Xiang Yun doesn’t approve of Chen Yixi’s ideal woman?

We chat with the mother-son pair on the set of Channel 8’s ‘My One in a Million’

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Photos: Tammi Tan, Instagram/Xiang Yun, Chen Yixi

It can be a little awkward talking about marriage and potential life partners when one’s parent is around. Well, too bad for Chen Yixi, because that’s precisely what we did with him and his mum Xiang Yun during our visit to the set of My One in a Million a couple of weeks ago. (Evil cackling)

Jokes aside, the reason for our topic of choice is simple: the upcoming Channel 8 drama centres on a matchmaking and wedding services centre run by Yan Shu Yu (played by Carrie Wong) and her mother Xu Cui Feng (played by Xiang Yun). In fact, we were having our interview in the very place that will double up as the agency for the entirety of filming: the Katong Antique House.

Although this is their third drama together (after Life Less Ordinary, which also featured family patriarch Edmund Chen’s Channel 8 comeback, and the upcoming Dear Neighbours), the mother-son pair still won’t have a chance to share a lot of scenes.

However, Yixi, who plays a flamboyant variety show stylist, raved about still getting to enjoy the perks of working with a relative, namely, having a guaranteed lunch buddy and also, “Can tumpang car (hitch a ride) home!”

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But yes, back to our chat about L-O-V-E. When we asked Xiang Yun what kind of woman she would matchmake her precious boy with, the 57-year-old actress gave the same answer any other good mama would.

“Yixi is very gentle and nice, so he deserves a good wife,” she said, adding that her future daughter-in-law should be someone who is filial to her own family, as well as the one she marries into. “I always tell my children that in addition to loving your partner, you must also love her parents as well.”

(Continued on next page: What age does Xiang Yun hopes Yixi will be married by?)

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