It’s hard to believe that in Rainie Yang‘s twelve years in the TW-acting industry she hasn’t done a single period drama. Most if not all her compatriots have tackled wuxia and period dramas and movies aplenty during their career, almost always doing a C-drama or a HK-movie. Rainie did have a wuxia fantasy sequence to start Sunshine Angel, her rom-com with Wu Zun two years ago, and she actually looked great in a period costume. I think she should end her acting drought this year by doing a period drama, and what better omen than her recent pairing with famed Director Winnie (the Golden Bell Best Director winner from last year) for a WeChat CF that had her donning a turn-of-the-century outfit while playing herself on the set of a movie. I always associate Director Winnie with Ariel Lin, one of Rainie’s good friends, since they have done three dramas together now (It Started with a Kiss, They Kiss Again, and In Time With You). Ariel won both her Golden Bell Best Actress awards with Director Winnie works, and now I think this CF might be the promising start of another collaboration. Director Winnie can work with Rainie, herself also a Golden Bell Best Actress winner, on his next drama since they both loved working together on this short CF. I’m pushing so hard for Rainie to put a hiatus on her singing career and return to acting because a good actor can’t be away too long otherwise the connection with the camera and the craft arguably becomes rusty. I adored Rainie’s last drama Drunken to Love You with Joseph Chang, and she really is the queen of the rom-coms for a reason, but I’m hoping she does something different and challenging for her acting return. Check out the poignant WeChat CF below. I have no clue what WeChat is since I thought everyone used either Line or WhatsApp. Guess I’ve fallen behind the technological times yet again.
Rainie Yang for WeChat: