Long-time fans of Mediacorp Ch 8 dramas would definitely remember Huang Biren and Xie Shaoguang’s amazing chemistry before the latter retired from showbiz to become a monk. Biren, 51, gave viewers a rare glimpse into their friendship in this week’s episode of Quan Yifeng’s talkshow Hear U Out.

The duo first worked together in 1996 drama Marriage Dollars And Sense, which was followed by 1998’s Stand By Mefor which she received the first of her three Star Awards Best Actress trophies.

It had been a decade since she started acting, and during her acceptance speech, she called it the “best and most precious gift” she’s received. “You have no idea how nervous I was. I really wanted to win that award," laughed Biren. "I can’t understand why some people say in interviews that they would be okay if they didn't win. I couldn’t say that, because I really wanted it.”

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