Fans puzzled at Carina Lau’s performance in Chinese TV series

Fans have criticized Carina Lau (劉嘉玲), 54, for her “young” look in the TV series "Eighteen Springs" (情深緣起), with its first episode aired on Nov. 20. (Courtesy of Weibo)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Fans have expressed their surprise and disbelief at Carina Lau’s (劉嘉玲) “young look” in the latest episode of the popular TV series “Eighteen Springs” (情深緣起) aired on Nov. 20.   

Lau, 54, plays a social butterfly in her early twenties with her hair tied in a double ponytail to the surprise of her fans who said that she failed to “pretend to be young.”

Fans said that she failed to “pretend to be young.”(Courtesy of Weibo)

Social media users added that she doesn’t look like an “older sister” (a polite term of address for a girl or woman slightly older than the speaker in mandarin) but rather like a “mother.”

Others also questioned whether, Eileen Chang (張愛玲, 1920-1995), the author of the original novel, allowed Lau to do this?” 

The series is based on Chang’s novel ” Half a Lifelong Romance” (半生緣). It stars Carina Lau, Jiang Xin (蔣欣), and Joe Cheng (鄭元暢). 

Based on Eileen Chang’s (張愛玲) novel ” Half a Lifelong Romance” (半生緣), the Chinese TV series ” Eighteen Springs ” stars Carina Lau, Jiang Xin (蔣欣), and Joe Cheng (鄭元暢). (Courtesy of Weibo)