Asians are described as bananas when they are culturally white on the inside and yellow on the outside. Corinna Chamberlain (陳明恩) is a different case. She is a custard bun (奶黃包); white on the outside and yellow in the inside…
(FYI, this is a custard bun in case you are missing out on life and have no clue what these bad boys are…)
Felix Chia / via Flickr
Born and raised in Hong Kong to Aussie – New Zealander parents, Corinna is able to speak fluent Cantonese. Not only that, she also has amazing singing and acting talent, and is most well known to Hong Kong – ers for placing third in the TVB singing contest for actors: The Voice of the Stars (星夢傳奇) and her performance in InBound Troubles (老表你好 hea).
We got Corinna Chamberlain to play a game of “Never Have I Ever” with us
In which we asked Corinna about her love of musicals, whether she’d ever forgotten her lines on stage, and more!
C: I have always dreamt to be in a musical. I started when I studied in HKAPA and got to know what musical is all about. Then I want to be in a musical, then another musical and another musical.
D: Have you ever forgotten any lines or lyrics on stage before?
C: Oppps…what was that line? HAHAHA Yeah, I have forgotten my lines and lyrics on stage before (shhhh!)
She also talked to us about her upcoming performance in The Bluebird of Happiness
The Bluebird of Happiness is a musical adaptation of the play written by Belgian playwright and Nobel Prize Winner Maurice Maeterlinck, which centres around the story of a pair of siblings, Mytyl and Tyltyl, who are led by a bluebird on a quest for an unexpected journey. Corinna will reprise her role of the fairy, “Light”, the same role that got her a Hecklers nomination for Best Supporting Actress when the musical first premiered in Christmas 2014. This year, MQ Musical Theatre will be hosting a string of shows from 29 Oct – 1 Nov, 2015 at the Kwai Tsing Theatre, set to star over 20 professional performers of 8 nationalities. Click here for more performance details and ticketing information.
Check out the full interview here:
Break a leg, Corinna! Good luck with your upcoming musical and the rest of your artistic journey. It’s not easy succeeding in the local entertainment industry, and definitely more so for non-Chinese artists, but we think with you talent and bubbly character, you can bring diversity to Hong Kong’s boring scene. We are in need of a breath of fresh air!