C-ent goes through It Girls like a fast speed conveyor belt and in recent two years Zheng Shuang has settled from her in every C-drama heyday to breaks between projects. This year she had the C-drama Rush to the Dead Summer with Cheney Chen and there are filmed C-dramas slated for 2018 but none have been top of the buzz charts in either airing or pre-production. Perhaps the buzz has died down for her next role but it’s still a big name drama name to generate plenty of interest – after months of speculation the role that Jeon Ji Hyun played to worldwide fame as the actress female lead in K-drama You From Another Star has landed with Zheng Shuang for the C-drama remake. I feel like this remake should have happened three years ago when YFAS was the hottest thing since sliced cheese but perhaps this will work out in the long run because the gap will give people less straight up comparisons and a chance for Zheng Shuang to make her Chinese Chun Song Yi a character all her own.
The biggest buzz for the male lead of Chinese YFAS has been Zheng Shuang’s former costar Jin Bo Ran, with the two starring in the popular Chinese remake of Queen In Hyun’s Man called Love Through the Millennium. I can totally see this and think Jin Bo Ran is a solid pick, and my choice over someone like Yang Yang who has the looks but still hasn’t convinced me that he’s got the acting range and emotive depth.