Viewers feel that the two stars are not suitable to lead the idol drama.
42-year-old Taiwanese actor Chang Chen (張震) and 30-year-old Chinese actress Ni Ni (倪妮) are both big-name film stars. The duo can currently be seen in romantic fantasy drama Love and Destiny <宸汐緣>, but were criticized by viewers for looking out of place due to their age.
Netizens commented that the headpiece Chang Chen wore was odd-looking and made the originally handsome actor look awkward onscreen. Also not spared, Ni Ni was criticized for lacking the youthfulness her role demanded and that her facial shape did not sit well in the period setting of the drama.
Unimpressed by the lead stars’ performance, netizens pointed that their combined age was already over 70 years old. As the two lacked experience in filming idol dramas, viewers also found the plot less than touching despite the big budget behind the production. Some expressed their opinions that even if Chang Chen, the father of a four-year-old daughter wanted to switch to television dramas, he should be more selective about his work and not take on these idol dramas, and hoped that the actor can find a right positioning soon.
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This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.