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Chen Hanwei's big screen debut on Thursday

Published on Mar 6, 2013 12:42 PM

After two decades of acting on TV and bagging four Best Actor Star Awards, actor Chen Hanwei has finally gotten a taste of the movies in his feature film debut Ghost Child.

And there is a vast difference in acting styles, he says, of working on TV and the new film.

At a press conference held earlier this week to promote the movie, the Malaysian-born bachelor, 43, says: "Acting in movies is really a lot more subtle than acting on TV. On TV, you have to play things up a bit, and exaggerate a little, but in films, where the screen is so huge, you really have to be as natural as possible.

"Which means that unlike on TV, you don't have to dress up in outrageous costumes or have wacky hair. In movies - unless it is some crazy comedy - you have to be as realistic as possible. That is why I just look like a regular uncle in the movie," he adds with a laugh.

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