SINGAPORE - Former opposition politician, Nicole Seah, will be making her acting debut in the local movie 1965, according to various media reports.
The 28-year-old has been cast as the wife of a police inspector played by actor Qi Yuwu, confirmed executive producer Daniel Yun to The Straits Times. She will also be speaking both Mandarin and Malay in the movie, reported Channel NewsAsia.
Yun told the English daily that he wanted to work with Seah when she was no longer in politics.
"The opportunity came when I read she has left politics and was based in Bangkok. When I suggested to my director and production team, everyone was quite shocked. But they soon came around," told Yun to The Straits Times.
Seah, who resigned from her position as National Solidarity Party's second assistant secretary-general in August, moved to Bangkok early this year to further her advertising career. She first attracted the attention of the public when she contested in the 2011 General Elections and was ranked as the second-most popular politician online, after Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
The $2.8 million film, 1965, is a tribute to Singapore's 50 years of independence and is directed by Randy Ang, who made last year's cop thriller re:solve. It follows the stories of locals and immigrants in the years leading up to independence.
Veteran actor Lim Kay Tong will be playing the role of Singapore's founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.