Vivi Yeh

She takes her acting very seriously. Not so much with her joke though.

BY WAYNE CHEONG | Aug 3, 2016 | Funny Jokes From Beautiful Women

Husband: Whenever we quarrel, you never fight back. How do you control your anger?
Wife: I clean the toilet.
Husband: Wait. How does that help?
Wife: I use your toothbrush.


More than two years after moving here, Vivi Yeh shares what she has discovered about the differences between acting in Taiwan and Singapore. “In Singapore,” she explains, “the industry is smaller, so it’s harder to get more jobs. But during a casting call, if you’re good at your job, you’re chosen for the role. Given the scale of the industry in Taiwan, there’s a disparity in getting the roles that you want.” Yeh is the daughter of Hsu Pu-Liao, who was a famous comic actor in the ’80s, but she downplays the relationship. Not because she’s ashamed of him—on the contrary, she still misses him following his untimely death in 1985—but because of how it might affect her career. If Yeh acts well, it’ll be attributed to natural talent. That diminishes all the training that she puts into her work. If Yeh doesn’t perform up to par, people will opine that she has tarnished her father’s good name. It’s a catch-22 but Yeh is serious about her craft. In fact, she’ll be returning to Taiwan for an acting class after wrapping Channel 8’s drama series, Peace & Prosperity. Asked if there’s a passion project that she hopes to see through, Yeh lights up: she wants to document the life of her grandmother, who sacrificed her Chinese opera career for love. “After my grandfather’s business failed, she had to take up another trade like banking,” Yeh recalls. “But that required her to sit for an exam, which my grandmother studied hard for, while raising a family.” Whether that story will be told remains to be seen, but looking at Yeh, she’s the best testimony to her forebears’ colourful lives.

From: Esquire Singapore's August issue.