Wu Jinyan (吴谨言) and Nie Yuan (聶遠) are teaming up again for a new television drama, their third collaboration after Story of Yanxi Palace <延禧攻略> and The Legend of Haolan <皓镧传>.
Temporarily titled Happiness Will Knock At Your Door <幸福一定来敲门>, also produced by Yu Zheng (于正) like the previous two, it tells the story of a doctor, played by Nie Yuan, who starts a family with an African woman. The two have a son. After his wife passes away, he realizes that the child was not his, but insists on raising the child as his own. He meets a young police officer, played by Wu Jinyan, and falls in love with her, starting a new family of three.
Reportedly, many Wu Jinyan fans are upset with the “ridiculous” storyline, calling it as insulting to Chinese women and doctors. Certain fans are professing that they will boycott the show and are rallying support to prevent the “positive and youthful” Wu Jinyan to be tied into filming the drama.
Yu Zheng voiced his disapproval of the boycott, saying, “Because of jealousy, because of wanting all the resources, they sow discord because they want to disrupt your ideas and ruin your plans. Fans are still young, impressionable, and easily swayed. It hurts me to see that there are those who are using the fans to wreck havoc, but I do believe that love can conquer all.”
Article was edited on August 2, 2019 at 12:53 am to correct the drama’s synopsis.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.