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By Joanne Goh
— Toggle (@ToggleSG) July 15, 2016
RBKD: “With You” is a supernatural story about Zhang Yang (Chen Han Wei), the ghost, who sought Zhou Wei An’s help (Adrian Pang) to help his wife, Ye Si Qi (Rui En), to get over her grief. Toggle said that the refreshing story material appealed to viewers and hence raked in strong viewership figures and became the top-rated drama of 2011.
On the scariest thing about this drama: Toggle said nothing; they only felt pangs of sadness, a little joy, but no fear at all.
By Joanna Goh
RBKD: Definitely a must-read for all fans! And a highly recommended article to the rest.
In this 14-page interview done in English with Rui En, we follow Toggle’s lead to revisit Rui En’s 14-year acting career journey in her own words. What a long ride it has been………
In this post, RBKD shares with you our after-thoughts and how to better appreciate this article, sparing you the exact details of the interview so that you may enjoy in its original state at Toggle. It’s like wine pairing you know? :P
Read on for those who prefer to read RBKD’s sharing first, and for those who prefer to head to Toggle first, click here.
English Version: Toggle: Rui En, in retrospect
RBKD’s insights: Just scroll down :P
RT @ToggleSG: Rui En, in retrospect (All Time Favourite Artiste Special)
— RBKD 瑞不可当 (@RBKD) April 1, 2016
Pre-2007: The days of being ‘7 princesses’
Those were the days when “7 Princesses” were the talk of the town. Labeled as the “Ice Princess”, the association has always been a double-edged sword and understandably, non-conformist Rui En wasn’t comfortable with the labeling.
Still, what doesn’t kill you make you stronger; despite being ranked among the bottom few frequently back then, Rui En has certainly come a long way to her current state now.
Witty Rui En quipped, “who doesn’t love Elsa?” Indeed, now we know why even our young cousins adore Rui En? :p
Pre-2008: Before having a fanclub
Rui En described the years as ‘fuzzy’ and didn’t think she would have any fans or fanclub. We are really thankful to you peeps out there, for quietly supporting Rui En before RBKD came into the picture. Thanks for the love on our behalf :)
— Toggle (@ToggleSG) April 1, 2016
A role that got her on everyone’s radar: Metamorphosis (2007)
If each role was a generation, then ASP An Xiaoqian would be the predecessor of our beloved ASP Hu Xiaoman and INSP Ng Tze Keat. When you think of policewoman in local dramas, you think of Rui En. ’nuff said, we are thankful for that.
Post-2008: When RBKD came into her life
This page is diabetic and sugar overloaded. Warning: you may need your insulin shots.
Rui En shared with Toggle that everything changed when RBKD started. Quoting her, “they are everything to me and I’d not be where I am without them. That’s just as simple as that.”
Thanks Rui En, our lives changed when you entered ours too.
LOL at Rui En “complaining” to Toggle that RBKD sabotaged her. Who? What? When?! Read on as she shared more about her RBKD. :)
The role that proved naysayers wrong: Happy Family (2010)
Xiaodong will always be simply special to fans. *wink*
The role she gained ‘acting enlightenment’: With You (2010)
Her first ever acting nomination, her first ever “Best Actress” award at Star Awards. Rui En said she was in a daze when she won, so were we. We are just glad and thankful, how Rui En has grown as an actress especially after this role.
The role that left everyone shell-shocked with her transformation: A Tale of 2 Cities (2011)
There were days when we were not used to seeing Rui En in heels and now there are days when we wonder how tall her heels have become. Her transformation and acceptance of more feminine appearance is just like her acting career, always changing, improving and open to changes.
Every role is a result of blood, sweat and tears and like reverse-horcrux, a part of every role will always live in Rui En. Just like Ya Le, just like any other role…..
The role in which she won her second and third best actress: Unriddle 2 (2012)
Fans, you get the answer you have been craving for.
Does Rui En want Unriddle 3? The answer is a big ‘Yes’. Read on to see how would she hope Xiaoman’s character would develop.
It is of course a pity, to note the harsh reality that Unriddle 3 is unlikely to happen any time soon (if it will ever happen) due to high cost and budget cuts. Never give up hoping ya?
Shoutout to Unriddle’s producer Paul Yuen and storywriter Phang Kai Yee, what say you? ;)
The first time people saw her in a comedic role: The Dream Makers (2013)
“Crane up, tilt down, zoom in. 最好有点王家卫的feel~”
Everyone loves Fang Tonglin; be it Tonglin on her own or with her bro as Fang Siblings (speaking of which, did you know that RBKD was the one who coined the term when reposting one of their selfies back then?) or with Zhanpeng and Jason. That’s why Tonglin gets the man! :p
From initial scepticism of being an over-the-top performance to eventual well-reception and love for a character so adorable, no wonder Tonglin makes it to Rui En’s Top 3 career-defining roles, after Siqi and Xiaoman.
The first time she crossed over to the dark side: Against The Tide (2014)
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, hate cannot drive out hate, only love can.”
Who can forget this? Need we even say more?
There are times, most of the time in fact, when we hope that Rui En can be duly recognised for her respective roles with acting awards. But there are roles, not confined nor defined by the rules of awards, but recognised and acknowledged by the yardstick of the common viewer. This is one of those. Always our Best Actress. :)
Where to from now: Rui En’s progression to mature roles
Sure, fans might worry how Rui En has entered the land of no-return after her first ‘aunty’ role in upcoming “If Only I Could…..”
But more than anything else, fans just hope that Rui En gets to try a myriad of roles, defined by their depths and not age. Just like how Rui En do not wish to trap herself to the pigeonhole of being an idol or just become known for a certain type of roles, fans hope that her willingness to try diverse roles can be matched by equally varied range of opportunities too.
Aunty? Woa. Policewoman? Awesome. Goofy? Why not?
As long as you can deliver (and we know you will), by all means, challenge us with your multitude of roles and acting. We have adapted pretty well over the years, haven’t we? :p
So what motivates Rui En and keeps her going today?
Yup, so now Rui En has 2 cats and Bingo has been renamed muffin. Why huh? :p
Rui En claims that reading interviews of actors and actresses she admires as the fuel to keep her passion burning. Thank goodness for these people, hence you are still here in our lives.
Rui En also gave special thanks to many, including “angels sent from God” and her “Hype family” for always being there for her. Indeed. If you are reading this, you know you are included, you have always been there for her. Thank you for that.
Rui En’s legacy: To be able to empower women and young girls
Awards do not define Rui En.
There are those who crave for awards and fame, and there are those who wish to use the awards and fame for greater good.
In Hollywood there’s Leonardo Dicaprio who lent his voice for climate change in his acceptance speech for the coveted golden man trophy he had waited 22 years for.
In Singapore, Rui En shares how she hopes to inspire and empower women and young girls through her acting and everything. Keep it up, girl!
English Version: Toggle: Rui En, in retrospect
Note: The “All Time Favourite Artiste Award” will be given out on “Star Awards” Show 1 on 17 April 2016, Sunday.
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1.《我在你左右》【瑞恩主演】 2.《红白喜事》 3.《爱》（台剧） 4.《过好年》【瑞恩主演】
1.《警徽天职2》【瑞恩主演】 2.《志在四方》（重头剧）【瑞恩主演】 3.《信约：唐山到南洋》（重头剧）、《好运到》、《曙光》（并列）
RBKD: Please check out today’s Zaobao for the complete article.
The Dream Makers 2 志在四方 2 debuts 04 December 2015, 9pm on Channel 8.
Source: Zaobao, Zaobao.com.sg
Text: Joanna Goh
Graphics: Wong Ming Yui
RBKD: An interesting article by Xinmsn which hopes to see Rui En attempting 6 different types of roles based on pre-existing characters from past dramas and movies. These roles include:
a) Dual roles of a wrongfully murdered ghost and her living daughter in Shadows in the Dark
Rui En has never attempted horror dramas and it would be refreshing to see her balancing these two roles.
b) Indie musician in Begin Again
It’s been quite some time a music drama has aired and this role is ideal for Rui En who had released two full music albums and a few singles in her career.
c) Top actress falling from grace in You Who Came from The Stars
Even though this character is similar to Zhang Ya Le in A Tale of 2 Cities but nature is different. It’d be fun to see Rui En play an aloof trend-setting fashionista with a caustic tongue for once.
d) Doctor in Good Doctor
It’s an occupation Rui En has yet to try onscreen.
e) Hockey Player in Pride
Perfectly suitable for Rui En as she herself is a true blue hockey player during her schooling days.
f) High School teacher in Gokusen
Rui En’s an influential personality in her own right (trended worldwide on Twitter a few times) and it would be interesting to see her as an inspirational school teacher.
Share with us what do you think of Rui En in these roles and what other roles would you like to see Rui En attempt: forum
If you would like to view the trailers for the above shows, do visit our forum
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1. 星相集 Star Album Pages 47-49
RBKD: There are a few pictures and short interviews of Rui En for Star Awards 20 photoshoot.
By Ilsa Chan
Actors turn down roles for a host of reasons.
Who: Rui En
No to: Kissing & intimate scenes
Call Rui En a prude or unprofessional but the local actress has openly voiced that she does not do kissing or intimate scenes. Oh, and she doesn’t give a rat’s a** about what you think either.
In 2008, the actress reportedly turned down the lead role in TV drama The Defining Moment due to a rape scene in the script.
While her refusal to compromise might limit her opportunities, it does not seem to have hurt her popularity or career.
The 32-year-old has bagged Best Actress trophies every year since 2011 – twice in the Star Awards (2011 and 2013), and once in the Asian Television Awards (2012) – and has made it to the Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste list (decided by public voting) every year since 2005.
You might say she’s got attitude, we prefer character. Stick to your guns, Rui En. Why join them when you can beat them?
改名改运： 3 颗星
By Gladys Chung
It comes as a surprise when actress Rui En says some of her favourite bags are brand-less canvas totes, and that she used to be a tomboy who hated dresses.
After all, the 32-year-old was dressed in a flattering and slinky Grecian-style toga dress for this interview and photoshoot.
And who can forget the beautiful plum Christian Dior tulle gown she wore at the Star Awards show in April, where she won her second Best Actress award. She also won that night for Favourite Female Character and Top 10 Most Popular Artistes.
“It was an Academy Awards-ready gown, I chose it just three weeks before the event, and I looked forward to wearing it.”
“It was ‘princessy’ but the dark colour made it classic and ‘me’.”
She admits she could have handled the dress more elegantly that night. She had seemed exasperated at times when she had difficulty moving about in the gown.
“It was lightweight but there were so many layers of fabric and I was kind of wrestling with it,” she says.
“But I promise I will get better at this.”
This disarming honesty and lack of pretension, on top of her pretty girl-next-door looks and acting chops, have won Rui En fans, as well as the attention of marketers.
In May, she was named one of the faces of the L’Oreal Paris Youth Code skincare range. She joins a roll call of A-list international celebrities, such as Gong Li, Li Bingbing and Fan Bingbing, who also front the range of skincare.
The ambassadorship is apt as Rui En is a self-professed beauty junkie. She loves trying new skincare products and make-up and uses a different mask every night on her dry and intolerant skin.
To keep healthy and give her face that extra glow, she works out religiously with home videos. And every morning, she downs green detox drinks made from recipes she found on the Internet.
Rui En started her career in show business when she was 20. But the industry started to take serious notice of her only in 2011 when she won her first Best Actress trophy at the Star Awards that year for her role as a widow in the drama serial With You.
Rui En says the nomination in 2011 made her pay more attention to her clothes.
“It was the first time I had to dress up properly for an event and I had so many choices. I felt very lucky but confused too.”
“My sense of style was not set then, so it was just a whirlwind of trying on all sorts of outfits and just seeing what worked for my image.”
In the end, she picked a steel grey Hermes pantsuit, with a black belt tied stylishly and provocatively around her neck.
These days, she knows instinctively what she likes: “Nothing revealing, but classic, simple, clean and accessorised with diamonds.”
7 things in her bag
1. Soul by Ludacris headphones
This was a Christmas present I received last year. Its sound quality is good and it blocks out noise. I love music, and listen to everything from country to K-pop. When I’m travelling, I’ll plug into this and be in my own world.
2. Museli bars
I eat these when I am shooting and have to be constantly on the go. They are quite sweet and taste good, and they keep me from bingeing on the unhealthy stuff.
3. L’Oreal Youth Code prodigious rejuvenating pre-essence
I apply this essence on my bare skin and it helps everything else that I use later, such as serums and moisturisers, to be more easily absorbed.
4. Insect Repellent
This is an insect repellent soldiers use; I bought it from the army market in Beach Road. It is a must whenever I’m filming outdoors. It does not smell but is so potent that it is not safe to be applied on the skin. I apply it on the hem of my clothing instead and the mosquitoes do not come near me.
5. Memoirs of a radical lawyer by Michael Mansfield
I’m currently reading this for research purposes as I play a lawyer in the upcoming Chinese legal drama Sudden. Whenever I take on a new role, I will read about the character’s occupation as it helps me with my acting.
6. Creative electronic chinese dictionary
A friend gave this to me as a birthday present two or three years ago. It tells me how to pronounce Chinese words I’m unfamiliar with and their meanings.
I feel naked without my scripts. This is for Sudden, which I am currently working on and which airs in September on MediaCorp Channel 8. I prefer physical copies because I can make notes in the margin.
A fan gave this to me. I own about 20 to 30 canvas tote bags. I carry them around when I am filming or not working. For designer bags, my favourite is the Balenciaga Motorcycle bag because it is very versatile.