Crisel Consunji has donned many hats: a Disneyland vocalist, an early years teacher, a singer, a Hong Kong Film Award winner, an entrepreneur and, most recently, a mother. Ahead of her new August production The Magic of Musicals, in which she will share the stage with Hong Kong heartthrob Jonathan Wong Chee-hynn , Consunji tells Tatler how she went from a studying political science to becoming an actress, and why, despite her career-oriented image and new role as a mother, it’s not her goal to be a “superwoman”.
Last week, you presented an award at the Hong Kong Film Awards. How do you feel about the winners and nominations this year?
Consunji: I have a lot of admiration for them—this is two years’ worth of movies. For you to be recognised by your peers that you’ve done excellent work in spite of the pandemic, you’re already a winner. It’s also a testament to the resilience of the industry’s artists, and how we can still tell stories through the film medium as a form of human connection, which is ever more relevant these days.