Sunday June 3, 2012
Controversy okay if handled the right way, says starlet
By FERIDE HIKMET ATAK
PETALING JAYA: Budding celebrity Cristina Suzanne Stockstill admits that controversy is needed in the entertainment world although many do not want it happening to themselves.
Cristina, 27, said controversy could heighten the popularity of any artiste but it had to be done in a way that will not cause their career to spiral downwards.
“Controversy is a food' in the entertainment world of all countries.
“What remains important is the way the artiste handles the situation if controversy chances upon them.
“If it is able to publicise a film or drama the artist is working on, I don't see any problem with it as long as it does not bring shame to oneself and one's family,” Cristina told mStar.
She recently completed filming RTM drama Fenomena Cinta.
However, the actress of German, American and Malay descent agreed that controversy was the most terrifying phase to overcome for an artiste.
She said she understood how difficult it was to behave in a way that pleased everyone, considering the fact that she now holds the title “celebrity”.
“A couple of guidelines I have come up for myself is to get rid of my hypocritical side, be more honest and not be arrogant.
“However, during events, I have to become another person for fear that my crazy self will involve negative judgment from others.
“As long as my actions do not defy my religion or are not viewed as bad by the general public, it's all right,” she said.
Cristina, who is one of the main characters in another drama series titled Bicara Hati, added that she looked to Hollywood legend Al Pacino for inspiration and tried to incorporate some of his acting skills into her own.