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 JayneStars.com.