Esther Yu and Zhang Linghe to Pair in New Drama
Following their exciting onscreen sparks in Love Between Fairy and Devil <蒼蘭訣>, “Xiao Lan Hua (Esther Yu 虞書欣)” and “Lord Changheng Zhang Linghe 張凌赫) are set to reunite onscreen in upcoming historical drama Half of Us <雲之羽>, helmed by Edward Guo Jingming (郭敬明)!
Couple’s Popularity Rivals That of Main Pairing
Having wrapped filming for Story of Kunning Palace <寧安如夢> recently, popular post-95 star Zhang Linghe was spilled by the media to be dating the drama’s female lead Bai Lu (白鹿) as the actress, who is three years his senior, was spotted staying over at his place twice, even making an air heart gesture to him through his apartment’s telecomm system.
However, Zhang Linghe and Esther Yu also had many sweet interactions offscreen after filming Love Between Fairy and Devil, as he revealed, “She would sing her own song, dance her own dance, and get really high, she’d force us to watch her group dancing,” Sharing a photo of himself styled as Lord Changheng on Weibo, fans had commented that the crew took a good photo when he replied, “It’s taken by her”, which delighted fans of the onscreen couple and prompted them to comment that Esther and Linghe were even sweeter than male lead Dylan Wang (王鶴棣) and Esther’s pairing.
After Zhang Linghe and Bai Lu’s romance came to light, netizens also remarked how Esther and his interactions were publicity manufactured for the drama, but his offscreen interactions with Bai Lu were his true feelings!
Anticipation High for “Half of Us”
Already in Hengdian to prepare for filming, Half of Us is Edward Guo’s first foray into drama production and his latest work since directing and screenwriting popular movie Tiny Times <小時代> which is based on his own novel of the same name. Guo’s high standards in cast selection and aesthetics are also pushing up viewer anticipation for the upcoming drama.
The 24-episode story centers on rebellious and playful prince Gong Ziyu who was forced to mature overnight when his brothers and father were killed. Burdened by his vengeance mission, he has to seek his own way out as the appointed head of the family; it is at this time that Esther’s Yun Weishan, a spy who yearns for freedom, is tasked by her organization to tag alongside him. Growing closer with days spent together, the duo develops romantic feelings, and Esther struggles to reconcile her own desire for freedom, pressure from the organization and adoring feelings for her target.