Kin, the upcoming new long-form drama on Mediacorp TV Channel 5, is about four families and their interactions with one another, through which the complexities of life, love and family relationships will be explored. It stars Jason Godfrey, Ebi Shankara, Carla Dunareanu, Ariati Tyeb Papar and more.
One of the families, which runs a tau huay shop, has a cherished youngest son called Handsome, who has Down’s Syndrome.
Handsome is played by 19-year-old Timothy Lee, a student with Down’s Syndrome at Mountbatten Vocational School, whose interests also include dancing and modelling.
Lee, who is involved in performing arts programmes run by charity organisation Very Special Arts, got the part after nailing just one audition.