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Ann Kok: "I’m Basically A Maid At Home Now"
« on: March 03, 2018, 03:08:09 pm »
8 DAYS: What is it like acting in English for the first time in your 25-year career?
ANN KOK: I was quite stressed initially. I’m more comfortable speaking in Mandarin obviously, and I’ve always acted in Ch 8 shows, so having to speak in English for a drama was a little daunting. However, I felt a lot more relaxed when we started filming in Thailand ’cos the Thai actors aren’t that fluent in English either! (Laughs)

In the show, you play a mum who loses her child in Bangkok while on a holiday. That sounds absolutely traumatising. So what was it like taking on such a character?
Role-wise, it wasn’t that different compared to the characters I’ve played in Ch 8 dramas so it was fine. The challenge was having to speak in the same tone as my co-stars [Ed: the drama also stars

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and Pierre Png] and not sound too different from them. I had to find that balance between speaking English like a Singaporean without any weird accent, and not using Singlish at the same time. I practised a lot more at home in terms of my grammar and vocab. I’d look at the script and think carefully about how I was going to read each line out to make it sound smoother.

More at https://www.8days.sg/sceneandheard/entertainment/ann-kok-i-m-basically-a-maid-at-home-now-9955914?cid=outbrain_outbrain_outbrain-cpc_24082017_8+days

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Re: Ann Kok: "I’m Basically A Maid At Home Now"
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2018, 05:09:24 pm »
Don't mind watching her doing housework .... :P :-*
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