Huang Xiaoming (黃曉明) has been very vocal in his support for good friend Vicki Zhao’s (趙薇) directorial debut So Young <致我們終將逝去的青春>, and attended many of the film’s promotional events to help generate publicity. Today, at the press conference for his new film American Dreams in China <中國合伙人>, Xiaoming once again spoke fondly about Vicki and was caught off-guard when a reporter asked him pointedly about his past relationship with the married actress.
American Dreams in China is a Peter Chan (陳可辛) film set in the 1980s about three young men’s quest to build an English language institute and their struggles to maintain their friendship amidst sudden wealth and fame. During the discussion, the host asked the three leading men, Huang Xiaoming, Tong Dawei (佟大為), and Deng Chao (鄧超), to share an embarrassing story from their youths.
Huang Xiaoming Reveals the First Time He Met Vicki Zhao
Huang Xiaoming recounted his first time meeting Vicki while studying at the Beijing Film Academy. “The day I went to apply at the school, there was a very long line. There was a girl with waterfall-like long hair ahead of me. When she turned around, I saw her huge eyes and white skin. I knew at that moment that my goddess has appeared. Later on, she and I participated in a skit. After we were done she came to me and said, ‘Xiaoming, you’re too nervous you know?’ At that time I felt so embarrassed because I screwed up in front of a girl I liked.”
Tong Dawei immediately asked, “Does this mean Vicki Zhao is your ‘Su Mei’?”, referring to Huang Xiaoming’s love interest in the movie, played by model Jennifer Du (杜鵑). Xiaoming pretended to be shocked at the question but ultimately agreed with Dawei’s interpretation. He added, “I would definitely die for Goddess-like women.”
When the cast opened up the floor for questions, a reporter asked Xiaoming, “In the film your character finally gets to sleep with Su Mei. In real life, did you and Vicki Zhao ever progress to a similar stage in your relationship?” The reporter also asked if his love for Vicki is making rumored girlfriend Angelababy upset. Huang Xiaoming was stumped by the questions and could not come up with an appropriate answer. Co-star Deng Chao came to his rescue by answering questions first, giving Xiaoming additional time to think about his response.
After awhile, Xiaoming turned to the reporter and asked him for his age. When he found out that the reporter is 27 years old, he said, “You are very sharp!” Although he ignored the question about Angelababy, Xiaoming finally addressed the first question by saying, “Everyone has a wonderful past. There are some things you already know about, but there are even better things I’d rather bury in my heart, to turn them into beautiful memories.”
This article is written by Katrine for JayneStars.com.