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Yang Mi (楊冪), 35, and Gong Jun (龔俊), 29, are reportedly starring in a historical fantasy romance, but the actress’ fans are voicing their displeasure over her upcoming project.
Gong Jun Perceived as a “Risky” Costar
As Yang Mi is one of the highest-paid actresses in China, fans believe that her status allows her to star with any A-lister in the industry. Instead, fans are confused why she decided to work with Gong Jun, whose breakout performance in last year’s Word of Honor <山河令> helped him gain millions of new fans, but still has yet to prove whether his popularity is here to stay.
In addition, Gong Jun has been embroiled in controversy when Word of Honor co-star Zhang Zhehan (張哲瀚) alleged the former actor’s team intentionally linked them together and used their “CP fans” couple fans) to earn money and gain popularity.
While filming Rising With the Wind <我要逆风去>, Gong Jun shared that restaurants in Qingdao were not providing in-house services. However, a video surfaced showing the actor having dinner with his co-star Zhong Chuxi (鍾楚曦) and his assistant at a local restaurant. When netizens questioned him, Gong Jun issued an apology and the drama production team came forth to clarify that the restaurant was indeed privately reserved for the cast and crew members. However, netizens were highly wary of their explanation and listed Gong Jun and Zhong Chuxi as “risky artistes” attracting negative gossip.
Yang Mi Should Stay Away from Idol Dramas?
Aside from worrying about her choice in co-star, some netizens also criticize Yang Mi for filming another historical idol drama instead of opting for more diversified genres. In her new drama, which is derived from popular video game series Fox Spirit Matchmaker <狐妖小紅娘月紅篇>, Yang Mi is slated to play a fox spirit once again. She has already played a fox spirit twice, in 2005’s Strange Tales of Liao Zhai <新聊齋志異之小倩>, and then again in 2017’s megahit Eternal Love <三生三世十里桃花>.
One netizen commented “Even though we hoped that rumors are not true, it looks like Yang Mi already accepted the series we should learn to accept it as well.”
Source: Up Media