Chris Tong

What, a Queen?

When xinmsn caught up with new actress Chris Tong and asked the beauty if she has hopes of assuming 'Princess' status, she shot boldly, "I prefer to be queen, can? (Laughs)

But she explained herself, to prevent a potential outcry, "I'm not a 'princess' anymore!

"Since I had to leave my parents, I'm no longer a 'princess'. A 'princess' would be in Malaysia under the care of her parents. Now I'm striking out alone here, I shouldn't be a 'princess'."

The Malaysian actress is in Singapore for her first local drama, legal series The Family Court. She'll star as the lead, no less, playing the object of MediaCorp's leading men Tay Ping Hui and Qi Yuwu's affections.

This is not, however, the first time 2006's Miss Malaysia Chinese Cosmos International is appearing on our TV sets.

She appeared in last year's Singapore-Malaysia co-production, Welcome Home, My Love, which also starred Apple Hong, Tiffany Leong and Adam Chen.

Welcome Home, My Love

If you take a look across the Causeway, you'll also see that Chris is far from being a newbie. She's been in showbiz for four years, and acts, hosts and deejays. Her Malaysian drama last year The Adjusters opposite singer-actor Rynn Lim scored positive results.

When asked if she would follow in the footsteps of the many actors and actresses from Malaysia who signed on to MediaCorp, the actress, who speaks crystal-clear Mandarin, would only say that she's so far comfortable with the company's working environment after being involved in many of its productions.

Filming for this Ch 8 series begins this month and other MediaCorp artistes starring in The Family Court includes the likes of Eelyn Kok, Hong Huifang, Yao Wen Long, and Ann Kok.

Watch her video here!