Greetings and salutations, fellow stargazers! This is your Showbiz Sista hanging out with a bunch of men and women in blue. No, not Smurfs. It’s the cast of the newest upcoming Channel 8 drama, C.L.I.F.
C.L.I.F. stands for Courage, Loyalty, Integrity and Fairness, the core values of the Singapore Police Force, which has worked closely with the production team to create a drama of unprecedented realism which will help viewers understand how our police officers keep our homeland safe.
C.L.I.F stars, well, a whole bunch of people, including Tay Ping Hui as the big man in charge, as well as Qi Yuwu, Joanne Peh, Elvin Ng, Andie Chen, Rayson Tan, Aileen Tan, Tracy Lee, Chris Tong, Rebecca Lim, Jade Seah, Adam Chen, and Romeo Tan. Actors with supporting roles include Julian Hee, Benjamin Heng, May Phua, Desmond Tan and Priscelia Chan. See? Told you there were a lot of people involved.
Ping Hui said that this drama differed from all his other police roles in that realism was key. “If I ever play an officer again, I’ll know how it’s done!”
Joanne, who teamed up with Yuwu in the show, said, “Yuwu appeared in my dreams! I had nightmares about us trying to crack cases and never succeeding. It was stressful!”
Poor Yuwu also looked a little stressed when Aileen Tan started talking. “He can never speak when I’m next to him,” she said about Yuwu. “That’s because in his very first drama, I played his girlfriend!” She chortled gleefully. “When I was young, a long time ago, I was a member of the National Police Cadet Corps, so, playing this role, I feel 20 years younger,” she went on to say. “I’m fine with not having that many scenes in this show — it’s more important that I look really cool!”
The Force has all the girl power it needs in Tracy, Chris, Aileen, Joanne and Jade.
Oh, and one more thing: You’ll see a very expressive Romeo Tan in this show…
Catch C.L.I.F. starting May 31, weekdays at 9pm on MediaCorp TV Channel 8. Showbiz Sista, signing out. Live long and pop corn!