By Lee Zi Jin
Celebs get real about their weight loss struggles – because looking picture perfect 24/7 ain’t as easy as it looks. https://t.co/QV7zOwBpyE
— Toggle (@ToggleSG) June 8, 2018
Reason for weight gain: For realistic portrayal of her onscreen drama character
RBKD: Split second scene of Rui En in “If Only I Could…” at 0:27.
Artistes’ Opening Parade
RBKD: Rui En appears from 5:04 & again from 6:06.
Best Drama Theme Song
RBKD: The theme song of “If Only I Could…” emerged victorious and Rui En is seen at 4:56, standing up together with co-actor Elvin Ng, to applaud. Rui En is also seen to be clapping along when Alfred Sim, the singer, performs the chorus of the winning song.
Best Supporting Actor
RBKD: At the start of the video, Rui En is seen giving a short speech on supporting roles, together with Jeanette Aw.
All-Time Favourite Artiste: Joanne Peh
RBKD: In the career playback for Joanne Peh, Rui En was seen as a fellow nominee for Most Popular Newcomer together with Joanne Peh at 3:00. At 3:35, Rui En was seen to be applauding for Joanne when she won her Best Actress award.
All-Time Favourite Artiste: Elvin Ng
RBKD: A short clip of Rui En & Elvin Ng in “By My Side” was played in Elvin’s career recap at 0:40. At 1:09, half of Rui En’s back view (Love at 0 Degrees C) can be seen.
RBKD: Rui En was nominated.
RBKD: Rui En can be seen at 0:51 in a recap video of C.L.I.F.4.
Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
RBKD: At 4:02, Rui En gave Rebecca a congratulatory hug.
Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes
At 5:11, after Romeo Tan’s winning speech, camera pans to Elvin Ng and captures Rui En who is sitting beside him.
At 5:20, the camera was panning Zhang Zhenghuan making his way to the stage and captures Rui En who is sitting in the row in front of him. Rui En was seen congratulating him. Zhang Zhenhuan started his acceptance speech by calling out to Rui En, “瑞恩啊，我的舞没有学会不可以跳，这个算吗?”
At 10:38, Rui En’s side view can be seen when Ben Yeo makes his way out to accept his win.
At 11:41, Rui En gives Dennis Chew a congratulatory hug for winning Top 10.
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RBKD: TODAY mentioned that Zoe Tay won her Best Actress Award in 21 years and that there were previous speculation prior to the night that Rui En, who “uglified” herself by gaining weight for her role as a housewife in “If Only I Could…”, would bag the trophy instead.
RBKD: In the video, Chen Hanwei commented that in “If Only I Could…”, Rui En’s performance was very different so in terms of acting, he thinks that Rui En’s acting this time round has surpassed that of Zoe Tay and Rebecca Lim’s.
RBKD: At 6:56, Andie Chen was asked on who he thinks would win Best Actress. At 16:14, Rui En was also briefly mentioned.
Our Fearless Star Awards Predictions!
Rui En – NO!
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By Jocelyn Lee
"We can't deny how well Rui En played this role." — Industry Insider
Thank you! #ifonlyicould8 was…
— RBKD 瑞不可当 (@RBKD) April 9, 2017
RBKD: 8Days invited three anonymous industry insiders to predict the winners for this year’s Star Awards. While these opinions are not indicative of the results in any manner, it makes us proud as fans to hear such affirmation of Rui En’s acting from the insiders.
In their own words, the insiders are quoted as below:
Mediacorp Executive Producer: “Rui En. It’s refreshing to see her play a frumpy auntie. It’s a breakthrough for her ‘cos she usually plays a career woman or a cute bubbly girl in her dramas.”
Star Award-Winning Ch8 Actor: “Rui En. She put on so much weight for the role. She’s a born actress and she is able to show a different side of herself with every different character. But, as you know, the ones we predict to win usually won’t (laughs). That’s always the case!”
Industry Watcher: “We can’t deny how well Rui En played this role. Meanwhile, Jesseca’s role in Hero is quite blah. You can cast almost any actress in it and it wouldn’t differ much.”
8 Days’ Pick: Zoe Tay
RBKD: 8 Days said that their vote goes to Zoe for her touching role and also because it’s about time for Ah Jie to win an award again after she last won it 21 years ago.
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