ANGELICA Lee Sin-jie’s star is shining brighter than ever. Discovered by Taiwanese actress Sylvia Chang at a film audition at the age of 19, Lee went on to star in The Eye (2002), a hit Asian horror film by the Pang Brothers. For her role, she won the Best Actress award at the Taipei Golden Horse Awards.
The Kedah-born singer-actress, who was back here to promote a new range of beauty products by SK-II, will appear in a Korean movie, The Thieves.
Lee said it feels great to be back home. “After the event today, I will fly to South Korea to promote The Thieves,” she said.
In the movie, she plays Julie, who together with her team of professional thieves, goes to Macau to steal a diamond known as Tear Of The Sun. Shot in Seoul, Macau and Hong Kong, the movie also stars Kim Yoon-seok, Kim Hye-soo and Simon Yam. The movie is slated for release in South Korea next month (no details on its release here yet).
Looking radiant in a white satin dress, Lee also said she is working with her husband, Oxide Pang, in a disaster movie, Inferno. “Filming will start in August,” she said, without going into details.
On starting a family, which has always been favourite subject among the Press, the 36-year-old beauty said: “This is not the time yet (to have children). I love children but I will leave it all to fate. I don’t want to over-stress myself on this matter.”
Lee is step-mother to a daughter from Pang’s previous marriage.
Meanwhile, she is setting aside time for a new album. “I have yet to think about the title. What I hope to convey in the album is love. I want people to feel love for themselves and the people around them. The idea for this album came when I read a newspaper article about youngsters who committed suicide,” she said, adding that she wrote all the songs.
On beauty, Lee said this comes from one’s inner self. “Beauty is more than skin-deep. It comes from within you. Kindness, for example, is the greatest power in the world.”