26 Sep '11, 6am

Shaun Chen grapples with sorrow, six-pack abs and a new start

Shaun Chen grapples with sorrow, six-pack abs and a new start

SINGAPORE: "She needs me to take care of her more than you do. I hope you find a better man." Those were the words uttered by Shaun Chen's character Ye Meng, during a tearful scene with co-star Felicia Chin's character Wang Tianhu, in his upcoming Mandarin drama "Love Thy Neighbour". While the words and the events leading up to that scene were scripted, Chen said the emotions he felt when the words passed his lips were real emotions he had felt once before. "It was very painful and there was a big sense of loss in that scene. "The break up scene was one of the most memorable scenes in the show for me, because I used the same feelings I experienced after the incident (his separation from his actress wife Michelle Chia) to perform in that scene," said Chen during a press lunch for the show last week. Chen and Chia announced in April earlier this year that they would go separ...

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