Li Xian’s Popularity Soars After “Go Go Squid!” Broadcast
The actor rises up search rankings with his eye-catching performance in idol drama “Go Go Squid!”.
Starring Li Xian (李現), Andy Yang (楊紫) and Hu Yitian (胡一天) , currently airing Chinese drama Go Go Squid! <蜜汁燉魷魚> has been hotly discussed. Aired by both Zhejiang Television and Dragon Television, both stations are going all out to win viewership, with the former replacing their own logo display image with a photo of the drama leads kissing and the latter keeping up the competition with a moving GIF of an onscreen bed scene.
Finally rising in popularity after eight years in the industry is male lead Li Xian, who has been nicknamed “July Boyfriend” after his character. The drama tells the sweet romance between Han Shangyan (Li Xian), an impressive e-sports enthusiast with a cold facade, who is pursued by the female lead, studious girl Dong Nian (Andy Yang) who falls in love with him at first sight.
Adapted from the book by Chinese author Mo Bao (墨寶) titled Go Go Squid! <蜜汁燉魷魚>, the novel has a wide readership, with the real-life drama adaptation highly anticipated by readers. The vivid screen enactment of the male and female characters played by the two fitting leads have been well-received.
27-year-old Li Xian graduated from Beijing Film Academy and started out with the film Feng Shui <萬箭穿心> in 2001. In 2017, he played the male lead “Guo De You” in the award-winning web drama Tientsin Mystic <河神>. Catching the attention of viewers with his performance in Go Go Squid!, Li Xian’s name has been hotly searched online.
Blessed with charming single-eye lids, thick eyebrows and sharp nose bridge, his masculine good looks are a good fit for the male character Han Shangyan. The character is seemingly a cold man of few words who is in fact is a gentle soul, showing his tender side to the female lead played by 26-year-old actress Andy Yang.
Recent developments in the drama see the two dating officially, with a sweet first kiss coming up. Excited drama fans have been warmly awaiting the unfolding of the plot, with Weibo accounts of Zhejiang Television official as well as many drama bloggers putting out many of the drama’s teasers to win over fans. Many netizens have even commented, “Whoever puts out videos of the entire (drama) bed scene wins!”
“Go Go Squid!” Trailer
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.