For some reason this reminded me of America’s Next Top Model except instead of chickening out, this is one lady who gritted her teeth and got it over with. Most still remember her as Wei Yingluo but Wu Jinyan is back in the public eye as the titular lead of Legend of Hao Lan 皓镧传.
All I can tell from the drama is that it’s put the heroine through an outrageous journey of tragedy and torture and among those situations is a scene where scorpions are put on her bare back. As someone who’ll jump and scream at the first sight of bugs, I give major props to Wu Jinyan for professionalism.
Word on the street is that they planned to use fake scorpions for the headshot and shoot the real ones poured on the back with a stunt double.
It looks like they did away with the stunt double. Brave girl. They brush it off and she smiles.