Text & Photos: Joanna Goh
Video: Tay Yixuan

Joanne Peh

She once expressed keen interest in playing the role of Rose Chan, a famous '50s stripper from Eric Khoo's The Charming Rose. Although production for this movie is indefinitely postponed now, Joanne Peh shared with xinmsn that she is keeping an open mind and has no qualms stripping before the cameras -- only if "the time is right and a good script comes along."

Calling her body "a tool of the trade", when probed about her interest in the movie, she cheekily quipped, "I think it's time for some sex man," before breaking into fits of laughter at her bold remark.

"I wouldn't mind [baring it]. I think it's a kind of art. I've watch a lot of movies and I've realized that a female actress cannot be too bothered by onscreen kisses or intimate scenes.

"I think it's a part of our job, a kind of artful expression," says the actress who feels that the boundaries in Singapore can be 'further widened' now.

For those hoping to see the NTU grad show some skin in her upcoming drama series, C.L.I.F (Courage, Loyalty, Integrity, Fairness), you'll be disappointed.

Qi Yuwu and Joanne Peh

Qi Yuwu and Joanne Peh at the lensing ceremony

Instead of body-fitting dresses, she will be flexing her muscles and masculine side as a tough cookie investigative officer Leow Xinyi, for her newest role in the police drama series.

A joint-collaboration with the Singapore Police Forces, the entire cast underwent a one-day intensive training programme on weaponry and investigative scenarios to help them bring forth a more realistic portrayal of the men in uniform.