Dilraba Dilmurat has often been regarded as one of China's most beautiful actresses since getting her big break on 2017's Pretty Li Hui Zhen.
But the actress of Uyghur descent recently told Cosmopolitan she didn't always feel confident about her looks.
The 28-year-old was considering starring in an upcoming period drama, The Long Ballad, but after reading some online comments saying her looks were too modern and unsuitable for period dramas, she felt discouraged.
Previously, Dilraba has led the cast of multiple period dramas including The King's Woman (2017) and Fire Of Eternal Love (2018).
She also shared in the magazine's January edition (translation by 38jiejie.com) that growing up, she often felt insecure about her appearance. As a young girl, she was envious of other girls' beauty and wished "if my lips were a little thicker, or if I had two dimples when I smiled or if I had single eyelids or had a little raised nose like European girls."
The actress eventually decided to brush aside the naysayers and come onboard the drama anyway.
"Why must you care about the online comments? Commenting on someone's appearance is a particularly rude thing to do. Everyone's perception of beauty is different. You have no way of satisfying everyone. You should let them see you are able to portray different characters."
The King's Woman and Fire Of Eternal Love are available on Dimsum Entertainment.