2022 has been THE breakout year for C-actress Zhao Lu Si, with two back-to-back hit dramas with Who Rules the World followed by Love Like the Galaxy. But with being “red” (i.e. popular) right now comes the requisite netizen interest and gossip column attention. Recently a well known entertainment gossip site was asked about whether Zhao Lu Si was dating her LLTG costar Wu Lei and the answer was an emphatic no followed by the claim that she had a boyfriend who was a very very good looking top liuliang star. That led to netizens thinking it’s her WRTW costar Yang Yang (with them being spotted in couple’s attire) or Xiao Zhan her costar from Oh! My Emperor (an earlier post from Zhao Lu Si claimed she liked him). The gossip bloggers also claimed Zhao Lu Si and Wu Lei is all onscreen and have zero interaction offscreen aside from promoting together. Zhao Lu Si’s agency emphatically called this melon “fake news” and denied it. Another recent negative feedback is Zhao Lu Si giving an interview about how hard she worked to make it and went months at a stretch without any work booked. C-netizens are calling it “crocodile tears” for playing up the hard ships of making it as a rookie in C-ent when going months without a drama/movie is standard because stars make a ton of money per project, plus she’s had 14 dramas in 5 years which is a super high newbie hit rate.