Ever since Zanilia Zhao Liying has taken a break from showbiz, she has experienced two wonderful life changing events as she got married to Feng Shaofeng last October and announced her pregnancy this January.
Watching their drama together
Zhao Liying tells all in a recent interview about her life away from the spotlight. When she’s alone, she rarely watches the shows she’s in. But it’s a different story when Feng Shaofeng is around, she shares that he follows The Story Of Minglan on his phone and is eager to show it to her. I think that’s both funny and sweet having your husband pester you like that.
Building a home
Zhao Liying spends most of her time at home. When she wanted to buy stuff, she would order pieces of furniture or other small items online. Inside her house, one would see a pink rose on the table and a Totoro toy on the bookshelf. Feng Shaofeng was apparently the one who chose the wallpaper for their house. It is worth noting that the couple displays prints of original works by Hayao Miyazaki. It looks like somebody is fan of Mr. Miyazaki.
For Zhao Liying, she always had to work away from home because of filming and neglected what it means to have a home. Now, she’ll think of adding things to her home to make it into their own. Her home is her place of peace, where she belongs and where she is happy.
Zhao Liying and Feng Shaofeng have been in the same productions many times before, but it wasn’t until their last two projects Monkey King 3 and The Story of Minglan that they were paired as a couple. In real life, she fondly refers to Feng Shaofeng as her “Man child” and she has become used to being cared for by him. He is a gentle person, very giving towards her and caring. He would bring home her favorite dish and cook it for her. She says, “I think the noodles he cooks are the best in the world.” Aww…. How sweet is that?
There was a time when she would take Feng Shaofeng’s arm and go to the park. They would enjoy themselves and she would pick nine photos out of dozens that Feng Shaofeng took during their time together. She later recalls, “At the time, the sky was clear and golden yellow leaves of autumn were very beautiful. You can see the person you love behind you when you turn around. This is the happiness of life.”
Tying the knot at the peak of career
Asked about the struggles she would face by having children at the peak of her career, Zhao Liying simply says, “Fortunately, I’ve learned to deal with it. Now that I’ve entered a new chapter in my life, I will do my best to overcome any challenge.”
As a couple
According to Zhao Liying, “Uncle (Feng Shaofeng) and I complement each other in our personality and other aspects. He is gentle, responsible and really knows how to live life. It’s this trait of his that has moved me. We are both very passionate towards life and towards family, so we will learn from each other as we walk forward together.” I’m happy for her having such a wonderful life right now. Things are going well for her and I hope this is only the start of her never-ending real life Minglan love story.