Chinese actress, Gao Yuanyuan (高圆圆), is revered as one of China’s most beautiful actresses and a goddess. Since getting married to Mark Chao in 2014 and giving birth to their daughter, Rhea, in 2019, Gao Yuanyuan has decreased her workload to focus on her family. It has only been recently that Gao Yuanyuan started being more active again.
Her first series since giving birth is,”Glory and Dream” (lit. 光荣与梦想), which featured an ensemble cast and commemorated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CCP. Gao Yuanyuan played historical figure, “Soong Mei-ling“. When the series aired, some viewers left comments saying Gao Yuanyuan visibly aged and had a lot more wrinkles.
Gao Yuanyuan, who turned 42 in early October, was recently interviewed and said she had saw those online comments about her aging. She expressed, “I look at my face in the mirror everyday. I know better than everyone else on what I look like.”
As for the debate about her getting older, Gao Yuanyuan responded, “I don’t have much feelings about it. This is something I already know. More so, I feel the needs of a character far exceeds the public’s expectation of what my appearance should look like.”