Butterfly Lovers switches out Lu Zhuo for Chen Meng Xi

Such a sudden announcement. They even released a small promo video just hours before that. But if anything, your health comes first. Actor Lu Zhuo who plays Zhu Ying Tai has been reported sick for many days and still persisted in filming. But alas, director Chen Peng and team have decided to let him rest while they replaced him with female actress Nikki Chen Meng Xi. Fans are bewildered but I think it’s a sound decision after all. I won’t prod for more details and let’s all wish him a speedy recovery. Work can wait, your health can’t.

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Lu Zhuo as Zhu Ying Tai. He is one pretty girl. They have been filming for 10 days.

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OTP Kiss. Look at his eyelashes…

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Yang Jing Cheng as Liang Shan Bo.

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Lin Feng Song (Heroin) as Ma Wen Cai.

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Special cameo from Danny Jiang Zi Le.

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The new female lead, Zhu Ying Tai, played by Nikki Chen Meng Xi. I don’t know why this batch has excessive weibo logo on it.

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Promo Video/Trailer:

Via: 01

  1. 12 thoughts on “Butterfly Lovers switches out Lu Zhuo for Chen Meng Xi

    Wow, Lu Zhuo is so pretty — he looks like Jia Qing’s twin!

    • 12 thoughts on “Butterfly Lovers switches out Lu Zhuo for Chen Meng Xi

      This doesn’t help that I’m writing a post for her new drama. *unread this comment!* HHAHAHA.

  2. 12 thoughts on “Butterfly Lovers switches out Lu Zhuo for Chen Meng Xi

    oh oh…this series was being touted as a BL…yet the actor is replaced by an actress? I smell fishiness…

    All the best to Lu Zhuo though! Hope he recovers well~~

    • 12 thoughts on “Butterfly Lovers switches out Lu Zhuo for Chen Meng Xi

      I thought the exact same thing.

      They could have swapped for another guy but nope went and swap for a girl.

      Might as well swap both leads out and replace with two girls then we can have a GL story. Two girls disguise as guys go to school and fall for each other without knowing the other is also a girl, but in the end love prevails and they accept their forbidden love.

    • 12 thoughts on “Butterfly Lovers switches out Lu Zhuo for Chen Meng Xi

      You guys might have missed my comment in the last post. At the press conference, they have changed the story to Boy-Girl romance, but keeping Lu Zhou playing the heroine (think White Snake Legend in 1992). Now that’s he’s sick, they got a real actress to play the heroine instead.

      • 12 thoughts on “Butterfly Lovers switches out Lu Zhuo for Chen Meng Xi

        tbh, I haven’t really been following the media for this one after I read somewhere that they were going to make it a roundabout hetero-relationship (which I still can’t quite understand how that would work – unless of course it’s like DFBB in Proud Swordsman(?) where a female played a male for the entire thing…)

        This announcement though….seems oddly well timed – too well timed…

    • 12 thoughts on “Butterfly Lovers switches out Lu Zhuo for Chen Meng Xi

      The male lead actor is also ill. Maybe they should also switch him out for an actress ?

  3. 12 thoughts on “Butterfly Lovers switches out Lu Zhuo for Chen Meng Xi

    I don’t get this story lol Is he a man or a woman?! Anyway he still looks totally like a man even when he’s crossdressing lol

    • 12 thoughts on “Butterfly Lovers switches out Lu Zhuo for Chen Meng Xi

      He was a man playing a woman, now replaced by a female actress.

  4. 12 thoughts on “Butterfly Lovers switches out Lu Zhuo for Chen Meng Xi

    The original actor who cross dressing is so pretty.. but he still looks like a man though..a pretty boy indeed
    anyway he is soo much shorter than the actor who plays Liang Shan bo. Petite but cute
    There is one photo here with the otp and their height difference is so obvious…

  5. 12 thoughts on “Butterfly Lovers switches out Lu Zhuo for Chen Meng Xi

    You all do know this story right? It is about the girl wanting to go to school, so she had to dress up as a boy as at that time, girls were not allowed to go to school. There she met the guy and falls in love, even though, the boy she likes thinks that he”She” is a boy.

    This drama is a retelling of the “Butterfly Lovers story, where the heck did it go from something classic to something such as two men falling in love?

    Wierd….

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