This isn’t one of the weirdest onscreen pairings I’ve ever heard off, but it definitely so was far out of left field I blinked more than a few times to make sure I didn’t read it wrong. First some context – TW-media was all in a tizzy when Ariel Lin was confirmed to be starring in a modern police thriller movie with Alec Su called Sweet Danger. What and who, you say? Ariel has cemented her legacy as the Queen of Love Dramas, what with her best actress Golden Bell wins for They Kiss Again (the sequel to It Started with a Kiss) and In Time with You. Last year she filmed a wuxia C-drama in China with her teenage idol Danial Chan and It C-actor Feng Shao Feng called King of Lan Ling, which reportedly was her last acting project before she took a sabbatical to study abroad. That sabbatical never materialized though Ariel did end up with a new non-entertainment industry boyfriend by the end of the year. She’s been raking in the endorsements so she has the luxury of her pick of projects. Likely she wants to branch out because playing a no-nonsense police detective doesn’t fit her image at all. She’s so tiny and cute, though if Ivy Chen can pull off the kiss-ass mob daughter role in Black & White, I’ll give Ariel the benefit of the doubt for now.
Alec Su is one of Taiwan’s top male stars but he’s been MIA on the island acting scene for almost a decade, working exclusively in China on mostly dramas these days though initially a slew of dramas (most famously the original Princess Returning Pearl where his OTP role with Zhao Wei was a classic pairing though funnily enough he ended up dating Ruby Lin for a while after making that drama). Alec said that he was lured back for his first Taiwan project in such a long time because of the great script, director, and his co-star Ariel. She really must be hitting all her teenage kinks because Ariel admitted she listened to Alec’s boy band The Little Tigers back in the mid-90s when she was in junior high. LOL. Alec is really not that old, he’s the youngest of the group with Nicky Wu being the oldest. I actually think he and Ariel looks great together and the stills from the movie are suitably interesting. Alec joked that Taiwan audiences still remember him as the most well-behaved smart young man from his boy band and drama days, so he’s going to shatter a lot of perceptions with this role which is crass and uncouth. Looking forward to it, Alec and Ariel!