After teaming up with Leo Luo Yunxi to star in the modern drama Love is Sweet 半是蜜糖半是傷, Bai Lu lands herself another lead role in the drama adaptation of Mo Bao Fei Bao’s novel “One Life One Incarnation Beautiful Bones”. The show is entitled Forever and Ever 一生一世 and although it’s slightly different than the original, the title perfectly encapsulates the book’s premise of an everlasting love that spans different lifetimes.
How exciting is it that Love in a Lifetime actor Allen Ren Jialun has been tapped to play Bai Lu’s newest leading man in Forever and Ever? The gal is certainly lucky with the swoon worthy male leads she’s been paired with thus far. And this newest pairing already appears to show great promise as one of those matches that has the potential for awesome chemistry.
Ren Jialun will play Zhou Sheng Chen opposite Bai Lu’s Shi Yi, two sweethearts given a second chance after their past life ends in tragedy. Dramaland has been abuzz with rumours about this match-up since last month but the boot ceremony held today, Sep 10, definitely cements that into reality. Meanwhile, also spotted attending the ceremony are the rest of the cast which includes Ci Sha, Wang Yueyi and Wang Xiyuan.
Here’s a first look at Forever and Ever’s cast attending the kick off –
I love the title, it is so fitting. Super excited for this one since the original author also pinned the script.
Soooo excited! Great pairing and this novel was so beautiful to read. Even better is that the author is writing the script so you know it’s going to be good. Cannot wait to watch this one.
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This is so exciting! It’s a great novel my Mo Bao Fei Bao and Bai Lu can pull off any character!
I like Ren Jialun as an actor but this just means there will be no kiss scenes in the drama 🙁 I’m pretty sure his contract says he wont do kiss scenes which is dumb.
But he did with seven tan, no???, really?? Bcuz he happily married? My first time read bout this. Is he the only actor who has this kind of contract??
@Trinity Seriously? that is so ridiculous for a 31 year old married man. It think it’s ridiculous if the drama calls for kiss scenes then you know what you are signing up for. If an actor doesn’t want kiss scenes then turn down the drama or just don’t do romantic dramas. There’s plenty of dramas without romances especially for adult male leads. I can sort of understand it for those little teen idol actors because their fans are, unfortunately, delusional and crazy but for a grown, serious actor it’s bizarre.
@Yui I’m pretty certain Zheng Shuang had that added to her contract at one point. I remember reading somewhere Cheney Chen said that was why there was no kiss scene in Rush to the Dead Summer.
I think a lot of female idols do too. You can usually tell when there is no kiss scene at all or those obviously fake kisses where they use camera angles and film the back of the guy’s head or whatever.. I always think those blatantly fake kisses must be so awkward and pain in the backside to film lol!
If the production team wanted him only, then I could see why he would make that demand for no kissing scene. However, Not in this case, there are many upcoming rising actors that could replace him (the leading man in the book is tall, average looking, and has a strong presence). Allen is the total opposite. This romance Novel adaptation is highly anticipated and relied on the chemistry of the OTP. I’m confident even Allen knows that kissing is a must for this drama to be even more successful.
Excited for BAI LU ♥️ can’t wait to see her nail another different roles..
Bai Lu just embodies each character. Every genre of drama that she acted in fit her well. This girl not only acts, but literally embodies another identity and becomes someone else on screen with her entirety.
Oh I miss her so much on screen. Good luck to the drama!
@Trinity seriously? Where you get there? Haven’t heard about it. I hope it not true. I think he is smart enough to know what he get in, this is a very much romantic story!
@Yui He didn’t kiss her. If you watch the scenes it was just fancy editing and angles. You never actually see their lips touch each other. And the part where she transfers medicine to him (aka ‘kisses’ him) is super close-ups of the lips so it could have been anyones lips.
@Xing & @Sunny I didn’t read anything this is just my conclusion. But out of the 3 romance dramas I’ve seen him in (Love a Lifetime, Destiny of White Snake and Under The Power) he hasn’t kissed once. He does forehead kisses and that’s it (or fancy editing and angles like in UTP). If he didn’t kiss in 1 or even 2 dramas I could think that’s just the direction the drama went but all 3 is suspicious.
If there isn’t an actual kiss scene in this drama I’ll know for sure though (I hope I’m wrong). It’s just silly if so. He should stay away from romance if he can’t kiss his co-actress. It’s not like he is cheating, it’s part of the job and lots of married actors kiss their co-actors.
@Trinity Definitely suspicious for no kissing scenes in his three recent romance dramas. I wish he would just steer clear of romantic dramas if that is the case.. There are plenty of good , TALL actors who will follow the script an direction and kiss their co-star. That will be very disappointing for this drama especially as Bai Lu is one of the better female actor kissers lol!
This is just ridiculous. What is so so important about kiss scenes? I have enough of my own that I can enjoy a drama without gazing at locked lips. I respect him so much as an actor and for standing up for what he thinks is appropriate. I love love love Bai Lu and I believe she is lucky to act with a seasoned veteran and class act like him. Some slathering puppy is not necessary, give me a ML with a cute wife and child at home who is passionate about acting while remaining a loyal and dedicated family man. And what is with the short comments? The man is gorgeous so I suppose that’s all we can keep throwing around.
@Trinity & @Sunny thats definitely suspicious. If thats true I hope he stay away from romantic dramas. Too many actors can do the right job.
As Bai Lu’s big fans, this was dissapointing. Especially she is good in every kissing scenes.
@Trinity I’m so happy that I am not the only one that noticed this. He had a lot of kissing scenes in Glory of the Tang Dynasty and they were pretty deep kissing scenes too but after that he hasn’t done actual kissing scenes. I hate those deceiving kiss scenes. It’s either kiss or not, we are not stupid lol. He has a few modern series coming up and we’ll see if there are any kissing scenes lol.
While it is admirable that he doesn’t want to have kiss scenes, (I’ve also read that his wife doesn’t want him to have them), then maybe another type of drama would suit him better. There are many actors out there that choose action and adventure dramas after getting in a relationship, so they do not have to do a kiss scenes.
With that said, it appears that this ROMANCE drama will have 2 seasons! It would be a shame if there were no kiss scenes when we all know that the FL Bai Lu, doesn’t shy away from them. I agree with @ Jennifer, that it would be doing Bai Lu’s fans a disservice. And shame on the casting director if he knew this was the case. Fans of romance dramas aren’t looking for slathering kiss scenes (@ ummmm really), and we don’t want to see cringy fish kisses either. We just want to see kisses that look real.
I really love Allen Ren’s acting (there’s so much expression in his eyes), but if he continues to do romance dramas, I hope he and his wife have gotten to a secure place in their marriage where he can separate the acting from the real thing.