Two things always come to mind about Zheng Shuang : she cannot lie, and she was willing to donate her bone marrow to a stranger without any second thoughts. After four years of almost filming nothing except for an occasional role with Zhang Han, Zheng Shuang is returning with new looks, new perspectives, three new dramas, and even a new restaurant.
“Happiness should be fought for by yourself. You can’t just get it by waiting at home for someone else,” said Zheng Shuang. “I think that both girls and boys should have their own career.” She’s already filmed three dramas since her return, including a Ancient Sword, Beauty’s Private Kitchen 美人私房菜 with Ma Tianyu, and The Cage of Love. That’s the same number of leading dramas as she’s done in the past five years.
After being bombarded by reporters with all sorts of loaded questions at press conferences for her two new dramas, Zheng Shuang finally admitted that she broke up with Zhang Han.
Zheng Shuang admitted that during since dating 3 or 4 years ago, she had once thought of only marrying Zhang Han, and rejected all roles that included even hugging. However, not working has made her feel more distanced from him and more self-conscious, which was the reason for her decision of surgery (btw, she said she got a nose job but has since then removed it with the accompaniment of Zhang Han) and the eventual announcement of the break-up.
She rejected any rumors of Zhang Han cheating, and said that Zhang Han had always been very faithful, and is “a man to be depended upon.” In response to one question, she said she wouldn’t object to working with him again.
Zhang Han is currently filming a modern series with GuiGui in Xiamen. Most recently, he had weibo’ed the following.
No matter what our relationship is, I still only love my Little Fairy (his nickname for her).
In a recent interview, Liu Tao had indicated that Zhang Han told her he really loves Zheng Shuang and now really wants to get married. Zheng Shuang said yesterday she didn’t know what she would do if Zhang Han tried to woo her back. She told Sohu that she has yet to watch Divas on the Go because she heard it was shipping Zhang Han with other people. You can watch her previous interview here.
So we usually don’t really post break-up/divorce stuff, but I imagine there’ll be a lot of questions about what’s up with them, and I’ve always been a fan of both actors. I think a lot of us thought she would be a big movie star after Painted Mural came out, and I certainly was sad to see her drop off the radar.
I’m just really happy that she’s filming again, although I hope Zhang Han eventually succeeds, conditional on Zheng Shuang having a career. At least for the time being, she seems to be planning a permanent stay in Hengdian, the filming location for most period dramas, as she has opened a restaurant there run by her parents. Most people anticipate that her and Ma Tianyu will be the most likable pair of Ancient Sword, so I hope that will get her popularity back and help her secure more roles.