This post is for the Yan Kuan lovers out there who commented on my only other post on him, and surprised me that people know him and love him despite not knowing any Chinese and not having subs for anything of his. Since then, I’ve been paying more attention to his upcoming projects, and sadly there hasn’t been anything worth noting, not even this, Mei Ren Xin Ji, because he’s only a guest star, as a favor to his Shanghai Theatre Academy colleague Yu Zheng, the producer and scriptwriter of the series. But at least there are lots of nice pics with the lead actresses Ruby Lin and Wang Likun from his blog.
Yan Kuan says there are only six scenes with him, but he says there’s much in those six scenes, love, rain, fighting, water, and literature. He plays something of a flirt with both Ruby Lin and Wang Likun.
With Wang Likun:
Too bad Yan Kuan didn’t have any scenes with Yang Mi. They were actually in a low-key movie together a few years back, called Beijing Fairytale which had a really trite plot about girl dying from leukemia but they were so adorable in it together which made it worth watching (although it kinda disses Li Yuchun). They were both rather unknown then, and now her career is going up but his is rather stagnant.
What’s next for Yan Kuan? I have no clue. Poor Yan Kuan and poor Yan Kuan fans. He’s had to play second fiddle to lots of actors, Blue Lan Zhenglong, Sammuel Chan, Peter Ho, Nic Tse, mostly because they have more fame than him and probably because his eyebrows give off a distinct look. There’s been talks of Shanghai Bund being remade as a movie and maybe he’ll get that since it’s his dream role.
Source: his blog