It may have been a controversial outcome then but he has proven himself subsequently by also gaining accolade in the gangster film Monga. He has been strictly a movie actor since then but returned to dramas through a career-changing performance in Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms.
His real life image is not far from that of his TMOPB’s character Yehua as he has never been shy about his feelings for Gao Yuan Yuan whom he has fallen head over heels for on the set of a movie in 2012. They’ve been married since 2014 and their romance seems to only get sweeter over time.
Having essentially given you a briefing on Mark Chao, I can see why he would be the perfect fit for Tiffany & Co. Imagine receiving a little blue box from someone like him. it’s only every fangirl’s dream.