BEIJING – Chinese language seriesThe Golden Hairpin, starring high Chinese language actress Yang Zi and disgraced star Kris Wu, could also be revived in any case, with actor Kenny Lin Gengxin stepping in to interchange Wu.
The lavish interval drama, which value upwards of 300 million yuan (S$64 million) and eight months to make, was purported to have aired in summer time. Yang performs a detective on the run, whereas Wu’s function was of a prince she works with to reveal a serial killer.
The whole present was shelved after Wu, 31, was arrested in August for rape after his intercourse scandal got here to gentle. In an explosive expose on Weibo in July, a lady named Du Meizhu wrote about Wu plying her with alcohol and raping her, and in addition stated that he had achieved the identical to different younger women.
Whereas there was initially discuss of digitally altering his face, the thought was deserted as it could not have appeared reasonable and would have been expensive.
Lin, who’s 1.86m tall, simply 1cm shorter than Wu, and has an analogous lean construct, should reshoot all of the scenes, in response to a report in Hong Kong information portal Oriental Day by day. He was chosen for his clean-cut appears and wholesome picture.
Nonetheless, the 33-year-old was reportedly reluctant to tackle the contaminated function. The producers of the present, Tencent Video, Xinli TV and Phoenix United Footage, have been stated to have sweetened the deal by providing him two different collection as effectively.
Followers of Yang, 29, who had been wanting ahead to the blockbuster collection, applauded the transfer, as they felt she was an harmless bystander who had been dragged into Wu’s scandal.
She, too, should reshoot scenes with Lin, however is at present tied up with one other undertaking.