Big news for people who really care about 瑞恩 Rui En! Quickly go grab the latest issue of i-Weekly (cover with Jeanette & Dai Yang Tian)! Rui En is becoming pregnant and the father of the child is a 40 years old man!
Enough of the tease since last night…hehe… It’s Rui En’s 2010 second breakthrough drama lead role! This time, she is offered a role usually given to more matured starlets like 郭淑贤 Ann Kok, 许美珍 Cynthia Koh and 林湘萍 Yvonne Lim. Ahem…should the 3 熟女 icons be very worried now that a princess is making a cross over into their 熟女 territory? Will this ‘trend’ spell the end of the reign of the 熟女stars?
Acting as a ’simple and cutesy’ gal in the new drama ‘过好年 Happy Family’ (debuts 19 January) is already a breakthrough for Rui En. Taking on the role of a mother (already with a kid running around) and pregnant with a second child is another big thing for Rui En! Who can imagine she is married to a 40 years old man 陈汉伟 Chen Han Wei (who dies in a freak accident and turning into a ghost) and romancing another 40 plus years old man 彭耀顺 Adrian Pang (ditching the usual pairing of more handsome and younger dude like 黄俊雄 Elvin Ng)?
It is a complete change of image for Rui En and one that is hard to visualise.
No risk, no gain, Rui En is taking a bold step out of her territory and take on the territory of Ann, Cynthia and Yvonne. Will Rui En succeed? Will Rui En kiss ‘goodbye’ to any more youthful looking lead roles now that she is ‘promoted’?
2010 marks the year we are diversifying into more genres and fresh drama casting. Watch out for more surprises to come…the above drama starring Rui En, Chen Han Wei and Adrian Pang is tentatively titled as ‘I’m With You’ and will debut in May 2010.