Suddenly, Deng Lun is everywhere now (not complaining)? Though he’s actually been in a number of things this year for anyone who’s paid attention. He started the year with the highly-successful Because of Meeting You and followed it up with supporting roles in Ode to Joy 2, White Deer Plain and Princess Agents.
He seems to be crossing over to leading man territory for good where he’ll be playing opposite Li Yi Tong who’s been charming her way into viewers’ hearts through a handful of dramas that she headlined as a newcomer. That includes the wuxia classic Legend of the Condor Heroes, which unexpectedly went with unknown stars to play the titular heroes (seemed like a good choice since she was awesome as Huang Rong).
Their upcoming drama is Hai Tang Jing Yu Yan Zhi Tou 海棠经雨胭脂透, and in the absence of an English title, we’re calling it Hai Tang, which is a kind of flower and also the name of our heroine.
The cast also includes Ying Hao Ming (The Mystic Nine) and Zhang Ya Zhuo, and it looks like we’ll finally be getting a c-drama set in the Republican era that has nothing to do with spies (maybe the most we’ll get is corporate espionage). Instead, we’re dealing with complicated love lines in a business setting as our heroine finds a job at a cosmetics company. So I guess, this is essentially an idol drama (or melodrama) wearing the pretty costumes from the 1940’s.
Source: Official Weibo