After his megahit Love Between Fairy and Devil <蒼蘭訣>, Dylan Wang Hedi (王鶴棣) is burning up screens again in new romcom Only For Love <以愛為營>. The 36-episode drama premiered on November 3 and quickly soared to the number one spot on iQiyi.
Portraying a domineering CEO in the drama, Dylan fights his attraction towards financial news reporter Bai Lu (白鹿). She deeply admires his intelligence and vision, but is confused by his hot and cold behavior. The drama pulls familiar romcom tropes, but Dylan and Bai Lu’s onscreen interactions make the chase fun to watch. Even though Dylan’s character does not like to talk, his fierce eyes convey nuanced layers and makes him dominate every scene he is in.
After winning a talent competition reality show, Dylan’s first acting role was in 2018’s Meteor Garden <流星花園>. At the time he was crowned as “The Most Handsome Daoming Si (道明寺)” among the numerous dramatic adaptations. Afterwards he paired up with Qin Lan (秦嵐) in The Rational Life <理智派生活> and won viewers’ hearts with his portrayal as her attentive, younger boyfriend. Things were going well until Dylan’s role in historical drama Miss the Dragon <遇龍> where his artificial white wig and wooden acting garnered a lot of criticism.
Dylan successfully redeemed himself when Love Between Fairy and Devil became the biggest hit last summer, outperforming even Immortal Samsara <沉香如屑> and Love Like the Galaxy <星漢燦爛·月升滄海>. Dylan’s character was received enthusiastically and his Weibo account saw an increase in 1.56 million followers in one week during the broadcast.
Although Dylan has an aloof appearance, he is actually very outgoing and humorous in real life. He once dressed up as a watermelon on variety show The Irresistible <元氣滿滿的哥哥> and colored his entire upper body green as well. The audience was impressed by his willingness to let go of his idol image for the humorous effect.
Father is Dylan’s Biggest Supporter
Many people are curious whether Dylan comes from a rich family, but he is not a rich second generation. His father owns a skewer shop in Sichuan’s Zhanggongqiao Haochi Street. The restaurant is called Di’s Dad’s Fried Foods, which was named in support of Dylan. The restaurant is very humble with its simple décor, with an eye-catching poster of Dylan stuck to the side of the fridge. Since the success of Love Between Fairy and Devil, many fans visited the restaurant in hopes of seeing Dylan’s parents. There were some fans who were disappointed by the actor’s appearance, who does not resemble Dylan’s striking looks. Others speculated that the elder Mr. Wang must have been very handsome in his youth, but he did not have time to care for his looks since he spent many years toiling away in his restaurant.
Despite Dylan’s popularity, some netizens tried to dig into Dylan’s past, maliciously hoping to find some unflattering news. It turns out the actor does not have many skeletons in his closet besides smoking and occasionally drinking. He has been dating his non-celebrity girlfriend for six years and bought a villa for his grandparents after becoming successfully. Dylan also helps out at his father’s restaurant when he is free and helps advertise the business. A netizen had previously taken a photo of Dylan gently supporting his mother while riding the subway and many praised him for being a filial son.
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This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.