Seeking permission for doing bed scenes unnecessary, say actors

Seeking permission for doing bed scenes unnecessary, say actors
China-born actor Zhang Zhenhuan does not worry about his parents’ disapproval because of Singapore’s strict censorship laws.

SINGAPORE - Five local celebrities we asked said they have never had to seek their parents' permission to do a bed scene.

But local actor Andie Chen, 29, admitted to fighting with his Taiwan-born wife Kate Pang over love scenes, when they had just started dating.

Pang, 31, is an actress and model.

The details are fuzzy to Chen, but he said an argument led to their new standard operating procedure (SOP) of "must tell (each other about love scene) before doing (it)".


Chen told The New Paper: "The fight we had was in the early stages of dating. It must have been about her kissing scene or an overly sexy dress?

"I won't call it asking for permission, but we make it a point to let each other know when there are any intimate scenes in our films."

Last year, in English telemovie +65, Chen acted in a three-minute sex scene that started from the door before proceeding to the staircase and eventually to a bed.

Pang, 31, also had to get into bed with China-born actor Zhang Zhenhuan for Channel U drama Start Up!.

Chen added: "I'm a grown-up. I don't ask my parents for permission about such things.

"I'd like to think that they trust me enough to make my own decisions."

Zhang, 30, said he does not worry about his parents disapproving about his bed scenes because Singapore has well-regulated censorship laws.

"So no, I won't ask them because they won't say 'no'. "It's my job and I would also expect my girlfriend to understand."

Local actress Ann Kok, 41, agreed, saying: "...We must come to an understanding first. If he doesn't ask, then there's no need for me to purposely say it.

"If he's dating me, he should already know the nature of my job."

Added the actress, who in 2010 had a sexy bedroom scene with Taiwanese actor Joseph Chang in the Channel U feature film Cooking Without Clothes: "I'm also very lucky to have parents who give me all the freedom I want."

This article was first published on October 10, 2014.
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