The show must go on

Ever since she started out on her showbiz career many years ago to pursue her dreams of stardom, Moe Yu San has appeared in a multitude of films and commercials, which have earned her widespread critical acclaim. Having recovered from a bout of illness, the actress is back on the scene with a new film and a traditional stage production. She tells the Myanmar Eleven how she’s mustered the energy to get things going once again.

Tell us what project you’re working on at the moment.

I'm filming a commercial with Ko Pyay Ti Oo for the battery brand Ring. I have accepted a string of commercial offers. I’ll also have to be in rural areas for the filming, which will start at the end of this month.

Have you recovered from an eye infection?

Yes. My eyes have gotten better now. That's why I've started to accept offers for filming.

How do you deal with these offers?

I’ve got to say I don't accept all the offers anymore. The audience wants me to act in good films. That's why I've started selecting the offers after looking at the story. As I'm an actress, I must be able to play a variety of characters so I accept any kind of roles. I only look at the plot. Lately, I have been given an offer to act in films that are more suitable for me.

Any new films coming up?

I’ve just played in 'Kyanma Yeesar Phayar Hmar Nay Thi' (“My Boyfriend Lives at a Pagoda”), which is directed by Pa Gyi Soe Moe. U Soe Moe rarely makes films so I was a little scared. He taught us all the necessary things on the set. Sometimes, he didn't talk much to us so we thought we had done alright. I’ve gained wonderful experience from this film. The editing is nearly finished. I have done my best, but I might be lacking to a degree.

What have you prepared for Aung San Thuriya Hnin Si Anyeint?

We’ve been planning to stage an Anyeint performance in both Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw. Initially we planned a performance in Nay Pyi Taw within this month and I have already prepared the songs and choreography. Now the show has been postponed until next month. So I plan to add more songs and choreography.

Since this is a tribute to Bogyoke Aung San's birth centenary, have you prepared any special songs?

Of the two dance tunes I’m going to perform, one is about Bogyoke. Both songs were composed by U Maung Maung Aye (Alinkar Wuttyee). These catchy tunes will appeal to young people. I will also participate in another tribute program for Bogyoke.

As you’ve been in the showbiz for quite a while, how do you see your career developing in the future?

I believe that karma is very important. That's why I will always do my best in any role I’m in. In this impermanent world, everything is predetermined by fate. We need to live our lives honestly and try our best.

Are you planning anything special for the fans?

I have an idea to do this, but it's going to take a while to do this programme.