Dennis Chew and Rui En’s friendship might seem a little odd to the world. They are polar opposites: he’s a ball of sunshine, while she’s an ice queen.
Yet, they have one of the closest friendships in local showbiz.
“I never thought that we would become this close. I thought we were too different," Dennis, 47, said of Rui En, 40, who was a singer before she was an actress.
"I met her a long time ago: I was the host of her first performance so I knew who she was. But when we were both at Mediacorp, there were times when she ignored me when we walked past each other. She headed straight to the other side of the room and sat down [to do her make-up].”
The seeds of their friendship were planted when they were filming 2013's The Dream Makers, where Dennis played Rui En's brother.
In one scene, Rui En had to take shelter in Dennis’ car after getting drenched in the rain.
He said: “According to the script, I was supposed to say: ‘I told you that I’d pick you up at the reception, but you insisted on meeting at the back door instead. You’re drenched from head to toe!’ But when [Rui En] entered the car, she was really drenched, so I added this line: ‘I can see the colour of your bra!’”