China’s Remake of “Fated to Love You” Confirms Lead Cast
Taiwanese drama Fated to Love You <命中注定我愛你>, starring Ethan Juan (阮經天) and Joe Chen (陳喬恩), was a record-breaking cultural hit when it was first released in 2008, jumpstarting Ethan’s career and further cementing Joe Chen as one of the biggest stars of Asian TV entertainment.
The romantic comedy, which also starred Baron Chen (陳楚河) and Bianca Bai (白歆惠), has gone on to inspire two remakes—the 2014 South Korean drama You Are My Destiny and the 2017 Thai drama You’re My Destiny.
Mainland China is also joining in the fad, confirming that it will officially be remaking the show back in October 2018. The announcement wasn’t met with much fan love, especially after it was confirmed that the main leads “Chen Xin-yi” (Joe Chen) and Ji Cun-xi (Ethan Ruan) would be renamed to “Chen Jiaxin” and “Wang Xiyi,” respectively.
The drama has also been renamed from “Fated to Love You” (命中注定我愛你) to “You Are My Destiny” (你是我的命中注定), following the Korean remake.
According to news reports, the stars of You Are My Destiny will be Liang Jie (梁潔) and Xing Zhaolin (邢昭林), main stars of the time-traveling web series The Eternal Love <雙世寵妃>.
Fated to Love You starred Joe Chen as Chen Xin-yi, an office lady who finds out that she is pregnant with the child of wealthy heir Ji Cun-xi after an unfortunate one night stand. They do not love each other, but for the sake of their unborn child, they strike an agreement.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.