Wu Chun out to prove he is more than a pretty face

KUALA LUMPUR - Brunei-born, Taiwan-based heart-throb Wu Chun (pic) is not interested in just looking pretty on the screen.

The 32-year-old, who rose to fame as part of Taiwanese boy band Fahrenheit, quit the group in June and is now channelling his time into acting, having starred in best selling flicks like 14 Blades and My Kingdom.

The leading man of idol dramas like Hanazakarino Kimitachihe (2006) and Hot Shot (2008) is eager to prove his versatility as an actor.

"Coming from Fahrenheit, I was cast as a pretty boy in a string of idol dramas, but in real life I'm not like that.

"I'm into sports and I intentionally diversify my roles to show that I can be more than just a Prince Charming," he said.

Wu is in town with Hong Kong director Wilson Yip and actor-producer Raymond Wong to promote their new movie Magic To Win.

He's also interested in the behind-the-scene aspect of film making and is now working on writing scripts.

He plays a nature-loving guy with super abilities in Magic To Win, which is slated to hit theatres on Dec 1.

Starring in the fantasy fare - a spin-off of Wong's popular Happy Ghost franchise (1984 to 1991) - is a childhood dream come true for Wu.

"I grew up watching the franchise. As an actor, I'm thrilled to be a part of this," he said.