On April 30, Zhou Dongyu’s studio and her agency Mountain Top Entertainment have released their respective statements to announce that after deliberation by both parties, they’ve reached a mutual decision to end their contract.
Zhou Dongyu first burst onto the scene in the Zhang Yimou film Under the Hawthorn Tree opposite Shawn Dou. Ten years in the industry and she’s collecting best actress awards with her critically-acclaimed movies Soul Mate and Better Days. She has been under the management of Mountain Top for the past 5 years and their decision to part ways will mark the start of Zhou Dongyu’s studio independently managing all work related to the actress from hereon. In the statement from Mountain Top, they guaranteed that they will work closely with Zhou Dongyu’s new team for a smooth transition.
Mountain Top is home to actresses like Angelababy and Janine Chang. It’s a big company and also home to trainees Snow Kong and Zhao Xiaotang who are contestants in Youth with You 2. While some feel that it’s a pity to leave a big agency, many of her fans are happy with her decision to leave Mountain Top. Irregardless, it’s good to see both parties ending on a good note.