This year will be…

Singapore Women's Weekly (Singapore) - - INFORM -

Aileen Tan, 52, Ac­tress

“I’m al­ready dead,” de­clares Aileen Tan when asked if she’ll be repris­ing her role as Zhao Di in Jack Neo’s ru­moured third in­stall­ment of the Long Long Time Ago films. While the ac­tress says she isn’t sure when film­ing will start, she has dis­cussed her fu­ture in the fran­chise with the direc­tor.

“Jack says he’s go­ing to bring me back but I don’t know how be­cause I died of can­cer in the pre­vi­ous films. I suf­fered a lot for him al­ready so he owes me,” says the 1988 Star Search run­nerup with a sly smile.

“Ca­reer-wise, this year I’m look­ing for more chal­leng­ing and meatier char­ac­ters to play, but my dream role would be on Yangxi Palace,” she con­fesses. “I’ve been act­ing for 30 years but never in some­thing of that scale so I’m hop­ing I can se­cure a place in it. I don’t even mind if I get a role with no di­a­logue, I just want to look pretty as an Em­press or con­cu­bine.”

On the per­sonal front, Aileen is hop­ing for health and hap­pi­ness in the year ahead. “I truly be­lieve that age is just a num­ber, I live one day at a time. So, my res­o­lu­tion is to take care of my health and take care of my well-be­ing.”

AILEEN WEARS EAR­RINGS FROM BIMBA Y LOLA; TOP FROM COS.

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