By Jan Lee
RBKD: In an interview with The Straits Times, Rui En describes how having an innate tomboy personality made having to play a vain young woman (Hong Ling’s character) harder, compared to a misogynistic man (Shane Pow’s character). Rui En also shares how the frequent changing of outfits and make-up for three separate characters took time, and even once brought on an allergic reaction.
The article also mentions variety programme Dare To Try, where Rui En follows the lives of five celebrities. Rui En elaborates on an instance where she followed co-star Liu Lingling to give haircuts at old folks’ homes, and her thoughts on cutting a real person’s hair while learning how to give haircuts.
Rui En also shares her thoughts on the sudden passing of her pet cat, as well as her plans on celebrating her 40th birthday this month. When asked whether she feels any anxiety hitting 40, she replies: “It’s not a big deal for me. I know people say actresses have a shelf life, but I think if you have stories to tell and you tell them well, that’s enough.”
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 04, 2021, with the headline ‘Rui En lets inner tomboy loose in body-swop drama’.
Mister Flower 花花公子 is now airing on Channel 8 at 9pm from Mondays to Fridays.
Dare To Try 瑞恩的花花世界 is now streaming exclusively on mewatch.sg.