Why you may not be seeing local actor Yuan Shuai on TV for much longer

13 March 2014 / 2 years 7 months ago

Fans of MediaCorp actor Yuan Shuai might want to catch the new Channel 8 drama The Caregivers because he might not be in showbusinesss for much longer.

According to an article in The Straits Times, he has been in showbusiness for six years but the 31-year-old plans on taking over his father's factory in China, which makes security seals for bottles.

His father, who is in his 50s and has leukaemia, is recuperating from a bone marrow transplant he had last year.

The only son, whose mother is a school principal, said: "I've been thinking about it. I have to take over the business one day. Even though it's not my interest, I can't let my family's business go to waste. It's my responsibility as a son.

"But I still want to do what I love, so I probably have to set aside time for acting."

He was speaking at a press conference for The Caregivers, where he has a small role playing a dedicated boyfriend of a girl in a coma.

The drama revolves around a male home care nurse, played by veteran actor Thomas Ong, and premieres on Channel 8 on Wednesday.

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