It’s impossible to pin the multi-talented Eric Nam down to one label. One of the most established and successful names in both music and television, the Korean-American singer-songwriter-host has proven that he’s capable of doing just about everything—even going without sleep for 60 hours while running around all over Singapore and Malaysia.
The 30-year-old was in Singapore just two months ago to host the three-day concert, HallyuPopFest, last November. Last weekend, he was back in town to film Viu’s new original production No Sleep No FOMO that’s slated for release in early 2019.
Together with Singaporean host Paul Foster, the duo sought to complete a crazy travel itinerary, including engaging in fun and unusual activities within a span of 60 hours—without getting any shut-eye at all. “Coffee isn’t allowed, actually—all I had was a kopi gao so far and it was super sweet so I didn’t finish it,” Eric says.
Sleepless and caffeine-less, they take part in activities across Malaysia and Singapore, such as gatecrashing a wedding, eating lamb in a river (no typo there) and dressing up in Chinese opera ensemble—with makeup and all.
Despite his packed filming schedule, we sat down with Eric for a little chit-chat. Scroll through the gallery to find out more about his thoughts on playing out a Chinese opera scene with full makeup and costume, looking for ghosts and the idea of FOMO.
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