Jesseca Liu quits MediaCorp
Is this the end of the famed Seven Princesses of Caldecott Hill?
After the departure of local starlets Fiona Xie and Dawn Yeoh, Malaysian-born actress Jesseca Liu is the latest amongst the ranks to bid adios to TV.
Her contract, which actually expired last November, was extended until May this year as the filming for her upcoming drama New Beginnings got delayed. As there was insufficient time to embark on another project, the series, which airs on April 14, will be her swansong.
In an interview with a magazine, the actress revealed that she started having thoughts about leaving two years ago. Ending her six-year relationship with MediaCorp will allow her to “try other things like travel, learn something new, and concentrate on her business.”
The 31-year-old added, “I don’t like to be tied down, and I hope to do the things I like. Moreover, I can’t look after my business in Malaysia from here.”
Jesseca, who has a three-year-old spa business in Langkawi, said that she is not ruling out returning to the gogglebox someday.
She previously dated Taiwanese actor Wing Fan, 30, after starring together in the Taiwanese movie Untold Beauty, but the one-year romance fizzled in late 2008. The spilt led many to believe it was the cause of her fading from the limelight, which she confirmed.
“A lot of things happened at the same time that affected my popularity. The romance did have some impact on my career.”
On her blog, Jesseca had poured her heart out in an entry dated March 18.
She wrote, “You realize inside you there is a hint of… sadness. Today you tell yourself you’ve done it, and can not care anymore… Watch out for your every step. You’re graduating here, and you ask yourself, ‘Are you afraid?’”
When contacted, her manager said that Jesseca is currently on holiday in Thailand, but will be back next week for the press conference of New Beginnings.
The former model added in her blog that she would also visit Laos or Vietnam before travelling to India for a photoshoot.
New Beginnings debuts 14 Apr, 9pm on Ch 8.