Taiwan news reports are confirming that TTV’s in development big-budget cultural rom-com (it’s being compare to the style and sophistication of Drunken to Love You) called Xiao Xian’s Beautiful Life has finally cast its two leads. I initially heard about this project when it was first attached to Ariel Lin and then Chen Qiao En, with the male lead always rumored to be Ming Dao.
These casting rumors have clearly been scrapped since Ariel is filming I Might Not Love You with Bolin Chen right now, and Ming Dao and Qiao En are in China, reuniting for the 4th time in the Yu Zheng period wuxia epic (historical accuracy massacre) The King’s Woman. Starting from new is a good idea, and now we’ve got another new coupling to look forward to. Reports reveal Janine Chang and Peter Ho are all but confirmed as the leads for Xiao Xian.
Confession: I am totally allergic to Peter Ho as a leading man, even if I find his real life personality adorable, charming, and he’s one of the best role models in the industry with his well-documented generosity and kindness. But he always comes off as smarmy and sleazy onscreen. I need one Peter Ho drama to convince me otherwise. Janine I adore, and can’t wait to see her back in another rom-com. Xiao Xian won’t go into production until later this year, aiming for an early 2012 release.
The synopsis I’ve read goes something like this. Guo Xiao Xian is an ordinary girl raising an adoptive daughter, who gets dumped by her boyfriend. She and her at-odds colleague Xitu Yen go from rivals to lovers, until both of their exes come back into the picture. His ex-wife wants to get back together, her ex-boyfriend turns out to have dumped her because he’s sick. Xiao Xian ends up getting back together with her ex, but realizes that the person she loves is Yen now. In the end, of course the OTP end up together, so we’ll be watching for the journey, right?
[Credit: World Journal news]