Exclusive! Zoe Tay quits new drama, fueling pregnancy talk
The crime drama’s production team confirmed this morning that the Queen of Caldecott Hill dropped out from the lead role of an undercover cop two weeks ago. She will be replaced by another veteran, Chen Liping.
In the series, which also stars Rui En, she plays a well-connected hawker who’s in fact an undercover cop.
Filming for Lost & Found is scheduled to begin mid-April.
新闻来源: 新明日报 | 记者: 叶伟强
Source: Shinmin, Omy
18 March 2010 By Jamie Yap
There’re new additions and others have been snubbed. Check out whether your favourite stars made it to the top 40 most popular artistes for the upcoming Star Awards
It’s that time again when the local entertainment scene becomes a high school popularity contest.
The list of 40 nominees gunning for this year’s Star Awards’ Top 20 Most Popular Artistes has some new faces in (see IN) while some familiar names have been surprisingly dropped (see OUT) — or maybe not.
The nominees were chosen via a poll of around 1000 people (aged 7 and above).
Voting lines open today and will close at 9pm on 25 April. The final results will be announced on the second Star Awards night on 25 April at 7pm on Channel 8.
The Top 20 Most Popular Female Artistes
Belinda Lee (IN)
Ann Kok (IN)
Hong Hui Fang
Quan Yi Feng
Pan Ling Ling
Lin Mei Jiao
Priscelia Chan (IN)
Pei Xuan (IN)
Jin Yin Ji
The Star Awards 2010 will be telecast live on two Sundays, Apr 18 for the professional categories, and Apr 25 for the programme and performance categories. Both shows will air at 7pm on Ch 8.
After she’s done with being a cancer patient, the Queen will next become a mole.
The veteran actress is set to play an undercover cop in Channel 8 drama Lost & Found.
After The Ultimatum, Zoe had only been involved with performances on the Ren Ci charity show, and cooking variety 3 Plus 1, which will air tonight.
During the studio recording for the programme, hosted by Taiwanese presenter Zeng Guocheng, Zoe told us her new TV role is “one that straddles the good and evil.” She will play a food stall owner who uses her wide-reaching contacts to aid the police, opposite a headstrong cop played by Rui En.
I’m With You 我在你左右 premieres 12 May 2010, Weekdays at 9pm, on Channel 8.
Source: MediaCorp Buzz
With some crystal ball gazing into the new Tiger year, we round up the 10 promising stars who [we think] are poised for big success in 2010.
12 January 2010
By Joyce J. Chansingh
She is one of the “reigning” seven princesses of Caldecott Hill and dubbed as the icy cool and ‘tough’ one for her nonconforming attitude. Since bursting onto the media scene in 2001 as the “running girl” in a Singtel Ad, Rui En has carved out a career as an actress and singer with various notable achievements. Like an aging wine with its ability to potentially improve its flavour and soften its structure, Rui En, once the young and full of angst individual, is today a matured [and happier] young woman who’s focused on her career. Armed with two breakthrough dramas in 2010, it’s hard to turn our back on the usually aloof actress. Taking on new roles as a ‘ding-dong-merrily-on-high’ cutesy simple girl in a new drama, “Happy Family” (debuts Jan 19th), as well as a wife and pregnant mother with a 7-year-old child in another new drama, “I’m with you” (debuts May 2010), we wonder if this could be a year of awakening for our resident ice queen? Hmm we smell a Top 10 Most Popular Star Award round the corner.
Source: MediaCorp Buzz
Categorised in MediaCorp Buzz.
Remus’ comment on Rui En’s well-known abstinence from doing intimate scenes has apparently caused a rift between the two stars in an upcoming Ch 8 drama
9 January 2010
Text: Tan Thiam Peng
Photos: Sharon Toh and Tan Thiam Peng
Video: Alan Yong and Anna Lim
With a title like Happy Family, all does not seem particular joyful between the two leads of Channel 8’s upcoming Lunar New Year drama.
And it seems it all came down to a comment Malaysian actor Remus Kam made about local starlet Rui En’s well-known ascetical stance on doing intimate scenes.
The 33-year-old only learnt about it when he touched down in Singapore to film the show and previously said in an interview that it wasn’t a pity he could not kiss the actress.
“It is not a big deal because my lips have been kissed by many other female stars,” he nonchalantly declared back then.
At the drama’s press conference at Meritus Mandarin last Wednesday, Remus reiterated the very same phrase.
But this time, his co-star was seated next to him, and Rui-En’s expression gave away the fact that his words had put her nose out of joint.
When the 29-year-old actress was later asked to comment in a separate interview, it was obvious her feathers had been ruffled.
“He said wrongly,” was her short but cold reply through a forced smile.
After a couple more probing from journalists, her inner PR machine finally relented. She rolled her eyes, and uttered curtly, “Not like I’m very excited to kiss him. Got better choices.”
We figured she isn’t interested in kissing him anyway.
Throughout their solo interviews, both Rui-En and Remus gave contrary accounts of their filming experience together.
Remus cheekily revealed that he once faked that he was going to kiss Rui En during filming, and said that the actress was “shocked at that moment. She thought I was really going to kiss her.”
Rui En, on the other hand, countered his remark by stating that she wasn’t shocked at all. “No lah, that did not happen. We both knew it beforehand.”
Remus also admitted that they talked very little when the camera isn’t rolling but was also quick to correct himself (politically, that is) to dispel rumours that the two of them could not see eye-to-eye.
“What I meant was, the least kissed mouth is the most valuable, therefore mine is not,” he tried clarifying.
He even went as far to say that they had nothing to clear between each other.
Remus, who has starred in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore-Malaysia co-productions, is not new to controversy with his female counterparts. He was once linked romantically to sex icon and Taiwanese drama The Pawnshop No. 8’s co-star Tian Xin, who famously remarked his name is not fit to be placed beside hers.
We’re no prophets but we predict this might be the first and last time he and Caldecott Hill’s resident ice queen will star opposite each other.
In Happy Family, Rui En plays dimwitted Xiaodong, the foster granddaughter of Jianye (Chen Shucheng), who is estranged from his three children (Chen Tianwen, Darren Lim, Ann Kok). One day, a young Japanese man (Remus) appears, revealing himself to be the old man’s biological grandson. Together with Xiaodong, they set off to reunite the family.
The Lunar New Year serial comes after the success of Reunion Dinner a year ago. It also stars Pan Lingling and Cynthia Koh.
Happy Family debuts 19 Jan, 9pm on Channel 8. Visit happyfamily.mediacorptv.sg for more.
记者追问，如果金沛晟是当真的呢，瑞恩露出一脸无所谓回答：“随便啦！Not that I’m very excited kissing him. I’ve got better choices!（我又不是很兴奋要吻他。我有更好的选择！）”
MediaCorp’s ice princess undergoes an image makeover to portray her gullible and silly side before the cameras.
Nicknamed as MediaCorp’s ‘ice princess’, Rui En underwent a drastic makeover to shed off her aloof image and present a more gullible and silly side to her character in the upcoming Lunar New Year drama series, Happy Family.
She will take on the role of the innocent and kind Xiao Dong, who is the adopted granddaughter of Chen Shu Cheng. Her character originally fell for Shaun Chen’s character in the show, but ends up developing feelings for a Malaysian co-star instead.
In an interview with the starlet, she confessed, “When the audience watch this drama series, they will definitely be shocked because it is very different from my previous roles! When I first received the script, I was not used to acting such a different character.”
In order to portray a lifelike representation of Xiao Dong, Rui En shared that she attempted various methods such as, changing the brand of perfume she uses, listening to Xiao Dong’s favourite upbeat music in her iPod, and reacquainting herself with her long lost childhood innocence.
While the actress was in Chinatown, she discovered a couple of t-shirts that were suitable for her character such as the Obama loose-fitting t-shirts. She immediately bought them for her character’s wardrobe in the show.
“While I was taking photographs for the magazines, the kind of poses I did was very different from what I did in the past. It actually has vibes of Xiao Dong!” she laughed.
Rui En has never thought about her chances of winning the prestigious Star Awards, “No [I did not think of it]. I am feeling very happy to be given a chance to act in this role.”
When reporters asked the actress if she was envious of fellow MediaCorp artiste, Jeanette Aw, for snagging such a meaty role in Together and Little Nyona, she smiled and said, “No. Every ‘princess’ has their own acting career path. I will not compete or compare myself with others. I will only race against myself.”
Happy Family will debut Jan 18, 2010 at 9pm on Channel 8.
Source: MediaCorp Buzz
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