Lunch With Sumiko

Lunch With Sumiko: Actress Rebecca Lim is too blessed to be stressed

From Primary 4 to Secondary 4, Rebecca Lim was overweight, and she was in the Trim and Fit weight-loss programme at school. Rebecca Lim's early years on TV were tough because her command of Mandarin was poor. The actress saw this as a glaring problem
Rebecca Lim's early years on TV were tough because her command of Mandarin was poor. The actress saw this as a glaring problem she had to fix, so she got herself two tutors and started reading Chinese magazines. Today, she rates her command of the Chinese language a six out of 10, with "definitely still a lot of room for improvement".PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Luck, patience, timing and hunger for roles have brought actress Rebecca Lim success.

When Rebecca Lim fills out passenger arrival forms while travelling, she doesn't put "actress" under occupation.

"I put 'self-employed'," she says.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 05, 2018, with the headline 'Too blessed to be stressed'. Print Edition | Subscribe