Brazilian actress enjoys stage fever in China

BEIJING: Acting as a Brazilian astronaut in a Chinese film scheduled for next year — “The Wandering Earth II” — Daniela Tassy is approaching her acting dream thanks to China’s large film market and the friendly relationship between China and Brazil.
The-39-year-old Brazilian came to the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing in 2014 to learn Chinese with a wish to be a translator when going back to Brazil. Fascinated by Chinese culture, she decided to stay after studying for one year.
Wearing Chinese costumes and watching traditional Chinese operas, Tassy filmed and posted what she saw and heard in Portuguese on social media to let more people in Brazil know about China.
“I have my YouTube channel, and I show people a little bit of my daily life. I talk to friends, and we try Chinese food or go to a tourist attraction,” Tassy said.
Being an actress has been a dream for Tassy. She found that Chinese TV dramas were popular among Brazilian youth and more Brazilian actors came to China for their stage fever these years.
“When talking about Chinese TV dramas, Brazilian people get very excited,” Tassy said.
“I shot a Chinese TV drama ‘To Be With You’ before. I played the role of a French real estate agent. I watched the whole drama. It was very interesting to know how they shot it,” Tassy said.
In 2019, her dreams of being an actress came true. “My role in ‘The Wandering Earth II’ was small, but I still felt it very rewarding to be part of this team,” she said. –Agencies