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As Xiaxue, outspoken blogger Wendy Cheng is wildly popular in the region for various reasons. From controversial pieces to product reviews, to some travel features and more recently, posts dedicated to Dash (her adorable son), there are no questions why she’s one of Asia’s biggest bloggers.
Today, it was announced that she will be making her big-screen debut in Singapore’s upcoming romantic comedy, “Our Sister Mambo”. The film will commemorate the Cathay Organisation’s 80th anniversary. Why her? Producer Choo Meileen said that it’s because Wendy’s vivacious and larger-than-life personality will definitely spice up the scenes.
Upon the announcement, Wendy said:
I feel very honoured to be part of Our Sister Mambo. The film will not only be a huge milestone for Cathay Organisation, which is celebrating its landmark 80th anniversary in 2015, but for myself too; as it is the first time ever that I am appearing on the big screen! Although I will be acting as myself, I still consider it an exciting challenge. I look forward to working with the talented production team and cast – I’m sure it will be a fun and memorable experience!
Yup. Wendy will be playing herself in the film. Besides, who else better to play Xiaxue than Xiaxue herself, right?
Inspired by the classic 1957 Cathay film “Our Sister Hedy”, about a middle-class family with four unmarried daughters, “Our Sister Mambo” is written by “Army Daze” playwright Michael Chiang and will be helmed by “Pinoy Sunday” director Ho Wi Ding. It’s a story of lawyer-turned-chef Mambo, who tries to get her sisters Grace, Rose and June married off, but ends up cooking up one romantic misunderstanding after another instead.
Wendy will be starring alongside actress-director Michelle Chong, who plays the titular character Mambo in the film, which also stars veteran actor Moses Lim and actress Siti Khalijah Zainal.
“Our Sister Mambo” will go into production in August and will be released next year.