Ensemble Cast of Just One Smile is Very Alluring at filming

The fresh faces are here! The drama adaptation of novel Just One Smile is Very Alluring written by Gu Man (Boss & Me, My Sunshine) commenced filming yesterday, revealing the batch of young potentials, led by Yang Yang and Zheng Shuang (they were confirmed in June). Without further ado, let’s meet them!

The cast of Just One Smile is Very Alluring:

Our hero, the prince on campus, played by Yang Yang (Taekwondo Girl, The Lost Tomb).

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That’s the smile I wanted to see! 😉

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Our heroine, the gaming expert, with nimble fingers, played by Zheng Shuang (SOP Queen 2, Chronicles of Life). I’m actually worried about her right now as the fans’ reaction is (still) pretty harsh on her casting. It also didn’t help that the lovey-dovey pictures of her new romance have been garnering negative publicity just a few days ago. Life is rough.

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OTP.

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The heroine’s circle of friends starts with Rachael Mao. Aww, when will this cutie pie land herself a lead role? She’s also supporting in Wilber Pan’s Every Step is Wrong (Be With You). I just love the fact that we finally have a group of female friends! Instead of the usual ONE hyper bunny around the female lead.

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She looks uber cute in the scene shot below. =P

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Yu Qin. She was in the web version of Back in Time.

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Song Xin Jia Yi. She’s really pretty!

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The four girls shopping together.

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Now the hero’s friends. Niu Jun Feng (Go! Goal! Fighting!, Battle of Changsha). Nickname is Foolish Old Man.

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Zheng Ye Cheng. Aww, you might know him as Little Moon from The Journey of Flower aka another one of Qian Gu’s irresponsibly-adopted kid, who will likely grow up without a mom. Lol.

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Kyle Cui from Seven Year Itch. Born in 1989 but looking real old kid! LOL. Nickname as Wine Monkey.

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Johnny Bai Yu (Love Up In The Air, Grow Up). I swear I see Jasper Liu in his side profile. Especially this one.

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Ryan Zhang He. He’s in Zhang Han’s drama, Braveness of the Ming, and Lin Gen Xin’s God of War Zhao Yun.

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Pictures from Booting Ceremony held yesterday:

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I like the idea of having a group of nerds playing video games and building bonds, so I’m curious to see how they present the story to us, especially the part when the characters transform into game players in the virtual world. You can read the translated novel at wyhcwe’s blog. Very tempted to read if only I have more time. *excited*

Directed by Lam Yuk Fan (Wu Xin The Monster Killer) and re-edited by Gu Man and a group of workshop writers, Just One Smile is Very Alluring plans for a broadcast in the first half of 2016.

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  1. 24 thoughts on “Ensemble Cast of Just One Smile is Very Alluring at filming

    Yang Yang is such a pretty boy. He’s sooo beautiful! I love how you described Zheng Ye Cheng for being known as Xiao Yue, one of Qian Gu’s irresponsibly-adopted kid. Really proves the recklessness and kindness of Qian Gu. The sad part is that they rarely get to see her nor interact with her since she’s always doing her own thing. Just notice that You Ruo is like Qian Gu’s child with BZH, Tang Bao is Qian Gu’s child with Dongfang, and Xiao Yue is kinda like Qian Gu’s child with Sha Jie Jie considering he’s the demon God and Sha Jie Jie is the holy ruler.

    • 24 thoughts on “Ensemble Cast of Just One Smile is Very Alluring at filming

      I said it as it is. Lol. She irresponsibly adopts a bunch of kids but never cared for them properly. The problem is she’s a child herself, without the proper guidance to grow up normally and is shipped to live in an emotionless, cold palace with Mr. Robot himself.

      Hua Qian Gu is a playa through and through.

  2. 24 thoughts on “Ensemble Cast of Just One Smile is Very Alluring at filming

    [email protected] “another one of Qian Gu’s irresponsibly-adopted kid, who will likely grow up without a mom.”

    aptly described kappy, i almost peed in my pants!! that’s soo right!!

    so many hot boys in this drama! im gonna have a hard time remember each of them, except for yang yang and little moon. lol. the girls are cute but what did they do to rachel’s hair? ughhhhh nerdy girls can be cute too!

  3. 24 thoughts on “Ensemble Cast of Just One Smile is Very Alluring at filming

    WOW. Such a good looking cast! Yang Yang is such a cutiepie.

  4. 24 thoughts on “Ensemble Cast of Just One Smile is Very Alluring at filming

    I can’t wait! I loved the novel! I’m so excited that Yang Yang is the male lead but not too happy with Zheng Shuang being Wei Wei. :/

    I saw a video with part of the ceremony when they were holding the incense sticks and bowing. Yang Yang lost his sense of direction and ended up bowing in a different direction to the other people. It was hilarious xD

    • 24 thoughts on “Ensemble Cast of Just One Smile is Very Alluring at filming

      I saw the same video, Em! He’s so adorkable. =)

    • 24 thoughts on “Ensemble Cast of Just One Smile is Very Alluring at filming

      Hahaha! Is there a link to this video?

    • 24 thoughts on “Ensemble Cast of Just One Smile is Very Alluring at filming

      Is there a link hahahha!!! It must be a cute sight to see rofl!!!

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      Ya’ll wishes are my commands. I ripped and uploaded it to youtube. His puppy smile when he noticed he bowed the wrong direction. LOL!

      • 24 thoughts on “Ensemble Cast of Just One Smile is Very Alluring at filming

        Thanks Kappy! The kid is too cute with that smile.

      • 24 thoughts on “Ensemble Cast of Just One Smile is Very Alluring at filming

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHA OMG what a dork <3
        He's such a cutie pie 🙂
        Thanks for the vid! 🙂

  5. 24 thoughts on “Ensemble Cast of Just One Smile is Very Alluring at filming

    Zheng Shuang looks really pretty here! Fits the image of WeiWei, but hopefully her acting skills have improved… Im looking forward to this drama, especially for YangYang’s portrayal of 大神!

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    Excited for Yang Yang new drama. I get why fans aren’t really satisfied with Zheng Shuang and it doesn’t help her dating news was released just a few days ago. So it kinda disrupts the shippers’ mind of the OTP romance. I actually like GuMan’s novels, so I am hoping this one delivers as well with decent directing and scripts. Btw, do you know who’s the scripwriter for the drama adaption? If GuMan is the one writing for drama, it might closely follow with the novel. His novel adaption into drama has become real successful, so I am anticipating a lot for this one.

    Might actually start reading the english translation if i have time, this blog has it translated if anyone is interested. https://wwyxhqc.wordpress.com/just-one-smile-is-very-alluring/

    • 24 thoughts on “Ensemble Cast of Just One Smile is Very Alluring at filming

      The link to the novel is included in the second to last paragraph of the post.

      The director and person in charge of writing is in the last paragraph…

      Gu Man said so in the interview, she likes to keep the drama as close to the novel as possible.

      • 24 thoughts on “Ensemble Cast of Just One Smile is Very Alluring at filming

        You are right, I wasn’t reading it carefully, all the info are there. Was too excited writing about Yang Yang. 😛 I haven’t started on the novel yet, but I hope this one delivers. The synopsis sounds fun.

  7. 24 thoughts on “Ensemble Cast of Just One Smile is Very Alluring at filming

    Yang Yang’s smile is very alluring 🙂

    LOL not my usual type of drama but if it’s a good adaptation I might consider checking it out when I have time… will consider watching for YY haha 🙂

    It’s good that the author seems to have some say in this drama because I think adaptations should at least try to stick as close to the original novel as possible…

  8. 24 thoughts on “Ensemble Cast of Just One Smile is Very Alluring at filming

    I liked the light and fluffy romance from the novel so I hope the drama keeps the same vibe going.

    Yang Yang is just too cute. Can’t wait to see his portrayal of Xiao Nai.

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    i am gonna try watch this drama, but i feel unsure about female lead, why have to be zhen suang? i wish she act good here and have a chemistry with Yang Yang, he not as old as Hawick so i hope there be any chemistry for both main actors.. please don’t screw up Suang suang

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    For those that read the novels — is it true that Shan Shan and Feng Teng have some cross-over from after-marriage? If so, wouldn’t it be amazing if ZLY and ZH could come in for a quick cameo in this to show us Big Boss and Shan Shan post-marriage? 😀

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      I read it a few months and already I’ve forgotten if they made an appearance in the main parts of the story. All a blur. But! They do appear in the special episodes though. There’s one in which Shan Shan and Wei Wei become friends in the game. Another one is about Shan Shan commenting on how cool Xiao Nai is in a battle and Feng Teng starts the game playing out of jealousy. He and Xiao Nai end up in a tie.

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        Lol I read the joint epilogues on Fanatical’s blog. I’m pretty sure Xiao Nai was letting Feng Teng tie. Lol I hope they do cameo though, because the epilogues only show what Shan Shan thinks of Wei Wei and Xiao Nai, not what they think of Shan Shan/Feng Teng.

        I also hope they include the son Cong Cong. He’s too cute for words. I hope they change it a little though, because Xiao Nai seems like the most perfect husband, and perfect person, but as a dad he’s pretty evil. Poor Cong Cong.

  11. 24 thoughts on “Ensemble Cast of Just One Smile is Very Alluring at filming

    Yes, Yang Yang!!! He’s my number 1 actor to watch ever since his role as Kylin Zhang <3

    As for the female lead, like most people, I'm not sure whether Zheng Shuang will do well… but seeing how I can tolerate the acting in Taekwondo Girl, ZS is okay! HAHAHa.

  12. 24 thoughts on “Ensemble Cast of Just One Smile is Very Alluring at filming

    Looking forward to more of Yang Yang! I’m slightly worried about ZS’s casting. But not because I’m a hater or anything. I think she’s rather pretty and kind of sweet in a self-deprecating way in Divas hit the road. And I couldn’t care less about her personal life tbh. However, I do think her acting is a little on the weak side. Like I can stand Hu Bing Qing in Taekwondo girl because despite all the complaints, I thought her acting was alright, plus I gave her a little leeway cuz she’s a newbie. But with Zheng Shuang, since she’s in so many dramas that I like, I see her all the time, and watching the same person act the same in multiple dramas is rather tiring. Therefore I’m reluctant to see her again, with her acting the same 101 emotions and expressions again despite the fact that she’s actually and ok actress. This is hard to explain so I hope you guys get me. It’s also why I’m starting to hate Tang Yan a little despite the fact that I used to LOVE her. Her acting’s not very good, but it was acceptable, until I saw her EVERYWHERE with the same expressions and emoting. Sigh.
    (Hehe that’s why I love Li Ying so much; she’s around a lot, but I don’t get tired of her cuz she’s just great at acting IMO. Like her Qing’er from Huan Zhu Ge Ge is waaay different from her more recent characters which are different from her Lu Zhen character)

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    OMG I just finished reading Just One Smile, and it’s amazing! I think I get the fans. The book was so vivid and gave us such clear mental pictures for the people, that I have a hard time seeing Zheng Shuang as Wei Wei and Yang Yang as Xiao Nai. They’re just so far from what I pictured, that I’m excited to see the adaptation, but at the same time I’m super apprehensive. ZLY fit Shan Shan to a tee in Boss and Me, and Zhang Han had enough chemistry with ZLY that I could see him as Feng Teng. But I don’t know if Just One Smile can be just as successful. I adore Boss and Me the drama more than the novel, but for Wei Wei Yi Xiao, well, let’s put it this way. I think I like Wei Wei/Xiao Nai more than I do Shan Shan/Feng Teng.

    So I really hope they don’t mess this up. In fact, I’ll probably read some comments on it before I watch, once it’s broadcasted.

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