It’s hard to say stars age better with time since being young and fresh faced pretty is the primary selling point of actors and actresses. But for the cast of popular period C-drama Romance in the Rain filmed in 2000 and airing in 2001, twenty years later leads Vicky Zhao, Leo Ku, Ruby Lin, and Alec Su can definitively take the crown as looking better today then back during the romance drama heyday. Romance is an updated (for then) adaptation of the Qiong Yao novel Fire and Rain which had a memorable 80’s TW-adaptation that I grew up remembering.
The 2001 version was best known for reuniting the two female drama superstar leads who shot to fame with Princess Returning Pearl, but switching the lead roles so Vicky was the lead and Ruby the second female lead. And instead of Vicky paired with Alec she got Leo and Ruby was with Alec so there was some fan shipping shake up. All four stars are together again for a 2020 lunar new year show and it’s just such a nice walk down memory lane to see them together with the same chemistry.
Wonder if Alex is still good friends with Ruby. They were besties but he didn’t go to her wedding. They still all look so amazing. Especially since the two girls already had kids already.
I hope i’m wrong, but i think Alex Su had something done to his face. He looks different here.
When you check out surgeries you check the eyes, nose, mouth, ears, chin besides forehead and facial folds.
Which part of 20 years ago photo vs 20 years present time did you notice?
* shaking head * if anything my comment would be “I need to go check out their ages.” And if I am a male actor I would be happy to have a full head of hair 20 years on.
From what I recall, Vicky was also the lead in Princess Returning Pearl with her character Xiao Yan Zi
“… can definitively take the crown as looking better today than back during the romance drama heyday.” This is opinion, but I disagree. They looked better back then.
As emi points out, Zhao Wei (not Ruby Lin) was also the lead in Huan zhu ge ge.
I still hum the soundtrack today… it was stellar! Was so obsessed with this drama back in the day!