There has been an ongoing debate among viewers over how Ashes of Love has played up the part of Leo Luo Yunxi who’s the second lead when the story should focus more on the main couple played by Yang Zi and Deng Lun.
The issue seems to have escalated when a snapshot of a private chat allegedly sent by Deng Lun’s manager to his circle of friends said, “Today’s scenes are done, in two days after he gets stabbed, it’s over. Let’s not meet again in jianghu, thank you.” The prickly statement naturally led people to conclude that Deng Lun’s side is unhappy with the production team due to the actor’s lack of exposure. A staff from Deng Lun’s side has denied ever seeing such a message and that the snapshot going around is not even Deng Lun’s manager’s account.
While I’m not entirely bothered by this as I liked learning about Run Yu’s back story, I do wish there was more of Yang Zi and Deng Lun especially now that Run Yu has gone dark. I’m hopeful too because with all the heartbreak in store in the coming episodes, I would think that our star-crossed lovers are bound to get a lot of screen time then?