Her first movie is a Hong Kong Category III film, which requires her to strip and have intimate scenes with two men.
But Chinese model Macy Wu insisted she didn't do it just to get noticed.
"I didn't strip because I wanted to be famous," said the 25-year-old rookie actress.
"Not everyone becomes famous just by taking their clothes off.
"There are also other actresses who are already famous, but take their clothes off in movies," she told Chinese website Shangdu Entertainment last September when her movie, The 33D Invader, opened in Hong Kong.
The Hubei native told Sina Entertainment, another Chinese website, that she accepted the role because the director Cash Chin films women in a beautiful way.
Shaw Organisation, which owns the movie's distribution rights, told The New Paper that they have submitted The 33D Invader to the Media Development Authority (MDA) for rating. The local movie distributor hopes to release it here in the first half of the year.
MDA's director of Content and Standards, Ms Amy Chua, confirmed the film has been submitted for review and is pending classification.
She explained that elements such as sex, nudity, language, violence and horror will be taken into consideration.
To Wu, movies are an artistic expression regardless if they are erotic or not.
She also feels actors should try everything.
"I don't want to be typecast as a soft porn star. I will take on any role as long as it's suitable and I like it," Wu told Shangdu Entertainment.
Chin told Sina Entertainment that he talent-spotted Wu when she was a model in Beijing.
He was attracted to her charisma and knew immediately after meeting her that she was perfect to play the lead role in The 33D Invader.
Wu had reportedly beat Chinese model Mavis Pan to get the role. Pan enjoyed brief fame last year when photos of her in bed with popular Hong Kong actor Raymond Lam surfaced.
Whatever Wu's motives were to star in the erotic movie, whether she makes it big remains to be seen.
The 33D Invader made about HK$3million (S$498,000) in Hong Kong, which is good money, said the spokesman from Shaw Organisation.
Interest in Wu peaked a month after The 33D Invader was released in Hong Kong when she received more than 100 responses to most of her postings in Weibo.
But now, news about her has dwindled since the movie ended its run in cinemas there.
Not exactly Shu Qi
Wu's trajectory is vast contrast to Chin's former muse, Shu Qi, who propelled to stardom after starring in Chin's erotic film, Sex and Zen 2, in 1996.
Chin made a name for himself making skin flicks like The Fruit Is Swelling (1997); Naked Poison (2000); The Forbidden Legend: Sex & Chopsticks (2008) and its sequel the following year.
In The 33D Invader, Wu plays Future, a woman who travels from the year 2046 to 2011 in search of a healthy man to impregnate her because the entire male population had become sterile due to alien radiation.
Future sets her eyes on college boy Lawrence (Chen Jun Yan) and their frolicking turns schoolmate Jeana (Japanese adult video actress Akiho Yoshizawa) green, so she decides to seduce Lawrence too.
Meanwhile, two evil aliens (Japanese adult video actor Taka "Hand Of God" Kato and Hsueh Ya-Wen) travel back in time to try to thwart Future's plans.
The flick is a loose remake of the 1993 Hong Kong erotic hit Crazy Love, which starred sweetie-pie actress Loletta Lee in a career-changing role.
Both movies share the same Chinese title Mi Tao Cheng Shu Shi, which literally means "when the peach is ripe".
The 33D Invader also features three other babes, Chen Chih-Ying, Lee Ko-Chu and Monna Lam.
Director Chin told Shangdu Entertainment that the movie is highly scintillating and on average "features one nude scene every six minutes".
Some scenes are so hot and heavy that only the lighting man and cameraman were allowed to be on the film set, Chin said.
A spokesman for Shaw Organisation said they brought in the movie because "good and interesting R21 movies still appeal to mature movie-goers."
It would be interesting for viewers as the movie is the Crazy Love of 2012, she added.
She denied they were influenced by the local box-office success of another Hong Kong erotic film, 3D Sex And Zen, which took in $590,000 when it ran for six weeks here last July.
3D Sex And Zen earned more than US$5 million ($6.4 million) in Hong Kong since opening last April, one reason being the novelty of a 3-D skin flick.
Wu, who is not married, did not think her family would understand her decision to act in the movie and deliberately did not tell them much about her role.
She explained to Sina.com: "I'm old enough to make this decision on my own. It's simply a movie, just that there's nudity involved.
"My friends understand why I took on this movie and are supportive. They tell me, which successful actress hadn't stripped before? But these stars still have supportive fans.
"Whether an actress strip or not is all about movie requirements. What's special about actors is that we do what normal people cannot or do not dare to do."
Her male co-star Kato, with whom Wu shares some intimate scenes, said in an interview with Chinese website Sohu Entertainment that she was very daring.
"Some actresses agree to do an erotic movie, but later become so scared they cry on set," he said.
"But Wu is different. She's got guts and is gracious."
Meanwhile, Wu appears to be at a crossroad in her life. She posted on her Weibo account on Christmas Day: "The older you get, the less you know about what you want, which gets you thinking harder about what you want.
"So what do I really want?"