This is the perfect spokesperson for a very worthwhile day to highlight as a pass time that has endured through centuries is slowly eroding under the speed of modern technology. April 23rd was World Book Day as sponsored by the UN, a day to remind folks of the pleasures and pursuits of reading a good old-fashioned tome. TW-actor Mark Chao served as the Chinese face of World Book Day, shooting a commercial spot sharing his love of reading, and boy was I getting goosebumps juxtaposing him with his drama character the god Ye Hua in Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossoms. There’s such a quiet reserved stoicism to his aura and demeanor, so perfect for Ye Hua in every way, yet with the potential for explosive passion lurking below the surface. He embodies reading a book and then being touched to the core by the story.
Mark Chao for World Reading Day 2017: