Jessica Hsuan and Benny Chan Portray Lovers in “Love Amongst War”
Former Hong Kong TVB artists, Jessica Hsuan (宣萱) and Benny Chan (陈浩民), will appear as onscreen lovers for the first time in mainland drama, Love Amongst War <薛平贵与王宝钏>. The pair will portray lovers who are challenged by societal barriers and extreme poverty. Early buzz has compared the drama to hit series, Naked Wedding <裸婚时代>!
Jessica portrayed Wang Baochuan, the third daughter of a wealthy, aristocratic family in the Tang Dynasty. Despite to her elite background and beautiful exterior, she fell in love with commoner, Xue Pinggui, portrayed by Benny Chan. Due to an unfortunate twist in fate, Benny’s character even became a beggar!
Jessica’s family opposed her marriage to Benny due to his extreme poverty. Will Jessica and Benny’s relationship survive based on pure idealism alone, or will they be separated by the reality of materialistic practicality?
Due to its theme, Love Amongst War has generated comparisons to popular mainland drama, Naked Wedding, wich explored how couples’ marriages were contrained by trying financial situations. Love Amongst War incorporated numerous modern elements, to lighten the themes explored in the drama.
Benny stated, “This is the first time I have worked with Jessica Hsuan. I hope to bring a refreshing feeling to the collaboration!”
Love Amongst War is a 48-episode historical fiction mainland drama, which will be broadcast in Hebei, Guangdong, Shandong, Hunan, and Jiangsu next week. The drama also stars Xin Zi ( 馨子), Tu Liman (涂黎曼), Chen Weimin (陈为民), and Zhang Liang (张亮).
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Jayne: Jessica and Benny as lovers? It’s a bit unbelievable!
Benny had released a new Mandarin music album in China recently. Apparently, he is still quite popular in China, where last year’s scandal with Rose Chan may have caused harm to his image in Hong Kong than in China….