As announced a few weeks ago in the batch news, the said new modern drama is adapted from the novel loosely translated to The Road to Bid Farewell is filled with Flowers (一路繁花相送) by Qing Shan Luo Ta. Wallace Chung was the first person to confirm. This guy is a busy bee. Today, the leading lady has been revealed to be Maggie Jiang, who is currently enjoying popularity for her role in To Be A Better Man. I personally haven’t watched it so no comments from moi. To round out the love triangle, Taiwanese actor Aaron Yan picks this as his last project before his short break from the showbiz to study abroad.
EDIT: The original novel has two couples in the end, or so I’ve heard. I’m thinking that they will play up the love triangle (how could they not let Aaron brood?) but he will get his own girl in the end.
Maggie looking fresh and lovely in this photoshoot.
And here is Aaron getting stripped by his lady friends at the wrap-up party for Refresh Man. Lol. Is it me but he is getting younger?!!
A little bit about the novel that I scraped out: From words of mouth, the story isn’t anything different from your usual meet as teenagers, separated, and then reunited as adults. She’s a young, talented graphic designer, but grew up without the warmth and love from a mother (plenty from the dad and sister, though), but it’s our hero who fills in those missing holes in her heart. At age 15, she stole his first kiss (Yay! XD). At age 17, she told him she does not want to be anyone’s responsibility. At age 25, she tells him he doesn’t have the right to stubbornly remain as an uninvited guest in her life. We then learn that our hero left to study abroad when he was 17. Feeling hurt and betrayed, she shrinks back and moves forward in life without him; refusing to wait, refusing to compromise. Though it kills her inside, she ends up ripping the piece of paper containing his US address. 7 years later, the sensitive and stubborn girl of the past has transformed into a cold woman who doesn’t trust or believe in love. She lives a carefree life and likes to travel, wearing a mask of indifference to deal with people. What happened during those 7 years? It’s the hero’s mission to find out.
Hmm… This genre is pretty popular isn’t it? Why is everyone in dramaland so hung up in the past?! Can we…like… have ONE, just ONE drama about successfully moving on?