Okay, so there’s been rumors going around about the new cast of F4, and while I don’t see any hard cold facts, it does seem legit that these four will be playing the Chinese F4, as leaked by a Hunan TV employee. I don’t usually like to post rumors but the final announcement is a month away, and I just wanted an excuse to post pictures and videos of these boys playing instruments. Despite my initial unwillingness to see the Chinese F4 be all from EE/Tianyu’s Superboys, since they aren’t exactly professional actors, and I wanted to see new faces, I think somwhere along the “casting process” I became resigned to the fact that they were going to use people from their own company and this is probably is as good as it gets if it does come to that. I trust Hunan TV to some degree. They’ve made very little misteps in their excellent series, choose people right for the parts, and have great scripts. They said the script was actually already completed so I’m guessing it’s good for this one as well.
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In order of least important to most important in terms of characters. I edited this posts because I found pictures where they looked preppy.
Wei Chen – Xi Men/Akira
He’s the one with the most acting experience, and yet the one with the smallest role. Oh well. He does fit this role, although he would have fit the role of Huaze Lei/Rui really, really well too.
Playing the Piano
Playing Chinese instrument Hu Lu Shi, singing JJ Lin’s One Thousand Years Later
Liu Zhoucheng – Mei Zuo/ Sojirou
He seems like he would be great for the role.
Playing Jay Chou’s Rainbow on the guitar, which he learned in a couple of months, for his fans. He is probably the least musically talented of the four but that’s okay. We’re looking for acting skills, not musical talent…whoops, wait are we? I’m confused.
Ma Xueyang – Huaze Lei/ Rui
He has the demeanor for it, but can a musician act? Let’s hope so.
Playing Bond’s Explosive. He knows a bunch of other instruments, but the violin is his love <3.
Yu Haoming – Dao Mingsi/ Domiyoji
He was the only one of the Superboys who I thought could suit this role personality-wise, except Wang Yuexin (poor baby needs a cameo in this) who would have been perfect but is instead off perfecting his dolphin register singing or something, so yay I guess. I changed this video because the horrendous violin totally covers up his singing and dancing skills. And the MV was done before, and the Harry Potter dancing didn’t let me have an excuse to post something with Wang Yuexin, where they sing because that is their strong point. Instead, lets enjoy him and Wang Yuexin, together like it was meant to be. (Haoming is the taller one btw…)
I think Zhang Jiani (girl from Dream Links) may be playing Shan Cai/Tsukushi. She’s too pretty for it, but oh well. I’m not sure on this one yet. Nevermind ….they’re casting her through auditions all throughout January and they’re looking for someone born in the 90s.
I wish Gao Xiaochen was Domyouji, but that ain’t ever going to happen. But he pulls off the permed hair so well. And he’s so tall…!