After giving birth, Ruby Lin is now officially back in business, producing and starring as the female lead in an upcoming Taiwanese drama My Dear Boy, alongside Derek Zhang (Prince of Wolf) and Zhou Xun’s husband, Archie Kao. That cracks me up! Wallace Huo just starred in 2 projects with Zhou Xun. Trading work partners? XD Not much of the synopsis is known except for it’s about our heroine wanting to love but always encountering the wrong people, a story of forgiveness and learning from them.
Don’t get fooled by the above photo. This is a straight-up melo drama. If wuxia, period, and modern rom-coms don’t fit your bill, here’s a melo for those itching to cry and pull out their hair this January. SAY WHAT? Yep. No breathing room at all. Be With You (不得不爱) is adapted from the novel Every Step Is Wrong, written by Lan Bai Se, the same author behind Loving Never Forgetting with Jerry Yan and Tong Li Ya. Wilber Pan and Xu Lu play our OTP and they are not nice people. *prays to my land lord that our female lead DOES actually inflict damage and pain*
They say that time heals all wounds and I really wished this drama didn’t air so soon. If it is hard for us to talk about Kimi Qiao, imagine how difficult it is for Chen Qiao En, one of the few actresses that Kimi showed again and again how much he adored and loved her. Modern drama, Stay With Me, held its press conference today and it is a time of acceptance and civility. Everyone tried to keep the mood swinging but we can tell it’s no easy task. Joe took it to weibo later to express the thoughts that she couldn’t finish. A rough translation at the end of the post.
Exactly one week before I return to work. Kimi, you and I, must we be linked this way?
Just when I’m about to head to bed, all these drama productions decide to drop some pretty stills. Of course, the one with a trailer gets prioritized. Yes, that’s the only reason! To celebrate Nick’s birthday, the production of Stay With Me (放弃我，抓紧我) releases its official trailer about an hour ago, highlighting the romantic moments of the OTP in Paris, the city of Love.
Aha! Looks like I have something to fill the void after Back to 1989 completes its running this weekend. Set to follow the slot left behind by Refresh Man on July 3rd, Prince of Wolf stars Derek Zhang Xuan Rui and Amber An. The story follows a child lost during a vacation with his parents and was raised by a pack of wolves. He still retains some of the basic qualities of being human while gaining agility, speed, and the ability to hunt. He is naive, straightforward and stubborn. His first interaction with humans is through meeting the heroine, a photographer with a sense of adventure. Together, they teach each other a few things about living within and outside of societal standards.