Zhao Yiqin Lost a Role Because He Wasn’t Popular Enough? Yu Zheng Exposes the Difficulties Up and Comers Face in the Industryjessie tan
Zhao Yiqin is currently starring in the drama My Girl 99分女朋友 opposite actress Li Jiaqi whom you might remember as Xiaoyou in 2018’s Meteor Garden. The rom-com follows a love story between a makeup artist with a scar and the stingiest CEO in history. When they were young, Shen Yi accidentally injured Meng Hui and left a scar on her face but he ran due to cowardice. When they meet again, Meng Hui is a makeup artist who suffers from delusions of grandeur when an episode prompts her to declare that that she is the CEO’s girlfriend. In order to get the formula for Meng Hui’s homemade liquid foundation, Shen Yi pretends to be her boyfriend.
With regards to his new drama, Yu Zheng says the plot is good and “if the drama takes off, you (Zhao Yiqin) can slap those short sighted faces with your success.” Melodramatic or not, Yu Zheng has always been a big supporter of his artistes and even his newbies are given a chance to appear in supporting roles before graduating to bigger ones in the dramas he’s written or produced.
In fact he’s been known to have once said “I feel that the newbies are more important than the stars” referring to actress Zhang Nan whom he’s also championed in the past. It sure must be nice to be the receiving end of Yu Zheng’s support, knowing that he has your back, isn’t it?