Well, I came across a photo shoot for Net-A-Porter and found her interview to be very enlightening. On how she wants to be viewed, “I wish people wouldn't just see me as the Asian girl who beats everyone up, or the Asian girl with no emotion. People see Julia Roberts or Sandra Bullock in a romantic comedy, but not me...You're not Asian enough and then you're not American enough, so it gets really frustrating.” On dating (in 2010, she was linked to billionaire financier Noam Gottesman), “It's a giant question mark for me, as well. I wish I could answer – I wish I knew the answer myself!” She also talks about her parents struggles and non-support of her entering the acting field.
Liu, at 44, looks awesome in these designer gowns. However, when I look in her eyes I still see what I saw years ago: sadness, frustration, anger and discontent. To be in the business for almost 25 years and not achieve what you desire professionally or personally would be frustrating for anyone. She seems so unfulfilled. I'm not saying she's not thankful for what she has accomplished, but she doesn't seem to be where she wants to be in life. I think we've all had times like this (maybe even now). When I feel that way, I try to think about how bad things could be. Then my life doesn't look so bad :) Maybe, just appreciate what is now and know there's a reason why some of your wants or desires go unanswered. It's not to say, they still won't come true. What are your thoughts?
Interview: Net-A-Porter, May 9 2013
Photographer: Mariano Vivanco
Stylist: Tracy Taylor