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The cast of A Selfie’s Tale throw down the gauntlet in this wrap-up gallery

The cast of A Selfie’s Tale throw down the gauntlet in this wrap-up gallery
The cast of A Selfie’s Tale throw down the gauntlet in this wrap-up gallery
18 Mar 2016

The cast of A Selfie’s Tale throw down the gauntlet in this wrap-up gallery

Photos: Toggle file photos, artistes' social media accounts

It seems like yesterday when the first of the Toggle Originals, A Selfie’s Tale, was launched. As we draw closer to the 24-episode mark, where we will bid farewell to Hans, Mandy and the rest of the gang, we caught up with the cast and asked them for their parting words for the show, their fellow cast members and to issue a challenge for a few special people (including Jack Neo and the 8 dukes!)

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Joshua Tan
Joshua Tan
18 Mar 2016

Joshua Tan

The challenge I’d issue to Johnny Depp is…

Johnny Depp is one of my favourite foreign celebs and Aden and I just did a cheat day video for transmedia in which we ate an 18 inch pizza. We had to finish it in 12 minutes so we only made it halfway, so if I could issue a challenge it would be the same to Johnny Depp to see if he can finish that huge pizza in that amount of time!

We ate at 10am but we couldn’t eat lunch after it. We ate two slices each but there was a total of 14 ingredients so we didn’t last long. It’s really good though! I still like pizza but I probably won’t have any for the time being.

Since filming has wrapped, I just want to say…

“You’re damn hot!” to Audrey (Goh). We had a very interesting scene while filming so that’s why I said that (chuckles)

Ed’s note: Joshua was a little shy to elaborate more, but Audrey explained it later during her interview.

Audrey: (Laughs) Annoying guy. Thanks Josh! The bed scene was supposed to be (figuratively) steamy but it became literally steamy while we were filming! It was really warm being under the sheet and I hope it looked hot on camera because it wasn’t hot at all in real life.

I’m not saying that Joshua isn’t hot but having to redo it over and over again killed the mood. (chuckles)

Last words on A Selfie’s Tale

The entire shoot was great fun, but I think the scenes that I enjoyed the most were the ones with Aden and Sonia. The three of us developed chemistry together pretty quickly and most of the time on set was spent bursting out in laughter because our characters were just so extreme and different from our real selves, and each one of us couldn't stand the others’ characters. Most of the NGs were from us unable to keep our laughter in!

Sonia Chew
Sonia Chew
18 Mar 2016

Sonia Chew

The challenge I’d issue to the 7 princesses is…

I’d want to do a food challenge because a lot of people have a misconception that actors, actresses or celebrities don’t eat a lot so I think we should prove them wrong and do a challenge where we eat a lot. We can do a challenge where we see who can eat the most amount of udon in five minutes and I think the person who will be able to finish will be Felicia Chin.

Since filming has wrapped, I just want to say…

Sonia: There is one thing that I’d like to say to Joshua: will you kiss me, even though I have sambal breath right now?

Ed’s note: Joshua scrambles over once he hears his name

Joshua: Kiss you, where? (laughs)

Sonia: Oh, that’s a good question!

Ed’s note: At this point, the two laugh so much that they can’t quite continue with the conversation.

Last words on A Selfie’s Tale

One of my favourite scenes was actually the scene where Joshua and I had to wear these ridiculous face masks and pretend to be having a fun romantic evening at home. We couldn't stop laughing because we looked hideous but I heard that laughing while having a mask on will give you wrinkles!

Darryl Yong
Darryl Yong
18 Mar 2016

Darryl Yong

The challenge I’d issue to the 8 dukes is…

A pushup challenge! Not to sound arrogant but I’m quietly confident that I can probably beat all of them in doing the most number of pushups. In my IPPT records, I did 60 pushups in a minute so that’s one per second.

Is this interview going to be published? I’m worried that fans of the 8 dukes will come and hit me (laughs)

Among the dukes, I’m guessing that Desmond Tan or Shane Pow would do the best but I think my mass is a little bigger and body a little shorter so I can push myself up and down from the ground faster.

Since filming has wrapped, I just want to say…

I picked Shelia (Tan’s) name from the jar but I have a very good question: who is Sheila! (chuckles) Oh! The PR team! Now I know, she’s a chiobu!

I hope to work with her someday and on the first idea that popped into mind is that I want to do a superhero themed movie. She has the potential of doing a Japanese manga character superheroine kind of character so… I can image her as a kawaii (cute) version of a ninja, tomb raider or Scarlet Witch!

As for me, I’d take on a role such as Captain America – not Iron Man because I think he’s a little too boyish, not the Hulk either because he’s too big. Captain America and Scarlet Witch would make a good mix, don’t you think?

Last words on A Selfie’s Tale

My favourite scene is the first one I did – my big entrance to the gym and having lots of women around me. What I like about the scene is that I’m supposed to be a hunk and the girls are supposed to be really in love with me and showering me with their affection. They started throwing their bras and undies at me so it was really memorable because I had to keep a straight face and pretend to enjoy this weird form of adoration.

Audrey Goh
Audrey Goh
18 Mar 2016

Audrey Goh

The challenge I’d issue to Li Nanxing is…

Li Nanxing is the legendary god of gamblers and there’s no one like him – he gets more handsome as he grows older!

I’d probably challenge Li Nan Xing to dancing because that’s probably the only thing I can do and I might have a chance of winning. Anything else I can’t do so I am only going to focus on what I can do – I’d pick ‘Anaconda’ by Nicki Minaj, just for the fun of it!

Since filming has wrapped, I just want to say…

To Jaspers: You have fabulous hair.

Today is actually my first time meeting him in person and I didn’t get a chance to act with him for this drama but he seems super funny! During the few moments he was on set, he just brought a lot of energy and life to it but I still don’t know him well so I can only comment on his fabulous hair.

Last words on A Selfie’s Tale

I’m an adrenaline junkie so I really liked the scene where Sonia threw me out of the hospital room. I was literally thrown out by her, but there was a mattress on the floor so I could land safely. We took about six tries to get it right so I got thrown out six times as well. One of the funniest takes was when I threw my bag, it hit the ceiling then bounced back to hit Sonia.

Jaspers Lai
Jaspers Lai
18 Mar 2016

Jaspers Lai

The challenge I’d issue to the director of A Selfie’s Tale is…

I challenge Glenn to act as my role of D Shaun. You know why? He has a lot of input for my character and every time we a scene, he will always talk to us and tell us what to do this and that. It feels that he actually wants to act as my character – like he has an inner D Shaun! Plus, I think he’ll make a very pretty D Shaun because he has very nice features, he just needs to shave first!

Since filming has wrapped, I just want to say…

“Baby, you have a sexy voice,” to Shu An! She has a really low voice and sounds really seductive. She has an in-built 360 degree-surround system, good bass and so on.

Last words on A Selfie’s Tale

Honestly, I love all the scenes I did but if I had to choose just one, it would be the introduction of our PR team! I love our dynamic and love my characters. I get to be b*tchy, stylish and do stupid things like applying powder on Joshua's hair, clothes, arm and everywhere else instead of his face.

Aden Tan
Aden Tan
18 Mar 2016

Aden Tan

The challenge I’d issue to Huang Biren is…

My favourite Ah Jie is Huang Biren jie because I worked with her once and she was really very professional, good at what she does and beautiful as well. The other Ah Jies are of course as beautiful and professional but I haven’t worked with them yet so I can’t say much about them.

I personally think she has a pretty serious and strict vibe so it would be nice to see her take on a role of a very soft person that gets easily bullied.

Since filming has wrapped, I just want to say…

I cannot tekan this person, because he’s Maxi! I’d like to say thank you to him because when I first started acting, there was this show called The Lion Men and he was playing a major supporting role and as an experienced actor, he was very nice and taught me a lot of things. He was never shy to share what he knows – his acting knowledge and more.

Last words on A Selfie’s Tale

One of the most memorable scenes I had this time was when Darren was imagining things to be happening between him and Mandy. I had to kiss a rubbish bin for that, and who else would get to kiss a rubbish bin? It was definitely quite an experience for me. (laughs)

Maxi Lim
Maxi Lim
18 Mar 2016

Maxi Lim

The challenge I’d issue to Jack Neo is…

Jaspers: Be careful about what you say!

Maxi: Physically, he’s really fit. He can be on-set for 20 or more hours and not fall sick, so he’s a really strong guy! I’ve never seen him sick and he never goes on medical leave, so I want to challenge my boss Jack Neo to an eating challenge!

He has a really big appetite so I’d choose a buffet challenge and see who can eat the most.

Jaspers: Who do you think will win?

Maxi: I think I will let my boss win (laughs)

Since filming has wrapped, I just want to say…

That Sonia really looks very hot in person! She’s similar to my character in Ah Boys to Men as she’s playing a nerd in A Selfie’s Tale so when I saw her in real life, I couldn’t quite recognise her. I was like, are you the right person?

She’s really different on and off-screen and that she’s really good especially since this is her first time acting!

Last words on A Selfie’s Tale

I loved the scene where my character directing Josh's character during a photoshoot. My character has no idea what he was doing and was taking pictures with the lens cap on while hurling insults to an attentive Joshua.

Eunice Annabel
Eunice Annabel
18 Mar 2016

Eunice Annabel

The challenge I’d issue to Aden is…

I’m really new in the industry so I don’t have many friends in showbiz. I think the closest person and the one I click with the best is Aden – we’ve known each other for about three years and we can tell each other anything.

I’ve never actually seen him dance before so I would like to see him dance. I think he is very Korean-looking so maybe he can do something related to GDragon. Maybe imitate his dance his moves or something and that would be fun to watch! ‘Crayon’ would be a great song for him to try!

Since filming has wrapped, I just want to say…

The only thing I can think of saying to Darryl is, “Daddy!” He plays my dad in Mata Mata so it’s weird to see him as a shirtless guy beside me when he’s played my dad before.

Catch past episodes of Mata Mata S3: A New Generation on Toggle!

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