Marie Claire Taiwan has exquisite taste, that’s for sure. For the 22nd anniversary edition, the magazine brought back together real life best friends and Taiwan’s undisputed younger generation movie stars Bolin Chen and Gwei Lun Mei on a tour down a blue memory lane. The two stars got their acting break in the same movie, at the fresh-faced and raw age of 17 years old they played high school students in the movie Blue Gate Crossing. The movie deservingly launched both down the path to movie stardom and neither has looked back since.
Bolin has amassed a bit more pop cultural appeal by doing a few idol dramas while Gwei Lun Mei remains working almost exclusively in movies. When Bolin did In Time With You, the public joked that the drama’s central friendship between leads Li Da Ren and Chen You Qing was really the dramatized version of Bolin’s friendship with Gwei Lun Mei, minus the turning into love part. It’s great to see them feted in the pages of Marie Claire, bringing some classy to the proceedings as well as fond memories of Blue Gate Crossing nostalgia.