They have the looks and street cred. Beyond that, they’re multi-talented, having conquered the red carpet and taken ownership of social media. They act, host, sing, direct and produce. In this celebrities’ edition of 20 Good Men of 2020, Her World presents a talent-stacked list who are making their mark in Singapore, China, Taiwan and India.
He gets compared to his famous dad – veteran actor Choo Houren. But Joel Choo doesn’t mind.
“It’s quite amusing, but I don’t take offence at all,” says the 26-year-old says. “It’s not a bad thing to be recognised because of my father. But I think my journey as an actor is rather separate from my role as his son.”
Recently, the young actor was cast as the male lead in Fresh Takes 2, a 47-minute short film directed by local actor Pierre Png.
“It was my first time working with him (Pierre) so that was really cool,” Joel, who was nominated as Best Newcomer at the 2019 Star Awards for his work in A Million Dollar Dream, enthuses. “I’m a fan of his work and to be starring in his directorial debut is really an honour.”
What he’s wearing: Blazer and shirt, Fendi
Joel, who appeared in the historical English drama series Titoudao this year, has hit a new kind of popularity on Tiktok and Instagram, where he has 19.6K followers on both channels. He’s entertaining, wowing his fans with his wicked sense of humour and singing.
Yep, Joel was a vocalist and guitarist of an indie rock band.
“When I’m free, I enjoy recording song covers… I post them on Instagram,” says the music lover. “Other than that, I like editing video parodies and posting them on Tiktok.