There is the saying that a great opportunity occurs by happenstance and can’t be sought out. It means if one tries to force things it won’t happen, and oftentimes the best things come when one least expects it. In the acting world, actors have been known to apply the saying to perfect roles can only be lucked into. We’ve all encountered movies and dramas and characters that sound good on paper during the promotional period only to watch the end result and walk away disappointed. That’s what makes Lego Lee‘s character and performance in the currently airing but soon to end TW-drama In a Good Way that much more special. I can count on one hand well-written characters in TW-dramas and even less is that being paired with a great performance. For example, I think the character of Ren Guang Xi is very indelibly written but in the hands of a very limited actor like Vanness Wu at most he’s just serviceable. Contrast that with the character of Ji Cun Xi in Fated to Love You where the character is wafer thin but Ethan Ruan‘s amazing acting elevates him.
I think Lego as Liu Chuan (aka Liu Shan Feng) is absolutely perfect, he makes an already interesting and multifaceted character shine even more, and the fact that he’s simultaneously handsome or cute playing the role leaves me swooning and cooing all the time when I watch him in the drama. As the drama ends in the next few weeks, I’m actually hoping there will be a time jump so we can see what adult Liu Chuan is like and give Lego a chance to switch styles in the drama. This boy has always had the “it” factor and Liu Chuan simply places it on the best platform for the world to see. I reckon he’s going to take time off once IAGW wraps to take care of his health since he exacerbated an existing lower back injury last minute during filming. That means I need to savor all the Lego goodies since it’s not clear when his next drama or movie will come around and he’s back in the public limelight. Below is his photoshoot for Cool Magazine April edition which got a jump start on Summer for us all. I’ll go to the beach (and anywhere in the world) with this delectable boy.
Lego Lee for Cool Magazine April edition:
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