With a large fan base in Malaysia, Ruco Chan (陳展鵬) has always viewed the country as his second home. Accompanied by his wife Phoebe Sin (單文柔) on a work trip to Malaysia, Ruco shared that it has been a long time since they have travelled alone.
Chosen to be the brand ambassador for a Malaysian chicken pot restaurant chain, Ruco donned a chef’s outfit and showed off his knife and culinary skills for the commercial shooting. “We discussed this commercial for a year, but I was unable to travel due to the pandemic. This is a good beginning [for the new year]. Malaysia is like my second home, as I’ve received a lot from this place in both awards and popularity.”
As Phoebe has not travelled extensively in Malaysia, Ruco brought her to visit Penang, Ipoh, and Kuala Lumpur. “I’m acting as her tour guide and introducing her to the passionate locals. We ate a lot during this trip, and we gained a few pounds. I hope people don’t think she is pregnant after seeing the photos. She is already working hard to lose the weight.”
Ruco also took Phoebe to the spots where he filmed Outbound Love <單戀雙城>. “When we filmed there, the area was really barren and now there are many new developments. The place we stayed at this time also has a hot spring which was a nice surprise! We wanted to stay longer and look at properties, but I need to return to Hong Kong to prepare for the TVB Anniversary Awards ceremony. The size of homes [in Malaysia] is pretty good, and the environment and food are great. I like Ipoh’s white coffee that comes in a plastic bag, and char kway teow the most.”
In the running for Best Actor, Ruco also has a high chance to win the Malaysian Best Actor award as well. Always modest, Ruco praised Joel Chan (陳山聰) and Andrew Lam (林敏驄) who are also nominated. “The audience voting system is very fair. Andrew’s drama and his acting received great reviews, and I’m sure everyone has witnessed the hard work Joel’s put in over the years. I will work hard at campaigning for myself too!”
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.