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Taiwanese singer gets big welcome at home after winning film award

2012/04/16 21:44:08

Taipei, April 16 (CNA) Taiwanese singer Jam Hsiao was clearly excited over his unexpected win at the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards over the weekend, but he said upon his return to Taiwan Monday that he still planned to focus on his singing career.

Hsiao won the Best New Performer award on Sunday for his film debut in the movie The Killer Who Never Kills, which was adapted from a series of novels by Taiwanese author Giddens Ko.

Greeted warmly by his fans after arriving at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Monday, Hsiao told gathered media that his win was truly unexpected and that he would like to try acting again when the opportunity arose.

The 25-year-old said he was very happy but still had many people and friends to thank because he was too nervous to say much on the stage when he accepted the award in Hong Kong a night earlier.

In the movie, Hsiao played the role of Ouyang Penzai, a killer who has the hobby of cultivating potted plants. The character's name means "potted plant" in Mandarin Chinese.

Hsiao rose to fame after competing on One Million Star -- Taiwan's equivalent of "American Idol" -- in 2007 and has released four albums since 2008.

(By Bien Chen-feng and Nell Shen)