Xiao Zhan (肖戰) is set to star in an upcoming older-woman, younger-man romance, Scorching Sun with Me <驕陽伴我>. While Shu Qi (舒淇) was originally rumored to lead, Chinese actress Bai Baihe (白百何) is said to step in for the role instead.
A remake of Taiwanese idol drama My Dear Boy <我的男孩> starring Ruby Lin (林心如) and Derek Chang (張軒睿), Scorching Sun with Me features Jian Bing – a successful advertising director, who falls in love with young new grad, Sheng Yang. Despite the age difference and the stigma associated with an “older-woman-younger-man” relationship, they find comfort and trust in each other’s company and slowly fall in love.
While official casting announcements are yet to be made, many of Xiao Zhan’s fans are already criticizing casting Bai Baihe. Although she has starred in a large number of dramas and movies, Bai Baihe’s career has been on the decline since her marriage infidelity surfaced.
Instead, many fans wish the lead actress is Shu Qi, who had mentored Xiao Zhan in 2015 when he competed in talent show X FIRE <燃燒吧少年>. Shu Qi was a big help in improving Xiao Zhan’s abilities. Fans hope to see the pair work together again on a project.
Amid the outcries against the casting choices, Bai Baihe’s fans quickly came to her defense and said she is far more experienced than Xiao Zhan. “If we’re comparing acting abilities, anyone with eyes can see that Xiao Zhan doesn’t even come close to Bai Baihe.”
Source: Up Media
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.