Tan Songyun Cast in First Xianxia Drama

With a string of hits in various pairings with her co-stars, actress Seven Tan Songyun (譚松韻) has been praised for her acting. Confirmed to be cast in upcoming historical drama Xiao Yao (literal title Carefree) <逍遙>, which teased key scenes recently, fans are raving over her sensational pairing with actor Neo Hou Minghao (侯明昊)!

Fans Await Seven and Neo’s Pairing

The actress previously paired with Ren Jialun (任嘉倫), Jing Boran (井柏然) and Wang Kai (王凱) in the dramas Under the Power <錦衣之下>, Road Home <歸路> and Flight To You <向風而行>.

Standing at 162cm, Tan Songyun’s height contrast with the 1.79m-tall Hou Minghao made for the raved “adorable height difference”. Dressed in a sweet pink outfit, Tan Songyun oozes the charm of innocence while Hou Mingyao’s aloof charisma is mixed in with evil in his black outfit. However, heir bliss is short-lived, as upon reaching the riverbanks, he abruptly leaves without a word, and she is seen kneeling on the ground and dissolving into tears.


Unwilling to bear her heartbreaking crying, he returns and grabs her hand in a suave, adamant move which wins over fans. While netizens have expressed confidence in Tan Songyun’s acting and anticipate the two’s sizzling chemistry, some raised their opinions that Xiao Yao has nothing new to offer the genre and feels like every other formulaic historical idol drama.


The IP xianxia drama centers on how the human race and the demon race are driven by the desire to search for the Jade Wine Divine Spring, a source of constant disputes. Xiao Yao, a girl with a free and easy disposition embarks on a fantasy journey in the Valley of Ten Thousand Demons, but incidentally turns the demon world upside down. “King of Ten Thousand Demons” Hong Ye, whose role is to protect the Valley of Ten Thousand Demons, teams up with Xiao Yao – an unconventional human-demon pairing – to forge the way forward, but they are targeted by mysterious forces, as love takes root amid their joining of forces to defeat obstacles…







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