Ever since achieving instant fame when their drama The Untamed became a runaway hit this summer, intrigue (and sasaeng fans!) seems to follow its two lead stars Wang Yibo and Xiao Zhan everywhere. First there were rumours that fans of both actors were fighting, then there was the incident of Wang Yibo’s personal mobile number being sold by hackers; let’s not forget the close scrutiny any mention of their romantic lives get! Fact of the matter is, gossip and celebrity go hand in hand where these two are concerned.
The latest buzz swirling around Wang Yibo is that he’s already let fame get into his head! According to the rumours, a person claiming to be Wang Yibo’s stand-in for his new drama, Legend of Fei 有翡, has said that it was too tiring filling in for the actor as everyone would wait around for him who’d only arrive after half the day was over.
Can you believe that? I’d be totally disappointed if this were true. To quash any more chit-chat about this, the drama’s production has been quick to step in to clear things up and dispel the idle prattle, releasing a statement today denying any unprofessional action from its cast. “All the actors have been nothing but diligent and dedicated professionals. Please disregard the photos circulating around while the cast is filming and only refer to the official photos and statements released by the drama. Any comments about Wang Yibo getting far too big for his boots are all purely rumours so please don’t give them your time of day and please don’t spread them.” The statement also requests fans and viewers to “respect every actor” and not let these rumours belittle and destroy the actors’ dedication and effort to produce a good drama for viewers.
So there you have it folks, straight from the horse’s mouth – no one was acting unprofessionally. But what do you guys think?
i'm not a hardcore fan but from what i know of him, i don't really believe the rumors. he's been a celebrity for a long time, and i don't think he could've made it this far or stayed this long in the industry if he's a diva. seems like the attempt in an increasingly credible smear campaign against him (and also xiao zhan).
I think time will show. When his "fame" fades and he won't get roles anymore we have our answer.
Well, if I'm his stand-in and the filming's still going on, I won't shit on him on the social media no matter how shitty his behavior on the filming set is. I mean, logically, doing so will only cost me my job. It'd be a different story if the filming's over. Furthermore, there's ZLY no? She's his senior, so even if he's become arrogant or fame has gotten into his head, I doubt he'd be that stupid and disrespectful to let his senior wait along with the other crews. So, yeah, I think this is just a rumor to blacken his name…
Fame fades for a lot of celebrities despite their work ethics. Fame fades for many celebrities despite diligent work.
Which stupid stand in will make such stupid comment at the risk of his rice bowl? Goodness, I really hate such rumors. Regardless I like the actors or not.
I doubt we will find Wang Yibo free enough to be late for filming. If he is late, it will only because his schedules are packed by his management company. Squeezing as much blood out of her stars when possible.
Yeah true, doesn't matter how diligent they are if the false rumors are passing around and people trust false information. He should come out to clarify it.
Yes the guy gets to fill in, meaning he gets a job and money. Why would he complain? Sounds suspicious…
Since he became popular due to 'The Untamed' there have been a lot of 'paid' marketing accounts hired to discredit him by creating a lot of false rumors. His Lan Wangji is one of the most classic role I've seen in a period drama since a while and he was able to portray such a complex character at the age of 20.
To me, it seems like someone really want to cut off the lotus root before it starts to flower. Obviously, this is link to the so call war for 'resources' within the Entertainment industry. Too many hired keyboard man are earning their living wages since the release of CQL.
You have a point. Then we should let him enjoy his fame no matter what. Even when the rumors are true, as long he still lands jobs it can't be that much a problem. Who doesn't know difficult colleagues?
What I was thinking he so over book and the production and his team only care to make money Off him using his rising fame and filler scene with stand-in… so probably some true to rumor but different reason why he late and etc….
He is not stupid person to do so… I saw him in an interview and you can tell simply he will not be than unprofessional.. Only stupid people let water in their head and act by celebrities disease… He is a smarter than that
It was worst during the filming of 'The Untamed', he was hosting on the 'Day Up Day' weekly show, mentoring for the 'Produce 101' show, and dubbing or the animated movie, 'Crystal Sky of Yesterday.'
His company is rumored one of the worst management company in China. In addition to trying to make the most money out of their artists, there are so many artists to manage that they rarely come out to clarify rumors, basically a big failure in PR. I hope that once his contract is up, he will be able to set up his own studio, which will allow more autonomy and better PR.
I feel so sorry for him because he is so young and have to experience so many dirty things in the Entertainment industry. But like they said, these kind of experiences will harden your resolve and make you stronger. The light will shine brighter when there is darkness.
He has been very low-key and very focused on his work. All his colleagues have highly praised him for his work ethics. But his management company is one of the worst in PR management, waiting for them to clarify, you can easily wait 100 years.
4B. Worker abuse. Hopefully that industry is reforming so many horror story on mgmt overwork their stars …it’s sad and tragic…
There is just no policies that actively protects artiste in China. Hope it improves soon.
Can you please not use term "SASAENG' fans for Chinese celeb. What are you? KOREABOO. Chinese has its own term. What a stupid writer
Gosh, your rudeness is worse then stupid. Go elsewhere for your entertainment news if you are not happy. Keyboard cowards like you are the worst.
because of this stupid news the Legend of Fei production had to step in to relay message that everyone is here working hard.
yibo is someone who is very dedicated with everything he did.. he takes things seriously. for example towards his dancing, his motorcycle, his skateboard. in short, if he involves in something he would take it seriously so haters u can just shut your mouth off
my thought is:
1.the account is fake.
I mean no one can really testified that he or she is really WYB stand-in in the first place.
2. There is miscomunication(probably).
If its really truth that he come late, i read somewhere that he is really sick in DDU and need to go to hospital during LoF shoot. The thing is that probably he already got permission from the LoF staff to come late but the actor didnt informed, so that way, the actor claim is different than the staff did.
3.Is black campaign for him
I mean who wont be jealous is someone rose fame in short time?
4. Looking at him. He didbnt look like a stupid guy.
I mean come on. if he acting cocky like that he wont survive no matter how strong his backing. He is probably been in this industry longer than most actor around his age nowadays. he must understood how that world work.
He's a sweet young man. love him, there is always a new celebrity jealousy. he's already has it going with Uniq. he is working very hard to get there.I think we all should be easy with Yi Bo and let him be. he's a such talents young man. words are never the same came from one mouth to another. Love you Wang Yi xoxo far, far away fan
You must know very well who paid to spread those false rumors. Fans trust Wang Yibo's professionalism and he only gets praise from the directors he works with.
Wang YI Bo has been nothing but diligent in his work and onset despite getting several minor injuries (saw those on video on YouTube which was very much real and showed his hard-working nature) he still continued acting so it’s quite clear these are rumors. People who have nothing else to do love to tarnish the reputations and hard work of others.