When it comes to actresses, Angelababy’s acting is unfortunately not the first one to come to mind in the c-ent industry. Her past performance in the 2017 drama The General and I did not exactly get glowing reviews. Nor did her much improved performance in last year’s My True Friend opposite Deng Lun fare any better. However, it appears the model turned actress’s career is now taking a step in the right direction with the release of the trailer for her latest project A Murderous Affair in Horizon Tower which garnered praise from Netizens applauding her performance in the three minute and ten second long clip.
Angelababy plays the café owner Zhong Meibao in the drama adaption of author Chen Xue‘s 2015 novel Skyscraper. In the whodunit suspense drama, investigators are baffled by the unexplained circumstances of her death. So while not exactly the star of the show, her presence is seen in various flashbacks while the stars of the drama scramble to make sense of her death. Further adding to the show’s Cluedo-esque vibes, residents of the building have their own secrets and motives they want hidden.
The trailer is chocfull of emotional scenes of the actress crying. With regards to Angelababy’s acting, netizens have been saying that the fear and sorrow in her eyes is so much more believable this time. Others have pointed out that her acting has become more natural and is no longer one dimensional. Nonetheless, there are naysayers still but it’s definitely a small win to celebrate for Angelababy who has long received criticism for her acting.
A Murderous Affair in Horizon Tower drops anchors August 19 on Tencent.