O! M! O!
So 2 nights ago (and a few more actually) the YH fangirls Redbeanies have been pestering Allen and Emma (boss and manager) of YH's new management itching to know what's up with his work agenda other than being pretty showing up at cosmetics counters sooo not helping his acting career and lazing around last month+.
The jabbing was very fiery, and I do think the beanies crossed the line a bit when Allen was kindly discussing the need to mold him into a more 'commercial commodity', more noise and opportunities knocking. Imo, I do think he has a point, yes, getting some awards for being stylish or the mascot for SK2/Laneige is not 'respectable' acting gigs, BUT the Cmovieland is so cutthroat now and we're talking billions of RMB involved easily in anything, leading roles won't be given to anyone NOT a household name, who can bring in miliions of fans and billions of revenue just by sticking the characters of their names on the billing alone (eg JayChou, HanKeng, SiWon, those CN AmericanIdols equivalent or even a FSF, YangMi…) Obviously there will be hordes of better actors out there, but if there's no face recognition and a massive fanbase, that's beside the point. And tbh, I havent seen much inspired casting in Cmovieland for a while.
So when Allen, after a lot of shoving and pushing and frankly verbal abuse by the Redbeanies, uttered Loverboy is going to be in TWO modern roles, a webmovie for Porsche , Budweiser… I thought he was flipping pissed off, snerking the crazy fangirls. We're talking about myYuanHong, my Loverboy, who's been wasted most of last 10 years in bit roles, or lead in little known serious CCTV dramas, or worse yet mopey male-vases in embarrassing TR PoS.
First, and less of a Shock! He'll be in some Cidolmodern by the makers of The Daughters/The Prince becomes Frog C remake. This will be guanranteed crap, but he'll be awesome running away with Show. I'm fine with it, especially if ROY (and let me be greedy a HuGe) will do a cameo or better yet be a lead (OMFG my most gorgeous guys, plzplzplz TPTB!!!!). Even if this drama sucks elephantballs, it's better than NTH (tyvfmTR). Should he be doing this 5, 10 yrs ago? Sure, but do you rem what the landscape is like 10 yrs ago in Cidoldrama?! It's NOT born.
Then YH posted his new do, dyed after the color of his doggie Meow, he joked, for his upcoming drama. Clearly, it must be a modern role. And he's goingㅂ니다~ this and ㅂ니다~ that (in C characters 思密达~). Soooo weird.
Stills for the new drama: He'll be playing a TallRichHandsome vs SiWon's PoorSunnyBoy
And the hair/makeup crew leaked out it's a 'fantasy' C modern romance 如果回到从前 / 'Ｉf we go back in time' like Big or 13 going on 30.
- Siwon and Wang Lore-Dan?!
- Writer Producer of Office Girl?
- Director of Summer's Desire ?! (NOOOOOO!!!)
- on the bigboss of Cidoldrama Mango/HunanTV !
- For the year end holiday season?!?
Never in my life would I picture these worlds colliding. SiWon needs no intro, I'm not a fan of his acting, will never be, but is there a huger deal than this golden cabana boy? And I like him in RL. Wang is tolerable with help of the right crew to work w/ and she's one hot potato in moderns being the leading lady in one big thing after the other, movies or TV, she's the one really bringing in the investors. She's the one doing the timetraveling, ie the main lead. Her leading men r the who'swho. Some beanies r complaining 'Yo! This is a Guy2 role for our LaoYuan beneath less competent leads and in a TWidoldrama MeteorThunderRainStorm Wannabe?!!!!' Oh PLEAZE! grow up bebes, $$$ does do a lot of talking, esp in this biz YH is in.
and I have no idea they've been touted as facetwins by the C Elves for a while. Frankly there's some, but then we all have a certain size eyes/nose (their mouth r so diff and how they use their eyes r so heaven (myLoverboySmexy)and earth(cuteHarmlessHammyYAWN!) I think facetwins r taking it too far
I'm jumping just because this will definitely catapult him into a whole different playing field. AND this can be palatable if we all can take it much less seriously… lets forget the PD of Summer's Desire, shall we? I do adore a chunk of OG and it's sth so remote fr anything YH has ever ever done. I'm curious. It's his chance to inch into the B+/A- lister niche and open up better doors. We'll see. EXCITED~!!!