Joanne Peh due to give birth soon
Local actress Joanne Peh, 32, is going to pop any time this week or next.
And her actor-husband Qi Yuwu, 38, wants to document the delivery of their firstborn.
Qi, who was speaking to local media during the press conference of upcoming local historical movie 1965 at Capitol Theatre on Tuesday (July 28), said: “We’ve hired a female videographer to film the process. I won’t be filming it myself because I think Joanne needs me by her side when she is giving birth, and I want to be there to hold her hand and support her.”
But the arrival of their baby isn’t the only event the celebrity couple are capturing for posterity during Peh’s pregnancy.
Qi shared that they did a nude photoshoot together a few weeks ago, in the comfort of their home.
They engaged a female photographer for the shoot, which Qi described as “very natural and homely”.
He said: “It’s very unlike the usual fashion shoot that we do for work. We didn’t put on any makeup and it was very comfortable. Joanne felt a bit awkward initially as she was fully naked but it was fine after a while.”
He added: “I think Joanne looks very sexy when she is pregnant, and it comes from within her, that feminine, sexy feel. I felt like we had to capture this moment because it may happen only once or twice in a lifetime.”
On becoming a father soon, Qi expressed excitement, saying: “I don’t have a phobia of blood but I think I will feel stressed seeing my own wife losing so much blood when giving birth. I’ll be there for her.”
The pair, who got married on Sept 9 last year, are still determined to keep the gender a secret for now.
Qi said that he prefers girls to boys.
He said: “My elder brother’s wife gave birth to a boy. So far, we don’t have girls in the family yet, it would be nice to have a girl.”
They have also decided on the name.
He said with a smile: “I came up with the English name while Joanne thought of the Chinese name.”
Both Qi and Peh will be starring in 1965, which opens here on July 30. He plays China-born Inspector Cheng, who has to deal with racial clashes in Singapore in the 1960s, while she portrays feisty coffeeshop owner Zhou Jun.
Former opposition politician Nicole Seah, who attracted much attention during the 2011 General Election and is now based in Bangkok and working in advertising, makes her acting debut in a supporting role as Mei, the devoted pregnant housewife spouse of Inspector Cheng and mother to their young girl.
The 29-year-old speaks both Mandarin and Malay in the movie.
Seah, Qi, Peh and the rest of the cast attended 1965’s gala premiere at Capitol Theatre on Tuesday night (July 28).