Downside about being Liu Shi Shi this week – attending a movie filming launch event sporting a straight bob hairstyle that does not flatter her gorgeous cheekbones and instead makes her look matronly. Upside about being Liu Shi Shi this week – she gets to make a movie with Vic Zhou! Okay, the upside totally completely unequivocally outweigh the downside. Shi Shi and Zai Zai! Together! In a romantic movie called Love Season (the title itself practically screams out the impending romance)! Shi Shi is really rolling her way through the leading men of Taiwan, having now worked with Nicky Wu, Ming Dao, Wallace Huo, Peter Ho, Eddie Peng, and now my beloved Zai Zai himself. Rumor has it Roy Qiu is headed back to China to do two more mainland dramas after he wraps Miss Rose, and if Shi Shi get cast in one of those dramas she will have validated why she’s one of my fave C-actresses. As for Love Season, the movie is being filmed in the picturesque city of Pu Er in remote Yunnan province in Southern China, an area that is widely admired as being one of the prettiest scenic regions in the vast Chinese landscape. The story is about a woman from Beijing who travels to Pu Er in Yunnan to research the lost first love of an old Taiwanese grandfather. She meets Zai Zai’s character, a man visiting from Taipei who turns out to be the grandson of the man whose story she is researching. Together they strive to unearth the truth of a love from the past as well as teaching each other to bravely face their own emotional burdens. The movie will be filmed in Pu Er, Beijing, and Taiwan. Yay, I’m so beyond excited!
Below is a shot of where the movie will be filmed in the old parts of the city of Pu Er.