Nicky Wu Confident on “The Bride With White Hair’s” Success
Produced by Nicky Wu (吳奇隆), mainland Chinese wuxia TV drama, The Bride With White Hair <新白发魔女传>, has completed filming and entered post-production. Although the tale of the white-haired maiden has been retold countless of times before, the strong team of Nicky Wu, Jenny Guo (郭珍霓), Ma Su (马苏), and Louis Fan (樊少皇) is greatly anticipated by fans. As a first-time producer, Nicky Wu expressed his confidence in The Bride With White Hair, adding that he was not afraid the drama would be a ratings bomb.
In a July 30th exclusive interview with Sina’s Yu Le Xian Chang <娱乐现场>, Nicky Wu spoke about his experiences as a first-time TV producer. Nicky dedicated the past 3 years in producing The Bride With White Hair, and was heavily involved in the drama’s pre-production, post-production, and distribution work. He also disclosed that he invested over several million dollars on the just the sets and costumes alone. He was also responsible for a majority of the casting for the drama.
Nicky revealed that he had once tried to invest in two other TV dramas and an animated film in 2010, but the projects failed for various reasons; he had to pay out of his own pocket to compensate the losses. Nicky said, “I’ve learned from my past mistakes, so I was very careful with my investment in The Bride With White Hair. Before the drama began filming, I had a long chat with my collaborators, and we agreed on a spending limit. We also prepared some back-up in case there was a change in casting.”
When asked if he was afraid that he would have to compensate the drama’s losses if it failed in the market, Nicky confidently replied, “Not at all. If I was worried, I would not have filmed it.”
Jenny Su Does Not Regret Tough Filming Experience
Filming for The Bride With White Hair took over three months to complete. Lead actress, Jenny Su, expressed that the drama was one of her most challenging assignments to date, remarking, “This drama is a ‘grand production’ that truly tests the actor’s physical abilities! Not only can these actors fly in the sky, they can also swim in the water! They can survive under the burning sun and can stand annoying mosquito bites. Right now, I think I can measure up to a female King Kong!”
Despite the rough filming experience, Jenny was very thankful towards Nicky, who would spend his free time helping her with her stunts. An insider revealed that Jenny was very worried about her action scenes in the drama. The crew member said, “The sword never left her hand. Once she’s on her break, she would go crazy with it.”
Jenny clarified, “I was afraid that my fighting skills aren’t good enough!”
She then thanked Nicky for giving her such a great filming experience, and admitted, “I am already missing the 50 degrees weather and the green bean soup! It was rough, but we had such a great time!”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.
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