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'We'll let nature take its course'
by Tan Kee Yun

THEY'RE still on track in their baby-making attempts.

But one thing has changed for local celebrity couple Alan Tern and Priscelia Chan,who got married in 2007 - having children is no longer a must-have.

Chan, 32, a MediaCorp actress, said: "In the initial years of our marriage, I did feel that it was a must to have children.

"I was kind of bound to Chinese tradition in that sense," she told The New Paper at the press conference for A Song To Remember, which the pair are starring in.

"Now it's different, we don't give ourselves so much pressure any more..."

Tern, 35, agreed, adding: "A baby is God's gift. We'll just let nature take its course."

The pair admitted it "didn't help" that Tern's wholesale optical business required him to travel quite often.

Tern said he terminated his contract with MediaCorp to devote more time to his business.

"It was a clear-cut decision for me," he said.

"I was travelling more and more (for his then-sideline)and I felt it wouldn't be fair to the station."

In A Song To Remember,Tern plays a good-for-nothing opium addict while Chan portrays his long-suffering wife.

It was challenging for the bubbly couple to depict the subverted, dysfunctional relationship their characters share.

"There were a few scenes where he had to hit me," recalled Chan.

"It was quite funny during filming because after 'hitting' me, he would immediately rush over anxiously and ask, 'Is it painful? Where do you feel pain?'"

This article was first published in The New Paper.

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