Joe Chen: Marry at 35, Withdrawing from Entertainment Industry to be fulltime housewife
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Posted 10/21/08
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Due to Fated to Love You's success, she was termed as "Taiwan Drama Queen". Joe Chen who has been shining recently turned up hand in hand with Ethan Ruan to Chang Sha to record "Happy Camp [Kuai Le Da Ben Ying]". She revealed that she was once an "ugly duckling" and plans to marry at 35 and withdraw from the entertainment industry to become a full-time housewife.

Once an "Ugly Duckling"
 
Joe who act as a "Sticky Note Girl" in "Fated to Love You" is now the new Taiwan television on-screen darling. The few dramas that she act in all had pleasing ratings and she even got nominated for this year's Golden Bell Award and has the chance of becoming the "Television Queen". Although she's having great success now, Joe revealed that she was once an "Ugly Duckling" that was often overlooked by people. Joe laughed and said "When studying, I felt just like Chen Xin Yi. I don't have any sisters and my mom was very fierce so my character was very shy at that time and I always have my head kept very low and I don't dare to talk. I didn't have any friends. In school, people seldom notice me and when I fail to turn up for school, the teachers won't notice either.
  
Plans to marry mature man at 35

The current Joe has improved from the past but she still loves to stay at home and becoming one of the "agoraphobic girl". She can stay at home for 7 consecutive days. Maybe it's because of such a personality that she is unable to have love chemistry with Ethan Ruan. As though to respond to Ethan's "Brothers" explanation, Joe also kept saying "No" to the rumors of them getting real after acting. She declared "We will start to hit each other whenever we meet. Ethan is like a child. I prefer more mature men. We can only be good friends."
  
Joe revealed her plans on marrying at 35 "Once married, I will withdraw from the entertainment industry and I'll stay at home everyday to wash, cook and bring up the children. I've thought about it very clearly so I won't marry that easily."
  
Desires to act as ugly female with Stephen Chow
  
Although she has worked to the "first class" on television screen, Joe said that currently, she hopes to try out movies and she desires most to collaborate with her idol -- Stephen Chow. She admitted that although she was shy and more of an introvert, her love for comedy started from young. "I have seen all of Stephen Chow's work. I feel that all the characters in "Kungfu" have a very interesting personality, like the landlady was very comical." Stephen Chow has always been very apt at turning beautiful females into those with features that are horrible, Vicki Zhao, Karen Mok etc all showed up in his productions with a very ugly look. Joe expressed that she doesn't care "As long as the script requires it, and I can work with my idol, all those are not important"

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Posted 10/21/08
All actresses and models say the were an "ugly duckling" and were teased by others.

I hope she doesn't withdraw from the entertainment industry, but when you get older the only roles you can really get on idol dramas are the mother and grandmother roles. But that's a few years away. I hope to see her act with Stephen Chow too, my idol!
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Posted 10/21/08
I've always thought shes ugly. Still do.
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Posted 10/21/08
whaaaahhht???!!!
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Posted 10/21/08
She isn't that pretty but I think she's a good actress.
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Posted 10/23/08
no offense but both she and angela zhang were not that pretty but they do act way better than most artist that i know. i guess people tend to see them beautiful base on how they act especially Joe chen. and on a personal note, i guess both Angela zhang and Joe chen are women whose beauty are appreciated slowly. unlike other artist that could make your jaw drop due to their beauty, these two, the more you see them, they become more beautiful..

oh well,let's hope she marries someone nice and how old is she by the way/
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