Dilraba Dilmurat and Allen Ren Jialun’s The Blue Whisper 与君初相识 may have just premiered recently, but it’s already caught attention from the prodigious amount of kissing seen in just the few episodes that have aired (one had the main couple suddenly kissing mid-air!). Remember when people were complaining about the non-existent smooches between Dilraba and Wu Lei from The Long Ballad which Zhu Ruibin 朱锐斌 also directed? Perhaps this is his way of making it up to audiences.
In an interview, Zhu Ruibin said he likes to inject something new in each of his projects. “For example, in my last series (The Long Ballad), many viewers said ‘why didn’t it have any kisses!’ That’s why this time, there’ll be lots and lots of kisses and in many ways too! I’ll give the audience lots of breakthroughs, featuring many different ways of kissing. There’s something for everyone to see!” Yep. That confirms it folks, expect to see a lot of smooches between Dilraba Dilmurat and Allen Ren Jialun.
Resorting to Wearing a “Muscle Suit” Is Unprofessional Behaviour?
Another thing that’s been receiving a lot of chatter online is Allen Ren Jialun’s “muscle suit” he’s wearing in The Blue Whisper. Seeing that Ren Jialun plays a merman in the series, scenes of him not wearing a shirt are inevitable.
However, even before it aired, Netizens already noted how his torso appeared quite “unnatural” from BTS photos and clips released. They even dug up photos of him with a weird line on his neck different from his skin colour leading them to suspect he “cheated” a bit. As a result, the actor has been on the receiving end of criticism for being unprofessional and ill-prepared that they had to use a muscle suit to make him appear more ripped.
When asked for his reaction about it, Zhu Ruibin reassured everyone that contrary to what people have been saying, Ren Jialun has been nothing but professional. The muscle suit simply boils down to ensure he looks “proportional” against the mermaid tail which is fairly large. Hence the muscle suit had to be worn to make his proportions look better. Moreover the director praised him for being dedicated. He said they filmed the series in summer yet Ren Jialun powered through whilst wearing the bulky muscle suit which really couldn’t have been easy.
Zhu Ruibin have worked with both leads before – Dilraba in The Long Ballad and Ren Jialun in Legend of Chusen.
Lol, it’s a CGI tail, he does not need to wear a real one, so that’s one BS explanation. About the kissing scenes, it still feel like one of those dead fish kissing kdrama style scenes lol, so doesn’t matter if there’re a 100 of them, it’s still bad 🤦♀️
But honestly speaking it is okay. He is a merman, obviously they need to make his body unbelievably sexy.
They complain about everything how bloody stressful
It isn’t the actor who gets to decide what costume he wears, it’s the production. He is merely an artist who does what he’s told so if anyone’s to blame for being unprofessional, it would be the production team who asked him to wear it! Smh!! Those costumes can be pretty heavy and unwieldy, so if you’d asked him privately, he’d probably disclose that he’d have been just as happy not wearing one. Anyway, the way C-netizens tend to blame actors and production for the smallest things is quite tedious at times. Just enjoy the drama. And if it isn’t your cup of tea then move on to something else. It’s entertainment! Not rocket science!!
Still waiting for the english subtitles for this drama. I hate youku!
I dont care about the kissing on abs cloth he wore but I really mind the way they changed characters’ details from novel. Female lead become totally casual with smiles and being bubbly jumpy around while yunhe from novel was really calmer temparement while thinking over matters in head and acting sharp only when its needed. In drama it falls on shallow side cause she is already lıke that most of time while in novel when YH show care, understanding and emotion it was more precıous.
Also I wonder why no one talks about his eye color isnt even ice blue & changes tones with his deep emotions as we start to know more of him?! Lıke for real that was such an ımportant part of his character in novel :’)
Isn’t wearing abs costume the same as putting make up on. Some actresses do not look pretty at all without make up on. Why is makeup ok but not abs costume?
Funny how they always choose to ignore mediocre acting and prioritize visual aesthetics.
Whatever, as long it is an intelligent script with a good story telling with great acting. From what I have seen so far, it is none of those. So a hundred fish kisses is not going to make an iota of difference. Seems Dil is back to her usual standard of performance too.
By the way, Wu Lei has a “no kissing” clause in his contracts. So don’t expect to see him smooching around anytime soon. Very wise of him, I think.
So netizens complain when there’s too little kissing and netizens complain when there’s too much. I guess there has to be some middle ground, but you can’t please everybody. I didn’t really understand why he had to wear the muscle suit before, when I felt like he was just fine the way he was. I was definitely one of the ones criticizing the suit. I was not criticizing Allen himself because I love him as an actor, but just criticizing how unrealistic the suit looked. I guess making him more proportional to the merman tail is a legitimate reason. Couldn’t they just CGI the tail instead? A good story is important, but tacky costumes can really take you out of the fantasy element of a drama.
@lisa The tail IS CGI, he does not wear it at all lol. That was one BS explanation lol