Yuan is as caring in real life

Yuan is as caring in real life
Yuan Shuai (left) is the dedicated boyfriend in The Caregivers who looks after his comatose girlfriend (Jayley Woo).

SINGAPORE - 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.

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.

The China-born bachelor had not planned on venturing into showbusiness when his parents sent him to Singapore to further his studies 14 years ago.

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