Natalie Hsu, star of The Day We Lit Up The Sky, on the Chinese musical’s message, filming in Hainan and her ex-actress mother’s invaluable support

Natalie Hsu En-yi says that at some point in their lives every girl wants to be Julie Andrews, the star of classic US musical The Sound of Music. While that might remain wishful thinking for many, 17-year-old Hsu is living the dream with her singing and dancing debut in the Chinese youth musical The Day We Lit Up The Sky.Released last month in cinemas across China and full of fizzy dance numbers, the musical has already earned 160 million yuan (US$21 million) at the box office.“The Sound of…

Natalie Hsu, star of The Day We Lit Up The Sky, on the Chinese musical’s message, filming in Hainan and her ex-actress mother’s invaluable support
Natalie Hsu En-yi says that at some point in their lives every girl wants to be Julie Andrews, the star of classic US musical The Sound of Music. While that might remain wishful thinking for many, 17-year-old Hsu is living the dream with her singing and dancing debut in the Chinese youth musical The Day We Lit Up The Sky.Released last month in cinemas across China and full of fizzy dance numbers, the musical has already earned 160 million yuan (US$21 million) at the box office.“The Sound of…