钟大天年轻时曾经是个咖喱菲，因着肯演、会博出位，晋升成为特约演员。他看出演艺圈这个行业很需要咖喱菲，便成立了“大天临时演员经纪公司”，供应咖喱菲给电视台。他好吃懒做的独生子钟狄龙，好久都不找工作，钟大天只好逼他去片场当咖喱菲。当了咖喱菲，狄龙才知道这行业不容易，赚那么丁点的钱，必须付上很多时间、精力和尊严！狄龙在片场与一群性格迥然不同，有着不同目标的咖喱菲，一起展开了临时演员这条路。这条通往梦想的路上充满了许多障碍，众人是否能实现各自的梦想，找到属于自己的人生意义？ 本剧通过轻松的手法，以剧中各个主角在当“临时演员”的过程中，各自找到属于自己的定位。透过各个主角的经历，激励年轻观众——勇敢地追梦。梦想不分大小，只要成功实现，就无愧自己。Part-time actor who first started out as a calefare, Zhong Da Tian (Chew Chor Meng) noticed the indispensability of calefares in the media industry, which then spurred him to establish the “Da Tian Calefare Agency”, where he engages talents to take up walk-on roles in various drama productions.Da Tian’s son, Zhong Di Long (played by Shane Pow) spends most of his time idling. After being forced into an acting gig, Di Long learns that being an extra is no easy feat as it seems. Thereon, Di Long embarks on his acting career and encounters other extras - each with a different personality and goal. Will these calefares overcome all setbacks along the rocky road to success? ‘I Want To Be A Star’ portrays the different walks of life in a light-hearted manner, and hopes to urge all aspiring youths to be courageous in pursuing their dreams!
Zhong Da Tian owns a calefare agency which engages extras for various drama productions. Today’s shoot involves a military ambush on field. The Assistant Director (AD), Jeremy demands for twenty young lads to show up in three hours’ time. In a scurry, Da Tian rushes to the broadcasting station to get help. Whilst doing so, he chances upon super fan Edgar, who readily agrees to play calefare at the thought of getting closer to his idol. Gao Mei’s friend, Mei Yi turns up on set to meet Gao Mei. Despite her lack of confidence over the birthmark on her face, Mei Yi eventually agrees to help after Gao Mei’s relentless persuasion.
Ever since his mother passed on, Da Tian’s son, Di Long spends most of his time unemployed and idling. When he asks for allowance, Da Tian seizes the opportunity to make him one of his talents. Thereon, this group of extras set foot on their acting journey, where the struggles of being a calefare await.
Edgar and Di Long turn up for their second day of shoot. Not only do they have to get themselves drenched, Di Long even faces a washroom emergency amidst filming. Gao Mei feels no better as she catches a cold in the rain. Even so, she demonstrates her professionalism and decides to go on with the shoot. The boys are impressed. As they film, Edgar and Di Long chip in to help Gao Mei ‘take cover’.
Like Da Tian, Hong Bao Bao (used to be “Hong Bu Nao”) first started acting as a calefare. It has been decades now, but all Bao Bao plays are comedic roles. She feels dejected for not given a chance to showcase her true talent. AD Jeremy mistakes Mei Yi’s birthmark for part of her makeup, and pulls her into the background of Bao Bao’s scene. For continuity purpose, Mei Yi has to be called in for later shoots. Gao Mei is ill, but chooses to work night-shift nonetheless. Edgar offers to send her to work. On their way there, Gao Mei probes for Edgar’s aspiration. He begins to ponder over his life goal, and eventually decides that rather being a super fan who chases after his idols, he shall become a celebrity himself – one who has fans wooing after his trail…
Di Long and Fa Ge sneak off to the back while in the middle of an action scene. Edgar, on the other hand, sticks close behind the main lead and attempts to steal the limelight. His exaggerated gestures calls for a chiding from the director, who then switches his position with Di Long.
Da Tian tries to decline an acting gig after learning that he will be partnered with Bao Bao, but to no avail. On the day of shoot, Da Tian stumbles over his lines and makes an embarrassment out of himself. Due to his NGs, the calefares are also made to do multiple retakes. Gao Mei suddenly faints out of exhaustion, leaving everyone in frantic. Edgar and Mei Yi later bring her home. Edgar fails to hide his disbelief after seeing how Gao Mei comes from a poor family. Both Mei Yi and Gao Mei find his insensitivity a turn-off. Meanwhile, Da Tian is in a distraught over his mistakes. Di Long is curious to find out what is causing his father’s subpar performance. Da Tian then reveals a phobia which he has not been able to get over ever since his last act with Bao Bao. He worries for next day’s shoot. Di Long empathizes with his father, and resolves to find a way to help him.
Unable to overcome his phobia, Da Tian continues making blunders in his scene with Bao Bao. Di Long thinks of an idea and volunteers to substitute Bao Bao. The shoot progresses smoothly after. Da Tian feels grateful for his son’s wit. Di Long and Mei Yi grow closer as they act as a couple.
The male lead makes repeated NGs, and Ru Hua is made to walk around with a pushcart. When her rheumatism acts up, Di Long offers to replace her. Ru Hua compliments Di Long for his kind offer. Bao Bao confronts Da Tian, and even suspects that he secretly likes her. In a fluster, Da Tian pretends to despise Bao Bao. She takes it for real, leaving Da Tian at lost.
After paying Gao Mei a visit together, Di Long learns that Mei Yi aspires to become a singer. Mei Yi’s mood dampens, and she enters the lift without Di Long. Out of the sudden, the lift breaks down and Mei Yi gets trapped in the dark. Di Long suggests that she sing as loudly as she can to help calm her nerves.
Ru Hua breaks a chandelier, and Da Tian is asked to compensate the broadcasting station $3000. Unwilling to have Ru Hua take liability for the full sum, Da Tian lies that the compensation is only $600, and gives her time to pay him back by instalments. By doing so, Da Tian hopes that the talents will learn the importance of being responsible at work. During a shoot, everyone spends an enjoyable time in their Chinese zombie get-up.
Gao Mei thinks that the white figures she sees are paranormal beings, when they are in fact a result of the floaters in her eyes. While paying the talents their wages, Di Long finds out that Ru Hua is told to fork out the compensation. He confronts his father, and later understands his intentions of doing so. Da Tian is contented to see how his son has grown to cherish the value of hard-earned money. When Gao Mei warns Edgar of possible paranormal encounters while filming a horror show, Edgar chooses to turn deaf ears on it.
Edgar is slowly falling for Gao Mei. He looks forward to act as a couple with her, but gets hit with disappointment when Fei Mei turns up instead. Di Long, Mei Yi, Edgar and Fei Mei perspire profusely in their thick, winter clothing while playing as Caucasian couples. Meanwhile, Edgar fails to contain his excitement after learning that his zombie dance video is going viral.
Di Long reasons that it will only make sense to remove their layers of winter clothing since there should be heater indoors, to which the director agrees. Da Tian, who watches from afar, is proud to see how much his son has grown. Bao Bao is devastated as she falls out of the Best Actress nomination list. Da Tian shows sympathy and asks Di Long to bring Bao Bao some food to aid her hangover. Bao Bao seeks solace in Di Long. Edgar, Di Long and Mei Yi go out on a movie date, and realise how they have started taking notice of calefares in the film.
As Da Tian ages by the day, he hopes to have Di Long succeed his business. Di Long understands his father’s concerns, and decides to give it a shot. A shoot is calling for talents to act as prostitutes and hostesses. Da Tian deploys Di Long’s help to search for them, but with the condition of keeping their role a secret for the time being.
Edgar is asked to remove his zombie video post, but Di Long refuses to. Da Tian warns him of the undesirable consequences if they were to go against the broadcasting station’ wishes. Di Long relays the message to Edgar, who insists to keep the video. When Mei Yi realises that she is casted as a prostitute, she blames Di Long for not being truthful. Despite so, she eventually decides to let things slip and accompanies Di Long out to pack lunch for the extras. Mei Yi acknowledges Di Long’s kind-heartedness as he looks out for the talents. Edgar asks to take a photo with Juliet, only to get a scolding from her. Unable to take it lying down, Edgar starts to rebut. Di Long tries to break their quarrel, but to no avail. Edgar even flares up at him. Later, Edgar treats everyone to a meal where they badmouth about Di Long. When Mei Yi tries to speak up for him, everyone suspects that she has feelings for Di Long. Mei Yi denies.
In a fit of anger, Edgar leads Ru Hua, Fa Ge and Fei Mei who unite forces to set up the ‘Tian Da Company’. Their purpose is to go against Di Long and the rest. As tensions rise during the shoot, the director reprimands them for refusing to cooperate. At the sight of Edgar, Juliet fumes with anger and demands to meet the producer.
Juliet’s branded watch is missing, and she assumes that the culprit must be among the calefares. Di Long steps up to speak for them. Edgar and the others are touched. Meanwhile, Da Tian appears and starts to do a search on every one without clarifying the situation. This leaves them feeling humiliated. Bao Bao returns with Juliet’s watch after realising that it has dropped into her bag. Rather than feeling grateful, Juliet accuses Bao Bao of stealing her watch. Bao Bao starts to point out Juliet’s flaws in retort. Juliet fails to concentrate on filming after the saga, and claims that the role is too tough for any actor. Without hesitation, Bao Bao immerses into the role and awes everyone on set with her impressive act. Juliet is left embarrassed and speechless.
Di Long and Edgar are thrilled to act as eunuchs with given lines! Mei Yi tells Edgar that Gao Mei has been missing shoots to work overtime for her grandparent’s medical bills. Edgar wishes to help Gao Mei with her finances, but frets that she won’t accept it. Qiang Ge and Jeremy are holding auditions to look for a ghost singer. Di Long encourages Mei Yi to try out for it. She lies that becoming a singer is no longer her dream. Despite so, Di Long is determined to help her overcome her insecurities… But how? Something that Edgar says strikes Di Long with an idea.
Mei Yi thinks that Di Long is trying to pull a mockery when he appears with a similar birthmark on his face. Little does she expect, Di Long drags her to where his friend busks, and urges her to sing. Nonchalant to people’s judgemental glances, Di Long continues to hold his head high. His actions boost Mei Yi’s confidence. Edgar and Fei Mei appear shortly after as Mei Yi’s backup dancers. Their performance receives great responses from the crowd.
Da Tian chances upon Di Long’s singing practice with Mei Yi, and probes to find out if his son’s feelings for her are true. When Di Long asks Da Tian if he will object to their relationship, Da Tian assures that he won’t. Fei Mei, Ru Hua and Edgar perform badly to help Mei Yi stand out during the singing auditions. Their efforts pay off as Mei Yi gets picked as the ghost singer for Juliet. While acting with Juliet, Da Tian begins to stutter as he sees Bao Bao sitting behind her. Furious, Qiang Ge decides to switch Bao Bao’s position. Bao Bao falls out with Da Tian as her golden opportunity is ruined. Apologetic, Da Tian promises to overcome his problem, which he eventually does. Edgar prepares a luxurious watch as a gift for Gao Mei, confident that she will agree to date him. Meanwhile, Di Long discovers Bao Bao’s news clippings in his father’s secret stash. He decides to find out if Da Tian really has a secret crush on Bao Bao.
Di Long encourages Da Tian to confess to Bao Bao, but Da Tian is hesitant. Meanwhile, Edgar reels in Di Long and Mei Yi’s help to trick Gao Mei to his place. Everyone is dressed as Samsui women and coolies for the shoot. Bao Bao is in jitters as she has to be hung on wires. Knowing that she has fear for heights, Da Tian gets Di Long to pass Bao Bao pills to help loosen her nerves. Whilst doing so, Di Long lets her father’s secret out to Bao Bao. As she films nervously on a high platform, Da Tian musters up his courage and mimics Statue of Liberty from below. Thanks to him, Bao Bao successfully wraps up her scene. After much thought, Da Tian comes clean about his feelings for Bao Bao, and their relationship progress further. As Edgar finds help to plan his confession event, the others are surprised to learn that he has not lied about his wealth!
Edgar confesses to Gao Mei. Claiming that she feels humiliated, Gao Mei turns around and leaves. Mei Yi later finds out that Gao Mei is acting this way because of her low self-esteem. Di Long suggests that Edgar forgo the grand event and confess to Gao Mei in private. On his second attempt, Edgar moves Gao Mei with his sincerity. Mei Yi cooks for Da Tian and Di Long. Da Tian teases that they are ready to get married, leaving Mei Yi blushed. Mei Yi is ecstatic when she receives an offer to sing for a drama’s soundtrack. Everyone except Gao Mei dresses up for a glamourous, banquet shoot. Edgar is disappointed.
Two years later, Edgar invests to shoot a film. The once calefares grow to become actors who continue to work towards their own dreams and goals…
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