Perlina Lau began her screen career with web series Flat3. She and fellow actors JJ Fong and Ally Xue made three seasons of the flatting comedy, with Lau playing the most straight-talking of the trio. She went on to co-star in follow-up Friday Night Bites, which was nominated for two New Zealand Television Awards. Later Lau became social media presenter on Paul Henry’s morning show, a role which saw her engaging with viewers online during the show's multimedia simulcast. She left Paul Henry in 2016 for a similar gig on TV3 current affairs show Story. In 2018 Lau joined the London team of channel BBC World News.
The three of us had started a theatre show before; we decided we wanted to do work together again, we had done comedy, so we figured that was a strength of ours. We felt there wasn’t anything out there that was female-based and comedy that’s reflective of people our age. Perlina Lau, on the birth of webseries Flat3, Cake Oven website, 2015