What happens if you put two stars that have huge fan bases together in one drama? Well, I’m pretty sure it means that there will be plenty of talk about it and that’s exactly what happened with the endless rumors about casting leading up to today!
In a recent Tencent event, it was finally revealed that Kris Wu and Yang Zi (names in the order it was mentioned) are indeed pairing up for a drama based on the novel Memoirs of the Golden Hairpin 簪中录. Retitled as Qing Zan Xing 青簪行, the story follows a female detective with a hidden secret who works a deal to pretend to be a eunuch and help the prince who suffers from a curse. One investigation leads to another and a romance ensues.
Truth be told, I’m quite cautious about this pair for fear of public reaction. Yang Zi has so many fans and is generally known to be a child star who successfully transitioned into an established actress. There’s no question that Kris Wu has a solid fanbase not just locally but internationally. I’ve been a huge fan from his EXO days up until now but let’s be honest, his acting could use some polishing.
In a way, this already feels setup for a few possible outcomes where the two leads will be compared against each other. Oh well, who knows, I may be worried over nothing (fingers crossed). Besides, with Yang Zi returning to another costume drama after Ashes of Love and Kris Wu starring in his first drama as a prince, they’re going to look so good!
I been waiting for this casting confirmation for weeks ever since the rumors came out. With both fandoms fighting on weibo I was afraid it was gonna go the route of Mirror Twin Cities resulting in both going separate ways to other projects. I'm optimistic about this pairing as I think both will look great pair together in a historical setting.
fandoms are fighting on weibo, already? whoa…
Kris's fangirls are crazy every time. But they will be blocking his opportunity to film ancient dramas, a new thing he haven't try before. Instead of filming with a new girl, he even gets an A-list they should be very grateful.
I feel like they should not have casted Kris Wu into a drama with Yang Zi. Sure Kris has a huge fanbase, but his acting isn't that great. I don't want this drama to drag down Yang Zi and her popularity… I love both the actors but they could have chose another actor to pair up with Yang Zi in a new drama…
Although YZ has many fans, fandoms for male actors are way more crazy intense. No matter who she pairs up with in a drama, the male lead's fans are always going to be unsatisfied with her. I notice that actresses get more hate for being seen as not being pretty enough than not acting well.
This is such a RANDOMLY ODD pairing! Is there no other male actor available?? Kris Wu look like he has only one expression the entire time. Isn't this his first historical? Cant imagine his speaking in historical tone he has such a modern face too
Well, his voice can be dubbed over if it's really bad.
I can see him as a prince, sure why not? He has a pretty and slender face, which usually suits princely roles well. I've only seen a couple of Kris Wu's movies and didn't think he was that great, but who knows, maybe he'll do great this time. Yang Zi is a solid actress, though, and careful about the projects she takes, so I'm sure things will work out fine.
Woah..both will be celebrating their birthdays on Nov. 6th, now that they're both confirmed for this drama, i wonder if they will be wishing each other on their special day?
I think they suit each other.
Kris makes up for Yang Zi's lack of visuals (she isn't ugly but not as pretty as the other China actresses I am used to watching), and Yang Zi makes up for Kris's acting skills.
I'm excited as this is Kris's first drama and its a costume drama at that. I wonder who will eventually get the top billing.
want to know if this story gonna be happy ending or not, anyone, could please the novel version ending ? and for the leads, love them both–thou from exo i like zhang yixing the most