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'Naughty' duo did it for Neo

January 31, 2012 - 9:34pm


PHOTO: Courtesy of Roy LoiM

WOULD you brave leeches for the sake of a 25-year-old friendship?

Local veteran Xinyao singer Dawn Gan did exactly that when she agreed to star in hit local film We Not Naughty (WNN) at the request of director and old friend Jack Neo.

Fellow Xinyao performer Roy Loi, who has known Gan and Neo for more than two decades, was transformed into a crude Hokkien-spouting Ah Long in the movie against his will – also for Neo's sake.

Gan and Loi, who started the Xinyao music movement in the early 90s, made their acting debuts in WNN. And it has paid off, considering their scene-stealing performances.

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