Wang Lei Tears Up While Recalling How Marcus Chin Helped Him When He Was Broke & Jobless
According to the getai star, when he first entered showbiz, his clothes were all given to him by Marcus.
The latest episode of Mediacorp talk show Hear U Out, which featured Quan Yifeng sitting down for a candid chat with Marcus Chin, had some pretty interesting revelations that even the latter’s long-time friends weren’t aware of.
Host Juin Teh called up four of Marcus’ showbiz pals — Wang Lei, Dennis Chew, Mark Lee, and Chen Biyu — to share their thoughts on the veteran star on this week’s #JustSwipeLah, and as it turns out, they didn’t know that he was completely broke when he came back to Singapore from Malaysia after breaking up with his mistress and baby mama Eileen Cheah in 2011.
“I was shocked,” said Wang Lei. “Marcus has never borrowed money from anyone until today. At that time, things were already quite stable for me so I would’ve helped him without hesitation if he had reached out to me. I would even have given him all my regular [getai] gigs. If I had S$1,000, I would’ve lent him S$900.”