In my last post about the upcoming Taiwan comedy Campus Confidential with Bolin Chen and Ivy Chen, some folks thought that he was vastly underrated or not that popular. Despite his winning turn in In Time With You as the devoted best guy friend every world dreams about having, Bolin doesn’t quite have the international fanbase as some other Taiwan actors. In Taiwan he’s smoking hot famous, his face is on dozens of billboards hawking anything from t-shirts to soft drinks, and he’s one of the top three grossing male entertainer CF models in this year (the other two being Vic Zhou and Eddie Peng). He’s beloved in Taiwan for his amazing acting chops, validated by winning tons of drama and movie awards since he debuted in 2002 with Blue Gate Crossing, and for being the boy next door image of reliable and steadfast. His real life bestie friendship with equally as talented Taiwanese movie actress Gwei Lun Mei also adds to his nice guy appeal. All in all, he’s one of the top male actors in Taiwan hands down so it’s really only internationally that he doesn’t get quite the coverage. He graces the cover and pages of October issue of GQ Taiwan and these photos wonderfully capture Bolin hanging out in London. He’s one of the few Taiwanese entertainers without a public Facebook page or weibo, and he is intensely private and prefers it so. Stories from the movie sets confirm that he’s just a very down to earth guy, who spends the time in the make up chair chatting with the staff members rather than checking his phone or playing video games. In his interview with GQ, Bolin expressed a true love of acting and his only lament is that his fame has taken away his chance to be anonymous in the city of Taipei that he lives and loves. I adore him and every role he takes is always a treat to watch. I recently watched his other movie Machi Action which was released earlier this year in 2013 and it was hilarious and sweet. More Bolin is good for the cinematic soul.