Love her or hate her, Quan Yifeng is a force to be reckoned with.
The straight-talking 46-year-old, with over two decades of showbiz experience under her belt, is known for her no-holds-barred style of hosting, which has helped uncover more than a secret or two on interviews and programmes.
And come May 1, the host with the most tells 8days.sg that her new talk show, Hear U Out, will focus on making celebs comfortable enough to share their innermost thoughts — which includes secrets they’ve never revealed before — on camera.
“My aim isn’t to make anyone cry or to feel uncomfortable because they think I’m trying to dig out juicy gossip,” she laughs over the phone. “I want all my guests to stay within their comfort zones and be confident enough to shed their public personas... I believe we have a production team that is also very thoughtful of our guests."
"I tell them before we start filming that we can cut the cameras anytime they don’t feel comfortable, and if they don’t want to answer a question, they can just tell me why and I’ll accept it. There are certain things that people don't want to talk about, and that’s okay. The production team reviews the footage and gives feedback, so if there’s a segment that doesn’t seem quite right, they’ll raise it so we can make a decision about whether to cut the scene.”