Chen Xiao Shaves His Head for New Drama “Legend of the Magnate”

Chen Xiao

Check out Chen Xiao’s transformation for his newest historical Legend of the Magnate 大生意人. The 36-year-old has served up different looks in the past from his clean cut looks in A Dream of Splendor, a gentleman in the Republican drama Red Rose to a scruffy and mustached person of interest in Being a Hero. To play the role Gu Pingyuan, a scholar who relied on his wits to take advantage of any situation, the actor appeared to have no qualms shaving his head to get that late Qing Dynasty hairstyle.

Granted, this isn’t actually his first rodeo at going bald as he’d done it before when he played Shen Xingyi in 2017’s Nothing Gold Can Stay 那年花开月正圆. Whilst some actors may rely on bald caps to achieve the look, Chen Xiao actually shaved off his hair. Here’s some snaps shared by his Studio documenting his transformation.

Chen Xiao
Shaving off his hair

Aside from Chen Xiao, the series also confirmed actress Sun Qian who will be starring opposite in the drama adaptation of Zhao Zhiyu’s novel of the same name. As the title suggests, Gu Pingyuan relied on his wits to outsmart various business gangs, merchant cabals to help people. In doing so, he establishes his very own business empire where he joins forces with other major merchant gangs to fight off foreign traders and saving the country’s economy. Meanwhile Sun Qian portrays the role of Chang Yu’er in the series.

Sun Qian in Legend of the Magnate and Chen Xiao in the 2017 drama Nothing Gold Can Stay
Sun Qian in Legend of the Magnate and Chen Xiao in the 2017 drama Nothing Gold Can Stay

Legend of the Magnate is directed and written by Zhang Ting and also stars Luo Yizhou and Taishen Cheng. Viewers can also expect special appearances from  Huang Zhizhong, Li Chun, Zhu Yawen, Julia Xiang and Liu Peiqi.

Photos: Weibo


  1. HL

    April 15, 2024 1:28 PM
  2. Joni

    April 15, 2024 5:18 PM

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