They say age is but a number, but is it really? Barbie Hsu instantly became a household name after playing Shan Cai in Meteor Garden almost twenty years ago. After she wed businessman Wang Xiaofei in 2011 and starting having kids, Barbie has not been in the spotlight much with her last drama series being Summer’s Desire in 2010.
The actress currently appears on the Tencent online reality show Friends on the Go 我們是真正的朋友 where she goes on adventures with her sister Dee Hsu and their two friends Aya Liu and Mavis Fan in the country of Myanmar. Amidst the jokes and laughter, Barbie reveals why she hasn’t been able to continue acting.
Although Barbie has expressed her willingness to act, there has not been any role that she has found to be suitable. On one episode of the show, Barbie was enjoying a meal with her friends when Dee said that she has been her crazy self for 41 years already. It would seem that age is a sensitive issue for Barbie since she tells her younger sister to refrain from talking about age.
Even though Dee assures Barbie that age doesn’t matter at all, Barbie admits, “So I don’t get roles anymore.” Barbie expresses her frustrations and says that everyone wants her to play a mother. And the most outrageous for her was when she was asked to play Darren Wang’s mother which she found a bit over the top. Barbie is 42 while Darren is 28.
Dee advises that a real actor shouldn’t think that way because a lot of moms win awards. Although the jokester in her admitted that she couldn’t think of an example at the moment.