SINGAPORE: Picking up from where they left off in the first season, Mediacorp Channel 5’s sitcom, “The Yang Sisters”, promises new looks, better stories, more laughs, and a good dose of heartfelt drama this time round.
Still revolving around the lives of the three Yang sisters, Honey (Cheng Pei Pei), Jasmine (Liow Shi Shuen) and Rose (Kym Ng), and the rest of their quirky family members, viewers can expect many moments of hilarity from the onscreen family, who claim that they bond like a family even when the cameras aren’t rolling.
“(Being family) really goes off screen as well. When I saw (Shi Shuen) just now, I (went), ‘Hey Mum!'” said Alaric Tay, who plays Jasmine’s younger son, Milton, in the show.
“It’s instinctive!” he added.
Playing the ‘big sister’ both on-screen and off-screen is veteran Chinese actress Cheng, who takes on the role of kung-fu loving sister, Honey, in the show.
“She has got no airs at all,” said Ng about Pei Pei, who is probably the most experienced of the cast.
Ng revealed that Cheng even went to great lengths to ensure that she was able to keep to her often hectic schedule when filming.
“She really looks after us, especially me, because sometimes I have other shows to go to and she will say (to the rest) ‘Hurry up! Hurry up! Kym Ng has to go somewhere else! Five minutes! Five minutes!'” recalled Ng laughingly, in her typical animated fashion. “She will count down for me like a floor manager! She’s really nice.”
On a more serious note, Tay too had only praises for Cheng.
“She’s very respectful even though she’s such a veteran… She doesn’t tell you how to act or anything like that. She lets you do your thing, and she does her thing, and we meet somewhere in the middle.”
As such, it is evident that filming has become more of a ‘family’ gathering for the cast of “The Yang Sisters”. Hence, it comes as no surprise that the cast are already eagerly awaiting to work together again on the third season of the sitcom.
“We are really looking forward to the third season,” said Kym, “it really is a happy working relationship!”
Catch the madcap adventures of “The Yang Sisters 2”, every Tuesday, 8.30pm on MediaCorp’s Channel 5.
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