All the acting honours at this year’s Star Awards went to first-time winners.
China-born star Qi Yuwu won Best Actor for playing a roguish lawyer in legal drama The Family Court and local girl Rui En took home the Best Actress trophy for her role of a grieving widow in With You.
While Best Actress Rui En, 30, appeared composed, her frequent small smiles clearly revealed how happy she was. She said: ” I’ve never taken anything for granted and I only want to act even though there were times where i would hear things like the media telling me that I’m not suited for this industry.”
She was referring to the fact that she has a reputation for not playing the public relations game and for being forthright and unconventional.
Her win crowned a triumphant 2010: She starred in three of last year’s top five dramas on Channel 8 – With You, Happy Family and Unriddle.
Her feminine side was on show with a Hermes black dress, a deviation from the usual menswear-inspired outfits she had worn in past years to the Star Awards.
“I feel most comfortable in men’s clothes but I was in a mood for a dress and I’m sure everyone is tired of me looking the same. Besides, I’ve had a lot of breakthroughs in the previous years, so I thought, why not?” She explained.
Source: The Straits Times