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Fann all ready to talk about hubby and family
by Hong Xin Yi

Before Fann Wong made it official with actor Christopher Lee last year, she was
notoriously tight-lipped about her personal life.

Those days, ladies and gentlemen, are gone. During a half-hour interview with Urban last month, Fann, 39, merrily mentions her husband several times without any prompting.

She has been wearing a mask in crowded places since catching H1N1 last year, and “Chris says I have been falling sick less often”.

She read Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir Eat Pray Love recently and wants to travel to India like the American writer, but “Chris says I may not be able to handle India because my body tends to be very weak”.

There is also no hemming and hawing when you ask if her recent decision to quit drinking coffee is related to a desire to get pregnant.

“Yes,” she says, looking svelte in a top and jeggings from denim brand Levi’s latest collection. (For the record, she says there is no bun in her oven yet.)

“That’s why I am taking on fewer projects now.”

Not that the world has forgotten about the newly domesticated Mrs Lee.

Last month, lifestyle website named her one of Asia’s 25 greatest actors of all time, along with the likes of Hong Kong’s Tony Leung.

Says Fann of the accolade: “I have never thought I was in the same league as these actors, but it did make me feel that I should be more selective about my projects.”

A meaty script is one reason she agreed to a supporting role as a wilful dance hostess in the China drama series The Last Night Of Madam Jin.

“My manager wasn’t very keen because it’s not a lead role,” she says.

“But I wanted to try it because I have not played a role like this before. If nobody stopped me, I wouldn’t mind playing supporting parts.”

Then again, her mind is mostly on starring in a project of another kind these days.

“Married life isn’t very different from how we were before, but maybe things will change more after we start a family,” she says. “I am very focused when I start a project.

Maybe I will turn out to be the kind of mother who refuses to go anywhere without her children.”


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This article was first published in Urban, The Straits Times.

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