Actor Lawrence Wong's life upended after success of Story Of Yanxi Palace

Singapore actor Lawrence Wong, who plays the role of imperial guard Hai Lan Cha in the mega-hit Story of Yanxi Palace, talks about coping with fame, being a foreign actor in China and whether he plans to return home.
Actor Lawrence Wong has gotten so popular that he receives thousands of fan mail and messages on a daily basis.
Actor Lawrence Wong has gotten so popular that he receives thousands of fan mail and messages on a daily basis.PHOTO: STARHUB

SINGAPORE - Malaysia-born Singapore actor Lawrence Wong has to constantly remind himself to be on his best behaviour in public, now that he is getting recognised everywhere he goes.

Ever since he played the memorable supporting role of kind-hearted imperial guard Hai Lan Cha in the mega-hit Chinese palace television drama Story Of Yanxi Palace (2018), his life has turned upside down.

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