as I find playing someone’s life more enticing. It isn’t easy to adapt to a character in an audience-worthy manner, so acting is a very interesting process,” Yew tells Essenze.

“Off the set, Yew takes pleasure in relaxing at home; it is why her abode is a sanctuary that celebrates her favourite music as well as need for sensually-pleasing aromatics and uninterrupted bliss for the ultimate encounter with tranquility.”   

Limelight worthy

Despite her widespread success and the glamour associated with her line of work, the film star confesses that had she not ventured into the aforementioned arenas, she would have delved into sales and marketing with a focus on skincare. As to why, she says servicing a client in need and offering helpful advice on good product choices are an appealing proposition. But for the time being, she’s set on taking her acting to even greater heights.

For her, being a public figure literally means having to be in the spotlight all the time, which itself poses its own challenges. In fact, the hardest part she notes is, having to introspectively determine ways to better herself in every aspect of her job and self. The perpetual scrutiny is something she is always mindful of; one misstep and it could signify the end of the road. Therefore, her commitment to positivism helps her maintain a healthy attitude and outlook.

BUILT FOR COMFORT

Off the set, Yew takes pleasure in relaxing at home; it is why her abode is a sanctuary that celebrates her favourite music as well as need for sensually-pleasing aromatics and uninterrupted bliss for the ultimate encounter with tranquility. Busy or not, nothing takes priority over her family; they’re the reward which matters to her the most. Finally, as she is an avid fan of property development, a personal aim is to develop her personal concept of the perfect dwelling place. 

F_ 03 OB JOANNE YEW (61)

2014年上映的马来西亚温馨国产电影“一路有你”,尤凤音演出的“阿美”这个角色引来各方瞩目。在历经五味俱全的探索之旅后,终于发现血浓于水的事实,这段珍贵旅程提升了尤凤音的个人思考层面,更珍惜自己的家庭,懂得与关心她的人分享点滴。

完美影像
在这部堪称她的个人里程碑电影后,尤凤音获得更显著的注目,对此她感到荣幸。下一个计划,除了悠闲旅行与家人相聚,即使现在机会不断,但她对于职业生涯带有苛刻的承诺。

目前成功并非一夜促成,她拥有决心与启发,努力达到完美。而与荧幕上形象反差的是:尤凤音现实中是一丝不苟的人,但挑战与性格完全相反的的角色,会激起她堪称千层浪般的斗志。

全新经历也成就自我提升与创造了空间。她渴望下一次能够参与喜剧或者情景电视制作,类似题材需要精确的身体语言和微妙情感,相当考验应变能力与讲究演技水平。

为了扩大演绎范围,她也希望接拍更多作品包括喜剧。韩国电视剧女王全智贤勇敢而优雅的格调是钦慕所在,期待有天能与后者一起工作,在实现这个梦想之前不会轻易言休。从“一路有你”看到她至今的最好成就,往后她也将探索新领域或海外的邀约挑战。

超越路程
她最新电影“提款机”与香港的资深演员如夏雨、鲍起静等同台共演,虽然她未有提供想法和意见,但保持开放心态,等待机会闪现。作为一名华人,她曾在韩国大学修学,说得流利的韩语,她希望在东方市场可以逐渐扩大知名度。

除了是一名演员,她同时也是模特。在两个不同的时期,工作共同点是细致时间管理和绝对专业的镜头感。然而,她倾向于前者。“我更喜欢演戏,因为“渗透”别人的生活更好玩诱人。演出让观众印象深刻的角色不容易,是有趣的过程。”

聚光灯下
尽管目前的成功与表演的魅力脱不了关系,但如果没从事影视行业,她会选择深入钻研护肤品营销。她说,为客户提供服务和有用的建议,让他们选择适用的产品会带来满足感。可是,暂时目前,她会把重心放在提高演技水平。

作为公众人物,就必须意识时刻处在聚光灯下,这也构成本身挑战。事实上,关于最困难的部分,她指出,勿忘初心,发掘和确定自己更好的一面,尤其是自我审查,因为一失足,意味着这条路已经到头,因此,保持健康的态度和外观是必须的。

建立舒适
在家的时刻是最放松的,她的住家是一个圣地,聆听着自己喜欢的音乐,个人时光拥有不间断的幸福感。忙碌或不忙,没有什么比她的家庭更重要。由于还热衷参与房产业务,个人目标是推展她的个人完美居所概念。

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