8 DAYS: It looks like you’re into TikTok recently. What sparked your interest?
SHAUN CHEN: In our industry, you have to 'upgrade' yourself every once in awhile ’cos social media is all the hype now. There's TikTok, Douyin, and RED, these are all things that you have to update. Posting occasionally, and playing around, letting people see and making some noise. I think it's quite gratifying.
You've posted a number of dancing clips on TikTok and in Leave No Soul Behind you dance quite a bit too…
(Laughs) Yes, yes. [My TikTok videos are] a small teaser for everyone to see how bad my dancing skills are.
You don't think you're a good dancer?
I don't dance very well. I really have to learn and practice more 'cos there wasn't much time to rehearse [for the show].
Would you say the experience was memorable?
Yes, especially having to dance and sing at the same time for a scene. I had to create my own dance steps too and they have to be more old-fashioned 'cos of my character. I'm from an older generation after all.
Did you take dance lessons beforehand?
For the scene where I sang and danced at the same time, I practiced beforehand. I had someone teach me the dance steps, and then I recorded the lesson down, and practiced by myself at home for about two months.
I didn't exactly dance as well as I hoped to, I would have to watch [the scene] later to see how I performed (laughs).