If we had to describe Lisa Surihani in two words, it would be beautiful and confident.
From an 11-year-old girl who started out in a commercial for Ovaltine to winning the best actress award at the 23rd Malaysian Film Festival in 2010, this affable actress has come a long way.
Now, Lisa will be the first Malaysian to be featured on E! News Asia Special, making her an icon and a leader in pop culture.
“ I was surprised that they wanted to feature me. In comparison with other (local) celebrities, who have been in this industry for a long time, I feel very humbled with this opportunity but at the same time I’m very appreciative and honoured,” Lisa, 28, said.
This show is set to grant viewers a never-seen-before peek into the life and times of the bubbly actress, featuring interviews with Lisa’s husband Yusry, family, close friends and most trusted confidants.
“I don’t put on a façade in whatever I do, I’m the same everywhere. Sometimes I forget that I’m in this industry. It’s a weird complex. If I am out with my family or husband, and people approach us to take pictures, the first thing that comes to mind is, how am I related to these people?
“I may be in the entertainment industry, but that doesn’t mean I walk around assuming I am popular,” said Lisa who has over four million followers on Facebook and Twitter combined.
Lisa has not seen the show and she’s dying to hear what her loved ones has to say about her.
Lisa says the host for E! News Asia Special, Marion Caunter, made her feel comfortable during the shoot; it was like a conversation with a girlfriend.
However, she felt emotional at one point of the half-an-hour show when she was asked about her late father.
The other man in her life, her husband Yusry has always been supportive according to Lisa. “He gives me the independence to make decisions on my own accord,” says the loving wife.
> Catch Lisa Surihani in E! News Asia Special on April 13 at 10pm on E! (Astro Ch712).