the forbearant "Jing Concubine" in "Langya List"; the domineering side-leaking "Big Sister Spiegel" in "The Pretender"; "Anxin" in "Lady's Character" with both IQ and EQ online.
These film and television characters are inseparable from one person, Liu Mintao.
Liu Mintao has been playing roles such as "mother and big sister" since he was in his 20s.
She has long become a representative figure of the "National Big Sister".
However, for Liu Mintao, she does not want to play such an old role all the time, nor does she want to play young and take the so-called youth route.
She only hopes that at what age, she can act in the drama of any age.
If she can perform scenes such as hot mothers, and occasionally fall in love, she will also be very happy. Let the audience see:
"Liu Mintao doesn't just play a mother."
She has this desire, in fact, it is more from the relationship of life.
The last marriage gave Liu Mintao a certain blow, and now she has become a middle-aged actress with a red face, which is even more helpless.
However, the failed marriage also made her grow into a better version of herself by mistake.
Perhaps, this is her life...
1. For the sake of the family, suspend the career in the rising period
Liu Mintao's development in the circle was influenced by his aunt. Her aunt is a drama actress, and when she was a child, she followed her aunt to watch plays in the drama troupe.
My aunt feels that Liu Mintao looks good and has good grades, and he can be an actor like himself in the future.
So, when Liu Mintao's life was at a crossroads, her aunt gave her an enrollment form for the Beijing Art School.
In this way, she followed her aunt to Beijing and came to the gate of Chinese opera, but they missed the enrollment and were told that the enrollment place was in Shandong.
Fortunately, the teacher in charge of admissions at that time learned that the two had traveled thousands of miles to interview and made an exception to watch her performance. Liu Mintao recalled her aunt's performance in her mind, and she performed on stage for a while and was successfully admitted.
After entering the Chinese opera, Liu Mintao had the honor to learn acting under the guidance of teacher Gao Jingwen.
Hearing this name, everyone will feel ordinary, but Gao Jingwen is not simple, and has brought out big coffee stars like Gong Li.
Just entered university, Liu Mintao participated in the comedy "Good Luck" under the recommendation of Gao Jingwen.
It is worth mentioning that there is also an old actor in the play, a six-year-old child who has played Sun Wukong.
After that, Liu Mintao successively participated in works such as "Fugui", "Troubled Days", "Crime Scene" and other works, although there has been filming, but she has always been tepid.
In the year that "Fugui" was released, Liu Mintao was just 30 years old, and she met a real estate tycoon who was 3 years older than her through the introduction of her relatives.
The other party saw that Liu Mintao had a good temperament and was also beautiful, and he was inevitably moved.
A few days later, the rich man invited her to dinner, and the two got along and felt that they were very suitable for each other.
Liu Mintao didn't know much about love at that time, and although she was old, she had never been in love. I was focused on filming before, and I haven't touched this aspect of love.
Marrying a rich man, just feel that the other party has a good personality and character, and is a man who will take care of people.
In 2007, Liu Mintao got married and gave birth to a daughter after marriage.
Her daughter had just been born and needed someone to take care of her, so she stopped her career. When not filming, stay at home to read books, go shopping, and live a happy little life.
She thought that this kind of life could last for a long time, but she didn't expect that a small thing that turned her head would let her see her husband's true face.
Once, while out with her husband, she wanted to eat an ice cream, but he didn't buy it for her. Not only that, but her husband also said that she was too naïve and not a little girl.
On that day, Liu Mintao did not eat ice cream, her husband did not buy it, and she could not afford it herself.
Liu Mintao touched his purse, penniless, really pitiful.
After returning home, her heart was full of emotions, and she finally decided to give up the marriage.
2, return to the film industry, middle-aged big hit
The 7-year marriage left some pain in Liu Mintao's heart. Instead of complaining about her husband, she felt that life had gone to a point where she could not accept it.
She wants a life that is one that is always full of light in her eyes. Instead of being covered with joy and left with pain by trivial little things.
Divorce was her decision after thinking twice.
After returning to singleness, Liu Mintao has been afraid to tell his family, afraid that his parents are worried about himself. Until one day, the mother took her hand and said: "Daughter, we are old-fashioned, but if you do not live well after marriage, we will also feel distressed...".
The mother said a lot to her, Liu Mintao told the truth with tears in her eyes, and since then she has returned to her mother's house with her daughter. Others say that she does not know how to be a villain, marries into such a good family, and has to divorce.
But for her, divorce seems rebellious but it is a rebirth.
Liu Mintao, who was born in Yantai, is a typical Shandong girl.
She once said that she spoke more directly, and she did things more resolutely. As soon as Shandong Da Niu'er's temper came up, regardless of it, she always cut first and then played.
Marriage is to follow the opinions of your parents, but divorce is to follow your own heart.
Although she is a typical Shandong girl, Liu Mintao has a delicate heart when participating in works.
After returning to singleness, she has more time to figure out her acting skills and precipitate herself.
In 2014, Liu Mintao participated in "Parental Love", in which she played the gentle teacher Ge.
There aren't many shots, but she studied it carefully for several nights when she got the script. When she saw the release of the work, it was praised by countless people, and her heart was more excited than eating honey.
She told her mother that she liked this kind of life, and that this was the life she wanted.
A year later, she participated in the eldest sister Spiegel in "The Pretender".
This character is the soul of the whole script, and the co-actors Wang Kai and Jin Dong are both students who graduated from Chinese opera.
During filming, they also teased each other, which was a big gathering of Chinese opera students.
However, participating in this drama requires more preparation for Liu Mintao.
She is from Shandong and has a little Shandong accent, but the eldest sister in the play is a Shanghai accent.
In order to learn Shanghainese, Liu Mintao had to put down his body to consult with the Shanghainese around him. Not only the accent, but also some Wu word order and endings, she is learning hard.
Her efforts subvert many people's perception of actors.
In Liu Mintao's words, if you want to be a powerful actor, these are a process that you must go through.
After the release of "The Pretender", the three brothers in the play and her eldest sister, brushed the fire together, red and purple.
3. Do not forget the original intention and grow into a better self
After "The Pretender" and "Langya List", Liu Mintao has also been further recognized by the audience, and she has become an excellent actor.
Liu Mintao did not stop challenging herself, and she participated in the variety show "The Birth of an Actor".
In the show, her soul-piercing performance on stage is amazing. At that moment, she grew into a charismatic actor.
In 2020, she wore a long fiery red dress, showing her unique elegance, and the coolness in her eyes and the casual smile made people crazy.
"Red High Heels" has become another synonym in her life.
After the madness, Liu Mintao also learned to precipitate himself again and did not get lost.
In "Life Home", Liu Mintao lost the aura of a former workplace woman and became a humorous and critical single mother.
When he saw the script, Liu Mintao himself couldn't help laughing, but he also learned some new ideas from it.
The characters in the play are too similar to her life, and the mother and daughter depend on each other.
However, Liu Mintao still feels that the characters in the play are too pompous, and she is worried that she can't play well.
Therefore, when filming, Liu Mintao will communicate with the director about the next plot every time he finishes filming a scene.
In the play, she couldn't control her emotions several times, and the director also recorded her and put it in the feature film.
So, there are the scenes where she shouts in the play.
Many people think that she is a single mother who should be smoothed out by life, how can there be such extreme emotions to vent?
On this point, Liu Mintao gave a different view.
She believes that Qiu Xiaoxia in the play is not a likable character, and no matter how hard she tries to live, she is an ordinary and ordinary woman.
When you encounter something uncomfortable, vent your emotions, this is normal behavior!
In addition to the acting skills of flying facial features being discussed, Qiu Xiaoxia, who she plays, also has a good side. With strength in her eyes, always giving her daughter companionship, and never suppressing her daughter, this is the ideal mother.
The mother and daughter rode the wind and waves together, grew up together, and shaped the mother-daughter relationship like girlfriends in a different way.
Born ordinary, living brilliantly, it is vividly reflected in that moment.
Perhaps, this is what Liu Mintao wants to express.
In the past two years, Liu Mintao has been filming conscientiously, and has participated in works such as "Thirteen Years in the Dust", "Lady's Character", "The Bottom Line" and other works, and the response has been very good.
47-year-old Liu Mintao uses acting skills to prove that actresses will not enter the trough because of age.
Once, Liu Mintao's dream was to be a good actor.
After more than 20 years, she did it!
She has experienced a failed marriage and relied on her daughter for her life, but she has not given up her dream due to difficulties.
It's never too late to bravely challenge yourself and break through yourself.
She will always be the actress who stands on the stage and has a brilliant aura.