Text: Joanna Goh
Graphics: Wong Ming Yui
RBKD: An interesting article by Xinmsn which hopes to see Rui En attempting 6 different types of roles based on pre-existing characters from past dramas and movies. These roles include:
a) Dual roles of a wrongfully murdered ghost and her living daughter in Shadows in the Dark
Rui En has never attempted horror dramas and it would be refreshing to see her balancing these two roles.
b) Indie musician in Begin Again
It’s been quite some time a music drama has aired and this role is ideal for Rui En who had released two full music albums and a few singles in her career.
c) Top actress falling from grace in You Who Came from The Stars
Even though this character is similar to Zhang Ya Le in A Tale of 2 Cities but nature is different. It’d be fun to see Rui En play an aloof trend-setting fashionista with a caustic tongue for once.
d) Doctor in Good Doctor
It’s an occupation Rui En has yet to try onscreen.
e) Hockey Player in Pride
Perfectly suitable for Rui En as she herself is a true blue hockey player during her schooling days.
f) High School teacher in Gokusen
Rui En’s an influential personality in her own right (trended worldwide on Twitter a few times) and it would be interesting to see her as an inspirational school teacher.
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Text: Priscilla Wu
Photo: Priscilla Wu, MediaCorp Channel 8
RBKD: Rui En feels that her character in Against The Tide is one of the most challenging roles she has taken on. She choose to be subtle as she felt there is a tendency of over acting for evil roles. When asked on the possibility of her returning to Mandopop scene, Rui En answered that she is open to it and would love to work with Rihanna.
Against The Tide 逆潮 is now airing, Mon-Fri, 9pm on Channel 8.
By Tammi Tan
RBKD: Rui En is mentioned as one of the entertainers who can sing and act well.
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?
A Flashback: BookFest@Singapore 2006 – 2009
2008 being a challenging year for us all, the focus of BookFest@Singapore 2008 was on achieving success through an upgrading of skills. At the fair, POPULAR Chairman Mr. Chou Cheng Ngok expressed this sentiment when he said, “When times are good, we read for leisure and enjoyment; when times are challenging, we read for solutions. Books are not luxury products. They are out life.”
The stage also promoted local authors including the launch of Heirloom Recipes, a joint collaboration between Popular and MediaCorp News, while the crowds cheered on our very own JJ Lin and Rui En.
精彩回顾： 新加坡海外华文书市 （2006年至2009年）
管大马娱乐制作有限公司 出版 | 管雪梅著 | Page 126
瑞恩还曾担任周杰伦《八度空间》中《暗号》里头的MV女主角，她曾经是 ‘J女郎’ 之一。
The scan of this write up would not be uploaded on this website in view of RBKD’s respect towards intellectual property rights.
This book is available at all major bookstores in Singapore.
1. Cover Story Pages 36 – 42:
2. Starbuzz Page 29
3. TV Page 100
1. 小娘惹 (最后4集)
8. 心花朵朵开II (最后27集)
10. 当我们同在一起 (前24集)
随便小姐: 恩恩和我一样嘛，酷久也闷，cute cute扮笨多好。
Rui En, though known to many as a straightforward and opinionated artiste, seems to have her reservations too.
When she first entered the industry, her company in Taiwan gave her an artiste name; she did not like it, but neither did she voice out nor ask for the reason.
“Nothing special that happened that made me want to change back to my original name. I don’t know how to explain in words, it’s just an uncomfortable feeling towards my previous artiste name. I don’t feel that I’m being my natural self,” Rui En added, “I have never asked if they had seek a fortune teller’s advice when they decided to give me an artiste name, but I do not really believe in fortune telling, or to change names for better luck. I feel that being natural, being me is the best.”
Despite Rui En being more fluent in and comfortable with the English language, the company wanted her to start her singing career with Mandarin pop. Rui En agreed without expressing her own opinions and feelings at that point in time.
“Though I speak English most of the time, I have not considered singing any English songs yet. I think the English music industry in Singapore is very small,” Rui En explained.
She denied that commercial considerations stopped her from singing English songs.
“The company wanted me to sing Mandarin songs from the very start. That’s the way it is. But I do hope that I can record one or two English songs in the future.”
The 28 year-old artiste described herself as someone who “gives a very distant feeling”. Some adore her personality; others simply hate her for that aloof look.
While some artiste managers will take the extra effort to “package” their artistes and cover up the non-media-friendly side of their artistes, Rui En’s boss, Ken Lim, encouraged her to be her real self.
Rui En shared, “Ken has never had objections to anything. He has never said things like ‘we can’t be like that because of fans or public opinions. He gave me the courage to be who I really am. Going back to be one true self needs a lot of courage, especially in the entertainment industry. Everyone has already pre-determined an image or a certain personality for you.”
Rui En admitted that there are many different sides of her; most artistes portray a happy and bubbly image in front of the camera to create entertainment effects, but are actually quiet and solemn in their personal lives; Rui En is a complete opposite. In front of the media, she is like an “ice princess”; but tends to be more jovial when she is around her family members and friends.
Her latest album “United Nations” is a merger of both sides of her character.
“I believe that all of us will tend to behave differently in different situations or when we meet different people. I hope to bring all the different sides of myself and merge them into a “united nation”. I am bubbly in front of my family members and friends but I don’t find the need to give a fake reaction in front of the audiences,” Rui En said.
Recently, Rui En’s account in Facebook surfaced, surprisingly, and is open to public. She, who prides her personal life as highly private and confidential, explained that the account was set up in conjunction with a magazine’s promotional event; it is now purely an advertising tool and she does not have a private account separately.
“I was quite against the idea initially. However, I continued using it to thank my fans and provide them with updates on my work or album. But I would definitely not post up anything personal!” she exclaimed.
Source: Yahoo! Singapore News