Hashtag Darren Wang corrupts Peng Yuchang was trending online after Wei Daxun shared photos of the three from the set of their new movie The Last Ride 伟大的愿望. In the trending photo, Darren Wang leads the head-eating antics followed by the younger Peng Yuchang. Being the oldest of the three, Wei Daxun turned the shot into meme-worthy gold after giving the most resigned what-am-i-even-doing-here expression.
In response to the attention, Darren Wang explained that it was Peng Yuchang who strongly requested it. He then edited the photo to include their boss, Chinese businessman Wang Sicong’s famous hotdog eating meme. As far as marketing gimmicks go, this completely worked on me as I’m now reading up on the movie that I hadn’t known existed.
The Last Ride is a Chinese remake of a Korean comedy of the same name. It’s about a man who finds out that he doesn’t have long to live and his two friends who accompany him to make his wish come true. It already sounds like a touching and laughter-filled movie that I’d watch in a heartbeat especially if they pack on some of that playful chemistry between the three leads. Darren Wang and Wei Daxun have wrapped after two months. Peng Yuchang is still filming.