For celebrities, the ability to roll with the punches is practically an unspoken requirement that comes with the territory. While most have learned to just let the criticism and negative comments roll of their back, every once in a while they’re ridiculous enough to get under one’s skin. This might be the case for Angelababy who once got bashed for her blatant “fake eating” in one of her scenes for her 2015 drama Song in the Clouds 雲中歌.
“It’s so annoying” said the actress. Speaking about it for the first time in an episode of The Detectives’ Adventures 萌探探探案, Baby is referring to a scene of herself taking a bite of food in the drama which had viewers criticising how fake it looked. Now it’s not a big secret that a lot of people find Angelababy’s acting a wee bit lacking. And whilst a lot has improved in recent years, back then, people bashed her acting skills saying even pretending to eat looked fake.
Just Following Orders
When asked about the biggest misconception about her, Baby said maybe it’s her appetite. “Everyone thinks I might have a small appetite and even said I faked eating food whilst filming, but I don’t. There’s a meme floating around the internet that said when I eat, I just bite off a teeny tiny bit”. When one of the guests pointed out that indeed it didn’t look like she bit off anything when he watched the clip, Baby didn’t deny it. However she did say that before the cameras rolled, the director told her to only take a small taste because they didn’t have anything to replace it. Hence she couldn’t bite it all off if they needed several takes.
“What can I do? I have to listen to my director.” She also jokingly added that “out of all the dramas I’ve shot and all the scenes I’ve done of me eating, why couldn’t they have watched that? They had to watch this (and then criticise me of fake eating). It’s so annoying.” Angelababy said this misconception about her not eating (because she eats often), couldn’t be further from the truth.
While her explanation does make sense, some Netizens still have questions. Why was this take the one they edited into the show? And how is it possible that the team handling props didn’t prepare enough back-ups when they know it’s a scene where food will be consumed.
Ok the definition of acting is to fake things so when people do s*x scene I guess they are supposed to do it for real in front of everyone? Jumping off cliff scenes, they need to do it for real? It’s the editor job to piece things realistically. Lots of the hate on ABB are too exaggerating. She didn’t use a body double to eat for her or stand up and film their back side. This type of complaint is stupid.
I get what you’re saying, but I think acting is to fake it to make it look real. Like creating sex scenes, to make them look real without actually having sex. The criticism for her here is that her acting was so bad, she couldn’t even fake it/act to look real.
From my perspective as audience, for many years I don’t see any improvement in Angelababy’s acting. She is beautiful, I think she can do many entertainer works such host, modeling career or photo shoot but not being actress. Her acting really hurt. There are couples of drama adapted from novel which I really wanted to watch such as General and I, Yun ge and even Love O20 (movie). Because her acting was so bad, I gave up the dramas.
When A Murderous Affair in Horizon Tower introduced it cast, I saw her name, I did think to give up. Luckily, I still check that gems. At least acting as die person not gave huge affect to the drama.
If you had seen A Murderous Affair in Horizon Tower you’d know that her acting has improved a lot. Unfortunately no one cares anymore.
Even someone at Zhang Ziyi’s level gave ABB a praise. Who are these losers where to give a judgement? LMAO! Paid water armies. They’re blind cause they’re paid to act blind. Hopefully there comes a day they become blind for real.
So you’re saying you really cannot tell she’s chewing in that photo? Are you blind? HOW BIG does she have to chew LMAO!
The internet is such a mess.
Fake blindness CAN really cause actresses who are willing to act become bad actresses.
Fake seeing things, can also make lazy actress that won’t act (but uses unnecessary doubles) become best actresses too.
Imagine haven’t done anything bad to others but because someone who’s jealous of you hired the water army to spread false rumors and the whole world believes it, that’s just how this is like with ABB and other really pretty actresses. Crazy how it’s so EVIDENT she is acting on the screen, both pictures and motion pictures can prove it, but as long as haters say she’s not acting then she’s just not. She doesn’t have that water army to overpower the antis. Hate, jealousy, rivalries!
ABB is actually nice and personable, I haven’t seen her push anyone under the bus so she can benefit from anything.
This fake eating thing is such an old news already, really glad to see that they need to publicize this and Marcus is sharing it as well. It really NEEDS so much attention. Since ABB won’t eat at all, then what about the one who secretly eats flower seeds and oranges when the camera is rolling and they’re not supposed to be eating? Will Marcus please share that with us too? I guess not!
What do you have to go off on such a tangent for and bring others into the discussion? This is about ABB’s acting. ABB’s acting was poor. (Same with a few other extremely popular actors.) Everyone knows that. But good to see that she is improving herself, as all actors should continuously do.
Quality of acting has nothing to do with whether she is a nice person or not. She could be the loveliest, most kind-hearted angel in the world, loved by everybody but that could not turn her acting quality from a C grade to an A grade. Good acting is when you cannot even realize that they are acting, when you cannot see the actor in the character. And if it could be so obvious that she was pretending to eat, then her acting was not up to standard. All other actors also have to act eating scenes.
The director can only tell you what he wants but it is the actor himself/herself who has to deliver it in the most realistic and natural way. Otherwise, there is no such profession as acting. They should all just be trained puppets.
Uh, nobody saying she’s nice and that means her acting is good but it’s a FYI she bears all the unreasonable hate to herself without dragging her colleagues down to save her own skin.
Under a good director, the actor must be a trained puppet who is willing to act accordingly to the eyes of the director and see their own vision.
Under a director who lets you act however you like, good luck, hopefully you know how to coordinate with the camera man cause you might be acting a way it’s best for close up scene but they took a far distance scene and it turns out awkward. The point of having the director is cause they know what the final product should look so they bridge between actor and camera man. Otherwise a director can just take the salary but does nothing. If you want to act as both director and actor, that depends on your ability.
Again and again, who’s hiring y’all to act so blind? From that photo up there, will you know she’s fake eating if they had not tell you it got pulled from a fake eating scene? WTF LMAO. Who knows what the true situation was? Maybe the food was fake but she had to save their face and lie that there wasn’t enough food prepared. WHO KNOWS? Problem is not that she didn’t eat the damn thing, problem is the editing. They’re not supposed to show the scene she bites bc she was told to not bite on anything, they only need to start from the scene she’s already chewing. 😛
Don’t act dumb, this is just obvious.
The entire editing in Yunge is so bad, on top of that the story was stupid af too.
Looks like you know who that UNPROFESSIONAL actress was, who chewed on stuff when not supposed to. Does she think people are so stupid just because it’s her back we can’t see her jaws chewing from behind? What kind of diva attitude is that? Whenever it’s the back, either it’s a double, or if it’s not a double but herself then she’s always doing something behind the viewers back such as eating and texting/playing games on phone. And then there goes her water armies attacking her colleagues but praise her being the best. Calling her out bc nobody friends her in her circle, ABB is one of the few to act nice to her and I see she is too guilty to friend ABB back.
Ey, the Anon at 6:07, looks like all these hate on every actress is really related to Trashta. Mind sharing why you’re defending such unpressional people, but acting so blind on very pretty ones? What’s your purpose? Does Trashta really believes in taking down every single opponent will make her the best?
I listen to the director, I don’t buy water army, I’m a bad actor.
I don’t listen to the director, I own a huge water army, I’m the best actor.