Star on the rise
SINGAPOREAN actor Fir Rahman’s life has changed a lot after his lead role on the critically-acclaimed Apprentice (2016). A producer working on Polis Evo 2 (PE2) loved his performance as a prisons officer in the 2016 award-winning film so much, Fir was asked to audition as a member of the special force in the action flick.
To prepare for the physicallydemanding role, Fir flew in from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur on a weekly basis and trained with the rest of the cast.
“The challenge was very much physical. There was a scene where we had to run on the sand for about 150m under the hot sun with our full gear on – suits, helmets, boots and heavy weapons. We did multiple takes,” he says, before adding, “we were dying.”
Still, the 37-year-old actor says the experience was all worth it as it has prepared him for future action films.
He is aware PE2 is a departure from his emotionally-demanding role in Apprentice but Fir believes in being open to new experiences.
“It’s not as heavy as my role in PE2 but I hope it will serve as a stepping stone for me in the Malaysian film market.”
Fir is currently filming Singaporean series Lion Moms ,and is set to star in an unannounced Malaysian web series soon. – Kenneth Chaw