Today marks the one-anniversary of hit Mainland Chinese drama, The Untamed < 陈情令>, which opened the doors to the industry for male leads Sean Xiao (also known as Xiao Zhan 肖战) and Wang Yibo (王一博). Shooting to stardom after the Boys Love (BL) series aired, the actors’ fan bases expanded exponentially, and they also received significant work opportunities. To commemorate their fruitful year since the drama’s release, the team behind The Untamed released a 160-minute video of behind-the-scenes and an interview as a token of appreciation for fans’ continuous support over the past year.
Forming a Close Bond on Set
In the video, Sean and Yibo shared their first impressions of each other, as well as the blossoming of their friendship. Sean said Yibo initially gave him a boy-next-door vibe, but after interacting with each other more, he realized Yibo is quite playful. “Those who do not know Yibo well may think that he’s hard to approach and that temperamental,” Sean said.
Yibo agreed that he takes a while to warm up to others, and will act completely different around people he’s close to. Quickly bonding over games every day during filming, Yibo teased Sean by calling him a “black hole” in games. He joked that he only lets Sean tag along to gain a sense of accomplishment every time he helps him out. Bickering like close friends, Sean then complained that Yibo would hit him every day. Laughing, Yibo returned with a questioning look, “Who hits who?”
Funny Moments During Filming
Although their friendship translated to their on-screen chemistry, it became increasingly difficult to hold in their laughter as they became best buds. They would crack up with just one look at each other. Recalling hilarious moments on set, Sean disclosed Yibo tripped while carrying a kid in one scene. Yibo explained, “The costume was too long, so I accidentally stepped on it when I was running.”
This article is written by Minna for JayneStars.com.