Post-95 flower Rosy Zhao Lusi (趙露思) and Chen Zheyuan’s (陳哲遠) romantic idol drama Hidden Love <偷偷藏不住> broke ten thousand on charts merely 30 hours after premiering! The first love romance follows Sang Zhi who sneaks away to Duan Jia Xu’s city intending to confess her feelings for him, but ends on a bittersweet note.
Adapted from novelist Zhu Yi’s (竹已) work of the same name, the story’s emotionally vivid narration of its female protagonist Sang Zhi developing a secret crush won praise from readers, given that she wrote the book when she was just 20.
Rosy’s Crying Scene Gets Thumbs Up
With the story’s main groundwork built up, the plot continued unfolding, with Sang Zhi taking the next step to befriend Duan Jia Xu virtually on the internet, after realizing she lacked the courage to confess her true feelings. Upon hearing from her brother Sang Yan (played by Victor Ma 馬伯騫) that her crush is already attached, she abruptly flies to his city to verify for herself, but spots him with a female companion at the airport – leading to the first climactic scene where queen of chemistry Zhao Lusi turns viewers teary-eyed with her touching crying scene.
Holding her tears in upon realizing Duan Jia Xu’s attached status, her tears come rolling down as she turns her back – and she equally uncontrollably falls to her knees in an outburst once hidden from view. Perfectly portraying the heartbreak of a failed secret crush, netizens are hailing Rosy Zhao’s crying scene as the “textbook example”, with thumbs-up comments, “Zhao Lusi’s crying scenes are too infectious”, “Her crying scenes nailed it and this is not the first time they’ve struck me”, “Every time I see her cry, I will end up crying too!”
Intentionally breaking contact, Sang Zhi avoids responding to Duan Jia Xu’s messages and the two’s next encounter comes only in their college years. Losing her youthful girly innocence, she has become good at dolling herself through makeup. As the two’s relationship grow even more ambiguous, audiences are hoping for romantic sweetness ahead, as the plot twists have “tortured” them up till now!