Actor Chen Xiao talks about how he can’t help but add flaws to his characters in an interview with Men’s Uno. He’s totally selling the acting-crazed but clueless-in-life personality for me. Now I really want to watch him in Love & Life & Lie 遇见爱情的利先生.
MU: Before, when mentioning Love & Life & Lie, you said you accepted this series because you don’t want to act in idol dramas after 30. Do you still feel so?
Chen Xiao: Yes, that’s what I thought at the time. I’ve never filmed idol dramas before, and I felt like I should film one while young. … However, after I received the first ten episodes I’ve changed my mind, because it doesn’t feel like an idol drama at all when I watched it. My treatment of the character isn’t idol at all. I don’t know, when I see a character is too perfect, I get annoyed, so I always want to add some flaws to him when I’m working with him. Maybe it’s because I think if he’s too perfect, he’s not realistic enough. But a lot of girls nowadays seem to like perfect men when watching idol dramas, so I think if I have the opportunity, I want to film a real idol drama. I’m a bit conflicted, because I’m afraid when I do, I won’t be able to control myself and add things to his character again.