Either people really want to watch this that they’re making up stuff, or the production team is just that desperate to repair whatever damages caused by leading man Gavin Gao Yunxiang’s sudden arrest in Sydney. Shortly after it was reported that Win the World 赢天下 was unlikely to do a reshoot with Dylan Kuo as the lead, word on the street is that Fan Bingbing’s fiancee Li Chen may step in to save the day.
I was under the impression that a reshoot would be too costly regardless of who the replacement is, but maybe there is that tiny possibility that this could be true, as absurd as it sounds. The latest rumors are saying that the show intends to film Li Chen’s scenes using a green screen and work the movie magic post-production to switch out Gavin Gao. There are even pictures allegedly taken from the filming location that are being passed around online (see pics).
Talent Television Film has yet to respond though it’s worth noting that both Li Chen and Fan Bingbing worked together on The Empress of China which was also produced by the same company.
He's doing it for free, so I guess they are saving a few million on the casting fees. It's better to reshoot than let the efforts of hundreds of people go to waste.
Also, what's up with actors who are getting into scandals left and right in both K-ent and C-ent? It's enough they are ruining themselves, but they are affecting hundreds of people who see their time and effort go to waste. I think casting directors should start conducting background checks on the people they cast…
its look they are so desperate..haha
savage what they can to recoup than a total loss if the show don’t air.
Men in power seem to have a tendency to abuse that power. Background checks wouldn't show who is likely to abuse women. And probably directors and other people in the industry do the same. Ent business has a dirty side after all. It doesn't matter which country, there is a lot of abuse of power in the entertainment world.
Regardless of Gavin Gao scandal, they already facing issues with their long episodes and inaccurate portrayal of historical events. It is time that wrecked their production. People may be really into these long series with beautiful cinematography, etc about 2 or 3 years ago. But ever since I started watching C-drama again in 2017, I’m left with disappointment when it comes to these big productions. They’re draggy with nothing much to offer to the overall storyline but just beautiful cinematography or beautiful costumes. Good plot are what keeping people tune in, beautiful cinematography and beautiful costumes are added bonus. Not the other ways around.
So even if they're doing re-shoot and everything, I'm not sure if they can still air it.
A lot of sexual assault, harassment and rape cases have been brought to light due to the #MeToo movement being brought over in Asia. In Korea, women have been singling out their harrassers and rapists through social media and many had to pull out from the shows and movies they were signed up for. I don't think any of them have been charged yet, but they have faced social scrutiny for their accusations.
"Many" I meant the male actors and people in the entertainment business.