Can’t say I’m surprised by this news – Wu Zun has officially dropped Absolute Darling, the TW-drama adaptation of the manga Zettai Kareshi, co-starring Gu Hye Sun. Apparently GTV is furious, but Wu Zun’s publicist lays the blame on the repeated delays by GTV to start production, as well as a consideration that Wu Zun wasn’t right for the role of the perfect robot boyfriend. Word on the street is that GTV is hoping Jiro Wang will step in for Wu Zun, and I’m of a mixed feeling about that.
While I think Jiro is a much better actor by leaps and bounds, but I’m so adverse to the entire Zettai storyline that I’d rather GTV killed this project rather than drag Jiro into it. Jiro has been in China for the last 2 months filming Purple Mansion, a supernatural thriller romance movie with rising C-actress Tong Li Ya. The movie just wrapped yesterday, so confirmation should be coming soon as to whether Jiro (or another actor) will be stepping into the role vacated by Wu Zun.
[Credit: UDN news]