Text & Photos: Shirley Ng
Video: Teo Jun Jie & Joy Goh
Video Editing: Tay Yixuan
In his new drama On The Fringe, Yao Dong plays a 21st century triad member, Leo, who uses novel methods to carry out his illicit businesses. Leo is also good at making use of others to achieve his goals and it takes him little effort to get rid of his enemies.
Yao Dong will be working with MediaCorp’s ice-cool princess Rui En once more in the upcoming drama, following their first co-operation in 2004 for Mighty In-Laws.
When asked about Rui En’s performance, Yao Dong was all praise for his partner despite admitting the stress he feels when working with her.
The actor expressed, “Upon receiving my role and knowing that I will be working with Rui En, I knew that I need to prepare myself well, because she’s a really good actress!”
Yao Dong shared with xinmsn that Rui En does a lot of homework for her role, including learning how to operate the electroshock weapon and white cane. She also researched on how the visually impaired carry out their daily lives and the way they move.
“She is really worthy of the ‘Best Actress’ title,” Yao Dong added.
On The Fringe 边缘父子 debuts 2 August 2011 9pm on Channel 8.