Edit: I was clearly too hasty with the pictures
I think we were all a little disappointed at the movie cast of Du Lala’s promotion, but as always, China gives you two of everything at the same time for your choosing, and the cast for the drama version looks so much more promising. Xu Jinglei may be one of China’s four “Hua Dan”, but she was really, really too old to play someone at her first job. But Wang Luodan, one of the four new “Hua Dan” is quite perfect for the job. And so is Li Guanjie, who I’ve only seen in passing since he got his breakout role in one of those series that only people like my dad watches, but he definitely has that manly charisma and acting ability to pull off the role.
Even though I’ve come to the unpleasant realization that Beijing Film Academy produces a lot of people without too much range (yes…I am talking about the famous class of 2000) that’s fine if they keep taking the same roles they’re good at, and Wang Luodan, alumnus of that school should be fine in this role.
Meanwhile, I’ve become besotted with all the Central Academy of Drama guys once I realized I love all the actors from that school for their versatility, and Li Guangjie is an alumnus..so am I looking forward to this? Yes, much more than the movie version, even if that one does have Patricia Fields as a designer.