Questions from this blog’s readers:
1) From David Liem: You’ve played many types of characters over your career. Is there a type of character you’ve always wanted to play but you never got a chance to yet?
I have played many characters but they have been mainly comedic ones. I have played a few serious roles and I guess I would like to play more serious roles in the future . Just to challenge myself and see how far I can push myself emotionally and physically.
2) From Anand Raman: Hey Gurmit you make others laugh… what is that one BIG thing that will make you laugh? The saying goes like this…. When you laugh, the whole world laughs with you. When you cry…. unfortunately you cry alone. This is the simple truth of life! What are your inputs and real-life experiences on this? God Bless!
God Bless you too Babies make me smile and laugh. I have always had a fondness for babies and as a young boy of 8years old I used to help my mom babysit, even change diapers. Yes, that phrase is true if you don’t have true friends. But if you do have them , they will cry with you too.
3) From Gary Guwe: What keeps you going in the tough entertainment world?
What keeps me going are a few things… God, my family, my fans, my passion
4) From Hoo Chia Wen: Given a choice, will you still want to be a actor? If not, what is on your mind?
Haha I was never forced to be an actor. So I did choose to be an actor. But if you are asking what else would I be doing if I wasn’t acting , then my reply would be I would be a zookeeper (cos I love animals) or be a computer programmer (I loved dabbling with programs when I was studying at Informatics).
5) From Irene Ang (Mrs PCK): What are your retirement plans and what’s your dream?:)
To have a nice big house with my family and lots of animals and no more loans to ANY banks
Grace says: Firstly, a big thank you to my blog readers who contributed these questions. If YOU would like to contribute a question for upcoming interviewees too, please subscribe to this blog by entering your email address in the Subscription field on your right. I’ll be in touch!
I’d never thought Gurmit would want to be a zookeeper (I hope he’s really not kidding! He’ll be the coolest and funniest one ever!)
I have a lot of respect for comedians because for one, it’s really not easy to get people to laugh (it’s a skill often honed through lots of failed attempts). Also, I think there are so many things in Life that are negative or make us sad (or worse, depressed) and so we need comedians to bring that balance back into our lives. If it’s up to me, they’ll be paid higher salaries! Of course, Gurmit probably wouldn’t need the extra moolah since he’s likely living his dream life already.
Come back soon for the next interview!