Sharon Au On Life, Love And Why Sending Late Night Texts And Emails Got Her Into Trouble In Paris
The former Mediacorp star and Singapore's unofficial ambassador to France, who is in town for her winter break and to launch her online French culinary academy, tells us all about life in Paris in this sprawling interview.
Everyone knows Sharon Au. I am with her in a random building in the CBD ready to go for our shoot at Lau Pa Sat when a woman enters the lift that we’re in. “Oh, Sharon?! What are you doing here!” she suddenly says to the former Mediacorp host, who reaches in for a hug like that woman’s a long-lost classmate. Turns out, she really was a classmate of Sharon’s from St Nicholas Girls' School. Or was it Hwa Chong Junior College? Here’s the thing: the shoot was done way back in August so my memory of the events that transpired is a tad rusty. But our point is: The world maybe small, but it’s even smaller when you’re Sharon Au.
Sharon, who uprooted and moved to Paris a year and a half ago, is back in town for summer — again this was back in August — and to celebrate turning 44 and 8days.sg is catching up with her over lunch. She tells us that she misses local food so we decided to do a shoot in the most quintessential of hawker centres, Lau Pa Sat. In retrospect, it was a horrible idea. We got to the location just as lunch hour was beginning and since it's a weekday in the CBD... it basically means chaos.