Karen Mok: Hubby’s out to fat­ten me

Singer says her Ger­man- born hus­band thinks she is too skinny and would add cream into the dishes he cooks.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - MUSIC - By GWEN­DOLYN NG

HONG Kong singer Karen Mok’s hus­band may have ap­plied to be a pri­vate chef on her on­go­ing tour, but he is un­likely to get hired.

Her finance ex­ec­u­tive hus­band, Jo­hannes Nat­terer, will not make the cut be­cause he is in­clined to whip up fat­ten­ing meals for her.

In an in­ter­view with Sin­ga­pore me­dia ahead of her show in the is­land re­pub­lic on April 9, Mok, 45, says: “He’s re­ally good at pasta. He thinks I’m too skinny and I should put on more weight. He will add fat­ten­ing in­gre­di­ents such as cream into his dishes on pur­pose.

“I don’t think it’s a good idea to have him as my chef on the tour. I will get fat.”

Her Ger­man- born hus­band, also 45, will in­stead be help­ing out with lo­gis­tics when the con­cert tour makes it to Europe.

The Re­gardez World Tour started in Taipei last year and Mok will be hold­ing a show in Sin­ga­pore af­ter 15 years.

Her at­ten­tion to de­tail is also seen in her dou­bling as con­cert di­rec­tor, span­ning all ar­eas, from cos­tume de­sign to light­ing.

“I’ve been a con­cert di­rec­tor ever since I started do­ing con­certs. I’ve al­ways de­signed my own shows and cre­ated them from noth­ing,” she says.

“It’s re­ally sat­is­fy­ing how ideas born from my imag­i­na­tion be­come re­al­ity.”

She was in­spired to recre­ate the spec­tac­u­lar North­ern Lights as­tro­nom­i­cal phe­nom­e­non at her show with 1,000 laser beams af­ter see­ing it in Ice­land with her hus­band two years ago.

Re­count­ing the trip with glee, she says: “We went to Ice­land. We were there for three nights and one night had per­fect con­di­tions and we saw the North­ern Lights. It’s re­ally mag­i­cal, es­pe­cially if you are there with some­one you love.

“It’s some­thing that a lot of peo­ple have on their bucket list, but not ev­ery­one gets that sort of chance.

“I know of a lot of friends who travel all the way there but, be­cause of bad weather, they didn’t man­age to see the North­ern Lights. So I thought, ‘ What if I can bring the lights to my show?’ ” – The Straits Times, Sin­ga­pore/ Asia News Net­work

For her lat­est tour, Mok dou­bles as con­cert di­rec­tor, look­ing into all ar­eas, from cos­tume de­sign to light­ing. — Filepic

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