11 questions with the cast of Wild Swans: Jennifer Lim

Jennifer Lim as Jia

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.

Favourite word?

Proudest moment?
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.

Favourite holiday?
It’s a toss up between Inner Mongolia and Tasmania.

Weirdest quirk?
I have a few strange ones like ‘touching wood’ and fretting if no real wood is nearby.

Favourite play?
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?

Wild Swans (part of World Stages London) plays at the Young Vic until 13 May. Tickets are sold out but we do get returns… call 020 7922 2922 on the day for availability.

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