Zhao Liying Pulls Off Youthful Look in School Uniform

Starring in a music video for singer Jason Zhang Jie’s (張杰) new album single “You Deserve Better <你值得更好的>, Zanilia Zhao Liying (趙麗穎) impressed with her youthful looks as a high school student, emerging second on Weibo search rankings.

Campus Romance and Nostalgic Themes

Before the music video’s release, a teaser poster which captured Zhao Liying as her character Wu Tianjing already generated plenty of hype online. The actress looked convincing as a student, dressed in a gray pleated short skirt and white uniform top while holding a paper airplane and looking into the distance.

Premiering online on August 9, the school romance music video attracted millions of viewers, and saw “Zhao Liying as Wu Tianjing is so gorgeous” rising quickly up Weibo search rankings as the second trending topic. Already a mother of one, Zhao Liying’s convincing act as a high school student also sparked discussions from fans and viewers, who marveled at her well-maintained looks.

Praise for Zhao Liying and Wei Daxun

Directed by Gavin Lin (林孝謙), who is known for his romantic movies, and helmed by screenwriter Hermes Lu (呂安弦), the music video also stars Zhang Jie and actor Wei Daxun (魏大勛).

Gavin had arranged a friendly “basketball match” so the three leads could warm up to each another. Describing the chance to work with Zhao Liying as a “dream come true” for him, he was ecstatic to shoot a music video after a four-year focus on filmmaking. “The interactions between the three leads were natural and brought authentic warmth into the music video,” he said.

Singing praise for the cast, Gavin was wowed by Zhao Liying’s swift ability to get into character within seconds. He was equally impressed by Wei Daxun who was able to attune himself to the emotions of his character and move the plot forward, and how he led Zhang Jie, the less experienced actor of the three, into the storyline. Wei Daxun also enlivened the interactions between cast and crew on set with his bubbliness.


Source: World Journal

This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.

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    1. Yup, lol….I was like 20? girl you are stretching it. haha She does look young in the above HS girl pic thou. Compares to YM I do think she can still play younger roles. I haven’t also really watched anything of hers in completion thou esp the one w/WYB after The Long Ballad. Not for me! lol…WYB looks young I mean he is but to me it’s a noticeable difference.

  1. I think she’s going to be one of the rare ones that age gracefully. There’s a difference between looking younger than you are because you are Asian versus aging gracefully in general. For example, Julie Andrews ages gracefully. Yang Mi is someone who looks younger than her age.

  2. While I agree that she looks young, her aura makes her matured and…tired. this has been so since her last drama with WYB.

    1. I agree, ZLY does have a youthful look like the HS pic above but I wouldn’t say 20 as one stated. haha I mean she can pull off the HS look in a way but still not 20. lol…..YM looks like her age especially when she’s in her heavy makeup mode. I do not think she looks younger than her age.

  3. In closeup, the camera can have filters on to make the appearance look a lot better. You can see the effects of the filters when the face looks slightly off focus, most people don’t notice.

    1. Yup and a friend of mine uses an app to take photos which filters all of her photos so people think she had clear skin and all. But in actuality, she looks nothing like that.

  4. She looks great and youthful but 20 is stretching it. Sure sounds like a former friend of mine who was in her 30s at the time and claimed she looked like a teenager without make up. No way..

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