Will Song Weilong Stay Popular?

Gaining fame with his performance in Find Yourself <下一站幸福>, actor Song Weilong (宋威龙) is considered to be highly capable of replacing Sean Xiao’s (肖战) position as the hottest actor in the industry. Given that high commercial value stars can easily be replaced by any new breakout star nowadays, it’s unsurprising that Weilong is said to be next in line. With his attractive appearance and decent acting, the 20-year-old actor can very well climb up the ranks if he comes across the right role in his next project.

However, some netizens are currently having heated online discussions on Weilong’s ability to maintain his popularity. Some comment that he might not be able to, as there have been many actors who shot to stardom overnight, but failed to ride the wave. For example, Zhu Yilong (朱一龙), who became wildly popular during the broadcast of Guardian <镇魂> eventually lost the interest of viewers after the drama ended despite his considerably large fanbase.

Similar to Yilong and other actors such as Sean, Wang Yibo (王一博) and Li Xian (李现), Weilong’s popularity have also considerably lessened after Find Yourself ended. As actors have replaced each other as the trending star, then it is reasonable to predict that Weilong will have difficulty keeping his status. But, if he were to follow the steps of Deng Lun (邓伦), who faced the same problem and resolved it by continuing to film more dramas, then there is hope that he can achieve greater success.

Also, the majority of netizens believe that Weilong will replace Sean since the latter is currently embroiled in a censorship controversy, and all of his works have been put on hold. Despite this, some have their reservations and expressed that it’s too early to tell because Sean still has projects that have yet to be released.

Source: Sina

This article is written by Minna for JayneStars.com.

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  1. All these young chinese actors all look the same to me. There is no individuality – probably the same plastic surgeons – same as the young up-coming chinese actresses.

    1. @aktf
      Many can’t act but are popular and rake in the bucks. It is looks, luck, connections,etc… not skills and talent.

  2. Yes it will if he improves his acting tremendously. I’m like mesmerised by his beauty (conny I know lol), but after let’s say 15ep, I got bored of him lol

    1. @littlefish I tried an episode here and there but couldn’t get into it. They still look cute together even thou for the huge 12 something years age difference but sometimes good looking faces just can’t help the series if it’s bad.

      1. @hetieshou Uhm… that is true if the casts say average looking, not popular, but act well and have good script (some day or one day, I don’t think the actress looks great n the main dude is meh looking). But if the casts are just pretty and can’t act, then the story and it’s emotional connection will be lost 🙁 at least for me.

      2. @littlefish
        Not for me as the plot line, script, etc.. are more important than the cast. The plot line is like the skeleton of a series that carries you through. I can excuse the cast unless they are beyond bad but luckily I have not seen that many terribly bad ones because if they are that bad then maybe they should not have become actors/actresses in the first place.

        I must say that is why I never just blindly go for the cast. Many just blindly go for the cast just to complain about how bad the series is afterwards which tells you how much more important the storyline and other aspects to a series is besides the cast.

  3. Hot and rising actors come and go? Who knows how long their popularity gon to last? Theres no comparison to Sean Xiao no

    1. @nobooo

      Xiao Zhan is genuinely multi-talented and can act, even without a prestigious acting school background. My guess is, he is deemed a threat to many other idols.

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