Saturday, 26 January 2013 09:15

Chen Hanwei plays ‘Agony Aunt’ to celeb pals

The local actor gets into character for his latest Ch8 show and shares his thoughts on being paired with Zoe for the nth time

Zoe and Hanwei at The Dream Makers' imaging session

On his umpteenth onscreen pairing with Zoe (their last collaboration was in 2011 for Ch8's Devotion), Hanwei heaved a sigh of resignation and lamented, "I don't want to work with Zoe anymore!"

"It's too boring!" he laughed in mock exasperation.

The duo, who are best friends in real life, will play a pair of soulmates in Dream Makers - a relationship "very similiar to the kind we have off the cameras," Hanwei quipped and added, "In the show, I'll be the kind of friend who showers her with plenty of tender loving care. I'll be the one who covers a blanket for her when she sleeps and feelings will develop between our characters along the way."

When probed, the 43-year-old maintained that he is "completely different" from Yufan, sharing only "20 per cent of similarity". He mentioned that they both enjoy analysing people's characters and playing advisor to friends, especially when they encounter problems.

He let on, "Zoe, Ling Ling and Ann, they'd all buzz me when they have problems and I'll analyse it for them. I told them that they don't have to feel sad over anything when problems happen, you just have to solve it."

Working his savvy celeb 'Agony Aunt' side as if in character already, Hanwei dished, "I tell them: 'Face it, don't Facebook it' because there's no point taking it out on Facebook. You should just find the problem and resolve it." Spoken like a pro indeed.

The Dream Makers debuts June 24, on Ch8 at 9pm.

WATCH: Chen Hanwei's video interview here!

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