Last November, Kris Wu (吳亦凡) was convicted of rape and group licentiousness, and was sentenced to 13 years. Prior to being banned by China’s broadcast regulators, he had filmed historical drama The Golden Hairpin <青簪行> with Yang Zi (楊紫). Investors are scrambling to recover their investment of 400 million Chinese yuan, and would suffer heavy losses if the drama fails to broadcast. They hope to delete Kris’ scenes to salvage the drama.
There were rumors of replacing Kris or utilizing AI to remove him from the drama, but no concrete decision was announced. Last year, rumors surfaced that Kenny Lin Gengxin (林更新) would replace Kris. Rumors again gained traction recently, claiming that the actor had signed a contract to appear in the production.
Although the news has yet to be confirmed, many netizens are very excited and some even utilized AI to replace Kris’ face with Lin Gengxin’s in the trailer videos. The footage looks very natural and he even had chemistry with Yang Zi!
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.