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14 September 2018 | 02:09 pm

沉寂1年多的 #瑞恩,终于准备好,结束悠长假期,重新踏上舞台。

这段日子,是如何度过的?“平静、简单、慢。” 她说。

暂别,因为想卸下名人包袱,好好生活,梳理情绪,调整自己。老天始终公平,拿走了一些,也给予了一些。从最高处到最低处,煎熬中,居然找到了快乐的关键。

挫折,让人学会谦卑,学会设身处地,易位思考。善待别人,以及自己。

人生不在于赢,而在于惨败时,是否具备谷底反弹力。

这是她的小小领悟。

RBKD: This magazine is now available for purchase at all major news stands. While stocks last.

Check out social media posts of this shoot here.

The scans of this magazine will only be uploaded at a much later stage, in line with the copyright agreement. We advise you purchase the digital version of this magazine on magzter.com instead.

Source: I-Weekly

Categorised in ., CH, I-Weekly.

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22 July 2016 | 05:33 pm

Cover Story: A Weighty Issue

Pages 32-39

By Celine Tan


RBKD: Maybe the headline should be this instead:

“Get Real. Time For A Positive Dialogue On Body Shaming, With Rui En.”

Because that’s what this interview is really about: having a positive dialogue with Rui En on body shaming, enjoying her witty replies, with occasional spur of the moment Rui En’s brand of humour.

It’s not about plus-size or otherwise. But being seen, recognised and admired for who you are.

First half of the cover story feature is the writer’s commentary, so only the second half is the interview with Rui En.

Get a copy of this magazine at all major newsstands from 24-30 July 2016.

"In a world plagued by a horrific loss of life due to terrorist acts, Trump becoming the Republican [US Presidential]…

Posted by Rui En on Sunday, July 24, 2016

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Source: 8 Days

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10 January 2016 | 10:15 am

1. 封面故事 Cover Story Pages 28-32

文:王莉雁

2. TV Synopsis Page 89

The Dream Makers 2


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The Dream Makers 2 志在四方 2 is now airing on Channel 8, weeknights at 9pm.

Categorised in ., CH, I-Weekly, Poetic Justice 微笑正义, Sudden 骤变, The Dream Makers 2 志在四方 2, The Dream-Catchers 未来不是梦.

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25 January 2015 | 11:13 am

1. 封面故事 Coverstory Pages 30-38

文:王莉雁


RBKD: Did you know i-weekly’s predecessor debuted in January 1981, the same month Rui En was born in? In celebration of this, Rui En graces the cover of the latest i-weekly with a “Hundred questions in under an hour” challenge.

Rui En’s parents felt her Chinese name sounded nice enough (we agree) and hence did not give her an English one. But what would she name herself if she could?

What would you do if it’s the end of the world, would you volunteer like how Rui En would? What does Rui En think of the idea of babies named after her?

Oscars for Rui En, is that your wish too? What would Rui En do if she quits acting.

Celebrity vs Actress, is there a difference? Rui En claims her turning point was when she decided to be an actress and not a celebrity. (We think a well-received good actress can be a celebrity but a celebrity might not be a good actress. It’s craft vs fame.)

A hundred questions to help you understand Rui En better. And need we mention how stylish her pictures turned out to be, guess we always take it as a given how gorgeous her photos can be. Grab your copy and enjoy your read!

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Source: Xinmsn

Categorised in ., CH, I-Weekly, Video, xinmsn.

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11 January 2015 | 08:35 am

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Coverstory Pages 28 – 39


RBKD: In this 12-page cover shoot, Rui En took over as the art director and as a result, we got a glimpse of how she views the fashion-art through these styles and poses, in what she calls the most “her” shoot.

In the interview, she shared about her music taste and fashion sense, her source of influence and inspiration, and why she’s adament about not doing social media.

Rui En gave a glimpse of her two weeks’ Europe trip which she described as important as she faced periods of plateauing and how the trip served as a recharge for her. If you are curious about her take on venturing abroad, you might get your answers here too.

And if RBKD were to comment on the photos, it would be “refreshing, untypical, arty, and ‘very Rui En'”. But to be fair, this is not a fans-exclusive issue. Hence, it is actually an enjoyable read for all and there is “something for everyone” no matter what you are looking out for.

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For the full article, grab your copy now at all news stands at $2 per copy from 10 January – 17 January 2015.

Categorised in ., 8 DAYS, EN, The Journey: Our Homeland.

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22 September 2013 | 09:20 am

1. Cover Story Pages 36-47

不可能的可能

瑞恩.陈罗密欧

塔斯马尼亚 独家直击

《骤变》塔斯马尼亚9日拍摄,他和她奉旨谈情说爱制造浪漫。

回到戏里5年前的邂逅,那个只有他们的世界,一字一句一举一动,暧昧甜蜜滋长中,美好得很动人。

原以为戏外独来独往酷酷的她会秉持一贯”各自精彩”的作风,岂料…两条平行线原来也有交汇的一天,冰山终有被劈开之时。人生,其实没有这么多以为。

文: 黄敏玮

咖啡座避雨取暖,5分钟闲聊。求上镜好看、才穿3层的陈罗密欧,很得意地偷笑身上囊着5、6层冬衣的瑞恩像个肉粽一个,“你看她包到这么圆!哈哈哈。”

-莎拉曼卡市集(Salamanca Market)开工,瑞恩趁几分钟空档发挥口中的“女人本色”,认真逛街,结果越逛越远,陈罗密欧第一时间叫得大大声:“Minion!找你!”

-瑞恩牧羊场上单脚立换靴,陈罗密欧连忙扶着,但不忘调侃一番:“乖,穿鞋!我们去gai gai!”听到难以站稳的瑞恩“啊”声不断,他又调皮假装帮孕妇生产:“啊~加油!”

-摄影师一拍陈罗密欧,就必须花好一段时间对焦,唔,据说是因为他五官太立体,有一定难度。冷不防一旁的瑞恩“酸”他,“有人整容啦!”眼镜简直碎一地。冰山公主被对手开玩笑,亦会开对手玩笑?怎。么。可。能?

诸如此类情景前所未见,就算是去年随瑞恩与戴向宇澳门拍摄《微笑正义》,亦只见一喊卡两人就向左走向右走各忙各的场面。

“我就是这样讲话的,哈,她很习惯了。大概觉得我是个rude kid吧!”陈罗密欧说。

才不信他Day 1就敢如此任意妄为。事前必定老早拟定好“备战策略”吧?

“之前听大家说,她是独来独往的,我也是这么觉得,所以很紧张,每天都在想:怎么做彼此才会更舒服一点?也不敢乱跟她讲话和玩,刚开始会比较小心一点,很客气,客气到不像情侣的感觉。我觉得她也感觉到我很紧绷,不敢做一些东西,所以她会主动帮我。后来,我习惯了她做工的方式,我一习惯一个人,pattern就开始出来了,会跟她讲废话开玩笑,她也会对我翻白眼。一来一往,就比较舒服了。

我们拍戏一overnight就会变很high,她会用印度腔讲话,很好笑。之前‘Despicable Me’的minions她很喜欢,我们就一直笑一直笑,用minions的语言‘banana banana’这样讲话。她ok啦,没有我想象中、也没有别人形容中的那么冷。”

从来没吃闭门羹?

“我也是会看她的肢体语言的啦,从她给的眼神,会知道:不要去烦她!又或者如果我try玩一下,没有反应我就bye!走掉咯!So far so good,她没有怎么样!”

谈她,从头到尾满满感激。

“她真的帮了我很多。有时NG太多次害到她,我会很内疚担心,因为她得重演,但她每次都是:‘不要紧,再来一次’,没有给我压力。如果要的话,她可能给一个脸弄一些声音,我就很可能会更糟更紧张。但她一直很帮我,我的自信也因此慢慢建立起来。”

瑞恩不只一次私下探问:“他跟你说了我什么坏话?”

好奇心不免被挑起,究竟她为何如此在意,到底有什么话可以让他讲…

“哈,不是啦。他说话有时候太直,不过他没有恶意的。他比较不会想:万一得罪她,万一说错话,怎么办?其他人就比较会小心。他是这么天真的一个人,在演艺圈也算难得啦。

有一次,我、怡霏跟他在拍法庭戏,他突然问我:为什么你没有Twitter、Facebook、Instagram?我就说,因为我觉得这些东西让生活很复杂。我不要,我的生活已经够复杂了,我不希望花时间在post这个写那个。因为艺人身份,你必须想:Post这个会不会怎样?必须很小心。他就冒出一句话,而且是很认真的:是不是你的era是没有这些东西的?Era咧!用中文说是‘时代’,意思就是说我很老啦!我跟怡霏就酸了他半个钟头:是咯,我们的era要on course去学怎么上Instagram!他都不敢出声,只是坐在那边一直笑,笑到耳朵都红了,哈哈。他就是一个这样的人,我还真的不知道他会冒出什么东西,有时还蛮担心他会跟记者讲什么。我有劝他,以后跟记者讲话,请不要这样,至少要先想了才讲。”

眼中的他,是个单纯男孩,“跟他,其实有一点点像在哄小孩。”

劝新人?哄小孩?!真的不像她会做的事。

“他是个比较特殊的状况,其实一开始我已经知道这次对他来讲是一个很大的挑战。他也有跟我说,跟我对,他的压力更大,虽然我不是故意的。以前我会觉得,我就拍好我的戏,其他东西不要去管,但人越成熟,就会放下一些自己。以前的我算是比较自我,现在我会把自己放在别人的角度去看,我可以了解他第一次当第一男主角,又是跟我对戏,压力很大,每天看到它,他都一直在瘦。所以我就决定:Ok,我需要帮他,尽量让他舒服一点。能帮就帮,我也没有想要得到什么回报。可以帮到新人,给一些advice,是一件好事。”

是乐在其中的。

手捧热饮料在农场木屋外欣赏风景,古桥上坐着凝望水面…沿途一有时间,瑞恩便“消失”一阵子,享受美景与独处时间。

“太美了,真的。开工的第一天,我就这么觉得,开始哭,他们全都以为是因为我被风刺到眼睛,哈哈。”

下一个目的地,锁定在几年前曾经到访,美得也让她落泪的巴黎。

这几年档期爆满,几乎零缝隙休息,可能吗?

“接下来要等《警徽天职3》开拍,大概有几个月,休息时间应该是有史以来最长的。也是我要求的的啦,因为我也觉得要停下来,重新找一些灵感。是时候充电,我需要让自己进步。我还是给自己那么大的压力,而观众对我的要求跟期望也越来越高。”

三樽视后奖座,有一定重量,“《最火搭档》,已经到了那样的境界,怎样去超越,对我来说是一个挑战。我也跟《最火》的故事人聊过,我们也算是朋友啦,他也会觉得,自己已经写了一个这样的剧本,让很多人印象深刻,怎么去超越,是很大的压力。

从新人到有知名度到比较红,不同阶段会有不同挑战,不是你已经红了、有一个status了,就会没有压力,反而是有更大压力的。很多人都希望可以把你打倒。这是当然的,人都是这样子的。我尽量不要去想,但旁边的人会提醒。”

活得潇洒什么都不care?难啦,当红花旦如她,也有顾虑担忧。

“没有什么是永远的,也没有什么是确定的啦,除了死亡和税务。”

与瑞恩的9日相处,还有这些发现…

~“Sandy,I love you!You must be tired!”她用近乎唱歌的可爱调调,对赶羊后、跑得很喘得牧羊犬说。是爱狗之人,但碍于与怕狗的婆婆住在一起,未能落实养狗梦。

~怕冷的她,这次花了上千元网购冬装。“因为上次拍《未来不是梦》,拍到很痛苦,那是第一次去有下雪的地方,我根本不知道应该买什么,钱也不多,也不怎么舍得花,去到那边可以传达6、7层,还是冷死。所以这次,我决定我不要痛苦了。”闲话家常时会大力推销很保暖的鹅毛大衣,亦会打探我脚上的靴子到底暖不暖耐不耐,哈,很女人咯。

~谈逛街,她的眼睛永远闪闪发光。途经市集某摊位其实没多久,就已买下熏衣草暖暖熊,哇,高手!她笑称shopping不为自己,“几年前年级比较小,我买的东西都是给自己的,一大箱都是我自己的东西,现在大了,会到处看有没有东西可以买给别人。就像刚才买的暖暖熊,就是买给婆婆的,因为她的腰部是很好。”

~开工第一日,已到处换澳币。不会吧,钱这么快就花光?“我都没有买什么东西,虽然我昨天太累不想跟他们出去吃,叫了room service啦。我到现在还搞不懂钱花到哪里去了,哈哈,可能放在房间?”她一脸疑惑。原来她,也有迷糊的时候。

适逢陈罗密欧NG、台词念不好的时候。爱开玩笑的监制对他说:“斌辉来了!” – 剧组最爱跟他开的玩笑,意思是:要换不NG的阿哥当男主角了!

虽然瑞恩事后悄悄透露:“哎呀,酸他,表示剧组已经把他当自己人了。最主要是,大家看到他是认真的,没有在玩。”

2. TV Ratings Page 84

Channel 8
1. 好好说慢慢讲
2. 夜市人生
3. 骤变
4. 3菜1汤
5. 笑笑没烦恼

Sudden 骤变 is now airing on Channel 8, Weekdays at 9pm.

C.L.I.F. 3 警徽天职 3 debuts 10 April 2014 9pm on Channel 8.

Source: Xinmsn

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09 June 2013 | 08:10 am

1. Cover Story Pages 38-48

By Jonathan Fam

Float like a butterfly sting like a bee

Here’s why we love Rui En: The enigmatic star says she’s “happier” now, but her badass, don’t-mess-with-me ‘tude? Well, it’s still here. We sit down with Ch 8’s regining princess (future queen?) for a knockout, can-she-get-any-cooler interview.

Rui En is wearing a wry smile on her face. It usually means she’s unimpressed with something. Her skinny legs, clad in a pair of black jeans, are curled under her. Then she sighs. “The ones about why I don’t do kissing scenes….The ones about why I’m, yeah, so aloof. They’re such a drag,” she laments. Rui En’s talking about questions she dreads most during interviews. Questions that she is, put simply, bored of, and which we assure her won’t be asked today. “Oh, but you already have. Or rather, your magazine has,” she says. Her smile is more off centre than ever, and then she laughs: BWAHAHAHAHA.

For someone who’s been dubbed ‘Ice Princess’ and ‘Queen of Cool’, Rui En, 32, has a surprisingly bawdy laugh. It’s throaty, robust, and loud. So loud you can probably hear it over a jet engine. Loud enough that it throws you off the first time she lets it rip. Would we have guessed that the inscrutable star has this other side had we not spoken to her? Probably not. It’s such discoveries that make any little contact with the elusive, publicity-shunning star so precious. Like wildlife photographers hoping to capture the spotted deer on film, you hope she’ll show – without you having to poke and prod like a kaypoh aunt during Chinese New Year – a little crack in the armour, an anecdote that offers a peek into her real self.

Contrary to popular belief – and what her painfully awkward Kristen Stewart-esque Star Awards speeches may suggest – Rui En’s neither a tough not boring interview subject. Sure, she’ll throw you the side eye when she considers a question lame, but she comes off as direct, not disdainful.

Yes, Rui En can’t be arsed to charm or wow you with juicy soundbites (but boy, does she have those in spades). She also doesn’t bother to be breezy or coy. That’s not to say she’s reticent. In fact, she’s surprisingly chatty. And candid. The Singapore Chinese Girls’ School and Raffles Junior College alum answers questions – both tough and throwaway – thoughtfully, never beating around the bush. No, she still won’t talk about her love life, but yes, she’ll be honest, or as honest as she’ll allow herself to be, about anything. She’s really not as socially awkward as popularly perceived. While Rui En prefers to read her script (she’s currently filming Ch 8 legal drama Sudden) instead of chit-chatting with her glam squad like most other stars do while having their hair and make-up done, she doesn’t retreat into her shell when faced with an unfamiliar social situation either. During the shoot, we see her twirl her fingers and dance – groove, actually to – Gossip’s ‘Heavy Cross’ blasting from the speakers. She even makes small talk with our art director whom she is meeting for the first time. Yes, Rui En is capable of small talk.

The truth is, Rui En’s not as austere as we think she is. Just check out her handphone case, a cutesy rubber cartoon duck complete with two rubber ‘feather’ sticking out of its top. It looks like it belongs to a bubble tea-addicted 14-year-old. A disclaimer: the method for her role as a simple-minded assistant director in the upcoming Ch 8 showbiz exposé, The Dream Makers. But um, filming for the mid-year blockbuster wrapped three weeks ago.

“I don’t know why I still have it,” she chuckles when we tease her about her choice of cellular fashion (Cineleisure-chic?) It’s the first time Rui En seems genuinely stumped. Then out of nowhere she turns to us, and says, “It looks like something you would use. BWAHAHAHAHA.”

8 DAYS: We know you’ve turned down many endorsements over the years. SO why did you agree to be the face of L’Oreal?

Rui En: This is another question I’ve been getting a lot. I’m someone who doesn’t want to feel like I’m telling a lie. If I can’t have faith in a product or if it doesn’t fel with my image – like endorsing a slimming centre – I won’t endorse it. I’m a skincare junkie and I’ve tried the product before. I thought the whole thing was seredipitous (smiles).

8 DAYS: You’re not someone usually associate with vanity.

Rui En: As a kid, I’ve always been the ugly duckling tomboy. Dark, skinny, with braces and a bowl cut. So, to get to a point where I get to say “Because you’re worth it”…Seriously? It’s a big deal to me.

8 DAYS: While many artistes delightedly welcome endorsement deals, you’ve been doing quite the opposite and rejecting them. What do you have against money?

Rui En: (Ponders) You know, I wasn’t close to (Huang) Wenyong, but his passing really drove home the point that I really have to get my life right. I only have one life to live. It’s short, and my career, even shorter. So I have to do things by my rule or I’m going to regret it. I don’t want to use the word ‘sell-out’ but yeah…Being picky with my endorsements, turning down money, it ties in with my beliefs. It’s the same with having views on certain things, not wanting to do certain scenes.

8 DAYS: You said earlier that sometimes the roles you take on “bleed into your reality” even after the cameras stop rolling.

Rui En: (Laughs) Yeah. I would never have gotten this phone case for myself. I tend to hold on to things from all my roles. Unriddle, ‘cos it was so dark, really affected my mood. But Dream Makers makes me happy. There was a scene where I tried to moonwalk, and it was an epic fail. We would collapse in fits of laughter. My blooper reel for this show would be exciting.

8 DAYS: But how bad can endorsing, say, a fridge, be?

Rui En: It has to be appropriate lah. I might not be of the right target consumer segment to reliably sell a fridge.

8 DAYS: What’s ‘appropriate’? Ice cubes?

Rui En: (Laughs) The wouldn’t fridges be absolutely perfect? I don’t know…Eyeliner? I love eyeliner. I’ve never thought of this. I only know when I get the offers. Thing is, L’Oreal isn’t trying to make me into a person I’m not. A lot of these endorsements are about appealing to the mass, being approachable. L’Oreal’s not asking me to do that. They’re not forcing me to smile. They want me to be myself.

8 DAYS: And obviously, the pay must be good.

Rui En: No comments (laughs)…but…they’re sincere (smiles).

8 DAYS: Ker-ching. Is it true that you source and pay for the clothes your characters wear in your dramas?

Rui En: (Looks taken aback) How do you know this? It’s not [completely true]. To me, a role is the sum of all the little details. The wardrobe unit provides the clothes, but I have to have all the accessories to feel the part. Like the cutesy phone cover. I notice that the assistant directors in MediaCorp all like things with cartoons on them. The character I play in Dream Makers needs soft toys hanging from her keychain and bag. It’s part and parcel of the whole persona. I started doing this during Happy Family (2010). I went to Chinatown ‘cos that’s where the character lived and I bought all these tees with Michael Jackson and Obama on them.

8 DAYS: You said earlier that sometimes the roles you take on “bleed into your reality” even after the cameras stop rolling.

Rui En: (Laughs) Yeah. I would never have gotten this phone case for myself. I tend to hold on to things from all my roles. Unriddle, ‘cos it was so dark, really affected my mood. But Dream Makers makes me happy. There was a scene where I tried to moonwalk, and it was an epic fail. It was so hilarious. We would collapse in fits of laughter. My blooper reel for this show would be exciting.

8 DAYS: Do you think you take acting too seriously?

Rui En: Some people might think that way. They’ll tell me (mimics someone whispering) “Aiyah, it’s just acting.” But I don’t care. I’m the sort who needs to know I gave my all. If I know in my heart that I held back, I wouldn’t be able to look in the mirror.

8 DAYS: There was a scene in Unriddle 2 where you got so worked up you started blabbering lines in English that weren’t in the script.

Rui En: Yeah…swear words.

8 DAYS: Which ones did you use?

Rui En: Only the one (guffaws).

8 DAYS: And you needed time alone after that scene to collect yourself.

Rui En: I’ve never had an intense experience like that before. It’s exhausting even talking about it now.

8 DAYS: Well, it worked out fine ‘cos you picked up your second Best Actress award for it. What went through your mind when your name was announced? Did you think “S***! Now I have to make a speech!”

Rui En: Let me tell you, the “s***!” comes when you’re sitting in the audience thinking, “Don’t call my name, don’t call my name.” I’m not good at things like giving a speech. It’s taken a long time for me to become a little more comfortable. The red carpet isn’t my thing either. But when they do call your name, your mind goes blank and you go into auto pilot mood. It’s bizarre.

8 DAYS: Does winning Best Actress change you in any way?

Rui En: Not really, but there’s pressure. You gotta be on the ball all the time. My game has to be on all the time.

8 DAYS: You started filming Sudden just two days after Dream Makers wrapped. This non-stop back-to-back filming schedule has been going on for a few years now. When was the last time you went on a holiday?

Rui En: (Thinks for what seems like an eternity.)

8 DAYS: It’s been that long, huh?

Rui En: Yeah…I’m not the sort who needs to fly off every chance I get. I’m happy staying home. Oh! I went to the Maldives for a few days after Code of Honour. After I won my first Best Actress award.

8 DAYS: When’s your next break?

Rui En: I’m taking a much needed month off before filming for C.L.I.F. 3 starts later this year. I do want to use the time to get down to writing a script.

8 DAYS: What is it going to be about?

Rui En: No clue at all, but it will be for TV ‘cos that’s what I know.

8 DAYS: Why do you work so hard? Didn’t Huang Wenyong’s sudden passing make you think that maybe there’s more to life than work?

Rui En: To me, work is the reward. A lot of people aspire to be tai-tai. Not me, I’d be lost without work. There’s no sense and purpose. I guess my sense of identity is derived from work.

8 DAYS: Have you ever neglected your health ‘cos of work?

Rui En: (Shakes her head) Oh no…I’m very auntie. I’m very good at taking care of myself. I always have with me a variety of Chinese medicines. Though I’m very ang moh pai, I’ve realised that Chinese doctors work wonders.

8 DAYS: Really?

Rui En: Yeah, I came down with a very bad flu during Joys of Life and the Western meds I was taking only made me drowsy. My friend took me to a sinseh and that was it. I didn’t use to believe in TCM until it worked. That’s when I realised there are bigger things out there. When I got injured during Unriddle, I went for acupuncture, which was terrifying. In Muar, where I was doing Code of Honour, I went for bloodletting [a TCM practice to remove stagnant blood] when I got injured too. I didn’t dare to look (laughs).

8 DAYS: You don’t seem like someone who’s into bloodletting and acunpuncture.

Rui En: You’ll be when you’re desperate to settle a problem fast ‘cos the crew’s waiting for you. My friend calls me Donnie Lu [Lu being Rui En’s surname]. You know, like Donnie Yen, with all the martial arts and bloodletting. I’m so cheena tong tong now (laughs).

8 DAYS: We have to ask about you and Elvin Ng. Three time we’ve watched you both collect the Favourite On-Screen Couple Award. But there never seems to be any chemistry between you guys off-screen.

(Guffaws) To be honest, I don’t understand why people like to see us together. Maybe it’s ‘cos we look good? When my friend watched us give the speech this year, she sent me a text to say we’re an epic fail (laughs).

8 DAYS: Do you guys rehearse your speeches?

Rui En: No (laughs). In Elvin’s defence, it would be equally awkward for anyone who’s up there with me.

8 DAYS: Maybe he’s intimidated by you?

Rui En: No lah! Maybe in the beginning? People normally go, “Oh she’s not as bad as I thought she was” after they get to know me.

8 DAYS: Who do you think you have chemistry with?

Rui En: I’m more comfortable onscreen with (Li) Nanxing. A lot of people agree too.

8 DAYS: What about Romeo Tan, who’s romancing you for the first time in Sudden?

Rui En: We’re still in the midst of filming so I don’t know. He’s quite new and he’s got to be familiar with someone first…I’m trying to make him confortable ‘cos I know he’s under a lot of pressure. We’re still trying to work it out (smiles).

8 DAYS: You said in a recent interview that a lot of scenes in Dream Makers, though inspired by true events, are “blown out of proportion..dramatised…all in the name of good fun.” Any example?

Rui En: Like the one where the resident Ah jie in the show causes physical harm to Jeanette’s character. I didn’t really like that ‘cos it makes us look unprofessional, cheapens what we do. No one I know will cause bodily harm to a fellow actor. The most they do is backstab. I was a little uncomfortable reading it ‘cos I don’t want the audience to get misled. They already think that showbiz is like the mafia. Look, we’re whiter than white in Singapore. If you think people here have to sleep around to get a role, no lah. That’s rampant overseas, but not here.

8 DAYS: You’ve also said that backstabbing in showbiz is “a little bit more serious ‘cos “your failures, your successes, are for everyone to see.” What’s the worst rumour you’ve heard about yourself?

Rui En: It’s a little sensitive to say ‘cos it involves other people. There’s backstabbing everywhere, which is why I prefer to live in my own shell. People are scary. I used to be quite naive. It was only after many years in this business that I opened my eyes. It’s amazing what people would do for fame, for a little bit of attention. It may be human nature but I don’t believe in doing things, like stepping on people, to get ahead.

8 DAYS: Are you jaded?

Rui En: When you’re in showbiz, you either learn about human nature than detach yourself from what’s happening, or you get completely embroiled in it. Unfortunately, it’s more common for people to get embroiled – everyone’s just trying to survive. Showbiz has made me a lot more mature about what to expect from people. I used to think if a person’s nice to me, she must be nice.

8 DAYS: Do you have a bulls*** indicator when you talk to people?

Rui En: I think I read people quite well. I’ve got a gut feeling about things. I’m a little bit more straightforward and upfront so when I see someone who’s not like that, I take a step back. It’s good to be careful.

8 DAYS: With your fiercely independent streak, do you think you would have made it big in, let’s say, your BFF Chen Liping’s era when artistes were said to be more ‘obedient’?

Rui En: This is an interesting question. I guess not. The fact that audience embraces and supports me shows that our audience has matured a lot. They’re able to accept someone who’s a little different, not cookie-cutter. (Ponders) Hmm..I’ve never thought about this.

8 DAYS: Does Liping share stories about ‘back in her day’?

Rui En: She does. It’s fascinating. I’m in awe of how they used to do period drama in this heat! I had a couple of scenes in Dream Makers where I’m in period costume. They wrote it for the viewers [‘cos people have never seen me in a period costume before] (laughs). It was just one scene but it was enough. I was sweating even though there was aircon! I hear her war stories and I’m like, my life is such a breeze in comparison. To get through that kind of hardship, to be sleep deprived…I respect them.

8 DAYS: To be honest, I didn’t think that you and Liping were really friends until I bumped into you guys having coffee at The Grandstand.

Rui En: Oh my God! Are you that jaded and cynical? (Rolls her eyes and laughs) I remember that day! We were filming Dream Makers before that. Did you think it was a publicity stunt? (Guffaws) There have been many sightings, okay?

8 DAYS: Yahui says that Liping is her best friend too. You got rival leh.

Rui En: (Laughs) The three of us don’t hang out together, though. When it’s Liping and me, it’s just us. Rival? Are you in secondary school (laughs)?

8 DAYS: Isn’t showbiz like that?

Rui En: It is a little. The cool clique. The pretty girls clique. And the outcasts.

8 DAYS: You’re trying to say you’re an outcast, right?

Rui En: I’ve always been! I was an outcast in RJ ‘cos I was a bit of delinquent. Now in showbiz, I’m generally seen as an alien.

8 DAYS: You’re more like the girl people don’t dare to approach but secretly aspire to be.

Rui En: (Laughs) I’m just not in the pretty and cool clique, okay?

8 DAYS: So who’s in that clique?

Rui En: I can’t say. You should know better.

8 DAYS: Will you get mad if we ask about your love life?

Rui En: Yes, please don’t (laughs). I’ve been thinking about this a lot. It might sound cheesy but what Angelina Jolie did recently got me thinking. You can either educate the world – literally nobody knew about gene testing and preventive surgery before her – and choose to conduct your career in that way or you can let people obsess about your love life. Like I said, I only have one career that won’t last very long, especially so for women. And I need to know I spent it doing something worthy. I can’t leave this line feeling like it was all about being popular or pretty on the covers of magazines. I’ll kill myself. Reporters have told me that I’m boring ‘cos I don’t talk about my personal life. But the fact of the matter is that I want to keep the focus on my work instead of having people obsess about who I’m dating.

8 DAYS: You do wish to settle down eventually, right?

Rui En: If it happens, it happens. I’m very comfortable on my own. And I think you can be with a person and not get married. It’s easy to be cynical about marriage when you come from a broken family. And I do know that having kids is something I won’t be doing.

8 DAYS: You do seem happier and more open now, though.

Rui En: Happier, yes. I’m in a good place now. I’m thankful for what I have. When you’re younger you get caught up in the small things like, “Oh I can’t believe she said that about me.” Now it’s “Whatever.” Dirt off my shoulder (Mimics dusting her shoulder).

8 DAYS: You said in an interview years ago that you stopped wanting to be famous and popular when you got disgusted watching yourself on TV. And when you stopped wanting that, you got famous and popular. Surely the irony’s not lost on you.

Rui En: I do see it. To me, it’s one of the things I’m most proud of. The fact that this industry expects you to do things a certain way…And yet I’ve done things differently and people have accepted me. I hope kids can learn that you don’t have to be conventional, or have to follow the tried and tested path. Sure, there’s a price to be paid, and people are going to talk. But if that makes me a b****, fine (smiles).

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The Dream Makers 志在四方 debuts 24 June 2013 9pm on Channel 8.

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16 September 2012 | 08:11 am

1. 封面故事 Cover Story Pages 28-42

文:黄敏玮

最近距离

7月底,与《微笑正义》台前幕后20余人,向澳门出发。

异乡近距离观星,体认大不同。

澳门之行最大目的:让剧中的戴阳天与瑞恩有机会异国谱恋曲。

首次搭档合作,诠释若有似无的暧昧feel。但荧幕上火花四溅的男女,现实生活中往往是零交集的两条平行线。

“我跟很多人是不同世界的,这是正常的。”瑞恩说。“很多人会觉得……我们应该是合不来的。两个不太喜欢讲话的人,沟通起来会不会有问题?经过澳门,现在沟通会不会比较好了?可是,我们本来就真的没问题。只要互相尊重就ok了。”

放饭时间,有些惊奇小发现。

例如:瑞恩溜到便利商店买两大袋零食。饮食如此百无禁忌,本地女性身上,还是第一次见识。

“我非常爱吃junk food,吃的东西一点都不健康。没有什么是我不吃的。我不抽烟不喝酒,吃对我而言是生活中很大的享受。拍戏这么累了,如果又要减肥是很辛苦的事。”

插播一则:这次拉队到澳门,跟监制袁树伟有关。

香港长大,年轻时曾到此拍拖,澳门情意结,很理所当然。所以瑞恩与戴阳天这次大三巴、澳门观光塔、议事厅前地、图书馆、新葡京酒店等漂亮地标走透透。

回归正体:袁树伟与瑞恩,第6次合作。

他说,希望还有第7次第8次第9次……

“跟瑞恩,算是缘分到了,要珍惜。因为你不可能一直合作。” “我和惠玉算是朋友,可以一起吃饭,谈一下私事、想法,会互相关心,这是我和惠玉这些年建立的;我和瑞恩未算,她就是……一个很好的合作partner。虽然不是整天聊天,但大家是有信任在那边的。”

还有这些,你不知道的是……

登记前几个小时空档,大队前往机场的赌场打发时间。每人贡献一百元澳币赌本,由从没踏入赌场、公认‘有杀气’的瑞恩代大家玩轮盘。手气如何?哈,小小赌本一分都不剩。Beginners’ Luck,看来在她身上没应验。

2. TV Synopses Pages 121-124

Poetic Justice

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Poetic Justice 微笑正义 is now airing on Channel 8, Weekdays at 9pm.

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20 June 2012 | 08:44 am

1. Scene & Heard Page 14

Ready to QLO

If you’re happy and you know it: The varying degrees of joy as demonstrated by brand ambassador Rebecca Lim, Qi Yuwu and Rui En. And no that’s not Rui En’s “black face”, okay? She’s just being herself. Don’t take our word for it. Hear it straight from our cover girl this week.

2. Cover story Pages 34-44

The Importance of Being Rui En

By Celine Tan

She doesn’t do smiles. She doesn’t do intimate scenes. She doesn’t care what you think. She only wants to be herself. Here’s the story of why Rui En is Rui En.

“Tom yum soup. Alone time. Doing charity work. Feeling like I’ve achieved something new in my acting. Paris. Shorts and slippers. Rainy nights, but only when I’m safe and warm at home.”

That, ladies and gentlemen, is a list of things that make Rui En happy. So stop asking her why she looks so miserable all the time, because she’s not. Her. Face. Is. Just. Like. That. “I’m not a naturally smiley person,” she tells us exasperatedly. “And when I don’t smile, that’s my face.”

Rui En’s lack of regard for what you think of her fascinates and frustrates us. On one hand, we admire her honesty and that stick-to-her-guns bravado, and give her props for being the lonely tree, steadfast and unwavering in a field of pretty, nodding flowers. On the other hand, there is that maddening question: Who the heck does she think she is?

She is, of course, the actress who would rather stick pins in her eyes than do love, kissing or rape scenes, and whose absolute refusal to compromise in this aspect has led to blow-ups with fellow showbiz-ers. She’s the A-lister who isn’t afraid to show her disdain at awards ceremonies, scoffs at press conferences and interviews, and shuns celebrity events. She’s the star who hates stardom.

And yet, her popularity is iron-clad and her fans ever devoted. She’s been a fixture on the Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste list since 2005, and looks to be in zero danger of dropping off anytime soon. In spite of — or possibly because of — her reticence, people love her. We ask her why she thinks she’s popular, despite her unwillingness to play the fame game. “I have no idea,” she says matter-of-factly. “Honestly, I don’t think about all these. I just do what I do.” When we push her to speculate, she shrugs, “I really have no clue. Maybe I’m different?”

Indifferent, more like, her detractors may sniff, and stubbornly self-centred. Self-contained, more like, her legion of supporters will cry, and resolutely sure of what she wants and doesn’t want.

It’s been three long years since our last cover interview and shoot with her, and in that time, Rui En has become ever more enigmatic while maintaining a constant presence on TV in almost back-to-back Ch 8 dramas. It seems the more she acts in reel life, the less she is inclined to act in real life.

In a bid to peek into her doubtlessly-complicated psyche, we’re eschewing fancy themes, costumes and props for this shoot, and just letting Rui En be Rui En. Which explains the moodier-than-usual photos. Along with her own stylist, who dresses her for the Star Awards, Rui En selected these outfits, because they are her. “I’m happy with it,” she tells us after the shoot. “I thought some of the shots were quite what I’m about. It was quite natural for me to do some of those poses.”

Did Rui En give 8 DAYS a piece of her true self in this photo shoot and interview? We’d like to think so, but we’ll never know. And that’s all right.

3. Television Page 101

Joys of Life

Tue, Ch 8, 9PM New Serial!

Nostalgia rules in this mid-year blockbuster serial chronicling the lives of getai perfomances – among them Rui En and Taiwanese singer Alien Huang – in the ’60s and ’70s. The highlights of this 35-part drama, partly filmed at Tuas TV World, are the colourful stage performances (look out for a Bollywood number where Rui En sings and dances…as a dude!). Taiwanese actress Cynthia Wang, Andie Chen, Kate Pang and Chew Chor Meng co-star. – Douglas Tseng

4. TV Synopses Pages 112 – 113

Joys of Life

Joys of Life 花样人间 debuts 26 June 2012 9pm on Channel 8.

Source: Xinmsn

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