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The late Karl Lagerfeld as soon as stated: “What I like about pictures is that they seize a second that is gone without end, unimaginable to breed.”
It’s the purpose actor Qi Yuwu, who turned 45 two months in the past, agreed to a shoot with Harper’s Bazaar.
“I felt it is a good alternative to doc what life in the course of the pandemic is like – what I appear like, how I spend my days, what goes by my thoughts and so forth,” he says. “It has been a troublesome two years for everybody, but it surely’s additionally an vital time that I would like etched in my thoughts.”
Qi, who has labored in China, Malaysia and Singapore over the previous two years, just lately gained Finest Actor on the 2021 Star Awards for his work within the Chinese language time-travel drama collection A Quest To Heal. He was additionally a finalist within the Finest Actor class at this yr’s New York Festivals TV & Movie Awards.
The Guangzhou-born actor walks into the studio wanting bronzed, the results of many hours working and exercising beneath the solar.
“I’ve learnt to seek out pleasure amid exhausting instances,” he shares, “and in addition realised how adaptable human beings are in ever-changing conditions. There’s solely a lot one might do indoors, with all of the restrictions over the previous yr. I took to working outside and sunbathing on my balcony.”
Pointing to the freckles on his cheeks and his toned arms, he provides: “I do not suppose I’ve ever been this tanned, so right this moment’s pictures will even function a memento of my days in the course of the pandemic.”