Crystal Zhang Tianai rose to fame through the 2015 internet hit Go Princess Go. The actress who’s known to be very beautiful has been subjected to rumors of having a sponsor. In a recent episode of Lady’s Club 姐妹俱乐部, Crystal Zhang’s unexpected response had netizens giving her a thumbs up.
She said, “I remember when I first debuted, many people said that I had a backer. It really bothered my team. At the time, I told my team, don’t explain because this makes me feel very secure. If you think I have a sponsor, just think that I have a sponsor, that way, is it that many people wouldn’t dare bully me.”
“Sponsors” in this context are wealthy people who offer financial backing usually in exchange for sexual favors. Zhang Tianai’s team has taken legal action against such rumors before that claimed she didn’t have any talent and relied on her looks to find a sponsor. The other party was slapped with a fine and required to make a public apology. As Zhang Tianai opened up about the topic herself, many applauded her response and strong mindset to shrug off the haters.
She’s so beautiful and talented! It’s just that her looks may come off a bit strong so it doesn’t suit your typical young, innocent, and naive FL.
Very good observation. People should really stop with those idiotic opinions about actors’ love lives. If she sucked and only got roles because someone paid for it… well, for one thing, her first role would not have to be Go Princess Go, which was as low budget as possible and only became a cult hit because of the innovative script and great performances. It might as well have been a career suicide. And if someone paid for her to be casted, they could have given the drama bigger budget. For second, if any actor actually sucks and gets jobs thanks to their sponsor, their dramas must suffer for it and after a while, no sponsor could compensate other actors and crew members to ruin their careers to work with them. That simple.