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23 March 2017 | 01:38 pm

曾琬瑜 报道

RBKD: 文中提到,黄俊雄的第二部戏《爱情零度C》就首任男一,并在剧中与瑞恩搭配。

黄俊雄因第一支广告的“沐浴照”,所以觉得在那之后几乎每一部戏都要脱,包括和瑞恩搭档合拍的《未来不是梦》,有场雪地里脱衣的戏。

Source: Toggle

Categorised in CH, Love at Zero Degrees 爱情零度C, Star Awards, The Dream-Catchers 未来不是梦, Toggle SG.

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23 March 2017 | 01:28 pm

By Tammi Tan

RBKD: Only mentioned in slide 4 that Elvin Ng’s first onscreen collaboration with Rui En was “Love at 0°C”.

And in slide 7, Elvin mentioned after his first topless advertisement, he was asked to do several topless scenes, including the one in “The Dream Catchers” where he filmed in Japan with Rui En.

Source: Toggle

Categorised in EN, Love at Zero Degrees 爱情零度C, Star Awards, The Dream-Catchers 未来不是梦, Toggle SG.

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10 January 2016 | 10:15 am

1. 封面故事 Cover Story Pages 28-32

文:王莉雁

2. TV Synopsis Page 89

The Dream Makers 2


If you have yet to grab your copy / copies of I-Weekly, do so before it’s removed from the news racks!

The Dream Makers 2 志在四方 2 is now airing on Channel 8, weeknights at 9pm.

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14 September 2015 | 09:48 pm

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16 March 2015 | 08:03 am

By Yip Wai Yee

“The first time we worked together, the director said we had zero chemistry. But strangely, audiences loved seeing us together. Maybe it’s because they see us as opposites – like I’m the sunshine boy melting the ice queen.”

Elvin Ng on his popular pairing with Rui En in dramas such as The Dream Catchers (2009), which the fan bases of both stars have coined the couple term Ruivin.

Source: The Straits Times

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19 April 2013 | 12:56 pm

Text: xinmsn team

As this year’s Star Awards looms near, we are one step closer to unravelling the artiste who ultimately won the hearts of online voters across the island for Favourite Male Character, Favourite Female Character, Favourite Onscreen Couple, and Favourite Host. The results will be released during Show 1 on April 21.

In the running for Favourite Onscreen Couple for the second year in a row are Elvin Ng and Rui En (fondly known as ‘Ruivin’). The twosome, whose pairing in Code of Honour garnered them the award last year, charmed audiences again with their on-screen chemistry in Unriddle 2.

While Rui En may be faring well in that area, things aren’t looking as peachy in the Favourite Female Character category. After four weeks of leading the polls, she was knocked down to second place by newcomer Kimberly Chia, who continued to reign in the rankings for the next three weeks. Can her dedicated fans, RBKD, get her back into the top spot and help her score her third consecutive accolade, or will Kimberly take home her first trophy?

As with usual practice, we put on our thinking hats to analyse each category, and place our bets for Favourite Male Character, Favourite Female Character, Favourite Onscreen Couple and Favourite Host.

Who will emerge victorious? Well, it’s entirely up to you.

Powered by xinmsn, the winners of these online awards are determined entirely by the public’s online votes.

Voting is free-of-charge and is open to all Singaporeans and Singapore residents, with a valid NRIC number. Each voter is entitled to one vote per day, for each award category.

Favourite Female Character

We say: Rui En

The ever-popular Rui En has always been a strong contender in this category, and with good reason. Her versatility has enabled her to pull off all kinds of roles, from a spoilt brat in A Tale of 2 Cities, to a headstrong journalist in Poetic Justice, the role which garnered a nod for her in this category. Her strong, supportive fan base and impressive track record also make this prediction a no-brainer for us.

Dark horse: Kimberly Chia

If there’s one nominee who can break Rui En’s winning streak, it’s Kimberly Chia, who no doubt moved viewers with her portrayal of ill-stricken Deng Yilin in Don’t Stop Believin’. The young, doe-eyed actress took over her senior’s position in the fifth week of voting, and kept her ranking for three weeks straight. Could this be the beginning of the reign of a new TV screen queen?

Favourite Onscreen Couple

We say: Rui En & Elvin Ng

Could certified hot favourite RuiVin bag a third trophy together? We believe so. The in-demand duo have been owning the rankings since week one with their rollercoaster relationship in Unriddle 2, and they’ve already proved their popularity by winning the same title twice – once at last year’s show for Code of Honour, and another in 2010 for The Dream Catchers. The odds are definitely in their favour.

Dark horse: Rui En & Alien Huang

Latching on just as firmly to the number two spot for seven weeks is another Rui En pairing – this time, with Taiwanese star Alien Huang. The twosome, who play lovers in Joys of Life, and are the only real rivals of Ruivin – a pretty impressive feat, considering this is their first on-screen pairing.

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VOTE FOR RUI EN

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1. Star Awards 2013 – Online

a. Favourite Female Character

i. Vote for Rui En for free daily at bit.ly/yanzhiSA2013

b. Favourite On-screen Couple

i. Vote for Rui En for free daily at bit.ly/voteSA13

Voting for Star Awards (Favourite Female/Couple) ends on 21 April 2013.

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2. Star Awards 2013 – Top 10

a. Vote for Rui En in “Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes” here:

i. Dial 1900-112-2032 to vote. (86c per call)

ii. Vote for Rui En for free daily at bit.ly/19001122032

Voting for Star Awards (Top 10) ends on 28 April 2013.

Source: Xinmsn

Categorised in A Tale of 2 Cities 乐在双城, Code of Honour 正义武馆, EN, Joys of Life 花样人间, Poetic Justice 微笑正义, RBKD, Ruivin, Star Awards, Star Awards 2013, The Dream-Catchers 未来不是梦, Unriddle 2 最火搭档 2, xinmsn.

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19 August 2012 | 09:08 am

1. Scene & Heard Page 21

Story: Tan Yi Hui

Ratings JOY

The recently-concluded Joys of Life is, for now, this year’s highest-rated show with 993,000 viewers tuning in to the final ep.

Somewhere out there, ice queen Rui En could be beaming. The star of Joys of Life was unreachable for comment at press time, but co-star Zheng Geping, who plays Rui En’s father, was more than happy to rave about the stellar performance: “To be honest, some of us were confident it’d do well.” The nostalgic serial’s first episode in June attracted 971,000 viewers, putting it ahead of popular police thriller Unriddle 2 (921,000 viewers) and family drama Double Bonus (862,000 viewers). Joys still lag behind 2008’s The Little Nyonya, whose last ep attracted 1.67 million viewers, compared to Joys’ 993,000. Still, with an average viewership of 875,000, the 35-ep show is currently No.1 drama this year.

2. Cover Story Pages 32-45

Young Caldecott and the Restless City

Story by Jonathan Fam

Direct from Macau!

Besides battling heat exhaustion, we have to engage a shy shirtless hunk and witness how Rui En and Dai Yangtian fell in love. The latter not literally, of course – it would take a miracle on the Macau’s famous San Ma Lo Street for that to happen.

In Poetic Justice, DYT and Rui En play intrepid reporters who work for an online news agency. Poetic Justice isn’t your usual Ch 8 fare. We say that not ‘cos it’s the first drama since 2009’s Dreamcatchers to be partially filmed in an overseas location that’s not Malaysia, but because it’s the first time the world of journalism is used as a backdrop.

Put another way, Poetic Justice is a Cliff Notes version of Aaron Sorkin’s edgy The Newsroom cross-referenced with the marshmallow passion of Up Close and Personal and the gusto of Erin Brokovich. But ask the fiercely private Rui En if her feelings towards journos have changed since playing a, in her own words, “responsible reporter”, she chuckles, covers her mouth, and chuckles again. Um, we’ll take that as a yes.

Rui En is smiling. She seems genuinely happy.

She even initiates conversations, which is truly surprising. It’s not just because Rui En is notoriously reticent, but ‘cos her schedule here is so packed, she barely has time to catch her breath, let alone make small talk with pesky reporters.

“So how’s your holiday?” she deadpans when she catches us idling. “Do you need an umbrella? You don’t look like you want to be tanned,” she muses when she sees us melting under the scorching midday sun. “You eat carbs? You don’t look like you eat carbs,” she mock-interrogates us during dinner. Er, is the 31-year-old actres confusing us with Fann Wong? (Fact: this writer is the only one eating rice at the dinner table with the four leads. None of them touch carbs.)

Random Rui En facts: The first thing she does when she gets back to the hotel room is to turn on her TV. She finds the noise reassuring. She’s also a “closet NatGeo fan”, though she’d most likely be watching a Korean drama because “it’s important to know what’s popular now”. If she’s hungry, she snacks on potato chips.

These are just about the only things we managed to learn about Rui En during the week-long shoot. It’s near impossible to sit Rui En down for a private tête-à-tête. She is that busy. The 31-year old has been filming back-to-back dramas for three years now. The longest break she’s had were three weeks after Joys of Life wrapped and before lensing Poetic Justice began. Three precious weeks she spent “doing [her] own thing”. Has she thought about taking and extended break? “Of course,” she replies without missing a beat. “But I just decided not to.” So she intends to work until her body can no longer handle the stress? This time, there’s a pause. “Yeah, pretty much…” she says, her voice trailing off as she ponders the question. “Rui En, we need you!” a crew member suddenly calls out to her. And just like that, she snaps back to her reality and disappears.

Interlude: Rui En and DYT are more alike than you think.

Dai Yangtian: “Both of us don’t really like talking, but we communicate well with each other.”

Rui En: “Yes. I also prefer to stay in my room when I’m not filming. I like to keep work and my personal time very seperate.”

Dai Yangtian: “Same here. We don’t usually have meals with the rest of the crew.”

Rui En: “That’s just how it is.”

Dai Yangtian: “Both of us also have trouble sleeping in hotel rooms. That’s why I need to drink red wine before bed.”

Rui En: “I have difficulty sleeping on hotel beds.”

Behind the Scenes

My Fair Ladies: Fact: Actresses are deathly afraid of the sun. A totally-beat Rui En uses her umbrella as a tent in between takes.

Walk with me: DYT and Rui En take a casual stroll near the sacred ruins of St Paul’s Church.

Cold? Who’s cold? Rui En and DYT shares a light-hearted moment during a late night shoot.

Fight club: Rui En looks on helplessly while Desmond Tan and DYT fight in a scene.

Vote for Yanzhi as your Favourite Female Character now!

Poetic Justice 微笑正义 debuts 11 September 2012 9pm on Channel 8.

Source: Xinmsn

Categorised in 8 DAYS, EN, Joys of Life 花样人间, Poetic Justice 微笑正义, Ratings 节目收视率, The Dream-Catchers 未来不是梦, Unriddle 2 最火搭档 2, xinmsn.

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21 April 2012 | 11:50 am

In the first of our three-part Star Award winners’ prediction, we give you an insight on who we think will bring home the trophies at the upcoming Star Awards 2012 Show 1

Text: xinmsn team

After close to seven weeks of fervent voting from fans, we are finally reaching the final leg of the upcoming Star Awards 2012 online polls for categories such as Favourite Female and Male Character, Favourite On-Screen Couple award, Favourite Variety Host, and the Systema Charming Smile award.

Before the winners are unveiled at the Star Awards 2012 Show 1 this Sunday, the golden question remains: will the hot favourite pairing of RuiVin (Rui En and Elvin) from Code of Honour take the top spot or will Christopher Lee and Jesseca Liu’s chemistry in medical drama, The Oath, win them the honours?

Following our last update on the online polls, we saw Rui En shooting back to the top spot after Jesseca broke her leading streak in the Favourite Female Character two weeks ago. Will Jesseca eventually bring home the coveted trophy or will it fall back into the arms of Rui En, who has topped the category for six weeks?

Sticking by traditions, in the first of a three-part series, we take time off to study the odds and make our guesses for the Favourite Male and Female Characters, Favourite On-screen Couple (Drama), and the Favourite Variety Host award.

Who will eventually win the online awards? With one day left before the polls close tomorrow, it’s best to make the most out of your precious vote and make the last one count – you have till 8.30pm tomorrow.

Favourite Female Character
The stars say…
It’s gotta be leading lady Rui En, who has enjoyed an undisputed lead in the online polls for six straight weeks, apart from a slight scare which saw Jesseca overtaking her two weeks ago.

Rui En’s wide-range of acting capabilities can be seen from her choice of drama series in recent years such as her tough cop turn in Unriddle 1 & 2, playing a bereaved widow in With You, and for her nominated role in A Tale of 2 Cities as girly spoilt brat, Zhang Yale.

Apart from having the acting chops and range, Rui En has RBKD (her official fanclub), a large and well-organized fanbase behind her back. Her fans got back to voting religiously and fervently, and successfully reclaimed her top spot last week, after she lost the lead two weeks back. Their dedication speaks volumes, and for us, it simply means an undisputed win for Rui En.

Rui En in A Tale of 2 Cities and Jesseca Liu in The Oath

The dark horse…
Jesseca Liu — need we explain more? The latter has been running neck-to-neck with Rui En for the top spot since voting commenced on Mar 1, which speaks of her wide appeal and fan base. Not only that, she has managed to – surprise, surprise! — usurp the top spot from Rui En two weeks ago in our last online polls update.

She may no longer be a contracted artiste with MediaCorp but this lithe actress’ market demand and popularity remains. After playing a highly principled western doctor Yang Minfei in The Oath last year, she will be starring opposite Taiwanese heartthrob Kingone Wang in the upcoming Ch8 drama series, Yours Fatefully.

Favourite On-Screen Couple

The stars say…
We’re all for Code of Honour’s Song Yazai (Elvin) and Ou Kelu (Rui En). The pair won honours in this category back in 2010 for their collaboration in The Dream Catchers. The duo’s much-talked-about chemistry has won them fans and a term was even coined to describe their coupling – RuiVin.

The undisputed leaders who have consistently remained in the first spot for the Favourite On-Screen Couple award after seven weeks of voting are the strongest contenders in the category. Their solid lead is further reaffirmed with the help of Unriddle 2, which features RuiVin and coincidentally coincided with the voting period, giving viewers a peek at their chemistry when sparks flew between their onscreen characters.

The dark horse…
Going by the polls, the second hot favourite pair of Jesseca and Chris is set to be the next-strongest competitor against RuiVin.

We wonder why Jesseca and Chris have yet to be christened with a nickname of their own such as ChrisSeca or JessTopher. The duo’s on-screen compatibility can be seen from their first collaboration in ChU’s Secrets For Sale and they were brought back together again in last year’s The Oath, delighting viewers and fans.

Playing a western doctor and a Chinese physician at odds with one another in The Oath, Jesseca and Chris’ onscreen bantering and compatibility has won over a league of loyal fans, opening a slim possibility for this coupling to topple RuiVin’s reign in the polls for Favourite On-Screen Couple.

Vote for Rui En as your Favourite Female Character here!

Vote for Rui En in Favourite On-Screen Couple here!

Source: Xinmsn

Categorised in A Tale of 2 Cities 乐在双城, Code of Honour 正义武馆, EN, RBKD, Ruivin, Star Awards, Star Awards 2010, Star Awards 2012, The Dream-Catchers 未来不是梦, Unriddle 2 最火搭档 2, xinmsn.

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20 October 2011 | 08:34 am

日期: 20/10/2011 | 新闻来源: 联合早报 | 记者: 洪铭铧

贸工部兼国家发展政务部长李奕贤上周二(11日)在个人面簿上留言:“为什么8频道连续剧里的对话,漫骂多,寒暄少;呐喊多,细语少;争执多,解释少;傲慢多,谦卑少。难道,这就是我们社会的写照?” 他的批评,引起广大的回响。

本报记者专访了了解内情的圈内人,并结合本身多年的采访经验,尝试从剧本、制作、演员和人事结构与体系去为本地剧把脉、开放。

创作与制作

写过好剧本的人才,哪里去了?

剧本是一剧之本,本地剧经常被批评无法引人追看,是因为剧本太弱。本地剧本青黄不接,较优秀的人离开后,新生代承接不上,是一个主因。

新传媒华文戏剧制作部高级副总裁郭令送曾在受访时承认本地编剧断层,因为本地教育制度、语言水平关系,本地人能胜任编剧一职的不多,必须依靠马来西亚外援。

但是过去电视台流失掉不少写过好剧本的人才,哪里去了?

离开新传媒曾在该台服务20多年的前故事人苏春兴说,早期的电视台在香港电视人梁立人带领下,大家相处如一家人,不怀私心,因此作品也百花齐放。对比今天的环境让人变得功利主义,某些人也会比较照顾某些人,一些不被照顾但比较有才华的人最后都走光了。

苏春兴说,导演的情况也是这样。目前的结构下,一些有实力的导演离开了。所以留下来的编剧和导演,有些是第一代杰出编剧和导演的徒弟的徒弟,这样子如何不影响素质呢?

在曼谷居住但与本地电视圈保持密切关系的苏春兴说,他回新时会看看本地剧,但看了《生日快乐》,觉得连对白都写不好,而最近较受好评,如金牌故事人洪荣狄执笔的《边缘父子》,他也觉得比起洪的水准之作有别。他回忆,近期有印象属于较好的作品是《我在你左右》,整体来说还算完整。

罐头式设计剧情,已形成一种文化

省钱和竞争

一台独大,少了自我推进动力

外地市场流失,泰、马市场也难保

演员

一般缺乏训练,修养不足

本地演员进步不大,难以带戏,是新传媒不少幕后人员的意见。他们的演技不及外地演员,也是观众批评的重点。然而,本地演员缺乏进步的动力,会否正是因为一来本地竞争不大,二来做得再好也不见得能扩大个人的事业版图,因为本地剧根本进不了外地市场?

苏春兴说,以前本地剧有配音,救了不少演员的念白缺点,现在大家原“声”毕露,演员的咬字、语音、口气等都不够自然,有些差到勉强念出都有问题,更别说要带感情了,但是这类演员并不见得受淘汰,反而经常露面,相反的,不是对白念得好的演员就一定有较好的发展机会。

李宁强认为本地演员一般上缺乏训练,修养也不足。他指出,以前新人从训练班出来,准备比较充分,现在艺人没有经过训练就丢进戏里,自己摸索,无人指引。另外, 演员自己也没有提升自己的修养,个人对历史、文化常识不足,演出自然受影响,只能互相模仿。他认为,本地的幕后高层有义务给他们引导,他们演技不好其实幕前幕后都有责任。

新传媒缺乏捧星计划,演员目标设定不高

一名前经纪人为本地演员辩护说,本地演员做得好,可以进军外地,新传媒的演员无法设定那么高的目标,很自然的不会像中港台艺人那么拼。

一名男演员说,本地艺人为了糊口,加上演艺生涯不稳定,不知道电视台什么时候就不要你了,当然要在最有人气时赚最多钱,所以除了拍戏,也尽量利用名气兼做副业,如开店、代言等,在演艺方面自我充实有时不是最重要的事。

苏春兴说,他记得早报之前报道过,即使“做到郑惠玉”又如何?郑惠玉代表着本地艺人的最高地位,但是如果条件更好的人才觉得做到郑惠玉也没什么,他们不会被吸引进入这一行。较好的演员不进来,本地剧只能来来去去沿用剩下的,演员的个人自我提升缓慢,整体的自我更新也缓慢,观众当然容易看腻。

一名圈内人说,从过去的经验来看,新传媒缺乏全盘的捧星计划,难得因媒体冠以“公主”之名而捧出“七公主”,最后竟因对自己的全职艺人照顾不周而纷纷离开,导致花旦青黄不接,这在外地绝对不会发生,可是为什么新传媒可以容许这种不合逻辑、不符专业的事情发生,令人想不透。

人事结构

制作、用人受牵制,无法百花齐放


Source: Zaobao, Omy

Categorised in A Tale of 2 Cities 乐在双城, By My Side 不凡的爱, CH, Dramas - General, Happy Family 过好年, My School Daze 书包太重, Omy.sg, On The Fringe 边缘父子, The Dream-Catchers 未来不是梦, The In-Laws 麻婆斗妇, Unriddle 最火搭档, With You 我在你左右, Zaobao.

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