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Fans hoping to catch Fann Wong on local TV again, keep your fingers crossed. Although it has been five years since her last Channel 8 series, Be Happy, the mother of one says she is open to doing local projects as long as “the script and timing are suitable.”
Zed still comes first for now, said Fann, during an interview with the media after her guest appearance on LOVE 97.2FM’s morning radio show which is hosted by Chen Biyu, Dennis Chew, Marcus Chin and Mark Lee.
With Zed (he will be turning 2 in August) as her top priority now, Fann let in on a recent heart wrenching episode when Zed was hospitalised for stomach flu after the family’s trip back to Christopher Lee’s hometown in Malacca, Malaysia during Chinese New Year.
While he has since recovered from it, he was hit by a high fever a few days ago with his temperature spiking to 40 degrees. “I was quite worried because I had a high fever of 40 degrees as well many years ago and it was an agonising experience,” she said.
“We had to keep him under observation at home and it was very tiring during that period of time. We had to check on him hourly and constantly wipe him down. He cries when he wakes up every hour and we didn’t get much sleep then.”
It was painful for her to see Zed suffer and Fann admitted that even though it’s tough being a mother, there’s joy in the suffering too. “It’s very different from the hardships I experienced as an actress.”
The 45-year-old assured that Zed has completely recovered and is in the pink of health again and said, “I know why the most important thing to parents is for their child to be healthy now.”
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Hopeful for a second child
When asked if there are any plans for a second child, Fann gave a positive answer and said: “Christopher keeps saying that he wants a second child, but we must also let nature take its course. It took so many years before we had Zed, but hopefully we’ll be blessed [with a second child].”
“If we have a girl, that’d be perfect. But we’ll be happy as long as we have another child,” she said.
Although they are often apart due to work commitments in different countries, the mother of one shared that they are still “working hard” on their baby plans. Fann, who will be flying to Taiwan for work in April, also revealed that she is taking Chinese medicine to help improve her body constitution.
Still loves Chris even with his weight gain
Chris recently made headlines when he had to gain 7 kg to play a CEO in a Chinese production called Destiny of Love, co-starring Fann, who plays his onscreen wife, and Korean actor Kwon Sang Woo.
The svelte actress burst into laughter when asked to comment on her husband’s chubbier figure, “I don’t know why but I think he looks even more handsome when he is fat! He is that handsome, I can’t help it.”
“Lao Gong (husband), you are handsome, if you have to be fat, it doesn’t matter because you’re just as handsome!” she jokingly exclaimed, later adding, “He is a professional actor and gained weight for the role. I’ll support him [in whatever he does] as long as he is happy.”