The production of upcoming Taiwan old school coming-of-age movie Our Times is certainly not stingy with spoilers. First came the peek at A-list actress Chen Qiao En as the grown up female lead in the movie, with the high school version played by rising actress Vivian Sung. Next was the reveal that Jerry Yan was the trump card as the grown up version of the male lead played by Darren Wang in the high school years. I feel like that isn’t just perfect cameo casting, it also scratches an itch of many TW-drama fans who have watched Jerry and Qiao En headlining dramas at the same time but never with each other.
Taiwan fans who followed along with the movie filming already knew about Jerry and Qiao En’s involvement since they were spotted filming in Taipei last year. The third big surprise is the special star cameo by Hong Kong singing-acting superstar Andy Lau, playing of course himself, since the leading lady fangirls madly for him all during her high school years. Apparently this movie is loosely based on the life of famed drama producer Chen Yu Shan, so hopefully the cinematic retelling of her teen years will do it justice, and potentially hit it big with the audience much like Gidden‘s You Are the Apple of My Eye. Check out the official pics of Andy’s cool meeting with Qiao En’s grown up leading lady.
Official BTS of Vivian Sung as Lin Zhen Xin:
Official BTS of Darren Wang as Tai Yu: