Veteran actor Zhu Houren is now on TikTok

  Local actor Zhu Houren in a Tiktok video with the caption "Do I look better with beard or no?".
Local actor Zhu Houren in a Tiktok video with the caption "Do I look better with beard or no?".PHOTO: ZHU HOUREN/TIKTOK

SINGAPORE - Local actor Zhu Houren, who has appeared several times in his son Joel Choo's TikTok videos, now has his own account.

The veteran actor, 66, recently made his debut on the video-sharing platform, with his account attracting more than 290 followers and receiving more than 730 likes as of Wednesday afternoon (July 28).

Zhu's first video, with the caption "Do I look better with beard or no?", has garnered 20,000 views so far.

He appeared in one frame clean-shaven, then in another frame sporting a moustache, his astonishment giving way to a grin.

Zhu, who has been in the local entertainment industry since the mid-1980s, has uploaded six videos so far. In the latest on Wednesday, he and his son do the new TikTok photo crop challenge.

He has also uploaded a scene from popular television series My Star Bride (2021), featuring him and actor Xu Bin.

Zhu played the owner of a cheongsam shop in the TV serial, while Xu played his son, a lawyer who fell in love with a Vietnamese woman played by Chantalle Ng.

Zhu had previously made cameos in Choo's TikTok videos to show off his cooking skills or joke with his son.

Choo, 27, announced in early May that he was leaving Mediacorp after he decided not to renew his contract with the broadcaster upon expiry.