YH did a promo interview with PPTV. I've watched it 3 times, first just droolzing at his handsome and gorg eyes and can't take in anything else. then his soothing lovely voice. IT's the 3rd viewing that I can not be too distracted by the pretty, what he said, as always, perfect and me squuuueeeeeing.
My fandoms always collide and mesh and have been pondering on the wonders of our world haha. I was dancing and jumping in front of phone when I saw Faye replied Loverboy's tweet just couple days ago. He's her fanboy. I like his taste!
Then he mentioned Nicky Wu. I'm not the hugest Little Tigers Team (his hit boy band in the early 90s) but 青蘋果樂園, the first EP/CD YH got as a boy after his mom took him to some gymboree dance playgroup and that's the song he danced to. I can still sing it! GEEZ
And he talked about Er Yue He *fainttttttt* I didn't grow up a history nut. and his books on the big 3 Qing Emperors KangXi, YongZheng, QianLong are must reads if u r remotely interested in Qing history. have been fangirling and rolling on floor how magnificant books they are since I got hands on them. They are the pinnacle of excellent historical bios….and added fuel to my whole Qing frenzy. *and I'll forever and ever hate that aholescum for many lifetimes who is going to rape them into pieces and pieces of dog vomit he/she calls 'dramas'* *PUKEE*
HE SANG TOTORO SONG FOR SHISHI TO CHEER HER UP WHEN SHE POPPED A PIMPLE!!! pimple is cutely referred to as 'doudou' (ie beanie) ToToRo sounds like DouDouDragon. Can you be more CUTTEE?! OK, I know you can.
This needs translation, but I need to run. Later!
Host: BBJX…LSS, Nicky, Kevin, Annie…blablablablabla will begin its broadcast September 10th on HuNan TV and PPTV, and PPTV has conducted interviews with the leads. Today it's Prince 13, YH's turn. YH is experienced in playing well known characters successfully before, but when he's heard he's playing Prince 13, the free spirited, charming royal maverick. His pressure is palpable.
YH: We are a product of our environment and our nurturing and experience. Charisma of Prince 13 is of the rarest kind. He's not your typical dashing, rich boy born with a silver spoon. He's a Prince. He lives in the palace, he has every bit of the royal aura, schooled in the elitest royal education, yet he lacks all the conformity of the ruling class. He's one of a kind. He hates the status quo, he's a visionary, a reformist. Although he encapsulates everything desirable in a royal prince, his sight is never in the court. His heart is at JiangHu (the commoner's world). There lies his free-spirited charm. I think this is the hardest to flesh out in my character. I feel very stressed over it.
Because I've read a lot of fiction on this exact period of the Qing dynasty. Actually in many novels, Prince 13 is said to have this same personality, but each piece of fiction will have slightly different anecdotes. The more you read, the more you'll fill in the blanks and visualize a much more rounded character. Gradually, I've absorbed what's talked on Prince 13 and have an interpretation of him, and it's always progressively different. When I read ErYue He's Kangxi Emperor, Yongzheng Emperor, there are a lot of pointers on Prince 13, helping me understand him better.
Host: In BBJX, most of the princes have romantic entanglements with RX, Prince 13 is the only person that truly bonded with her platonically and knows her the best.
YH: That's very true. Really, what we coined 'platonic love' between a man and a woman. It's particularly rare. Even in RL, it's extremely hard an occurance *ok, I refuse to admit I'm delusional, but I see Loverboy misty at this exact moment 2:27! * We can talk about everything and need no compromise. We can be as direct with all out thoughts. Why don't the others get RX!? It's because she's a moderner! She's transplanted back in time several hundred years back, it's normal for everyone to not able to understand her. Even in our day and age, if we are talking about a 10 year time lapse, a lot of our thoughts are drastically different, let alone ~300 years. The difference must be extremely huge. That's why no one is able to get her. But 13 is…in RX's words: an antiquity with a modern mind. Back then, there are sets after sets of societal rules and stuck up moral compasses 13 wishes to break. He can see pass them all and not judge a person accordingly. How free-spirited he is, how much he can disregard the societal burdens, these are lacking in the rest, therefore he can understand the mind RX. He is capable of letting go of the rules and hence have a clearer, purer view of RX and many other things, including romance. He doesn't possess the strict doctrine of womankind has to follow Confucius moral injunction of obedience towards your father, husband and son and the 4 virtues [morality, charming desposition, eloquence/propriety in speech and an able hand in womanly pursuits(eg needlework)], be faithful and loyal to your one and only husband. He thinks nth of that.
Host: Although 13 has no chance of sharing a romantic scene with RX, but YH has a very memorable love scene in BBJX.
YH: I have very few romantic scenes in the drama. Only a tryst with LW…when she left… She's been by my side for 10 years, during my imprisonment/house arrest. After my jailtime, the monarchy is ours, but she doesn't wish to affect me in any way, because of her questionable upbringing, she left me. It left a very deep impression on me. Because 13 has never thought of fighting for the monarchy, he's simply living as he wishes, help out his big brother 4. Finally, Bro4 has his throne, the whole world is under his/our feet…yet our loves of our lives have left us. This pain, is very hard to digest.
Host: Before BBJX, YH and LSS have collaboration in several projects. On the set of BBJX, they are very close and always joking around.
YH: Yes, we joked around a lot…all the time. We made up many nicks for her. Because…on the set, the one who's most tired, under the most pressure is she. Our drama, BBJX is the story of RX. She has the whole drama on her shoulder literally. We alleviated it by joking with her, making up nicks for her. Like DouDouLung (pimple dragon) when she has a zit (it phonetically sounds like ToToRo ie YH's weibo avie/his fav thing) and we'll sing the theme song of Totoro to tease her. *HE CHIRPSSSS TUNE OUT!!! awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww* I guess, when it happens, she really gets into the mood of time-travel!
Host: Nicky Wu is known by everybody in the post80s generation. YH is not an exception…..
YH: Fate is a very funny thing. I've never been properly trained musically. But back when I was just in grade's school, my mom sent me to some dance classes for kids. It's just an excuse for the kids to play around. The song accompanying the dance is 青蘋果樂園 (fr Nicky's boyband Little Tigers Team). That's also the very first album I've owned in my life. I was a kid, I didn't even know what's an album, but that's the album my mom bought me. It's still back in my home…. I've told him. It's sucha funny occurance. This person is standing in front of you in flesh, and he's playing ur bigger brother. And he really feels like of a bigger brother, my bigger brother. He'll take care of everyone, our daily routines, what we eat, where to play and relax, he'll take care of it. At work, he'll think of every member of the cast. From what I observed on set, while acting out a scene, I may not have grasped my character completely, not as good as he grasped MY character, he'll give me pointers of what my emotions should be at a specific moment of a particular scene. He will discuss it with all of us on how to act together producing a perfect scene.
Host: In the drama, YH has a lot of interactions with his sisters-in-law. He's branded 'SIL lover'. YH admitted out of all his SILs, he likes RuoLan (Prince 8's concubine) the best.
YH: If talking strictly in the drama, I should like….*sigh* this is too hard, all my SiLs are TOO good. But if I have to pick, maybe RL. Very gentle and kind and considerate, very comfortable to be with. She is a very gentle soul. She uses her emcompassing love to conquer a lot of happenings in her life. I think this is something very feminine, a womanly quality that is very warm and attractive.
Host: As he's getting older, YH wants to grow and improve.
YH: I'm getting old. I want to take things more seriously in life. No matter if it's work, love or family. I figure I need to be more serious about many aspects of my life. There are many things I've yet to try, like singing, or I've tried my hands on hosting/MC. Even writing! Many things are piquing my interest and they are all very fun. But what I love most is still acting.
Just another point to prove LB is a sillytwat. YH wants to write, I bet he can write a better script than any of LB's writer minions. Again, her HUGEST loss in career EVER.