Phyllis is aglow with love and a TV comeback

Was local actress Phyllis Quek's year-long disappearance from the small screens (her last production, Live Again was in 2007) due to something brewing in the romance department?

"Things are going well," the 37-year-old smilingly replied.

Between the late nineties and early noughties, the former model-turned-actress was a major household name here and abroad, acting in several local and foreign drama series. She also made her movie debut, starring opposite superstar Aaron Kwok in the Singapore-Hong Kong action flick, 2000 A.D..

During the official lensing ceremony for the upcoming 2010 Channel 8 drama, The Best Things In Life, Phyllis looked all fresh and upbeat in the early morning, and chirped, "I'm still based in Singapore.

One might guess that the radiant and glowing girl's current stable and fulfilling love life is the main reason for her gradual comeback to the entertainment scene.

She was an aloof model manager in Perfect Cut II in March this year, and in August, she joined the cast of local director Kelvin Tong's new movie Kidnapper, which also stars Christopher Lee. She also took off to Seoul a few months ago to co-host an episode of Channel U variety programme, Fashion Asia.

Considering her comeback after a low-profile hiatus, she expressed that she "prefers to let nature take its course [for my career]. There are no restrictions for me and I am open to anything as long as I find that it is a good role or a good script."

For her role in The Best Things In Life, Phyllis plays a big-city girl named Dream, who falls in love with a small-town boy, Wu Fu (Chen Hanwei). "Dream will be Wufu's dream girl when both characters meet each other at the fishing village."

"After her short stay at the fishing village, when she returns to the city, things get stressful for her. When Wufu travels to the city to look for Dream, he finds her a different person with an unhappy past bothering her."

The cast and crew are slated to travel to Malaysia in the middle of November to film the fishing village scenes of the show.