Starring Yang Zi (楊紫) and Kris Wu (吳亦凡), historical detective drama The Golden Hairpin <青簪行> was originally slated to air this summer. After Kris was charged with teen rape in August, investors scrambled to make sure the drama would not become a buried project. Although it would be a tedious process, deleting Kris’ scenes and re-filming them with a new actor would be the only way.
The Golden Hairpin is co-produced by Tencent Video, Xinli TV, and Phoenix United Pictures at a staggering 300 million Chinese yuan, and originally took eight months to complete filming in July 2020.
It is said that Kenny Lin Gengxin (林更生) has stepped in to replace Kris. Although Lin Gengxin was initially reluctant, Tencent had offered to cast the actor in two upcoming projects to sweeten the deal.
Some of the reshot scenes will also require Yang Zi’s presence. As the actress is currently busy filming the movie Drug Hunting <猎毒>, her portion of the re-filming will have to wait until her schedule clears.
Many of Yang Zi’s fans are supportive to see The Golden Hairpin resurrected, because they do not want the actress’ hard work to go to waste. As Lin Gengxin is the same height as Kris at 6 feet 1 inch, this should make it convenient for post-production work. Fans also feel that Lin Gengxin is a good choice due to his healthy image and handsome appearance.
The actor also matches the role of Prince Li Shubai, who possesses a cold personality and does not easily open his heart to other people. A noble figure who is courageous and strategic, the prince seeks out the help of Tang Dynasty’s first genius detective Huang Zixia (Yang Zi) to help solve perplexing crimes within the kingdom.
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.