If there was a C-star that doesn’t need to be even more popular that he already is, that would be Luhan. At this point his name stands alone in China and doesn’t even need the formerly of EXO in reference. I still don’t quite understand how he got this famous this fast but who am I to begrudge the Chinese public’s love for its homegrown flower boy (Chinese slang 小鲜肉 little fresh meat). I’m actually quite happy with this unexpected casting news, but wanted to preface it by pointing out that the sky probably still has room for Luhan to get even more famous now that he’s just been confirmed as the new addition to the hit Chinese version of Running Man (Chinese title Hurry Up Brother).
Second season addition Bao Bei Er is leaving the show due to scheduling conflicts, whatever that means, and replacing him will be Luhan. It’s the first time the show has a male young’un, and now he’ll definitely be playmates with close in age cast mate Angelababy. The third season of C-Running Man goes into production shortly for airing this fall. I love this show to pieces, mostly for Li Chen but also for Wong Cho Lam‘s hilarious snarks. The show has the best guests among C-variety, and the second season highlights included the episode with all the little fresh meat (including EXO member Lay), and Fan Bing Bing‘s epic no holds barred episode with a Saint Seiya reference, and when the cast of Monster Hunt arrived for a fun treasure hunt.