Friday, January 25, 2008

Maye Choo joins the growing list of British Asians in the media

Despite being in what must be the least annoying of the Halifax can't-get-it-out-of-your-head series of commercials, Thomas Yau appears to have become something of an annoyance to many people, according to London paper the Metro. Even a member of BritishChineseOnline.com is quoted as saying - quite bizarrely:

'I saw it on telly and hung my head in shame and disbelief.'

Source: TV advert inspires a little Xtra loathing

Hopefully not all of us are prone to such feelings when we see a Chinese face on telly but if Thomas and his singing aren't your thing, there is another new British Asian face on our screens at the moment:



Maye Choo has a recurring role in a high profile ITV drama 'Honest' starring alongside veteran actor Burt Kwok who plays her father.

To be honest (no pun intended) when I first saw Maye Choo's performace I was surprised at how good it was - quite confident and convincing. I think the unusual thing about her character is that she isn't just a 'Chinese type' but is actually a scheming, plotting character with motives who gets really involved in the plot. It's not the kind of thing you see that often from a Chinese character and I think it makes a nice change.

Maybe this be a future star to watch?

'Honest' is on ITV Wednesdays at 9:00pm
www.itv.com/honest

Maye Choo has her own website: Mayechoo.co.uk

Related: Castnet profile

5 comments:

kiisu said...

Maye is my fave Chinese girl at the moment. Pretty face, talented, ample chest mmmmmmmmmmmmm

Anonymous said...

i know her in person

D. J. said...

Hate to tell you know-it-all's but Maye Choo is NOT a "British Chinese Face" She was born (quote)"Maye Choo (born March 1, 1974), is an actress who was born in Quang Ninh, Vietnam."

See for yourself
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maye_Choo

Can't you Brits get anything right???

burntbreadboy said...

Article corrected to 'British Asian'.

Kai said...

She looks like my Chinese school teacher. Or is it her?