While Leo Luo Yunxi (羅雲熙) seems to embody the angsty male lead in Till the End of the Moon <長月燼明> , it is surprising to discover that Gong Jun (龔俊) was actually the first choice in playing the male lead instead!
According to sources, the first round of casting began in 2021, and the team considered all factors when choosing who would play the lead roles, such as popularity rank, acting skills, and temperament. As Gong Jun’s Word of Honor <山河令> was a huge hit at that time, the crew had considered him for Till the End of the Moon, since his gentle yet fierce temperament greatly suited to play the evil demon Tan Taijin.
However, since Gong Jun agreed to film The Legend of Anle <安樂傳>, the crew turned to other candidates including Song Weilong (宋威龍) and Chen Xingxu (陳星旭). Due to scheduling conflicts again, neither was able to accept the offer.
After some time, Yunxi was chosen because of his classic looks, capable acting skills, and existing chemistry with Bai Lu (白鹿), whom he costarred with in office romance Love is Sweet <半是蜜糖半是傷>. One would think that it was a complete no-brainer to cast Yunxi and Bai Lu again in another drama. Regardless, fans are glad that he and Bai Lu were able to collaborate again even though he was not the first casting choice. Yunxi and Bai Lu also shared that if they get the opportunity to work again for the third time, they prefer a suspense drama where both would play the villain to show different sparks.
This article is written by Minna for JayneStars.com.