November 2008, 12.30pm at Orchard Cineleisure KBox
Thirty four year old singer Shino Lin didn’t think
she could do it, but when Taiwanese film Cape No. 7
began playing in theatres, she heaved a big sign of
relief because she knew this movie is has changed her
movie has had an enormous impact on my life. It is like
accomplishing Mission Impossible. I didn’t believe
I could actually complete filming," the enthusiastic
Lin exclaims in Mandarin when movieXclusive.com asks
her about how the phenomenal picture has changed her
during an interview.
her co star Van Fan, this is the first time Lin is acting
in a movie. She plays a single mother in the Wei Te-sheng
mother is a single parent, so when I was approached
to play this role, I really didn’t know whether
I could meet the director’s expectations. Further
more, I’m not a good daughter myself," Lin
says with a tinge of sentiment in her voice.
Singapore with Fan and her other co star Chie Tanaka
to promote the phenomenal Taiwanese film, Lin credits
her restrainedly heartfelt performance to the director,
whom she affectionately refers to as 'Director Xiao
Lin decided to take up the challenge to play the housekeeper,
she knew that she would not have as much screen time
as her co stars, but her final scene with Tanaka was
a pivotal one that brings the story to a climax. With
this in mind, she made Wei promise that he would not
reprimand her during the process of filming the movie.
recalls what she said to the soft spoken Wei: "I
told him that he can teach me, and I will learn with
all my heart. Just do not scold me.
I’m happy that he is a man who keeps his promises,"
chuckles Lin good-naturedly.
goes on to explain that she did not have the confidence
to play the role initially, and was worried that if
tempers flew during the shoot, it would only make her
more anxious, wasting everyone else’s time in
return. However, upon looking back, she did not regret
her decision to be part of the movie.
it across very aptly, she says: "There can be many
small episodes in one’s life. But all it takes
is to be part of something as important as this, and
this is all that matters."
impact the movie has on her is the mother daughter relationship
portrayed in the film.
discloses: "I used to dislike kids, but after working
with Joanne Yang (who plays her daughter in the movie),
I’ve experienced how wondrous a child’s
mind can be – it’s almost unimaginable how
inspiring they can be.
is why, I feel that it is very important to instill
the right values into children today," she rounds
a singer herself, why aren’t there any of Lin’s
contributions on the movie soundtrack album?
immediately, she jots down the URL of her website shino.com.tw
and tells us that her rendition of the affecting track
"For Daughter" can be heard there. From her
keenness to share her music, you can be sure she won’t
be giving up singing anytime soon.
links below for more:
No. 7" opens on 27 November and is reviewed here
of "Cape No. 7" Official Soundtrack