The Straits Times
Published on Feb 01, 2013

Communications graduate Jae Liew to star in new Michelle Chong movie


Actress-director Michelle Chong has cast a sweet-faced unknown as the female lead in her new movie, 3 Peas In A Pod.

Jae Liew, 22, beat more than 800 hopefuls who turned up for open auditions held over two days last month. The pretty, doe-eyed young woman will act alongside K-pop singer Alexander Lee Eusebio, 24, formerly of U-Kiss; and Taiwanese singer Calvin Chen, 32, a member of popular boyband Fahrenheit.

Director Chong, 35, says she was "quite certain that I had found my female lead after meeting Jae".

"There was something about her bubbly personality that stuck with me throughout the auditions. Her ability to deliver the lines were truly outstanding for someone who has never had any acting experience before."