Forget how shocking the news of Nicky Wu and Liu Shi Shi dating a good two plus years after they first co-starred in Bu Bu Jing Xin together. I vividly remember the drama casting backlash – Nicky too old and ugly, Kevin too old and ugly, Shi Shi not enough screen presence to play Ruo Xi, why is Yuan Hong not the lead, who the heck is Lin Geng Xin and why he is 14th Prince, and on and on. Even during the filming everything looked chintzy and small scale. Fans of the novel were writing off the drama, and fans of the actors were just praying this wouldn’t bomb that badly. Of course the result was probably the biggest drama pleasant surprise ever, with everything clicking, especially the chemistry between Shi Shi and Nicky. Their real life age difference worked because their characters had an equally as big age difference. But chemistry is chemistry and they had it in spades. I hope for the same onscreen chemistry between seemingly miscast coupling of Lee Bum Soo and Yoona in Prime Minister and I. I can hope, right?
Since the confirmation of their relationship, their entertainment industry friends have showered the couple with well-wishes, but its been a rockier road with their respective fandoms. For some reason, Shi Shi’s fandom loathes Nicky, and his fandom is a bit better towards Shi Shi but they hate her fandom. Her fandom thinks he’s too old for her and the divorced bit makes them think he’s used goods (kids these days), while his fandom thinks she’s too young and flighty for him and they don’t want him played. I think its ridiculous for fandoms to have any say in who their fave entertainer dates or marries in real life, and I hope the extreme fans in both Shi Shi and Nicky’s fandoms grow up quickly and simmer down. Judging by the media and fan attention, this couple is probably the most high profile dating reveal in C-ent this year. Check out some cute pics of them doing a couple’s CF and watch some LongShi MVs for fun.