It’s been only six months since Mark Chao waltzed back to my drama consciousness with an indelible and exquisitely nuanced portrayal of male lead Ye Hua (and his various incarnations) in the C-drama adaptation of Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossoms. He’s been super selective with dramas so clearly he’s not angling for the greater popularity that being on television can bring, and his approach has yielded longer lasting rewards because there are fewer failed projects to mar the memories of the successful ones.
Mark is back in the news recently as he’s back in Taiwan for a serious of promo events, a rare presence now that he’s been working exclusively in China for the last five years and also resides there with his equally famous wife actress Gao Yuan Yuan. Last week C-netizens spotted the two going to the movies on a date night to watch, you guessed it, the movie version of Three Lives called Once Upon a Time. It was a cute Ye Hua watching Ye Hua meta moment but Mark will retain the edge on out since the movie has been a flop in both box office and reviews. Mark is also the new face for a floral and home design brand called Beast and the latest CFs capture his warmth and quiet smarts marvelously.