Elizabeth Tan: Kissing scene was real


Compiled by MESHVINNY NELSON, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN

SINGER and actress Elizabeth Tan said her kiss with actor Jay Iswazir in the movie Abang Long Fadil 3 was real, Berita Harian reported.

She said the scene was shot before she married her husband Dr Siew Jim.

“It’s real. If given the chance now, I would have had many other ideas. After all, when the scene was shot, I wasn’t married and Jay was okay with it,” she said.

Tan said she hoped her role in the film would get local producers to offer her more challenging action-oriented roles.

She added that she had spoken to the director, Syafiq Yusof, about the sequel, Abang Long Fadil 4.

“I hope my dreams will come true. I hope this film can give me more opportunities to play action-oriented characters. I am ready to enter intensive training because I really want to learn how to act in action movies.

“Even though I was badly bruised filming this movie, I never felt helpless. On the contrary, I really enjoyed every action scene I did,” she said.

Apart from Tan and Jay, Abang Long Fadil 3 features well-known actors such as Zizan Razak, Johan, Maya Karin, Datuk AC Mizal, Khir Rahman, Shuib, Kazar, Ozlyn Wati, Tania Hudson, Joey Daud, Daniella Sha and Siraj.

The movie produced by Skop Productions Sdn Bhd and Astro Shaw combines action and comedy.

> A Miss England finalist made history when she became the first beauty pageant contestant to compete without wearing any make-up, Utusan Malaysia reported.

Melisa Raouf, 20, a college student from south London, advanced to the semi-finals of the competition last Monday after choosing to compete without make-up.

She will now compete in the final round in October to claim the crown of Miss England.

“It means a lot to me because I feel like a lot of girls of all ages wear make-up just because they feel pressured to do so.

“If someone is happy in their own skin, we shouldn’t force them to cover their actual face with makeup.

“Our weaknesses make us who we really are and that’s what makes each individual unique,” she said.

According to her, although she started wearing make-up at a young age, she decided to avoid the tradition in the competition.

“I never felt I met beauty standards. I now accept the beauty of my own skin and that’s why I decided to compete without mak-eup,” she said in an interview.

Melisa plans to not wear make-up again in the final round in October.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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