Oooohhhh, me likes this new project and casting. Hallyu superstar Rain, whose star has dimmed significantly in his own South Korea after some controversy with his military service behavior and for daring to date a smart nice fellow actress like Kim Tae Hee, has steadily continued with his own career since returning from the army last year. He released a new album, held fan meetings, filmed a Hollywood movie, and is now headed to China to star in a C-movie that starts filming next week. Rain will be co-starring with legendary beautiful flower vase Crystal Liu, who is probably Kim Tae Hee’s equivalent in China so that’s amusing in and of itself. I’ve grown fond of Kim Tae Hee in recent years and also find myself softening towards Crystal’s brand of blank acting. There are actually moments where I see a spark there such as in her recent movies like White Vengeance or The Four. Crystal is almost always in period dramas and films but this movie with Rain will be a modern setting and it’s adapted from a romance literary novel of the same name called Beauty’s Dew (红颜露水). This movie is getting more buzz for its director Gao Xi Xi than for either Crystal and Rain since he’s one of China’s most famous and establish directors and has helmed major big budget dramas and movies over his two decade long career. He was behind the recent drama adaptations of epic C-historicals like Three Kingdoms and Legend of Chu and Han Dynasties. I’ve always thought Crystal and Song Hye Kyo looked a lot alike, so seeing her with Rain might bring back fond memories of him acting with Song Hye Kyo in their popular K-drama Full House. I’m pretty chill with Rain making his first C-movie since all the cool K-entertainers are headed to China to mine that huge fanbase so he might as well take a twirl over there while waiting for the K-netizens to get over their issues with him. Crystal remains one of the most beautiful natural beauties in C-ent and below is her latest Spring pictorial that nicely welcomes in the warmer season to come.