In one year, Tang Yan shot from the abyss of unknown to having lead roles opposite Jackie Chan, Hu Ge, Aaron Kwok, Ekin Cheng and now Jay Chou.
The newcomer from Chengtian , along with Jessie Chiang, will be the female lead of “Panda men.” Filming began in Xiamen yesterday in the most covered school of the year – Xiamen University, where Meteor Shower is also filming. The crew will also be filming in Shanghai and Taipei.
A graduate of the Central Drama Academy, Tang Yan was barely known before last year. Despite not having any works coming out last year, she managed to gain much media attention both due to her own beauty and the importance of her new roles.
The first of those roles will be in the movie “Storm Riders 2,” where she’ll be taking over Shu Qi’s character Chu Chu. In Chinese Paladin, she and Wallace Huo will portray a love of three lifetimes side by side to that of Hu Ge and Yang Mi. “Seeking Jackie Chan” is a children’s comedy sponsored by, surprise, Jackie Chan.
Pretty and poised, could she be 2009’s biggest new actress? Or will it be Zheng Shuang, Meteor Shower‘s lead? ? Or a surprise like 2008’s “Ugly Betty” Lin Xinru?