05 Jan '12, 7am

Yes I guess I'm a bit of a gym rat, even while learning Chinese

Yes I guess I'm a bit of a gym rat, even while learning Chinese

SINGAPORE: Most artistes learn their lines at home, but US-born Singapore actor Bobby Tonelli learned the Mandarin lines for his role in the Channel 8 drama "Double Bonus", his biggest Mandarin-speaking role yet, by going to the gym. Strange you say? Tonelli doesn't think so – the hunky actor believed that learning his lines at the gym made it easier for him to remember and understand them. "The memorisation is very tough. I know what I am saying but I have to memorise all these sounds and try to make it flow, so what I did is I would record lines and I would play it through my headphones while at the gym while working out. "It does help because when you kind of doing two things at the same time, it sort of gets ingrained into your brain a bit more," said Tonelli, who also hosts Class 95FM's "Cartunes" show with Jean Danker. "I'm learning Mandarin one arm curl at a time ma...

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