Forbidden Love 浮图缘, a historical romance series, shot in Hengdian last year finally dropped new promos this week. The title is very telling with a story about two people who cannot be together due to their status. Dylan Wang plays Xiao Duo, a man holding great power who helps overthrow the previous regime, while Yukee Chen Yuqi plays Bu Yinlou, the previous emperor’s concubine.
Bu Yinlou never truly became the emperor’s woman and was supposed to be buried with him after his death. However, she catches the eye of the new emperor Fu Wang, played by Peter Ho, who commissions Xiao Duo to save her. Xiao Duo hides Bu Yinlou at his manor and of course, like most stories go, they end up being sweetly in love. According to the source novel by You Si Jie 尤四姐, Xiao Duo’s main protagonist is a high-ranking (fake?) eunuch who is cold and merciless. He restrains his feelings for the heroine at first until they reveal their true feelings for each other. Due to the many obstacles in their way, Bu Yinlou decides to sacrifice herself by entering the palace.
A Second Collaboration
Forbidden Love is produced by iQIYI and Straw Bear. It brings together Dylan Wang and Yukee Chen in their first collaboration together. Dylan Wang who made his acting debut in Meteor Garden 2018 seems to be churning out dramas as he went straight to filming for Forbidden Love right after he wrapped Love Between Fairy and Devil June of last year. Likewise, Yukee who actually started out as an extra has been headlining back to back dramas. Interestingly, the two have gone on to film the workplace drama Never Give Up 今日宜加油 as co-stars for the second time alongside Ryan Zheng Kai.
Last but not the least, it’ll be interesting to see Hong Kong-Taiwanese singer-actor Peter Ho who also works behind the scenes as a director-filmmaker back in a historical drama. Actress Zeng Li plays the empress.
Yukee- She has been given a number if very good roles but she does not have a memorable drama for me…
Don’t worry about her, worry about him lol. Dude can’t act, this drama is so tanked 🤣
HL- Hoh Liu
Lol, he is definitely not a lead actor I rate..
Agree with you.
Two people who can’t emote to save their lives. Every drama Yukee has been in has been a cringe fest for me. Dylan is only pretty to look at and I have never finished any of this dramas. The synopsis sounds so interesting but we’ll see how it goes first. 🥲
I think Dylan is still learning. Not only to improve acting but how to add his own twist to his characters. Please give him time. I loved him in The Rationale Life with Qin Lan. Its tops for me. But yes he has room to improve. He will trust me!
At least his working hard, keep laughing now, you won’t be smiling when he improves and wins an award.
Agree with you.
Same old, same old 🥱 already bored to tears
Then go watch something else, or even better, do something with your life instead of these dumb comments. Like no one asked!!
Both leads can’t act. Definitely not watching. Visuals aren’t good enough to power through this.
It’s not about acting. It’s about BAD DIRECTING, BAD SCRIPTS, BAD EVERYTHING! Doesn’t matter if they can act or not, even with good acting that won’t help a thing. Visually, I don’t like his at all. I like Yukee but she hasn’t been lucky at all. Reminds me of Yang Zi and Dilireba in their earlier years, super redundant roles and horrible directing over and over.
Nobody is willing to crack their head to direct anything professionally. These new idols have lots of fans but still have LESS fans than the A-listers that hire water armies, they cannot beat those lazy A-listers no matter how hard they work. Even if a lazy A-lister hires 30 doubles to shoot scenes as easy as sleeping on the ground, they can wash clean their image by using water armies to praise them being “A-lister” and “best actress.” Their dramas can be as stupid as all of Yukee’s stupid dramas, but their water armies will flood the internet that their boring dramas are “master pieces.” Those cheaters still get to be A-listers while people like Yukee won’t ever be seen the same way as long as she won’t risk the chance hiring water armies to compete. No director will work hard on someone who cannot compete.
Actors and actresses have to play their part. That’s what they are supposed to be trained for. Even in some very badly put together dramas, people can still see good or bad acting of an actor or actress. There are many mediocre dramas where the 2nd lead or a support cast put in memorable or impressive performances. Yukee cannot be that unlucky to meet bad directors all the time for all her projects. So convenient to blame it on bad directors for her own consistent bad acting. Even a good director can’t do much with a bad actor without tearing his or her hair out.
There are some hugely popular celebrities who still can’t act well …. eg. Dilireba. So if Yukee gets to that level of popularity, who cares whether her acting is A-grade or C-grade. There are also hugely popular dramas where the overall actiing was just meh….
LMAO Yukee is not the only actress ALWAYS stuck with bad directors everytime. So call “best” actress Zhao Liying ALWAYS stuck with bad directors. Yes she’s that actress they describing above. Try convincing us how Princess Agents and Legend of Fei are any different from each other, both are boring af and her acting was horrible. In Princess Agents, the water army made it famous surpassing the population on the planet. In Legend of Fei, equally bad in quality, rating is low as hell because she posted those burgers on SM and then shove all the blame on WYB that his bad acting caused the low rating. Such a Trash.
That is a very unflattering photo of Peter Ho. I like Yukee but the photos don’t look good enough to entice me.
Omg I didn’t even notice that was Peter Ho! You’re right, that is a very unflattering photo. I never found him that particularly attractive but this photo is not doing him any favors.
Peter Ho looks like a middle age man there.
He is a middle-aged man, nearing 50. It’s ok to look his age. I think he looks fine.
You made me laugh. I think the whole “set up” is bad to me. Especially the posture. I guess I’m used to seeing him more like machoman. 😊
Dylan is a good actor, in fact, his emotions and facial impressions make him stand out. He seems to have close relationships with his co-stars making out that he is a good and lovely person. Hope this drama goes well for him. Miss seeing him and Shen Yue together!!!
I agree …Dylan is still young yet his acting is great.i just love him and his acting.