Origin: Singlish- a name for someone who is working in a minor role on a film or show. They are commonly refer to as an “Extra”
Calefare is someone that takes on a minor role in a film industry. They are usually an extra in a movie or show setting.
They could be acting as someone in a crowd, patrons of a restaurant, commuters in a train, etc. Someone that is insignificant but essential to create a realistic scene to mimic day-to-day life.
Cynthia: Eh Jacob, I heard you are working as a calefare on a film set. Does the company pay you well?
Jacob: Well, not really. Pretty long hours and pay is okay only…but I like the exposure….who knows I can be a star one day???
Cynthia: Erm…..you tan ku ku also won’t happen lor…