BEST KNOWN AS… the stage doyenne and former journalist/food critic who became a TV icon playing villainous matriarchs on shows like Ch 5’s first English soap Masters of the Sea, and the Ch 8 blockbuster The Golden Pillow. In 1996, she and her family moved to England when her husband was posted there. She took up post-graduate studies at the University of London before returning to Singapore in 2000.
WHAT’S SHE UP TO LATELY: When she isn’t the Associate Professor of Theatre/Performance Studies at Singapore Management University, she still finds time to act on stage and on TV. She recently appeared on the Aaron Aziz sitcom Meet the MP as a neighbour embroiled in a haunting incident.
8 DAYS: We recently saw you as a guest star on Meet the MP. It’s been a while since you’ve been on the small screen, hasn’t it?
MARGARET CHAN: Well, I want to do a lot more, but nobody wants me, that’s all (laughs). I’m working fulltime as a professor [at the Singapore Management University] now, so I can only shoot at certain timings. I had a lot of fun filming Meet the MP as the director was very good, and that made all the difference. There was a scene where I had to dress up as a Pontianak and be seen floating. I was told that I had to stand on a hoverboard and that wa