Rush To the Dead Summer with Zheng Shuang and Cheney Chen begins filming

Here I am having a blast this summer and then comes this hellish title to put a damp on things. Lol. Rush to the Dead Summer (夏至未至) is the next Guo Jing Ming’s novel to be adapted into a tv series. A press conference is held today to introduce the cast and release some generic posters. The youthful story that spans the period of ten years focuses on friendship, alienation, and one ultimate betrayal that breaks the group of close friends, each going their own way and entering society. Despite growing up poor and kind, our heroine (Zheng Shuang) works hard and wins a scholarship into a grand secondary school (hmm? sounds familiar?) where she meets a talented painter-to-be (Cheney Chen) and his best friend (Bai Jing Ting). Of course, love blooms in more ways than one.

Press Conference Stills + Posters:

Cheney Chen.

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Zheng Shuang.

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Bai Jing Ting. The sunny boy who changed to moody and quite after his mom’s death.

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Chai Bi Yun.

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Wang Yu Wen. New face as well.

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Juck Zhang.

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Pang Han Chen.

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Zheng He Hui Zi. She was in Fifteen Years of Migratory Birds.

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Xia Zi Tong. A rookie movie actress.

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Cheney Chen looking good. Not sure about his acting… Anyone? His drama Decoded did well so he’s rising.

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Zheng Shuang looks cute and sweet when I don’t have to see her legs. Short hair suits her well.

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OTP.

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Her legs…. o_o

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Bai Jing Ting.

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With Zheng He Hui Zi.

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With Guo Jing Ming, director and author of the book…. My eyes keep going lower…lower…

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Um, there should be a law that prohibits Zheng Shuang from standing next to Guo Jing Ming. Are they trying to win the battle of best, terrifying legs?

For once, I think the supporting cast looks way healthier than the main. Lol.

Via: 01

  1. 17 thoughts on “Rush To the Dead Summer with Zheng Shuang and Cheney Chen begins filming

    Cheney Chen is amazing xD I started watching him in Decoded but then took a trip down memory lane with the Tiny Times franchise.

    I have yet to try Yes! Mr Fashion, but that’s just me being discriminating to comedic dramas (or at least it seems comedic =.=”).

    Is there a summary for this novel?

    Guo Jing Ming seems to be raking in the big bucks with all these adaptations that are being made/released O_o.

    Not complaining though if he continues to cast all the eye candy in the industry ^.^

  2. 17 thoughts on “Rush To the Dead Summer with Zheng Shuang and Cheney Chen begins filming

    indeed her legs….
    how do they even hold up her body mass? .-.

  3. 17 thoughts on “Rush To the Dead Summer with Zheng Shuang and Cheney Chen begins filming

    I used to like ZS a lot in The Ancient Sword but the combination of her image in that variety show she did, acting and the roles she picks just doesn’t make her so likable anymore, idk D:

    “Despite growing up poor and kind, our heroine (Zheng Shuang) works hard and wins a scholarship into a grand secondary school…” I can already see her wide eyed, innocent look acting (if you call that acting) as I read the synopsis.

    Meh.

  4. 17 thoughts on “Rush To the Dead Summer with Zheng Shuang and Cheney Chen begins filming

    Sounds like a mash of all the generic idol dramas out there.

    Wow, Chai Biyun looks so different than she is in Border Town Prodigal.

  5. 17 thoughts on “Rush To the Dead Summer with Zheng Shuang and Cheney Chen begins filming

    I feel like I have to re-identify ZS’s face every time I see her and the different hairstyle/ angles don’t help. Sigh whhhhyyy plastic surgery – you were so cute and awesome in Meteor Shower and Painted Mural…..(I loved ZS and ZH as a couple but seriously looking back now, ZH was the worst thing that could have happened to her)

    And also yes, ZS really needs to put on weight. Standing next to Guo Jing Ming does not help (for either of them actually)

    • 17 thoughts on “Rush To the Dead Summer with Zheng Shuang and Cheney Chen begins filming

      I’m still not sure how they ended up so badly. Zhang Han seemed to dote on her and only had positive things to say after their breakup. Overall he seemed like quite the gentleman and almost soft spoken. I can not imagine how he gave her such a complex. I can see how that asshole Anson Hu might have, but not Zhang Han. She was such a vibrant actress in Meteor Shower. That was probably her best performance. I still have hope she will bounce back.

      • 17 thoughts on “Rush To the Dead Summer with Zheng Shuang and Cheney Chen begins filming

        Agreed! I may not like Zhang Han’s acting sometimes but he does seem like a really nice guy. After the break-up with ZS, I honestly don’t remember him saying anything, he was really quiet about the whole affair. The only thing I remembered was ZS saying it was because of how she had low self-esteem while she was with ZH that caused her to break-up with him.
        Maybe it’s because ZH didn’t give ZS enough security or maybe it was because of ZS’s own self-esteem problem, who knows?
        I just hope ZS can really pick herself up. She should really go on a hiatus and rest herself or maybe leave the industry if it’s not for her. Her acting definitely needs so much improving, in the beginning it’s still alright, but as time goes by, the viewers will just get tired of her same old wide-eyed acting, like how I am right now. She has been at this stagnant point ever since Meteor ended.

        • 17 thoughts on “Rush To the Dead Summer with Zheng Shuang and Cheney Chen begins filming

          Sorry my bad! I mixed up the reason for her going on plastic surgery with her break-up with ZH. Her low self-esteem was what made her do plastic surgery not the break-up.But even so, we will never know the real reason for their break-up.
          Just really hope that ZS can pick herself up and eat more, she is just too thin…

    • 17 thoughts on “Rush To the Dead Summer with Zheng Shuang and Cheney Chen begins filming

      ZS was probably the best when she was in Painted Mural – honestly at that point could have launched into movies instead of essentially not doing anything/ rejecting all offers for 2 years and waiting around for ZH to come home everyday.

      I still have no clue what could have happened that made ZS so insecure and develop self esteem issues during that period that caused her to get plastic surgery. ZH has never said anything about their breakup and it’s been mostly one sided announcements from ZS (even the dating announcement). Since then ZH has got together with GLNZ (so some speculate that he may have been cheating on ZS).

      It’s good to see that since their break up ZS has been doing projects left and right, but you can still see that she is unwell and waaay too skinny to be considered healthy. Her acting hasn’t improved and she just seems less genuine and passionate about acting and seems to be focussing on making money.

      ps. you know who else I don’t understand why they got plastic surgery – Zhang Meng. Why?

      • 17 thoughts on “Rush To the Dead Summer with Zheng Shuang and Cheney Chen begins filming

        It’s not too hard to be insecure in showbiz. There are always younger, prettier, or more talented artists appearing every year. Jiang Yi yi, Liu Mei Han, whatever “Tang Bao’s real name is” (Sorry. An Yue Xi? ), Jin Chen, Chen Yao, Hu Bing Qing. The list doesn’t end.

        Asians and others can treat you so differently depending on how you look too. I’m not talking about ZH. I recall some classmates who looked average got mistreated quite badly in school by teachers, other classmates, etc. Years ago when I was young. Then there’s Confucianism to confuse things further. It’s frown upon to question authority, elders etc. I just “suffered quietly” when some people did mean things to me over jealousy or whatever. People care a lot about whether you have freckles, how straight your teeth are, whether you have double eyelids, how fair your complexion is, etc. idk how they have the energy to care about these small things.

        In showbiz, your looks matter even more.

        • 17 thoughts on “Rush To the Dead Summer with Zheng Shuang and Cheney Chen begins filming

          The thing was that ZS looked perfectly fine and pretty before plastic surgery. Most of the criticism towards ZS at the time was her acting skills (which is still true). From what she has said from interviews, it seems her insecurity wasn’t coming from the competition in the showbiz industry but rather from dating ZH himself.

          I don’t know, it all turned out a mess and the ramifications are still clearly seen.

        • 17 thoughts on “Rush To the Dead Summer with Zheng Shuang and Cheney Chen begins filming

          Isn’t beauty in the eye of the beholder? tbh she looks v pretty now too. Not that i remember how she looked anymore. Everyone has her/his own cup of tea. No matter how great one looks, there are always fans and haters. t’s more helpful to make positive changes in your own life than to blame a relationship. No one pointed a gun to force X to date Y there, right? Learning from past experience is a good thing.
          On the other hand, Mainland fans may be especially sympathetic to actresses who had bad relationships? Like Tang Yan? But it could be that they just want to distract themselves away from relationships. Concentrate on work. ZS is getting loads of offers. Hope she’s doing her best on these roles and find her own ways to improve.

  6. 17 thoughts on “Rush To the Dead Summer with Zheng Shuang and Cheney Chen begins filming

    Kappy, C Chen has potential. He is still 24-25 y.o. He showed some good work in Decoded and worked very hard on his role. I expect him to perform better than ZS. Not sure about CC’s acting range. He hasn’t taken up a variety of roles. He would probably sound better than ZS too. Even ZS’ speaking voice can be hard to take at times.

    @Phixster and Jen. I heard some celebs calling ZH “Zha Nan” after the messy ZH-ZS breakup. I did wonder how he ended up getting called ZhaNan.

    • 17 thoughts on “Rush To the Dead Summer with Zheng Shuang and Cheney Chen begins filming

      Whats the meaning of “Zha Nan”?

      • 17 thoughts on “Rush To the Dead Summer with Zheng Shuang and Cheney Chen begins filming

        It’s 渣男 in Chinese. Basically it means jerk, people usually use it to call guys who cheated on their partner or treated their partner badly.

        • 17 thoughts on “Rush To the Dead Summer with Zheng Shuang and Cheney Chen begins filming

          Ah I see. Thank you so much peach ?

    • 17 thoughts on “Rush To the Dead Summer with Zheng Shuang and Cheney Chen begins filming

      Apparently there were rumours saying that towards the end of their relationship, ZH cheated on ZS with GLNZ, that’s why he was called a 渣男. But there is no concrete evidence of that, basically just rumours flying around.

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