As one of the current famous TV drama actors, few people know that Thu Quynh once had a long slide in failure…
Born in a family with artistic traditions – her mother is an actress in the troupe of the General Department of Politics, her father is a dancer in Military Region 1, before graduating from high school, Thu Quynh thought she would become an actress in the future. . The actress also kept the guestbook in grade 9 with wishes for Thu Quynh’s success in becoming an actress that you wrote for.
At first, Thu Quynh thought her path was covered with roses, because the first stage in her career was very favorable. With a dream from such an early age, Thu Quynh passed the University of Theater and Cinema. Her freshman year of college, she had a role in the TV series The House with Many Windows. At the end of her first year of university, she was invited by People’s Artist Le Khanh to participate in Ms. Khanh’s graduation play of the stage director. Standing on the stage of the Youth Theater for the first time with a long play is an honor and a great opportunity for a student like Thu Quynh. But after a while, Thu Quynh decided to stop the drama.
“In my 3rd year of university, I accepted an offer for two drama roles at the same time. With the ambition of my youth, I accepted both roles at the same time. I worked very hard – I went to school and filmed at the same time. 2 movies. After that time, I found myself working hard but the results were not as expected. When the drama aired, I realized that the quality of both roles was not good. Studying after that time was also difficult because I cannot guarantee the number of periods.
At that time with my own arrogance, I thought I would do well. After such a greedy choice, I fell off my horse. Then go skiing for quite a long time for about 3 years. When I was mature enough, graduated from school to work at the Youth Theater, I realized that I was still too young, there was still too much to learn to supplement and improve my knowledge, I was nothing. Therefore, I think I should stop, choose only one thing, cultivate my roots first, and I choose the stage,” – the actress confided.
“Sometimes when I fail, I feel like I love my job but I don’t seem to be able to. I thought about quitting. Not just once!” – Thu Quynh confided.
When Thu Quynh decided to quit her job. The first feeling is heartbreaking, like being strangled. She misses the stage so much, craves the feeling of standing on stage, craves the applause of the audience, craves to absorb the energy from it… She used to be so fierce that she thought she would stop acting and seek a scholarship. go abroad, “better hurt once”.
And she went to the homeroom teacher to talk about her intentions. In her mind, she asked him to stay, but Thu Quynh did not expect that the teacher said so well, “if you can go, then go”. At that time, Thu Quynh was shocked and disappointed. She wondered, “Does this mean that I have no real ability?”. She cried all afternoon that afternoon. And from that moment, the actress realized that she really loves the stage. This is the path that I have to devote my whole heart, efforts, and efforts to.
At this point, at the beginning of maturity and having had the first students, Thu Quynh realized that this profession must be firmly cultivated to be able to go far.
Being trained as a theater actor, at first, Thu Quynh also faced many difficulties when acting in dramas such as: having to control the volume of lines, body shape… According to her, that is also one of the reasons why She failed in two drama roles in her third year of college.
Thu Quynh on stage
Comparing between acting on stage and acting in TV series, Thu Quynh said that the experience in stage and drama is very different. On stage, actors with the audience below interact directly emotionally, creating a very high chemical reaction. “Actors often talk to each other on stage like they have great magic. It’s a wonderful feeling, anyone who has experienced that feeling is very difficult to give up,” – the actress shared.
That love is getting bigger and bigger, making Thu Quynh feel the desire to dedicate her health, youth and experience to the stage. The actress remembers, at first, she once saw “senior” – actors Ngoc Huyen, Tu Oanh was more than 40 years old at that time, but played a child role, playing very sweet. She wondered in surprise, “Why can’t you do this? I want to too”. And that’s when Thu Quynh realized that she should be here – on the stage of the Youth Theater. Here, she will have the opportunity to do all the things she wants.
Thu Quynh and colleagues in a stage play
According to Thu Quynh, another difference between stage and drama is facial expression – this is the element that comes into direct and fastest contact with the audience. She believes that, in addition to the flexible facial muscles, the eyes are the most important.
Possessing many “lifetime” roles such as My Wolf in Quynh Doll, Hue in Go Home, and Thy in the Taste of Friendship…, Thu Quynh said that every character has a little Thu Quynh in it. She did not bring all of Thu Quynh into a role, avoiding being herself, not a character.
Some drama roles of Thu Quynh
After more than 10 years in the profession, Thu Quynh uses the word “great” when talking about the profession of an actress. She is satisfied with her passion, being herself. “My happiness index when being an actor is very high. Not everyone knows what they’re passionate about, not everyone who knows they’re passionate about something can do the job right. Meanwhile, I Being able to work with that passion. That’s too happy, I don’t want anything more” – the actress expressed.
Referring to the anniversary of Miss Vietnam, Thu Quynh said she was in the top 30 at the Miss Vietnam 2008 final. At that time, she was 20 years old, 1.66m tall. The reason for taking the exam was because “suddenly one day, I felt that I needed a change, there was a milestone in my youth. I decided to pack my suitcase and go, without any proper preparation. Neither did I. The ambition to win the prize just wants to have experience, leave the arms of parents to focus and practice with the contestants.”
Thu Quynh beamed with happiness when mentioning that her biggest fulcrum is her family: “I have my parents’ arms, now I have my son’s arms too”. On her career path, she said there are always 3 loyal audiences, in which, the most difficult audience is the father, then the mother and son. Everyone’s comments are a great source of energy for the actress. Her parents not only watch dramas, but also the first audience when she releases a new role on stage. Her parents also often give her advice and support a lot.
The actress is happy when she always takes care of and accompanies her children
When she has a day off, Thu Quynh often takes her parents and children out. The actress’s schedule is not fixed, so she always takes advantage of all the time she can to go play basketball and play sports with her children. Despite being busy, the mother of one child is happy because she still hugs her baby to sleep, takes care of her baby, wakes up with a fragrant baby in the morning, gives her child positive energy…
Confession: Actress Thu Quynh
Content extracted from the program Narrative Words