Being in three TVB dramas back to back with "Death by Zero", "On-Lie Game", and "Al Cappuccino", Samantha Ko stated that she is happy to finally get rid of her image as another one of those sexy starlets and get people to pay attention to her acting instead.
The actress, who sat down for an interview with Mingpao recently, shared that she has done a lot of hard work in order to prove herself to the audience that she could be a good actress, and that she is happy that viewers are acknowledging her effort.
"Although my acting skills still need to be honed, I have really worked hard. I even try to change people's perception of my image and for a long time I refused to be sexy. The audience will see your changes and begin to appreciate your efforts and progress," she said.
Samantha stated that people used to equate being sexy to being a "bad woman", which is why she decided to prove through her action that her outer looks does not equal what's inside. However, after the age of 30, the actress stated that she has now regarded sexiness as a way of showing femininity, and has learned to accept it.
"I am grateful for the pressure from public opinion. If I didn't experience it as soon as you enter the industry, I don't know how strong I could be. I am fortunate to survive the criticisms at the time," she said, adding that she has learned to appreciate her supporters and thank her critics.
She continued, "I think that after many years, I can finally do it. From a supporting role to playing the heroine, I really have walked step by step to this day, and I am very grateful that this is the way to go. After going through these storms, even if I face any blows in the future, I can tough it out."