Due to TVB series, “Life After Death” (那些我愛過的人), becoming a surprise hit, a lot of the fresher face cast members have been gaining a lot of popularity. Shiga Lin (連詩雅), who plays “Dr. Sherman Fong”, is one of the cast members gaining a lot of attention from netizens. Because of this, netizens started bringing up Shiga Lin’s past news about being a gold digger and a “fake ABC”.
Shiga Lin debuted as a singer in 2010 and is signed to StarzPeople. She first became familiar with viewers after starring in the 2011 movie, “Lan Kwai Fong” (喜愛夜蒲). Just when her career started taking off, someone leaked past naked pictures she took with an ex-boyfriend when she was 16. After starring primarily in movies, she transitioned to filming for TVB in 2017. Her first TVB series was a special appearance in “Line Walker: The Prelude” (使徒行者2). Shiga Lin has primarily filmed very adult themed movies/series. So her first time playing a doctor in “Life After Death” has really surprised audiences.
In 2016, she was labeled as a “fake ABC” by netizens when she filmed the ViuTV show, “Travel with Rivals” (跟住矛盾去旅行). She got made fun of for her English pronunciation on the show, which led to the moniker given by netizens.
However, after filming the variety show, “12 Summers”, with rumored boyfriend, Carlos Chan (陳家樂), many netizens changed their perspectives on her and felt she was more down to earth.
As a result of her new found popularity, netizens started bringing up her past history such as accusations of being materialistic and only dating rich men. Shiga Lin expressed, “As an artist, these things will happen. Everything you do will be commented on, no matter what roles you played in the past. I’ve been in the industry for 10 years now. I’ve started to look past it already.”
Shiga Lin also clarified that she doesn’t look at a person’s background when she decides to date someone. She considers whether she likes that person and how well she gets along with them. It’s just that sometimes the men she dates happen to come from good backgrounds.