After a long four year hiatus from Taiwan idol dramas, Ady An is headed back to the island where she was last seen on the small screen in a
little known monster hit called Autumn’s Concerto, which made amnesia and a certain little Xiao Xiao Bin popular. Since then Ady has been starring in C-drama after C-drama, a good mix of period and modern fare, and raking in the dough doing so. This time she was lured back by her former agency which is bankrolling a production and supposedly she lowered her standard asking price to do this more as a favor. The drama was scheduled to start filming in February of 2013, but Ady was confirmed since late last year but the production had a heck of a difficult time finding her male lead. The part was offered to Jerry Yan, who said he would consider it but never followed up, and Bolin Chen, who declined immediately since he has a packed movie schedule this year. Apparently Show Luo said no because he doesn’t want to play yet another rich chaebol heir, while Joseph Chang, Eddie Peng, and Mike He all said they were too busy. After months of getting rejected by one A-list male actor after another, the production of the upcoming Marry a Rich Husband has finally landed their leading man in Mike He, who apparently changed his mind. So I guess this means Mike is still not ready to enlist in the army? Currently Mike can be seen on television in the drama Spring Love, which might be one of THE worst dramas I have ever ever ever watched. Ever. It is horrendous and defies explanation for its sheer awfulness (there are long lost twins and girl in a fat suit and random deaths and……..trust me it’s just that bad). My affection for Mike is thisclose to getting flushed down the toilet completely, but news of this pairing perks me up considerably. I don’t love Ady but I do like her when she’s playing perkier characters rather than the suffering girlfriend/wife type. This drama isn’t the typical rich man/poor girl set up, instead the heroine is the rich daughter of a wealthy pig farmer from Southern Taiwan (the countryside), who crosses paths with a sophisticated chaebol heir from Taipei. They have the same wealth but completely different upbringings and fate throws them into a proverbial pig pen together and hijinks ensue. With Mike onboard, the drama is scheduled to start filming at the beginning of April and will air on GTV when its completed.
The drama has the rich chaebol heir played by Mike quickly falling into dire financial straits when his family enterprise goes belly up. He travels down South to find odd jobs and finds himself at the mercy of the rich daughter of the landowning pig farmer, who rather relishes tormenting this formerly arrogant city boy who mocked her less sophisticated ways. I actually think this sounds quite cute, and Mike and Ady will be a new pairing that I’m willing to give the benefit of the doubt to. The second leads are both C-actors – baby-faced Fu Xing Bo (last seen playing the youngest 7th son in the upcoming Saving General Yang movie) and rising starlet Dong Xuan.