Chen Han Wei
First leading role: 1991’s Behind Bars
Han Wei quickly ascended to the position of leading man in less than three years after his debut, which he shared that he was very grateful for, given his then-meagre experience. He chuckled, “I was really skinny back then and looked really young, so when I put on the prison warden uniform it looked like the uniform was wearing me instead. I didn’t look convincing as a prison warden at all!
If he could do it all over again…
The first thing Han Wei pointed out as something he would change is his physique: “I’d definitely work out a lot more and I’d look a hundred times more convincing on screen. I used to think that my acting was really good because of my expressions, but I realised that they’re way too exaggerated and on hindsight, it’s really gross. I get goosebumps whenever I watch my older shows!
In addition, he had his first onscreen kiss in Behind Bars, during which he “used a lot of force”, which made him cringe at the very thought of it.
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