In the last three years, Mainland China saw the rapid rise of younger artistes such as Yang Yang (楊洋), Luhan (鹿晗), Kris Wu (吳亦凡), Bai Jingting (白敬亭), and Hu Yitian (胡一天). On the watch list should also be 18-year-old Arthur Chen (陳飛宇), who is director Chen Kaige‘s (陳凱歌) son.
Being Chen Kaige’s son definitely has its perks. After Arthur made his debut in his dad’s movie, The Orphan of Zhao <趙氏孤兒>, filming with Ouyang Nana (歐陽娜娜) in Secret Fruit <秘果>, to making his own music, Arthur’s popularity skyrocketed among the younger generation.
Arthur’s latest project is Mainland drama, Ever Night <將夜>, which is adapted from the manga of the same name. Arthur will play the lead role with big stars such as Adam Cheng (鄭少秋), Hu Jun (胡軍), Leon Lai (黎明), Dylan Kuo (郭品超) and Andy On (安志杰) in supporting roles to help Arthur shine.
While many fans are thrilled to see Arthur take on such a big challenge, some are worried that there might be too much pressure working with a group of veterans who are evidently more experienced. Many fans are hoping that Arthur will give this series his best effort so he does not embarrass himself in front of his seniors, as well as his dad.
“Ever Night” Trailer
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.