One main cast member that Struggle had that reappeared in Who Controls My Youth was Wang Luodan, an actress whose natural affability juxtaposed with a solid acting foundation helped endear her character to millions that watched the hit show. Who Controls My Youth only cemented this popularity further, making Wang Luodan one of the fastest rising stars in a country where life after graduation from film academy means possibly a decade before finding your big break. It took her only four years. Below is a photoshoot of her doing simple leisure activities such as rollerblading and reading, and it gives one a sense of the easy-going characteristic of hers that made her popular.
Her blog has gotten over 20 million visitors now, three years after she opened it. It shows off her unaffected personality. She’s pretty, she’s relatable, she’s talented, and she’s got two of the qualities I most admire: hard-working and self-reflective. With those characteristics and her youth, she’ll likely go far.
Wang Luodan along with Huang Xiaoming will next be seen in An Xiang, or Hidden Fragrance . It premieres today, the 22nd on Guang Dong TV. It’s definitely one of the shows I’m making it a mission to watch this summer, and that’s mostly because I like her and her acting, and not really because of Huang Xiaoming. Ok…maybe a little because of him. Either way, it should have some pretty decent acting.