There are some pairings that draw instant hype. This is one caught my attention from the moment I heard about it, and it turned out to be true! Yang Mi (Legend of Fuyao) and Wallace Huo (Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace) have just started filming for their latest drama Ju Jiang 巨匠 (translates to The Great Craftsman). It also marks their third time working together.
Their first collaboration was in Chinese Paladin 3 where they had their respective pairings. Their second project was in the movie Reset where they played enemies. Wallace Huo literally played the psycho who kidnaps Yang Mi’s son. This time, the two will finally see eye to eye as level-headed architects who excel in their field. I kind of love that it’s a period drama which is an opportunity for both to don the old 1920’s glamour.
It seems like a story that will focus more on Wallace Huo’s Shen Qinan as the main protagonist whose drive and diligence pushes him to succeed. The drama will undoubtedly also interlace with the greater conflict of that time. After all, Yang Mi seems to have great chemistry with her Taiwanese leading men. Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms with Mark Chao was a huge hit, and a lot of people are anticipating Legend of Fuyao with Ethan Ruan. I have good feelings about this one and yes, Wallace Huo is from Taiwan too. The Great Craftsman is produced by Jaywalk Studio and Mandala Media.