The Life Interview With Desmond Tan

The Life Interview with Desmond Tan: A raw passion for acting

The Star Awards' Best Actor winner Desmond Tan ate untreated raw fish and locked himself in a room to get into character

Home-grown actor Desmond Tan did not win his Star Award for Best Actor in April for eating sashimi.

The 31-year-old, who made headlines for chowing down on raw fish for his army sergeant role in the Channel 8 drama When Duty Calls, tells The Straits Times that it was far from a pleasant gourmet meal.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 04, 2018, with the headline 'A raw passion for acting'. Print Edition | Subscribe