Mixed Signals’ Roz Pho on Dating Apps, Her DUI Incident And The Sex Scene That Got Away
She plays a SPG on the new comedy series based on Michael Chiang's 1989 play.
“The show is about people trying to find the perfect someone to be their ideal partner”, says Tanglin actress Roz Pho of her latest show, Mixed Signals, now airing on Ch 5 and streaming on Toggle.
Mixed Signals, a 13-episode adaptation of Michael Chiang’s 1989 play, revolves around Victor (Malaysian actor Hon Kahoe), a nerdy engineer who falls for Vanda (Vasantham star Udaya Soundari), a teacher, after meeting her at a matchmaking agency.
Perfect match: Hon Kahoe stars as a nerd and Udaya Soundari plays a teacher he falls in love with.
Just when Victor thinks he’s found his soulmate, Vanda disappears. Unbeknownst to the lovelorn geek, Vanda is a guinea pig in a top secret experiment to merge the human brain with artificial intelligence.
When Vanda resurfaces, she’s no longer the same person Victor once knew: she’s now Vimila, a Bollywood diva. Can Victor make Vanda remember her old self? Roz plays sassy marketing manager Amanda, one of the characters embroiled in Victor’s search for Vanda.
The latest version of Mixed Signals — executive produced and directed by Beatrice Chia-Richmond — is part of the ‘Lights. Camera. Singapore’ showcase. It also stars Chua Enlai, Tan Kheng Hua, and Shane Mardjuki.
“It’s always nice to watch a show where someone would go above and beyond for that special person because everyone always wants to have someone fighting for her,” says Roz.
She is speaking to 8days.sg at the launch event of Mixed Signals at NoonTalk Media studios, merely two weeks after she pleaded guilty in court to one charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. She was fined $1,750 and banned from driving for 15 months.
“I still can’t believe I lost my licence over two glasses of white wine, I really thought I could have two drinks. Now I know you can’t,” she tells us of the incident that happened on Oct 2.
Roz’s breathalyser test had at least 47 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of her breath, exceeding the legal limit of 35 microgrammes of alcohol per 100ml.
Is she concerned about turning up at a media event so soon after the DUI incident? “The only thing that [worries me] is you asking me that question,” she says, with a hearty laugh. Here, the 37-year-old actress reveals more of her experiences working on Mixed Signals and how the DUI affected her.