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【说性格】About Character - Part 3

【说性格】About Character - Part 3

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“Although my family was poor but I won’t let others look down on me.”

{Jerry Yan became the only male in his family as his fathers passed away. With a poor family background and his strong character, he had a different kind of childhood. “Around my teens when others have gone to parties, I have to take a 2 hour bus ride to work.” He was forced to be independent to support his family. As to his ‘cold’ and ‘bad’, he explained it this way, ‘Many feel that I am cold but it’s just that I really don’t know how to express myself.’}

Sina News : You have always been very popular but are you numb to those that you like?

Jerry Yan : Not really numd. Till now, I still don’t understand how could so many support me and yet I’m still not good enough? (Laughs)

Sina News : Why are you such an introvert?

Jerry Yan : Since young, we’ve been taught to be ‘respectful, cautious and disciplined’. . . . . .

Sina News : So has your poor family background affected your present personality?

Jerry Yan : My family isn’t very well-off even when I had entered this Line. I have worked since young and so in my heart I had always believed that though my family is poor but I can’t let others look down on me. In school, I’ve always been the monitor. In basketball, I was team captain. So in my heart, I’ve always wanted to be the Jerry Yan at his strongest.

Sina News : You’ve said that your relationship with your mum is like siblings who talk about everything?

言承旭:不是,相反是有话不谈。因为是单亲家庭,爸爸很早就过世,家里就我一个男生,所以我要变成“当家男生”的那个角色。到最后,我跟我妈就是这样 ———我妈变成了我妹妹!但这也造成了我的另一个缺点,我在情感上的表达很糟糕。如果我妈妈身体不舒服,我就会骂她,叫她去看医生。其实你知道,我那个骂并不是真的骂,而是心疼她。
Jerry Yan : No, it is just the opposite. As I’m from a single parent family, my dad passed away early on and so I was the only male. I took on the role of the family provider. So in the end, my mum and I become like – she became my younger sister! This in fact is something negative. My way of expressing my emotions is very inapt. Like if my mum is ill, I would scold her and ask her to see the doctor. I’m not really scolding her you know. My heart just aches as she is ill.

Sina News : Do you express how you feel to your mum?

Jerry Yan : I won’t say, ‘Mum, I love you.’ I’m not glib-tongued and feel that I’m handicapped in expressing my feelings. I keep how I feel to myself and so many feel that I am very cold. In truth, it’s just that I don’t know how to express myself.

Sina News : Has that changed now?

Jerry Yan : I was really unhappy in the past but I have gradually become happier. I feel that I’m slowly becoming more like ‘a big kid’. Like I would usually joke with the crew or fool around. I feel that I’m becoming more like who Jerry Yan was in my school days. Like a big kid who worries about nothing and not someone who is forced to become what others want Jerry Yan to become. Like during interviews in the past, I’ll protect myself and the more others do not know the better. But now, no matter reporters or members of the crew, I can chat with everyone sincerely.

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