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19 July 2013 | 10:18 am

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.

7. Scripts

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.

Her bag

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.

Source: The Straits Times, Asiaone, Diva Asia, Lollipop

Categorised in asiaone.com, Diva Asia, EN, Endorsement, L’Oréal Paris, Lollipop, Star Awards, Star Awards 2011, Star Awards 2013, The Straits Times, Unriddle 2 最火搭档 2, With You 我在你左右.

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29 May 2013 | 06:48 am

日期: 29/05/2013 | 新闻来源: 联合早报 | 记者: 黄少伟

今年再度成为红星大奖[视后]的瑞恩,接受本报记者专访时,承认以前很自卑,常自问为什么那么[男人婆],直到近年心境比较平静,她[不想跟自己打架了。]瑞恩终于接受自己,也了解女人有自信,就是美丽的。

有“冰山公主”封号的新传媒花旦瑞恩在荧幕上的形象总是酷酷的,不苟言笑,私底下她却相当平易近人。拍照当天,艳阳高照,天气炎热,当摄影师要求到户外的顶楼拍照,她并没有拒绝,拍照时还脱下高跟鞋,赤脚走路摆pose,敬业态度让人印象深刻。

瑞恩相隔4年后最近再接广告,与法国化妆品牌L’Oreal合作,和巩俐、李冰冰和范冰冰等国际女性一同成为Youth Code护肤品代言人。

不想说谎,推掉不少广告

过去几年,瑞恩虽然在本地戏剧收视率有相当号召力,奇怪的是她却几乎没有什么广告代言。和瑞恩进行专访时,记者问她原因何在,她坦诚在过去4年的确推掉了不少广告机会,因为自己“不想说谎,为没有把握的产品代言。”

瑞恩透露在L’Oreal推出相关产品时,她曾买来用,发现效果很好,所以当对方要找她代言时,瑞恩感觉彼此有一种缘分。她说:“厂商也非常有诚意,会特地了解我对护肤的看法,尽量把我的意见融入宣传。”

能接纳自己的女人‘最美’

能代言国际化妆产品不是美丽女星就是名模,瑞恩是否觉得自己已经挤入“美女俱乐部”呢?

她坦言不觉得自己美丽:“以前我会认为自己和韩星相差很远,感到很自卑,一直问自己为什么那么男人婆,心里很挣扎。直到三四年前,我的心境变得比较平静,不想跟自己打架了。我终于接受自己,全世界只有一个瑞恩,我是独一无二的。只有女人有自信没,能接纳自己的一切,她就是美丽的。”直爽和酷酷的语气,道尽她近几年的蜕变。

难怪这几年瑞恩出席红星大奖,选择的礼服比较有女人味。对此,她说:“可能我已经长大了。我20多岁时不喜欢太小女生的东西,现在我会在适合场合扮美,因为没有理由不穿戴这些服饰。不过,喜欢穿短裤和拖鞋的瑞恩依然存在。”

贸然赴台发展,事业最低潮

入行13年,瑞恩出过两张专辑,曾和周杰伦拍过MV,8次获红星“十大最受欢迎女艺人”奖,两次获红星“最佳女主角”奖,交出了漂亮的事业成绩单。

问瑞恩演艺事业最低潮是什么时候,她想了一想平静回答:“应该是我出第一张专辑的时候。我当时没有准备好,加上中文不行,就到台湾发展。我对当地娱乐圈一无所知,好像跳进大海,被水淹着,喘不过气又捉不到东西。”

她坦言从台湾回国后,自己患上忧郁症,情绪很不好,过了一段很长的时间后,才慢慢走出谷底。

访问前,记者准备了一些“大胆”的敏感问题,本以为瑞恩会拒绝回答,不料她却问无不答。

证明不用扮性感,也能成功

曾有记者批评她戏路偏窄,所演的角色大多数都是有个性的冷角色,而且她不碰亲热戏,限制演出空间,造成角色容易重复。针对这些批评,瑞恩脸上没有不悦,冷静回应:“我在《我在你左右》饰演一个哭哭啼啼的寡妇,在《乐在双城》饰演一个拜金女,这些角色和《最火搭档2》不一样。我觉得那些报道有点主观,不能代表很多人的认同。

“至于不接亲热戏,我因此付出代价了。我推掉非常多的机会,甚至放弃接演一些区域性的制作,之前新传媒也不让我演一些重要角色,所有的监制都认为我难搞,不过后来还是证明本地观众是成熟的,我不用扮性感露肉也能成功。我认为不适合的戏就不要拍,这和产品代言一样,加入没有百分百的把握,就不要耽误制作过程。”

记者问瑞恩想尝试什么角色,她微笑说:“我想尝试喜剧。其实我对那些没演过的角色都感兴趣。假如有一天叫我演大婶或妈妈,我也能接受,因为这是女人一个自然的成长过程,是另一个阶段和心态。我愿意去揣摩这类角色。”

自认生活闷,不怕被爆料

众所周知,瑞恩有一批非常支持她的粉丝,一旦出现关于她的负面报道,这些粉丝便会在网上发声明或写信投诉。对于粉丝的举动,瑞恩说:“我很感激他们的支持。他们看到不公平的报道当然会生气,想为我打抱不平,我可以理解他们的出发点。我无法控制他们的行为,不过我希望他们会有分寸。”

身为公众人物,瑞恩是如何保持隐私呢?瑞恩直言不觉得保持隐私很困难,她活得很自在舒服,因为自认生活很闷,没有什么精彩的东西可以让媒体去挖掘:“我不喜欢掩饰自己,无聊时脸一黑就曾被人讲过,因为我真的装不出来。很多人说我不适合演艺圈,不过我认为这圈子需要各种各样的艺人,大家应该用开放的态度包容一切。

“我的生活很无趣,媒体没有什么料好爆,所以应该说,我适合当艺人。” 言毕,她脸上泛出一丝浅浅笑容。

Source: Zaobao

Categorised in A Tale of 2 Cities 乐在双城, CH, Endorsement, L’Oréal Paris, Unriddle 2 最火搭档 2, With You 我在你左右, Zaobao.

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02 March 2013 | 04:40 pm

日期: 02/03/2013 | 新闻来源: 新明日报 | 记者: 钟雁龄

新传媒2012年节目收视率成绩单出炉!

8频道戏剧方面,由年轻偶像演员担纲的《我们等你》以91万8000成绩成为去年收视之冠。《对对碰》和《花样人间》则分别以91万2000及87万5000成绩分夺亚、季军,挤入三甲。这次9点档10大演员分布较平均,花旦瑞恩、欧萱、白薇秀和离巢的陈靓瑄及刘子绚均有在榜内。

网络新媒体分薄 电视收视继续跌

分析2009年至今全年收视成绩,发现电视观众收看率逐年下滑,当年《煮妇的假期》107万6000和《团圆饭》有102万7000这类过百万的收视已不复存在。2010年冠军《我在你左右》收视有96万9000,2011年冠军《四个门牌一个梦》则跌到94万1000,去年的《我》又下滑到91万8000。以目前走势,如今剧集平均收视过“9”字头已经“偷笑”。电视收看率下跌主要是网络新媒体分薄市场,加上现代年轻观众生活作息改变,多少影响了传统电视收视率。

不过,新传媒提供节目重温,不少“没时间”看节目的观众,也转看网络,像《千方百计》和《花样》就分别吸引超过100万次的视频点击。

2012年8频道收视榜
1.《我们等你!》91万8000
2. 《对对碰》91万2000
3. 《花样人间》87万5000
4. 《995》86万6000
5. 《双星报喜》85万8000
6. 《千方百计》85万1000
7. 《孤男寡女》83万3000
8. 《最火搭档2》81万6000
9. 《微笑正义》80万7000
10. 《再见单人床》80万1000

Source: Shinmin, Omy

Categorised in CH, Joys of Life 花样人间, Omy.sg, Poetic Justice 微笑正义, Ratings 节目收视率, Shin Min, Unriddle 2 最火搭档 2, With You 我在你左右.

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18 July 2012 | 05:10 pm

Under Cover: Rui En

According to NYLON’s DNA, we’re supposed to transform people – but how does one transform the resident ice queen of Caldecott Hill? We thought, let’s make her fiercer. Out came the spiked boots, studded stillettos and of course, makeup to match. Going in a completely opposite direction from her character in her new drama, “Joys of Life”, where she plays a domestically-inclined daughter of a low-income family, we gave her a dramatic, winged out cat-eye and piled on eyeshadow for depth. What we found odd was that, despite her rumoured frosty demeanor, she turned out to be an absolute joy to work with. We’re fans.

Cover story Pages 114-123

The Naked Truth

By Vicki Yang

Vintage just ain’t hip anymore; classical antiquity is in. But excepting scholastic tradition, there’s something quite misdirected about slapping a latin motto onto any contemporary venture, like pointing out its own lightweight show of gravitas and a less-than-historical credibility. But perhaps there’s kind of an apt wisdom behind the idea of “lux veritas” (an elementary translation: the light of the truth), which Rui En’s fan club has incorporated into their slogan. Indeed, a celebration of a decade-long career premised on making goggle box artifice believeable veritably demands a spotlight on the reality behind the channel 8 television images – who is the real Rui En?

Categorised in 共和國, EN, Happy Family 过好年, Hype Records, Joys of Life 花样人间, Nylon, RBKD, Rui ∑n vol. 01, Star Awards, Star Awards 2011, With You 我在你左右.

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06 May 2012 | 09:36 am

1. Scene & Heard Pages 16-28

Story: Jonathan Fam & Sarah Chang

Notes on a scandal!

The recent underage prostitution sex scandal that rocked our nation got us thinking: Is engaging a hooker any different from having a meaningless fling? We conducted a poll with 21 TV stars and their reactions are surprising, especially Jeanette Aw’s.

“One-night stands are irresponsible”

RUI EN “Females tend to be a little bit more emotional so there’s a propensity for them to get hurt after a one-night stand. For men, it’s just physical. So, in a warped way, prostitution is less damning – you’re not hurting anyone.”

2. Cover Story

By: Tan Yi Hui, Jasmine Teo, Sarah Chang & Douglas Tseng

Lass Action Hero

Jennifer Lawrence isn’t the only sweetheart roughening up her image to show off her alpha side.

Rui En, 31

Lassy! > She was the sub-zero ice princess who impressed us with her dramatic chops, playing emotionally vulnerable characters like a wan Aids patient in By My Side and a grieving widow connected with her dead husband’s spirit in With You.

Sassy! > She was the sub zero ice princess who did all her martial arts stunt herself in Code of Honour, but she really earned her action stripes with her portrayal as a tough-nut copper in Unriddle (and the sequel Unriddle 2). The latter saw her engaging in some serious – and convincing – mano-a-mano blows with her co-stars. How is she going to top that in Unriddle 3?

Categorised in 8 DAYS, By My Side 不凡的爱, EN, Unriddle 2 最火搭档 2, Unriddle 最火搭档, With You 我在你左右.

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22 April 2012 | 10:09 am

1.再现一个辉煌世代 Pages 38-53

文:张真玮

郑惠玉

跟白薇秀、瑞恩等后辈角逐,压力会你会更大?

郭舒贤

估计一下今年胜算如何?

Categorised in A Tale of 2 Cities 乐在双城, CH, I-Weekly, Star Awards, Star Awards 2011, Star Awards 2012, With You 我在你左右.

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02 January 2012 | 01:37 pm

Happy Holidays to all! We have heard all your comments about your nominations wishlist for Best Drama, Best Variety Programme, Best Info-Ed Programme, Favourite Male/Female Characters, Favourite Onscreen Couple, Favourite Variety Host loud and clear! This week we are looking out for your voices on:

Best Actress最佳女主角

This is a little different from the Favourite categories, as that is a contest of popularity through online voting and how the characters have resonated with our viewers.

We believe the 2 rounds of nominations from the last weeks have made you familiar with the programmes produced this year, so now share who you want to see on the nomination list of 5 for these Best categories!

A quick recap of last year’s winners:

Best Actress最佳女主角 – Rui En (With you) in a backstage interview with 715 and Rui En before the award

Tell us now in the comments section below or tag tag tag tag us on:

Twitter: Follow us @ch8sg and hashtag your posts #starawards so we can find your feedback!
Facebook: Like us on Channel 8′s page here and tell us your comments on this album on the appropriate categories!
Weibo: Follow us on @ch8sg and hashtag your posts #红星大奖# too!

Source: BaguaTV

Categorised in BaguaTV / Bagua8, EN, Star Awards, Star Awards 2011, Star Awards 2012, With You 我在你左右.

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19 December 2011 | 11:49 am

Yes, it’s coming again! 咱们本地娱乐圈的一大盛事 will be telecast in April. As the team sorts out the massive logistics of the event, we call upon you to participate too! Which hardworking star NEEDS to be awarded this year, which awesome programme MUST not be left out of the nomination list? Tell us now!

We will be trawling the cyberworld and Twittersphere to find out which artistes/programmes have left the greatest impression on our viewers so tell us here in the comments section, on our Ch 8 Facebook, or on Twitter! (see below for the links!)

A quick recap of some of the awards handed out at last year’s Star Awards:

*Rui En won Best Actress for her role Ye Si Qi as in With You 我在你左右

*Rui En wins Favourite Female Character for her role as Yang Xiao Dong in Happy Family 过好年, while Elvin Ng wins Favourite Male Character for his role as the chocolate-chugging Zou Jie Ming in Breakout 破天网.

Tell us now! We will be putting up the categories over 3 weeks:

19 Dec – Best Drama, Best Variety Programme, Best Info-ed Programme
To come on 23 Dec – Favourite Male/Female Character, Favourite On-screen Couple (drama), Favourite Onscreen Partners (variety)
To come on 30 Dec – Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress
To come on 2 Jan – Best Variety Show Host, Best Info-ed Programme Host, Rocket Award, Best Newcomer, Best Theme Song, Young Talent Award

Make sure your suggestions hit us on these platforms:

Twitter: Follow us @ch8sg and hashtag your posts #starawards so we can find your feedback!
Facebook: Like us on Channel 8′s page here and tell us your comments on this album on the appropriate categories!
Weibo: Follow us on @ch8sg and hashtag your posts #红星大奖# too!

Star Awards will telecast:
Star Awards 2012 – Blazing The Trail (25 Mar – 15 Apr, Sundays, 10.30pm)
Star Awards 2012 – Show 1 (22 April, Sunday, 7pm – 10pm)
Star Awards 2012 – Walk of Fame (29 April, Sunday 5.30pm – 6.30pm)
Star Awards 2012 – Show 2 (29 April, Sunday, 7pm – 10pm)
Star Awards 2012 – Post Show Party (29 April, Sunday, 10pm – 11pm)

Source: BaguaTV

Categorised in A Tale of 2 Cities 乐在双城, BaguaTV / Bagua8, Code of Honour 正义武馆, EN, Happy Family 过好年, On The Fringe 边缘父子, Star Awards, Star Awards 2011, Star Awards 2012, The In-Laws 麻婆斗妇, With You 我在你左右.

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25 November 2011 | 04:48 pm

日期: 25/11/2011 | 新闻来源: 联合晚报 | 记者: 王英敏

半年前才封视后,瑞恩却更向往得奖前生活。

瑞恩今年马不停蹄工作,今年4月凭《我在你左右》中一角首封视后,她仍然不松懈,埋头勤拍剧。

她说,得奖后反而压力更大,担心会朝错误的目标迈进,她努力不让得奖冲昏头,力求越演越好。

“会向往没得奖前的生活,比较简单,没什么期许,不用在意收视压力,很单纯拍戏就好。当然奖还是要拿啦!”

今年作品一部接一部,瑞恩表现亮眼,她却自我要求苛刻,只为自己今年表现打50分,“永远都觉得可以做得更好。”

《正义武馆》下月5日起,每逢星期一至五晚上7点,于8频道播出。

Code of Honour 正义武馆 debuts 5 December 2011 7pm on Channel 8.

Source: Wanbao, ChinaPress

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