Fish Liew has faced down criticism from conservative Malaysians for nude scenes she shot early in her Hong Kong film career and established herself as a serious actress. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Fish Liew has faced down criticism from conservative Malaysians for nude scenes she shot early in her Hong Kong film career and established herself as a serious actress. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Fish Liew, Malaysian actress in Hong Kong films, talks about surviving nude scenes and making her mark

  • 28-year-old grew up watching Hong Kong films, but they didn’t prepare her for the realities of living in the city and forging a career as an actress
  • Her first two films required nude scenes, a big hurdle after her conservative upbringing, but her subsequent films won awards

Fish Liew has faced down criticism from conservative Malaysians for nude scenes she shot early in her Hong Kong film career and established herself as a serious actress. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Fish Liew has faced down criticism from conservative Malaysians for nude scenes she shot early in her Hong Kong film career and established herself as a serious actress. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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