I was totally not expecting this drama to move this fast into production when I posted a few weeks ago that Janine Chang and Peter Ho have been tapped as the leads of the upcoming TW-drama Xiao Xian’s Beautiful Life (see post here). Today came the official confirmation that the drama starts filming in two days, and the title and story have been significantly changed.
The new title is now Please Ring Twice With Sincerity (真心請按兩次鈴) and the plot has apparently undergone significant changes as well to reflect the real life backgrounds of Peter and Janine. The drama will be helmed by the PD who did the popular and critically acclaimed My Queen with Ethan Ruan and Cheryl Yang.
The main cast held its first script reading already (see above). Since Peter Ho grew up in Canada, his character will now be an overseas Chinese returning to Taiwan, and his profession has been changed to a photographer because Peter loves photography. Janine’s character will have three distinct looks: fashionista, old maid, and pink-collar worker.
Peter’s photography job brings him into contact with Janine’s character, who has been segregated from people due to an illness. They meet each other again 7 years later. By then Janine is a single mom, and their reunion will significantly affect Janine’s life. This sounds way more interesting than the previous synopsis for this drama. Count me curious.
[Credit: UDN news]