The Dream Makers 2 gets real with the Star Awards

It’s the Star Awards ceremony all over again, when reel life takes over, on the set of The Dream Makers 2

A face-off between Fang Tonglin (Rui En) and Zhao Fei'er (Jeanette Aw)?
A face-off between Fang Tonglin (Rui En) and Zhao Fei'er (Jeanette Aw)?
06 Jul 2015

A face-off between Fang Tonglin (Rui En) and Zhao Fei'er (Jeanette Aw)?


Photos: Joanna Goh, Dion Tang & Channel 8

We spy with our little eye, an important scene taking place in the TV theatre, last Friday, with the drama’s purported best actress nominees, featuring everyone’s favourite Fang Tonglin and Zhao Fei’er who are pitted against each other and three other actresses from the station.

Our favourite fictional showbiz drama, The Dream Makers 2, gets an extra dose of reality on set: it’s the annual Star Awards ceremony reimagined and restaged with the help of a grand setup in the TV theatre and plenty of extras (featuring some fanclubs too) doubling up as audience members. The actors playing actors in the drama too are all dressed up in gowns and suits with some semblance of the yearly affair on the hill.

Never mind that the photos of Jeanette Aw and Rui En used in the background are actual promotional shots of the actresses as their real-life identities, the spotlight’s on the pair of foes-turned-friends in this scene who are - naturally - vying for the top award.

(Spoiler alert!) A mixture of emotions flashes across the monitor when the winner is announced - Tonglin squeals in excitement as she bumbles on stage to receive her award while Fei’er looks on enviously from behind. It sure looks like jealousy is about to rear its ugly head again between the two friends or - should we say - frenemies, in the show.

No one (except the cast and crew) really knows what’s to happen next in this faux Star Awards ceremony. Since it’s going to be a five-month-long wait before we finally get to catch the drama and action unfold on Channel 8 in December, go behind-the-scenes to get a sneak peek - including a firsthand glimpse of the artistes at their promotional shoot.
 

It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras
It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras
06 Jul 2015

It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras

Before things get catty between the two actresses, they exchange a friendly congratulatory hug for the cameras.

It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras
It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras
06 Jul 2015

It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras

It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras
It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras
06 Jul 2015

It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras

Zhen Huan plays a new character in the show called Chen Guang.

It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras
It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras
06 Jul 2015

It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras

Wait-a-minute, what's Yufan doing on stage with Wei Yun?

It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras
It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras
06 Jul 2015

It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras

Fang Yuanren and Jason Lam spotted hanging out backstage at the awards ceremony.

It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras
It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras
06 Jul 2015

It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras


It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras
It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras
06 Jul 2015

It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras

It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras
It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras
06 Jul 2015

It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras

It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras
It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras
06 Jul 2015

It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras

It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras
It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras
06 Jul 2015

It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras

The Fang siblings.

It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras
It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras
06 Jul 2015

It’s the annual Star Awards reimagined with the help of a grand setup and plenty of extras

Zoe Tay is dressed in an off-white Moiselle and a black Lanvin dress
Zoe Tay is dressed in an off-white Moiselle and a black Lanvin dress
06 Jul 2015

Zoe Tay is dressed in an off-white Moiselle and a black Lanvin dress

Huang Biren is dressed in a Hugo Boss dress and a beaded Anne Barge gown by Belle and Tuelle Bridal
Huang Biren is dressed in a Hugo Boss dress and a beaded Anne Barge gown by Belle and Tuelle Bridal
06 Jul 2015

Huang Biren is dressed in a Hugo Boss dress and a beaded Anne Barge gown by Belle and Tuelle Bridal

Jeanette is dressed in red carpet favourite Oscar de la Renta
Jeanette is dressed in red carpet favourite Oscar de la Renta
06 Jul 2015

Jeanette is dressed in red carpet favourite Oscar de la Renta

Rui En is dressed in a detailed lace number by Francis Cheong
Rui En is dressed in a detailed lace number by Francis Cheong
06 Jul 2015

Rui En is dressed in a detailed lace number by Francis Cheong

Julie Tan is dressed in one of local designer Vaugh Tan’s creations
Julie Tan is dressed in one of local designer Vaugh Tan’s creations
06 Jul 2015

Julie Tan is dressed in one of local designer Vaugh Tan’s creations

Li Nanxing
Li Nanxing
06 Jul 2015

Li Nanxing

Romeo Tan
Romeo Tan
06 Jul 2015

Romeo Tan

Zhang Zhenhuan
Zhang Zhenhuan
06 Jul 2015

Zhang Zhenhuan

Qi Yuwu
Qi Yuwu
06 Jul 2015

Qi Yuwu

The Dream Makers 2 debuts December 4, Channel 8 at 9pm.

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