One of China’s highest paid actresses, Yang Mi (楊冪) founded Jay Walk Studio with Zeng Jia (曾嘉) and Zhao Ruyao (趙若堯) in 2013. Although the company released many hit dramas over the last decade and represents popular artistes such as Dilraba Dilmurat (迪麗熱巴) Zhu Xu Dan (祝緒丹), the company was said to have accumulated massive debts and unable to pay back creditors. Yang Mi did not share the same operating vision and decided to part ways.
In 2017, Yang Mi became extremely popular after starring in Eternal Love <三生三世十里桃花>. The company’s market value increased 170 times and was estimated to exceed 5 billion Chinese yuan. However, it was rumored that Yang Mi was not pleased Jay Walk had accepted Tencent’s new historical drama Jiao Cang <嬌藏> on her behalf without her consent. When the official announcement was made, she did not share any of the news on her Weibo and many suspected that there was internal strife.
On May 8, Yang Mi announced that she is leaving Jay Walk Studio with a simple message, “We share a past, but differing futures.” Jay Walk later posted, “We’ve weathered the storms for over ten years and have grown together. We are grateful and thankful. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.”
The news immediately shot to the top of Weibo’s search rankings. Many fans replied in excitement, “Congratulations for leaving a place of suffering” and “Good days are coming.”
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.