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28 November 2020 | 02:16 am

By Helmi Yusof

RBKD: The Business Times shines a spotlight on a new exhibition featuring Georgette Chen at the National Gallery Singapore, titled Georgette Chen: At Home In The World. The article also mentions the 2015 TV docudrama starring Rui En as Chen.

Source: The Business Times, The Peak Magazine

Categorised in EN, The Business Times, The Peak Magazine, The Worlds Of Georgette Chen.

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20 April 2016 | 04:08 pm


RBKD: The Worlds of Georgette Chen, starring Rui En as pioneer Artiste Georgette Chen and produced by ChannelNewsAsia, won Silver medal at the prestigious New York Festivals TV and Film Awards 2016 on Tuesday (Apr 19), which was held at Las Vegas’ Westgate Resort and Casino Hotel.

Source: CNA

Categorised in, EN, New York Festivals TV and Film Awards, Star Awards, The Worlds Of Georgette Chen.

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24 November 2015 | 08:24 pm


SINGAPORE -The recent chatter about Mediacorp actress Rui En has moved on from her allegedly sulky demeanour to her new curves.

Looking rather rotund at a recent press conference, she let on that she has put on 4kg for a new role as an “auntie”.

The new Channel 8 drama (If Only I Could) will see her put on a fat suit, Rui En told reporters last week.

She found that with the fat suit, her face and limbs were too slim, which looked unconvincing, Lianhe Wanbao reported.


Her recent roles have seen her portray Singapore artist Georgette Chen in a docudrama, and an actress who becomes disfigured in The Dream Makers 2.

Gaining, or losing, weight for a role is often seen as a sign of commitment for actors, and can be a boost for their careers.

RBKD: Click the source’s link below to access the complete article.

The Dream Makers 2 志在四方 2 debuts 04 December 2015, 9pm on Channel 8.

If Only I Could… 十年…你还好吗? debuts 30 May 2016, 9pm on Channel 8.

Source: Straits Times, AsiaOne, Her World

Categorised in, EN, Her World, If Only I Could... 十年...你还好吗?, The Dream Makers 2 志在四方 2, The Straits Times, The Worlds Of Georgette Chen.

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21 July 2015 | 05:00 pm

Ong Sor Fern

Art lovers are looking forward to the National Gallery’s opening in November as the National Collection, comprising some 8,000 works, will finally come back into the public’s eye.

But some of the Gallery’s most prized pieces are already starring in an online video series titled My Masterpiece. The series will feature 12 works, each accompanied by an eclectic bunch of personalities speaking about their impressions of the works.

Painter Georgette Chen is in the spotlight this year. There was a three-part television biopic starring actress Rui En as the unconventional painter and she will be among the cast of characters highlighted in Nanyang, The Musical, an upcoming production at the Singapore International Festival Of Arts. This 1946 Self Portrait was displayed briefly at the National Gallery’s recent Naked Museum night, and is an alluringly enigmatic work. It was painted just after the war and a few years after the death of her husband Eugene Chen.

Source: The Straits Times

Categorised in EN, National Gallery Singapore, The Straits Times, The Worlds Of Georgette Chen.

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22 May 2015 | 04:07 pm

By Eugene Quek

Singapore small screen princess and L’Oréal Paris Haircare campaign frontrunner Rui En gets into a hairy situation by spilling all of her insider beauty secrets, including what aesthetic procedures she’ll consider going under the knife for!

Being blessed with a mien that’s molded from porcelain (not to mention tresses that tumble like Rapunzel’s) must come in very handy when you’re the first Singaporean face for L’Oréal Paris’ skincare-slash-makeup campaigns – for the third year and counting, to boot. Gongxi!

Here are some tantalising tidbits we’ve discovered about our mane maiden of the hour:

And the award for Best Hair on a dude goes to … This two-time Best Actress champ at the annual Singapore Star Awards doesn’t suffer fools (or foolish questions, for that matter).

When pressed to nominate a male co-star with the strongest hair game in real life, Rui En’s rejoinder is deliciously tart: “Sorry, I haven’t really been paying attention.” Okay then, duly noted!

Speaking of awards, you have Rui En’s glam squad to thank for her acting accolades. Intriguingly, Rui En says her hair plays a plum role in getting into the psyche of a character: “Hair is an incredibly vital part of imaging. Colour and cut contribute towards the character. I consider it one of the most important elements in shaping a role.”

Obligatory shout-out: You can catch Rui En in all her mane glory on tellie in the on-going The Worlds of Georgette Chen, a three-part docu-drama on the eponymous artist.

She’s all about lubing up. Her lifesaver for thinning tresses? Take it from the lush-locked lass herself: “Use a leave-on oil after showering and before styling your hair to protect it from heat and styling products. I use the Leave On Oil Serum from Total Repair 5 to help with damage and dryness. I also use a hair mask regularly; I’ve been using the Total Repair 5 Deep Repairing Mask once every three days.”

This star likes to shine. Oh, and her obsession with oils spills over onto the red carpet too, where she says she likes letting her hair down: “The Extraordinary Oil Gold works great by instantly smoothing frizziness and giving shine [when it’s let down for public appearances].” Spoken like a true brand ambassador. As far as best beauty practices are concerned, though, this is as good as it gets!

And as for those plastic surgery rumours … Catty industry commentators have long murmured about the provenance of Rui En’s eggshell-smooth forehead, but the actress insists she’s a proponent of “natural” beauty – and we’re inclined to believe her.

To wit: “What’s the point of being unhappy with something you can’t change? Sure, you can change a lot nowadays. But life is about so much more than that.” That’s some #QOTD-worthy stuff right there!

Source: Her World Singapore

Categorised in EN, Her World, L’Oréal Paris, Star Awards, The Worlds Of Georgette Chen.

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17 May 2015 | 07:21 pm

Woa. Thank you. It's amazing that Rui En was complimented by Professor Tommy Koh, who knew Georgette Chen personally."…

Posted by Rui En on Sunday, 17 May 2015

Categorised in The Worlds Of Georgette Chen.

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16 May 2015 | 12:52 am

Get hair like Rui En’s

The award-winning local actress-singapore tells Carina Koh the secrets to her soft, silky locks.

What’s your haircare routine like?

“Apart from the usual shampoo and conditioner – I use L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Repairing Shampoo and Repairing Conditioner – I use a leave-in treatment with heat-protecting benefits daily.

I also indulge in a hair mask once every three days to repair damage caused by the heat styling that my hair is subjected to on production sets every day – my favourite is L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Deep Repairing Mask, which makes my hair shinier and more resistant to breakage. These products have made my hair a lot smoother.”

Do you have any must-have hair products?

“Hair masks, leave-in treatments and shampoos that leave my hair feeling clean but not stripped of moisture.”

What’s the best advice you’ve received from a hairstylist?

“Go for regular hair-steaming treatments – they supposedly leave hair stronger, softer and more hydrated.”

What Rui En has been up to lately

This two-time Best Actress winner – well deserved, we say – at the Star Awards (a local awards ceremony that recognises outstanding talents in Mandarin television) has a lot to rejoice about this year.

She’s not only fronting skincare and makeup campaigns for L’Oreal Paris – for the third consecutive year – but is also the new face for the brand’s Total Repair 5 range (other celebrities who have fronted L’Oreal Paris campaigns include Li Bingbing, Aishwarya, Rai Bachchan and Lea Michele).

Catch the 34-year-old actress in two upcoming television shows: The Worlds of Georgette Chen, a three-part docudrama in which she plays local pioneer artist Georgette Chen, and The Journey: Our Homeland (airs in July on Channel 8), in which she plays a bubbly nurse with a flair for Chinese opera.

Source: Her World Singapore

Categorised in EN, Her World, L’Oréal Paris, Star Awards, Star Awards 2015, The Journey: Our Homeland, The Worlds Of Georgette Chen.

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14 May 2015 | 11:55 pm

Last year we shared news on one of our efforts to promote the appreciation and understanding of Singapore’s art development through the commission of a three-part docudrama titled, The Worlds of Georgette Chen.

On 24 April 2015, we welcomed the cast at the Gallery for a press conference on the launch of the docudrama, where attending guests were given a first look at original artwork of Georgette Chen’s Self-Portrait. The premier telecast of the docudrama was officially aired on 29 April 2015, Channel NewsAsia.

Starring MediaCorp’s award-winning actress, Rui En, as Georgette, viewers were invited to immerse themselves into the whirlwind life of Georgette Chen, starting from life in France (1927 to 1933) during the Second World War, along to her journey in Japanese-occupied China and Hong Kong (1934 to 1948), and finally in Penang and Singapore (1950 to 1980), where she made her home.

Artworks by Georgette Chen will be on display in the DBS Singapore Gallery when National Gallery Singapore opens in 2015.

Check out these exclusive behind-the-scenes sneaks of Rui En, the cast and crew in action. How well do you think Rui En embodied the role of Georgette Chen? How well do you think Rui En embodied the role of Georgette Chen? Share your thoughts with us on Facebook.

Rui En and Ralph Lee, who plays Eugene Chen, film a scene along the River Seine. Living in Paris, the River Seine was one of Georgette Chen’s many artistic inspirations. Little did she know that a painting of this river would eventually connect her with her leit motif of love, Eugene.

Rui En and Ralph watch a playback of a scene of Georgette and Eugene Chen’s wedding. Georgette married Eugene Chen on 14 July 1930 in Paris.

Rui En filming on location at Musée d’Orsay, Paris.

Source: National Gallery Singapore

Categorised in EN, National Gallery Singapore, The Worlds Of Georgette Chen.

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14 May 2015 | 09:18 pm

Categorised in, The Worlds Of Georgette Chen, Toggle SG.

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