Nicky Wu Defends “My Ruby My Blood” Cheesy Script
Directed by Song Yang (宋洋) and starring Nicky Wu (吳奇隆) and Ying Er <颖儿>, Chinese idol drama My Ruby My Blood <> will be taking over the time slot of Ode to Joy 2 <一粒红尘> on Dragon TV, premiering Sunday, June 11. The drama held a press conference announcing the release date yesterday, where the cast also shared some behind-the-scenes tidbits of the new show.
My Ruby My Blood follows a group of millennials working in a jewelry company. Ying Er plays Ye Zhaojue, a poor girl who comes across the CEO and head designer of a famous jewelry company, portrayed by Nicky Wu. Under his tutelage, Zhaojue becomes a renowned jewelry designer, also falling in love with him. My Ruby My Blood is a modern retelling of a Cinderella story.
Though still a week away from its premiere, many critics have already dismissed the show as cheesy and its plot predictable, criticizing the overdone Cinderella storyline. Nicky, however, defended the script, saying, “How about you do the acting? If you still feel that way after watching the show, then I don’t think you’ll ever be able to find a show that will be better. There aren’t many new and unique scripts anymore. No matter how you try to alter it, the essence still stays the same.”
My Ruby My Blood is an expensive production, with many overseas locations, such as Dubai. To better understand their roles, Nicky and Ying Er studied jewelry making, and went through a lengthy training process. At the press conference, the two leading stars showed a bracelet that they had made together.
Since 2011’s Scarlet Heart <步步惊心>, Nicky had been typecast into playing positive romantic heroes, and while he doesn’t mind doing them, he would like to try a different role in the near future.
“The investors would probably like me to continue playing them, but if I were to choose, I’d want to do something different, such as playing a bad man. Of course, a good script comes first. With a good script, there’d be more room for development [in the characters].”
Nicky is also known for his image as the “overbearing CEO”. The actor said, “I used to think that I was a warm-hearted guy, that I care about other people, and no matter what I do, I’d always make sure to leave myself some room and face. But now, I feel like I’ve become much more simpler yet more precise in my words. I’m very clear in what I want and expect from other people.”
Following his image as the CEO, what are some of his requirements in choosing staff? He expressed, “I rather choose a good person than a talented person. I am willing to give a person of virtue more opportunities.”
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This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.