Rebecca Lim unleashes the comedian in her

The MediaCorp actress ditches her glamorous image in upcoming Toggle drama series


额外照片:Toggle提供 邓秀英拍摄/剪辑 林慧玲在Toggle新剧《我为人人》中除了有精彩造型,有别于以往的搞笑演出,更赢得葛米星(Gurmit Singh)大力赞赏! xinmsn本周前往Toggle原创情景喜剧《我为人人》外景探班,并与主要演员林慧玲、葛米星(Gurmit Singh)、张耀栋和黄炯耀进行访问。 该剧其他主要演员还包括姚玟隆和李心钰,而每一集都会出现特别客串的艺人,如朱厚任、郑各评、陈泰铭等。 《我为人人》故事设置在70年代,剧中人物在虚构的政府部门工作,负责推行当时的各项活动,有望让观众重温一些家喻户晓的口号,以及那年代所发生的趣事。 首次挑战情景剧的林慧玲,在戏里饰演名叫李晶晶的傻大姐 ,她透露,片场天天充满欢笑声,她在一个月内笑的次数,比过去几年加起来的还要多。 访问当天刚好是林慧玲的收工日,她认真表示:“很享受整个拍摄过程,其他几位演员也教了我很多东西,像是勤奋、脚踏实地和不抱怨的态度。” 她解释,拍摄场景的环境十分恶劣,因没有通风设备而非常闷热,每天拍完戏都满身汗,皮肤黏黏的。 谈到合作伙伴,林慧玲笑说,本土笑匠葛米星一直是她很想一起合作的对象。

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Instead of her usual serious, poised and pretty girl image portrayed in her previous drama roles, MediaCorp actress Rebecca Lim will take her career to a whole new level with her first ever comedy series.

In the upcoming Toggle original series For A Better Tomorrow which is based in the 70s and revolves around people working in government sectors and the policies implemented, Rebecca will challenge herself by acting stupid or disgusting in her role as a blur queen.

“I really enjoyed the filming process and my co-actors taught me the importance of being hardworking, down-to-earth and to not complain,” the starlet told xinmsn at an outdoor shoot on Monday where she further explained the locations for filming were usually stuffy and poorly ventilated.

Other artistes who were there included Brandon Wong, Belinda Lee, Zhang Yao Dong, Yao Wen Long, Zhu Hou Ren and Gurmit Singh, whom Rebecca shared is someone she always hoped to work with.


《我为人人》主要演员大合照。 《我为人人》共13集,每集30分钟,预计明年5月于Toggle首播。 观看视频: 黄炯耀分享即将三度当爸的喜悦! 林慧玲的搞笑演出吓坏剧组? 相关连接: 黄炯耀再添男丁 1月迎接金禧宝宝

While she was honest about her “lack of humour and creativity in telling jokes”, Gurmit praised Rebecca for her performance and sacrifices made for the show.

“Not every actress can put down her baggage as an idol for a comedy like Rebecca did. She is always engrossed in her role and even asks ‘What else can I do to make the role funnier or more disgusting?’” Gurmit laughed as he revealed how she scares the cast by imitating the low voice of a man.

The Best Supporting Actress award winner in this year’s Star Awards even had to play Wonder Woman and had to wear the superhero’s costume, in addition to her outfits of the 70s, as she saves Gurmit’s character, Raju Sundaram, from an imaginary car accident.

Rebecca, who was coincidentally into her last day of filming, further shared how she threw her image aside for unglam scenes like having to talk with her mouth full. “I hope I won’t lose my endorsements after the series airs!” she chortled.


张耀栋乐扮“嬉皮” 张耀栋在《我为人人》中的角色叫做“温小妹”,基于爱耍帅的缘故,不想让人知道他女性化的名字, 因此以英文名“James Bon”作称号。 James Bon经常与同事杨威龙(黄炯耀饰演) 抬杠,后者也因外貌不及James而心里产生疙瘩。 剧中讲述的项目之一包括“反长发运动”,其尤其令张耀栋留下深刻的印象。 受西方“嬉皮”(hippie)文化影响,长发、喇叭裤和迷彩衬衫在6、70年代非常流行。当时,新加坡政府开始“不鼓励”男性公民留长发、学生和公务员被要求去剪发,而长发的游客被拒绝入境。 为扮演嬉皮一角,张耀栋戴上假发,行为举止豪迈,黄炯耀受访时笑称,张耀栋将人物诠释得淋漓尽致,看似演得很过瘾。 对将在1月三度当爸的黄炯耀来说,当年的“两个就够了”家庭计划运动让他相当有感触,而储蓄运动教育孩子从小养成储蓄的好习惯,也别具意义。 至于与其他演员的合作,黄炯耀表示,葛米星的搞笑功力人人皆知,他在拍戏时常给大家惊喜,制造不少出其不意的笑料。 虽然监制在开拍前提醒演员不要表现得太夸张,不过Gurmit仍自由发挥,但出来的效果都很棒。 《我为人人》共13集,每集30分钟,预计明年5月于Toggle首播。

Zhang Yao Dong enjoys being a hippie

Following Malaysian actor Zhang Yao Dong’s departure from MediaCorp in 2013 after his last two dramas Love at Risk and Disclosed, he is back to play a hippie in this web series. His character in the show named himself “James Bon” so as to hide his original feminine name to appear cool.

Living in the 70s, an era when the hippie culture thrived, Yao Dong plays a hippie who goes against the country’s policy with his act of keeping his hair long. Due to the unusual getup, Yao Dong calls it his most memorable scene.

His co-actor Brandon, who plays a colleague envious of his good looks, also agreed that Yao Dong was able to immerse himself in the role and that it was a pleasure to watch.

Revealing that his wife is already six-months pregnant with their third son, Brandon was able to relate to the “Stop at Two” policy implemented back then and found it significant to inculcate good habits in children from young.

For A Better Tomorrow will air on Toggle next May. The 13-episode series will last for 30 minutes each.

This interview is translated by Jovina Ng.

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