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Blogger Xiaxue to star in Our Sister Mambo as, well, herself

Published on Jul 30, 2014 6:20 PM
 
Popular local blogger Wendy Cheng, better known by her online moniker Xiaxue, will be making her movie debut in the upcoming flick Our Sister Mambo. -- ST PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM

Popular local blogger Wendy Cheng, better known by her online moniker Xiaxue, will be making her movie debut in the upcoming flick Our Sister Mambo.

The outspoken 30-year-old will be playing a version of herself as a social media personality in the romantic comedy. The role marks her big-screen debut but if opportunities arise, it could open doors for an entire career in acting, she says. "If I am offered more roles in the future, I'm open to the idea of becoming an actress," she says. "I think it'll be quite fun."

Our Sister Mambo, starring Michelle Chong, Moses Lim and Siti Khalijah, revolves around the titular Mambo (Chong), a woman who hopes to get her three sisters hitched. The film is produced to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Cathay Organisation next year and is a nod to classic Cathay films such as Our Sister Hedy (1957) and The Greatest Civil War On Earth (1961).

Shooting begins next month under director Ho Wi Ding (Pinoy Sunday, 2009) and scripted by Army Daze playwright Michael Chiang.

 
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