We’ll be seeing them on our television screens again!
3 of our national badminton players, who made a name for themselves in the recently concluded 2016 Rio Olympics, are gonna make their acting debut in a local Chinese film!
Silver medalists Chan Peng Soon, Goh Liu Ying, and Goh V Shem will be making a cameo in “Goodbye Mr Loser”, which stars Taiwanese actress Pheobe Huang, and several other local actors and actresses, such as Hoon Mei Sim, Anjoe Koh, Jack Yap, and Tan Li Yang.
The movie will see the shuttlers in a few scenes, one which saw the mixed doubles pair of Chan and Liu Ying acting as a couple. They were spotted filming in Wangsa Maju yesterday (Wednesday, 5th October) along with Mediacorp artiste Ian Fang, who is one of the main characters. V Shem, however, wasn’t required at that particular scene, but he will be acting as the cousin of Fang’s character.
Chan revealed that he was delighted to act in the film, “as long as it doesn’t interfere with (their) badminton training”.
Adrian Teh, who has worked on movies such as “Ice Kacang Puppy Love”, “The Wedding Diary”, and “King Of Mahjong”, will be helming the film. When interviewed by The Star Online, Teh revealed that he had wanted to cast the shuttlers even before their success at the Olympics.
“For first-timers, they are very natural in front of the camera. They even managed to deliver some humorous elements that we asked of them.”
“Goodbye Mr Loser” is slated for a Chinese New Year release.
Source: The Star Online.