Vin Zhang Will Fight His Bestie For Girl of His Dreams
The actor will not give in without a fight if he and his friend were to fall for the same girl.
In I Will Never Let You Go <小女花不棄>, Vin Zhang (張彬彬) and Ariel Lin‘s (林依晨) characters are mutually in love, but he faces fierce competition from Lin Bo Hong‘s (林柏宏) character Dongfang Shi. In real life, Vin Zhang says he would not be the one to give up in a love triangle, but prefers a fair fight instead.
Wins Fans with Dashing Roles
With his thick brows and tall, imposing stature, Vin’s participation in Eternal Love <三生三世十里桃花>, The King’s Woman <秦時麗人明月心> and other period dramas have earned him the nickname of “period drama specialist”. His collaboration this time with Taiwanese goddess Ariel Lin, along with his husky deep voice and sweet, handsome persona in the drama has won him legions of female fans in China as well as Taiwan.
Taking on two characters in the drama, Vin has to switch from the ruffian Chen Yu to swordsman Knight Lotus within moments. He shared during the interview, saying “It is definitely a big challenge for an actor, so I decided to take on this show,” Analyzing his resemblance to his onscreen characters, he feels that he is more similar to Knight Lotus, as he is a man of few words with a strong sense of justice who prefers speaking through his actions, while the part of him which resembles Chen Yu is how they both speak harshly but has kind intentions, such as in the show where Chen Yu secretly protects Hua Buqi.
In the drama, he experiences many obstacles in his relationship with Buqi, and faces fierce competition from his love rival Dongfang Shi. Taking on the lens of his character Chen Yu, he said, “Buqi and I love each other, but (Bo Hong)’s is a one-sided love, so he will have a harder time playing his character and it will be more tearful.”
While he and Lin Bo Hong fight each other intensely onscreen, Vin shared that the filming set is in fact cordial and happy. During their first desert scene together, they were so amused by each other’s intricate expressions and jealous moves that they had burst out laughing once the director shouted ‘cut’.
Will Compete on Fair Grounds For Girl of His Dreams
When asked about what he would do in real life if both he and his good friend fall in love with the same woman, Vin said, “If we become friends, it is unlikely that we like the same woman, as we would have different tastes. But if it really happens, I will make a deal with him (friend and love rival) and compete on fair grounds,” Showing his magnanimous view of love, the 26-year-old actor said, “Of course I would not want my friendship with my friend to turn sour. If he wins the woman’s heart based on his own merit, I will wish him well.”
Rising in popularity due to I Will Never Let You Go, Vin is as reluctant as his fans to say goodbye to the role. “I really like the role, but am also glad that he has found his own happiness in the end.” Responding to viewer criticism over how the finale episode killed all eight of the supporting characters, Vin said, “I think this ending is rather good, although it might not be as perfect as what the viewers expected, it will give everyone some space for imagination, and is also a rather unique ending.”
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.