The drama gods are giving the ISWAK fans one happy break as Joe picked Ariel out of a blind draw as his partner during the initial partner selection process.
The two jetted off last weekend so hopefully their real life friendship chemistry will jazz up this show.
As much as I’ve raved about Bolin Chen and Li Da Ren as a character, I’m now recognizing just how great of a job Ariel Lin did as Cheng You Qing. After all these years Ha Ji Won still can’t cry decently on cue. Ha Ji Won also doesn’t seem to get the nuances of a feisty and strong, but girly, loyal and sensitive woman. A businessman is a typically a boring job, too, but Sunny Wang made that job and that second lead sizzle so much, I two-timed Li Da Ren in my head. Yoon Kyun Sang is attractive but he doesn’t have that intangible “it” factor to make me waver from the lead guy. Maybe I’m just still seeing him as he older brother who got a bit twisted in and both times spy cameras were in the stuffed toys. Surprisingly I have little to say about Choi Won, the Li Da Ren in this version. I absolutely fell in love with Li Da Ren and thought I’d have a harder time accepting the male actor in the role, but I’m finding I’m fine with him.
Zai Zai joked that he was very grateful but couldn’t believe how long the books were (so many words! It’s been 8 years since Zai Zai’s ex-girlfriend and one of Ariel’s best friends Beatrice Hsu died, and for the longest time the industry thought Zai Zai would never work with Ariel and Rainie Yang because of any lingering awkwardness.
But time really does smooth things over and now I’m finally getting the Zai Zai-Ariel onscreen pairing I’ve been dreaming of.
Having Bolin in this movie is just icing on top of the Zai Zai-Ariel cake and can make my decision change in the last minute based on story narrative in the end.
(Tale of Du Lala’s Wedding Chase) attended a press conference this week in Beijing to promote the movie, which had its premiere date pushed back to December 4th to lead off the start of the holiday movie season.
Sadly it’s not the third ISWAK but happily Ariel and Joe are working together again, this time not for a drama or movie but instead on a variety show.
The c-version of type of show, with the pairings to be switched up as the show progresses.
Starring TW-actor Bolin Chen with C-actress Jing Tian, the story centers around ancient gods and goddesses of various elements, think fire, water, air, etc., and their loves and conflicts.
It’s hard to describe more without delving into the story line details since as a manhua this was a slow burn story, especially so with The King of Blaze being the spin-off sequel from You Su Lan’s first manhua .
It’s as equally a legit reason as Li Da Ren being surrounded by feisty women (his mother and sister) and not wanting that same type of woman, but falling for You Qing who is feisty like them anyway.
It’s like a is Lee Joo-seung who played the high school friend of the two main characters. Ha Na has great, funny parents and this time a sweet but meddling little brother.
Now I can finally write about it because filming has started on the sequel to the 2010 hit C-movie biggest Taiwan acting stars in Vic Zhou, Ariel Lin, and Bolin Chen.