Man, it’s tough to be an A-list actress in China, even occupying the female lead role for nearly 10 years and still Tang Yan (Tiffany Tan) gets flack for what is admitting a pretty legit phenomenal but one that I don’t think can be attributed to her doing something actively to promote it. The C-media is covering what C-netizens have described Tang Yan for the last few years – a second female lead maker. A look through her drama history shows that for many dramas the second female/supporting lead has ended up stealing the thunder from her or rocketing to stardom right after doing a drama where Tang Yan was the female lead.
It’s happening right now with her drama The Way We Were with Luo Jin, where apparently all the comments are for the second female lead Xu Ling Yue and her love line with the male lead, and she even has more screen time than Tang Yan. The biggest current It actress that rocketed to stardom after doing a Tang Yan drama is of course Dilraba Dilmurat in Diamond Lovers, and there’s also been Wu Qian in My Sunshine, Shu Chang in Legend of Fragrance, Mao Xiaotong in Legend of Weiyoung, and Lu Yi in See You Again.