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Ask and you will receive - the drama gods must have heard Shane Pow and Kimberly Wang's prayers about having no time to date except when they work together as the celebrity couple have been paired up again in an upcoming Toggle Original series, Love at Cavenagh Bridge, following Dance with Me and a brief cameo by Kim as Shane’s wife in Die Die Also Must Serve.
As we're writing this story about how we spent five hours baking under the hot sun in East Coast Park with the duo for a scene on Monday (Feb 26), Kim shared a snap of her and Shane getting comfy in a car to film an endorsement for an isotonic drink - less than 12 hours after they wrapped for the night.
"Working life equals dating life," she wrote. True that. If it weren't for all these opportunities, the 'Powerly' couple won't even have time to see each other.
Thankfully, they're not sick of seeing each other all day, every day for work - for now, at least.
“I will never be sian (bored in colloquial English) of her,” Shane professed during an interview with Toggle. “It’s fun to spend time dating and working at the same time.”
For Kim, having a boyfriend or ‘porter’ around is the best part (or should we say “perk”) about working together. “He helps me carry all my stuff,” she quipped in jest.
In fact, we spied with our little eye, Shane taking on driver duties when they had to move to their next location in Marina Barrage.
When Kim shared pictures of them together on set, fans got excited, thinking the couple was filming a sequel for Dance with Me as the eight-episode series concluded with an open ending for their characters.
“The response has been really, really encouraging, and I’ve been getting messages from people every day saying they want a season two and they have been re-watching the series, shared Kim. “I’m very touched and overwhelmed.”
The two actors expressed interest in doing a sequel, “since there was an open ending, there’s room to develop the story,” Shane added.
(Continued on next page: Shane and Kim bonded over filming ‘Dance with Me’)
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Taking their relationship from real-to-reel life was what helped with their chemistry in the show too, said Kim, and she was taken aback by how well-received the show was with viewers.
“We grew as a couple and as human beings because we were learning something new and also doing something challenging together,” Kim shared, as the two picked up locking (a style of energetic funk dance) for the first time within a few lessons.
“I know that sounds like couple counselling,” she joked.
“I feel that we have chemistry that is left over (from Dance with Me),” quipped Shane, who later clarified – at his girlfriend’s behest – that he simply meant that they have “more to show” the audience this time around as love interests entangled in a three-way relationship with Jayley Woo.
Instead of dancing, most of the trio’s scenes in Love at Cavenagh Bridge are done while they’re cycling on bikes (a literal “pain in the butt,” Shane joked). “There’s actually a lot of action scenes happening while cycling. It’s very cool so you got to watch this show, chimed Kim. “Especially this episode.”
Apart from getting two shades darker from filming under the scorching sun and sore thigh and butt muscles, the couple will be exchanging lines in Mandarin for the first time, something “very different” for them, according to Shane.
“We do speak in Mandarin, in private, but not a lot,” the actor shared, “In fact, I think this is the most that we have spoken to each other in Mandarin.”
Sounds like they’re ready to take on a Channel 8 drama together. Drama producers, are you reading this?
Can’t get enough of their on-screen chemistry? Be sure to catch Love at Cavenagh Bridge on Toggle on May 24, or watch past episodes of Dance with Me on Toggle.
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