Changing Trends in Popular Lead Actors in China

Changing Trends in Popular Lead Actors in China
li xian xiao zhan wang yibo deng lun
Figures don’t lie. With new shows and actors coming out every year, it is only natural that the public may fall for the next big thing and it looks like they’ve found it in Deng Lun, Li Xian, Wang Yibo and Xiao Zhan. It feels just like yesterday when Kris WuLuhanLi Yifeng and Yang Yang were grabbing headlines. While they remain popular, actors tend to skyrocket in fame along with their hit projects. 

With the summer dramas like Go Go Squid and The Untamed, it’s no wonder that another crop of actors are among the most searched and most talked about on the net. Aside from Wang Yibo, most are in their mid-twenties and not much younger than others before them, yet the entertainment industry has always been fleeting in that sense. Without further ado, let’s take a look at some of these actors. 

deng lun
The 26-year-old Deng Lun, who graduated from the Shanghai Theater Academy, has been quite vocal about the years he’s struggled to get acting jobs and has often been seen for his dedication and willingness to go the extra mile for his craft.  Audiences loved him in his breakout role in Ashes of Love last year which he followed up with My True Friend and Mr. Fighting this year. Deng Lun currently has more than 35 million Weibo followers.

li xian
The 27-year-old Li Xian recently skyrocketed to fame after he starred with Yang Zi in the hugely successful romantic comedy Go Go Squid! It’s certainly not a bad follow up to his breakout role in Tientsin Mystic in 2017. As a result, many female fans consider Li Xian to be the ideal boyfriend material.  With Go Go Squid! being one of the most watched shows this year, Li Xian can expect his popularity to remain high, especially now that he has amassed more than 18 million Weibo followers.  

wang yibo
The 22-year-old Wang Yibo and the 27-year-old Xiao Zhan have jointly achieved overwhelming success overnight due to the much talked about BL costume drama The Untamed. Both are still relatively new to acting though you’d never know it, since they easily became their characters Wei Wuxian and Lan Wangji. Aside from their many talents, there’s absolutely no question that many a female fan has fallen for their good looks, resulting in a surge in their fanbase. Wang Yibo now has more than 23 million Weibo followers while Xiao Zhan has more than 16 million Weibo followers.  

xiao zhan
It takes more than just good looks to be popular.  It also requires time, skill, luck and resources. Sometimes, you just have to bide your time until everything falls into place. 

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