​​​​​​​Get The Low-Down 

8 Days|September 20, 2018

​​​​​​​Get The Low-Down 

Who says old people are boring? Veteran actor RICHARD LOW shows that one can have a splashing good time even at 66.

Cheryl Ong

8 DAYS: In Ch 8 dialect drama How Are You?, which aims to keeps seniors updated on new government policies, the actors speak in Hokkien, Teochew and Cantonese. And you’re the appointed Hokkien coach for your fellow actors.

RICHARD LOW: The drama’s EP Zheng Geping knows that I’m a 100 per cent Hokkien man. So he asked me to help the actors with their Hokkien lines. This is my first time being a dialect coach, so I feel a bit uneasy. Actually, when I acted in Eat Already?, I also helped Rebecca Lim and Elvin Ng with their Hokkien lines. This time, in How Are You?, I’m mainly helping Romeo Tan. Sometimes, Desmond Ng and Sheila Sim will also ask me for help.

Which actor is the most hardworking?

I think all of them are very hardworking when it comes to learning Hokkien. You can see how serious they are about learning Hokkien from how densely covered their scripts are with phonetic symbols (laughs).

The drama also highlights issues affecting the elderly like cost of living, vigilance against scams and loneliness. What’s the greatest issue you currently face as a senior citizen?

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September 20, 2018