Lin Gengxin Benched By Management Company?

Mainland drama Bu Bu Jing Xin <步步驚心> catapulted 24-year-old Lin Gengxin (林更新) into stardom. His popularity in the show is even on par with lead actors, Nicky Wu <吳奇隆> and Kevin Cheng <鄭嘉穎>. While attending the Shanghai Theatre Academy, Gengxin was already filming Bu Bu Jing Xin. After the hit TV drama aired, his salary went up by 18 fold. With follow ups such as Ruby Lin’s (林心如) Drama Go Go Go <姐姐立正向前走>, and Tsui Hark’s (徐克) Detective Dee Prequel <狄仁傑前傳>, Gengxin’s future looked very bright until recently.

During the National TV Drama Awards hosted by Anhui TV, all artists from Shanghai Chinese Film Productions Ltd. were present, except for Lin Gengxin, who excused himself from the event due to a “family emergency”. It was reported that Lin was not too happy with how Shanghai Chinese Film Productions Ltd. is focusing on promoting colleague, Cecilia Liu (劉詩詩), and did not prioritize better jobs for him, so he began to search for opportunities elsewhere. The company learned about his contemplation to leave and decided to put him on the sidelines.

Earlier on his Weibo, Gengxin mentioned that he confided in friends over his current frustrations with his current life, and although it is not easy, he is learning to accept whatever comes naturally.

Shanghai Chinese Film Productions Ltd. naturally refused to comment on the rumors regarding Lin Gengxin’s situation. An inside source revealed that Gengxin’s rumors may have stemmed from his refusal to star in a several projects arranged by the company. The source said that Gengxin is still bound by a long contract with Shanghai Chinese Film Productions Ltd.

Source: Apple Daily

This article is written by Lance for

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  1. It’s true that the company is promoting Cecilia liu more as she’s filming drama after drama.
    But I don’t think the company is treating him that badly.

  2. somehow cecilia appears to be older that she is. i read on wiki she is 25. perhaps she is just looking tired??

    long term wise, i expect her to take lead/idol roles till around 35. this seems to be the trend for acresses in the entertainment circle.

    genxin is 24. and actors can take lead role till about 45 if he is taking care of himself. so while his is benched i would say, take you time to polish/perfect your skill and earn big buckets of money when your time comes. add oil.

  3. he doesn’t sound like he’s treated badly with his salary going up 18 folds and getting to work with ruby lin and tsui hark. which part of this is bad treatment?

  4. If my salary goes up by 18 folds, I will work on any projects the company assigns me, the more the merrier.

  5. Seems like instant fame is creating an inflated ego. He should realize that Liu and other A-listers paid their dues for years in supporting roles prior to gaining popularity. He needs an attitude change before his diva reputation ruins his future.

  6. come on lin geng xin! dont sulk like pretty boy! u just started in the showbiz! dun act diva-man! at least, i like Jiang Jingfu better!

  7. Aww, I don’t know what’s going on but I hope it all boils over so he can be on the screen again. HE IS EYE CANDY DAMMIT.

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