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Glamour girls Rui En, Rebecca and Jeanette: What it’s really like to be a starlet

TODAY speaks to Rui En at The Dream Makers press conference
TODAY reporter May Seah speaks to Rui En, who stars in The Dream Makers, a new TV series portraying the local media industry. 'The Dream Makers' premieres Ju...
Published: 6:57 AM, June 12, 2013

Greetings and salutations, fellow stargazers! This is your Showbiz Sista plumbing the depths of the murky and complicated entertainment industry today -- in a manner of speaking!

The Dream Makers is Channel 8’s mid-year blockbuster drama serial and it’s about what goes on behind the scenes of the television industry. It stars Zoe Tay, Rui En, Jeanette Aw, Rebecca Lim, Qi Yuwu and more in roles like Producer, Director and airtime salesperson. Yeah, you kind of feel like this is some huge inside joke for the real producers, directors and salespeople -- but you know it’s still going to be ironic enough to be entertaining for the rest of us, too.

Our three young starlets are eyecatching indeed: Rui En plays a producer who’s persuaded to become a host; Jeanette plays an actress who loses herself in her quest for fame; and Bex is the foxy, thrice-divorced airtime salesperson. Check out our video interviews to see them talk about the peaks and pitfalls of showbiz and being told they’re boring (all of them have this in common).

In the process, find out about Jeanette’s wrapping paper fury, Rebecca Lim’s dalliance with push-up bras (video here) and Rui En’s sense of humour (it does exist!).

Catch The Dream Makers starting June 24 at 9pm on MediaCorp TV Channel 8. Showbiz Sista, signing out. Live long and pop corn!