Zoe Tay Hopes To “Do A Better Job” After Receiving Mixed Reviews For Her Portrayal Of Thai Character In The Heartland Hero
Jiayou, Ah Jie!
To prepare for her role, Ah Jie told 8world that she took online lessons to learn Thai as well as to perfect her Thai-accented Mandarin.
She even tried listening to the AI voice in Google Translate, but found that it “wasn’t 100 per cent accurate”.
The 53-year-old also practised over the phone with a teacher and picked up more tips from a Thai native she met through a friend, not unlike how Chantalle Ng mastered her Vietnamese accent for My Star Bride from a Vietnamese manicurist.