A person is not defined by their experiences, but by their perceptions of them. When I lived in Beijing, a few of the locals told me that they knew I wasn’t from around town, because I walked with far too much confidence. “You walk like a North American,” they told me. I took it as a compliment.
I’m an actor, which is to write that I am at my most creative when I am in front of a camera pretending to be someone else. I’m very physical. I have a strong on-screen presence. I approach each character that I’ve chosen to play by asking myself this fundamental question: “How do I step into this person’s shoes and still feel free?” Acting, after all, is all about rediscovering freedom in a fictional environment.
I’m Canadian of Chinese extraction. I’m an explorer. I’m fueled by seeing the world and reveling in its diversity. I have a keen interest in martial arts. I’m trained in advanced stage combat. I love learning new skills, which has led to the acquisition of a very eclectic skill-set, which includes building computer systems, falconry, firearms, and web design. Currently, I’m brushing up on my French and Mandarin.
And just like an alchemist, I turn the ordinary to the extraordinary.