Oh, Wang Kai, how do I describe thee? He’s the only young drama actor I know who has never had someone else dub for him in a drama (minus a brief dub-over by Jin Dong when his character sung opera in The Disguiser). Be it the flaming director in Ugly Wudi, the rugged soldier who murders for love in A Murder Beside Yanhe River, the metro detective in New Detective Squad, the teary-eyed officer in All Quiet in Peking, the Prince who risked his life for the truth in Nirvana in Fire, or the traitor, the revolutionary, the secretary, the assassin, the smuggler, and the miser in The Disguiser, Wang Kai has successfully portrayed a string of characters with vastly different personalities, slipping under the radar until this fall.
Marked by a rare honesty (he will respond to literally any question), here are a few selected interview responses to him. He’s actually a lot more silly in interviews than the translations imply.