Lin Chi-ling makes a splash in Japan 林志玲驚艷日本
Saturday, May 22, 2010,Page 13
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Top Taiwanese model Lin Chi-ling’s popularity with Japanese Internet users skyrocketed after her debut in the Japanese soap opera Moon Lovers. The day after the first episode was aired, Nippon Internet users searched for information about her, making “Lin Chi-ling” the most popular search term on Yahoo’s Japanese site.
Internet users rushed to their computers to find out more about Lin and quickly uncovered not only her old pictures, but also figured out every detail of her educational background. However, they were most surprised by how amply proportioned she appeared.
The Japanese audience was generous with its praise and there was nothing but positive comments left on the message boards, such as: “Is she really 35 years old? She looks the same age as Keiko Kitagawa. She can’t be older than 25,” “She is tall, her face is well-proportioned, her skin is smooth and her shape is perfect. And how well endowed she is! She didn’t seem to be that beautiful in Red Cliff,” and “She is a natural beauty, and doesn’t need make up to be beautiful!”
Well-known Taiwanese TV presenter Tao Ching-ying recently interviewed Lin at the Expo 2010 in Shanghai, where he asked whether she was looking forward to kissing Japanese actor Kimura Takuya in the show. Lin replied laughing, “I’ll be embarrassed. I’ve never kissed in front of a camera. I’ll blush.” She said off the record that she finds Kimura to be even cuter in private, and that he has the charisma of both a mature man and a young man.
When asked what kind of man she likes, Lin said that she appreciates honest, humorous men who respect parents and who do not lie. The TV host then asked, “Have you been cheated on?” After giggling for 10 seconds she replied, “That’s why I don’t like to be lied to.”
When talking about working in Japan, Lin said that her poor understanding of the Japanese language is her biggest problem. She also said she doesn’t know anything about the content of the next episode because the show is broadcast at the same time as she is acting. Commenting on her kissing scenes, she says she is shy and will be very stressed by them. When the director asked her to kiss Tony Leung in Red Cliff she immediately blushed and the film crew had to wait for her skin color to return to normal before they could continue shooting.
(LIBERTY TIMES, TRANSLATED BY TAIJING WU)