9 Chinese Celebrities With Hidden Talents
Impressing viewers with their onscreen roles, many Chinese celebrities are often cross-trained in music, dance, and art. Below are 10 stars who are also multi-hyphenates equally talented in other areas!
Zhao Lusi: Guzheng
Winning acclaim for her performance in The Long Ballad <長歌行>, Zhao Lusi (趙露思) is now one of the frontrunners to lead the post-95 actresses. Besides showing her good vocals in variety shows, the 22-year-old also has a level 8 in guzheng.
In the 2020 drama Dating in the Kitchen <我，喜歡你>, she played a melody on her guzheng to impress the male lead while he was enjoying his meal. Her good command of the string instrument was evident as she performed the challenging “The General’s Command” (將軍令), the song for the level 8 guzheng examination. While Zhao Lusi shyly admitted that she had not practiced for two to three years, she was still very skilled.
Li Xian: Saxophone, Diving
Actor Li Xian (李現) has picked up the saxophone since young. In fact, he joked that his bulging cheeks were due to practicing the instrument! The musically talented actor can also play the guitar and ukulele. He performed the guitar for co-star Yang Zi (楊紫) in Go Go Squid! <親愛的，熱愛的>.
Picking up diving for 2017 hit mystery web drama Tientsin Mystic <河神>, Li Xian also received a diving certificate for his personal interest.
Wallace Chung: Sports
The Sword and the Brocade <錦心似玉> actor, Wallace Chung (鍾漢良), is actually an all-rounder in sports, and is adept at almost every kind of ball sports including snooker, baseball, volleyball, golf, and tennis. He almost dropped out of high school to join the baseball national team. However, his favorite sport is tennis in which he has professional level skills.
Wallace’s list of talents seem never ending. On The Amazing Race China <極速前進>, Wallace shared that he is ranked number 6 in Hong Kong for short track speed skating!
Also a successful singer and dancer, Wallace can play the harmonica, guitar, piano, violin, and saxophone.
Luo Yunxi: Ballet
As his father is a ballet teacher, Leo Luo Yunxi (羅雲熙) picked up ballet under his influence. Luo Yunxi obtained a professional certificate in ballet from the Shanghai Theatre Academy, and received the highest score while taking part in an area dance competition while in university.
After graduation, he returned to Chengdu to work as a ballet teacher, but his friends encouraged him to give up teaching. Luo Yunxi he took a leap of faith as an acting trainee, and the rest is history.
Tan Songyun: Photography
Many fans of actress Tan Songyun (譚松韻) know about her avid passion in photography. She even earned the nickname “Photog Tan” (譚攝), and was described as a photographer delayed by her acting career. The actress took many behind-the-scenes photographs on the filming set of Go Ahead <以家人之名>, and Zhang Xincheng (張新成) had praised her mature photography techniques.
The 30-year-old has also shared many of her lifestyle photos taken on Weibo, and has even played a photographer in school-themed drama With You <最好的我們>!
Chen Xiaoyun: Swimming, Ballet
Taking part in Sisters Who Make Waves 2 <乘風破浪的姐姐2> recently, Chen Xiaoyun (陳小紜) caught attention with her slim physique and elegant dance poses. Once a swimmer, she had hopes of entering the national team, but was rejected due to her premature physical changes due to puberty.
Besides being an outstanding swimmer, she is also a skilled ballerina and had trained professionally for seven years. Qualifying for China’s Central Ballet Troupe and Beijing Dance Academy’s ballet department, she eventually gave up on furthering her dance ambitions due to asthma.
Huang Jingyu: Brazilian Jiu Jutsu
Giving off an impression as a macho man, Johnny Huang Jingyu (黃景瑜) had more than once revealed his fit physique onscreen. Showing off agile moves as a policeman in 2017 crime drama The Thunder <破冰行動>, Johnny’s agility and powerful moves are due to his strong foundation in Brazilian jiu jitsu! His purple belt in the sport also makes him qualified to coach lower-ranked students.
Liu Xueyi: Piano
Liu Xueyi’s (劉學義) tall, dashing good looks and aura of nobility in Love and Redemption <琉璃> won him many fans. It turns out the 30-year-old actor has been playing the piano since young, and had in a rare occasion showed off his piano skills on the filming set.
Zhang Xinyu: Painting
Appearing on Sisters Who Make Waves 2 <乘風破浪的姐姐2>, actress Viann Zhang Xinyu (張馨予) looked every bit the professional dancer during her performances. The actress is also talented in sketching and painting, especially in Chinese ink painting.
Source: Beauty 321
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.