Actresses in the hot zone

Actresses in the hot zone
Lead actresses (from far left) Kimi Hsia and Lin Mei-hsiu dish out the laughs with Yo Yang (right).

The two leading actresses of Zone Pro Site: The Moveable Feast are hardly fresh faces, but they have never been as popular as they are now.

The massive box-office success of the film in Taiwan has made actress-host Kimi Hsia, 29, and veteran Lin Mei-hsiu, 46, hot property.

Hsia is now so busy with work - she has just signed on for lead roles in three new TV dramas - that she has even decided to postpone her wedding plans by "at least two years".

Lin, who plays Hsia's boisterous mother in the film, is in the spotlight for not just one, but two major projects.

While Zone is a smash hit, she has also been nominated for a Golden Horse Award this year for Best Supporting Actress for her role in tearjerker drama To My Dear Granny.

For Lin, who has been in the industry for over 25 years, this is arguably her biggest year yet. She tells Life!: "I'm really happy to have done two projects that were so different in the past year. In just 12 months, I have brought both laughter and tears to audiences."

Filming Zone made her "feel really happy again", she says. Shortly after she completed the shoot for To My Dear Granny, her pharmacist mother died, leaving her grief-stricken.

"I didn't want to do anything. I was just so very, very sad. But I had already signed on for Zone. The role was so jovial and the set was so fun that I found myself laughing again.

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