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.