Liu Yifei Had a Crush on Lang Lang?
Scoring both good ratings and reviews, “Fairy Sister” Crystal Liu Yifei‘s (劉亦菲) new costume drama A Dream of Splendor <夢華錄> has successfully overturned the actress’s label as “box office poison”. However, her romantic life remains shrouded, and the 34-year-old has ever only admitted to dating Korean actor Song Seong-heon (宋承憲) in her twenty years of showbiz. Recently, rumors that the actress had taken an interest in renowned Chinese pianist Lang Lang (郎朗) sixteen years back once again became the topic of discussions!
Lang Lang’s Father Takes Jibe at Liu Yifei
In a 2006 interview, pianist Lang Lang’s father Lang Guoren (郎國任) revealed to the media that “Late last year, my friend was playing matchmaker for Lang Lang, and said that a lady called Liu Yifei likes him a lot and would like to be his girlfriend,” Asked by the media if it was possible between them, Lang Guoren’s reply was “it’s not possible, Lang Lang is too busy. Plus, our Lang Lang will be with a princess,”
While Yang Yang is an acclaimed international pianist who has performed with the world’s top orchestras, Liu Yifei was not a nobody too, having made a name for herself at 20 years’ old as an A-lister after achieving massive success playing Zhao Ling’er in Chinese Paladin <仙劍奇俠傳>. She was also personally named by famed novelist Louis Cha (金庸) to play Little Dragon Girl in Legend of the Condor Heroes <神鵰俠侶>.
Netizens Praise Her Response, Calling Fairy Sister “Gorgeous and Fiery”
Asked by the media about the rumors at an event, the actress responded with a smile and said, “Do you think it’s possible?“ Defending Lang Lang’s father by speculating that the news might be an online rumor, she wrapped up the matter saying “Before this, I didn’t even know who (Lang Lang) was, now I know that he is a great pianist. But I don’t take (the other party’s) career into consideration when I choose my boyfriend, for me there’s no difference between someone who plays the piano and someone who pops cotton”, and added that she is attracted to those who have “a manly disposition” and a “slim face”.
Lang Lang himself had responded by saying that “classical music” and entertainment are two vastly different pathways and added that he would not know much about the entertainment circle, hinting that he does not know who Crystal Liu is either.
With the popularity of A Dream of Splendor putting the spotlight on Liu Yifei, the matter was once again discussed by fans and viewers, who left comments addressed to Lang Lang such as, “It’s your fortune if you were really liked by Little Dragon Girl!”, “Crystal Liu has most gently expressed the meanest words”, “Fairy Sister’s reply is so curt, she’s making a detour to say that you’ve a big face!” and “Although (you’re) Lang Lang, but sorry you don’t match up to our Little Dragon Girl”.
Lang Lang Appears Frequently on Variety Shows
Now happily married to German-Korean piano virtuoso Gina (吉娜), Yang Yang became a frequent guest on Chinese variety programs in recent years, and was seen in as many as four variety programs in less than a year. His frequent appearances on variety programs prompted critics to call him “international pianist turned variety show regular” and invited doubt that his piano skills were no longer like before.
I like Lang Lang and attended a number of his concerts when he performs in my Country yearly… But he likely appear in more varieties shows to further develop his career in China. With the pandemic, many people have made changes to their lives..I am happy to see him on telly often. Those that criticise will criticise anything and everything.. that is their hobby. So, just ignore them.
There is a team that is really targeting LYF now. Only because she’s getting all these attention from her currently airing show. There was no attack in the past years because her films didn’t fare well, now that the spotlight is back on her there are suddenly all these black materials. What a title to give here when the two stars do not even know each other? It’s so hard to find dirt on LYF, let’s just find a person she doesn’t even know and create rumors. I bet the next rumor is going to talk about Chen Jinfei, her own mother used to date that dude and he is her godfather, and she gets accused of dating the very man dating her own mother. If she’s ugly with 0 talent I might believe rumors saying she slept her way to get stellar roles but she’s way too beautiful for any director to look pass, also possess way too many talents. There’s nothing to do other than being jealous these days.
I suspect the negativity is coming from HK freedom fighters resuscitating their displeasure with her for supporting the police during the chaotic times.
If they’re that patriotic they wouldn’t be watching a single Chinese citizen’s stuff bc they’re all under the Communist regime. Sounds more like they’re targeting her specialties that she ain’t good at anything but just lucky with a pretty face and being rich. She grew up with a single mother who worked hard, why are people so jealous of other people’s success?
I don’t like the way how this article is written. It sounds as deliberate effort to put LYF down for the biggest part of it. Plus it oozes misogyny. I like Lang Lang and appreciate his art, I also believe that he found a great partner in his wife but pointing out that his father says ‘Our Lang Lang will marry a princess’ is insinuating that LYF is not good enough. Than without further adieu the article is rushed into conclusion that Lang Lang became reality star among classical musicians. I am not sure if writer got lost in an attempt to create scandal and click worthy article or is it simply poor translation of even poorer text but I don’t like it. Both LYF and Lang Lang are masters of their trade and lived good lives without scandals. They are worthy of much better article.
Isn’t this old news already? I don’t get the point in constantly bringing this up, plus she already responded she never had a crush on him. I feel like once an actress/actor gets famous or makes a big comeback with a drama, netizens always like to bring them down with these type of news
i had no idea that lang lang was so popular w/ the ladies.
The writer cannot differentiate between Lang Lang and Yang Yang, saw there are spelling error in this article
Lol, you are so right…
Maybe LYF was interested in YY instead, hahaha
First, this is old news. While I think LL and his spouse look pretentious on screen, such old speculations prior to his marriage should be left behind. What’s the point of bringing up again.
I don’t quite understand how these parents and families can think so high and mighty of themselves. Father of LL and weren’t LH’s parents and grandmother behaving in similar manner? And if papa Lang really think that the classical music world is more prestigious than entertainment circle, perhaps he should ban his son from earning in variety programs now.
This is like a non news isn’t it?
By the way in the bigots eyes, being a classical musician is 1000 steps higher than being an actress. But modern world still has that stigma, that’s confusing.
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