At the Drama and Arts program, People’s Artist Le Khanh and Meritorious Artist Thanh Loc talked about their careers.
Meritorious Artist Thanh Loc shared about his career perspective: “When we were young, compliments were actually a pressure. Sometimes we were confused whether we were truly talented or not. Sometimes the press wrote articles Complimenting us in a certain role seems outrageous to me.
We don’t know if it’s because they favor us so much that we write too much or not. Having my achievements in a certain role being praised and pushed to an academic level makes me feel confused, not knowing whether I am that academic or not.”
People’s Artist Le Khanh confided that he is one of the few artists who “always feels his difficulties and limitations”. The veteran actress confided: “Sometimes when I’m stressed, I have to run away from Hanoi to Saigon to grab artists like Thanh Loc and learn from them, that’s real learning.
If I say to my colleagues ‘I need to learn from you’, ‘I need to learn from you’, many people don’t believe me and keep saying I’m pretending to be humble, but that’s not true, I really need to learn. That’s when I feel lacking energy, lacking something new. I can’t study abroad and don’t know foreign languages. That’s my inferiority complex compared to today’s young generation, when they go abroad to study.”
Next, People’s Artist Le Khanh shared about the first successful play in his career: “The play Romeo and Juliet is my secondary school graduation play, and was performed in Saigon. Unexpectedly, it was performed in Saigon. Afterwards, I was so shocked. At first, I wasn’t very confident, but I didn’t expect it to be a great success. Just one play lasted for 4 years, repeated over and over again in cities across the country.”
People’s Artist Le Khanh was surprised by the success of his role in Romeo and Juliet.
Le Khanh was awarded the title of People’s Artist when she turned 38 in 2001. Up to now, the female artist is the youngest stage actress to be awarded this noble title. She was born in 1963 into a family with an artistic tradition.
She is the second daughter of two famous theater artists: People’s Artist Tran Tien and Meritorious Artist Le Mai. At the age of 60, she is still energetic with film projects such as: Old Girl, Where Dreams Come Back, Fanti,… People’s Artist Le Khanh’s beauty is associated with a huge career in film, television and theater. for more than 40 years.