I’m Chinese and have always had a strong identity about it. Being in Wild Swans has made me more aware of the history of Mainland China and what propelled my forefathers to leave China in the first place and be part of the great Chinese diaspora.
Tell us about your character
Jia – a feisty peasant married to Bolin.
When I did my first freestanding headstand in yoga class.
If you could have a room full of any one thing, what would it be?
DVDs of films!
If 28 hour days existed, what would you do with the extra four hours?
Watch films, do yoga and listen to music.
It’s a toss up between Inner Mongolia and Tasmania.
I have a few strange ones like ‘touching wood’ and fretting if no real wood is nearby.
The Seagull by Anton Chekhov.
If you had one super power, what would it be?
To be invisible when I feel like it.
Do you have any regrets?
I don’t believe in regrets.
Favourite midnight snack?