Update: Thank you to everyone who had participated in the poll. The majority’s voice had been heard so the actor with the most votes Wallace Chung will portray He Yi Chen in the Silent Separation drama. Let us continue to support him and looking forward to watch the drama on screen next year.
Silent Separation is a classic Chinese romance novel by Gu Man. The male lead He Yi Chen has become one of the handsome men famous for stealing the hearts of readers. Silent Separation and He Yi Chen are so successful that 9 out of 10 readers who read Chinese romance novels know about Silent Separation and 7 out of the 9 readers love He Yi Chen. Lidge is one out of the 7 whereas peanuts is one out of the 2. The novel and He Yi Chen also always come up top in most of the online polls.
Fans of Silent Separation were surprised upon hearing that Yu Zheng was “interested” in the novel but have been reassured when Gu Man said that “Silent Separation” will be adapted into both a drama and a movie. She will take an active role in writing the script and choosing the actors since this is her first and most famous novel. According to an online interview, she said that she will prefer to choose a fresh newcomer for the role as He Yi Chen. However, ultimately a well-known actor may be chosen to increase the likelihood of the adaptation being successful. The filming will commence in June or July 2014.
Failed adaptations of “Hua Xu Yin”, “Summer’s Desire” and “There Will be an Angel to Love You Instead of Me” have worried fans of “Silent Separation.” This is especially important because the ideal image of He Yi Chen has made a deep impression in the psyche of readers. Can the chosen actor portray He Yi Chen convincingly, to the point it will seem like he has stepped out of the pages of the novel?
Let’s discuss 5 Chinese male actors who are potential candidates for the role of He Yi Chen. I have included a poll for you to pick who you feel is the most suitable actor to portray He Yi Chen. The actor with the most votes doesn’t necessary mean he will get the role but at least we know who is the firm favourite with fans of the novel. Do participate, just for fun:P
There are similarities between Hu Ge’s role of Xu Ran in “Unbeatable” and He Yi Chen. They are both talented men in their professions, who are solemn and devoted to love. With strong acting and many fans, Hu Ge promises to be a success if chosen for the role of He Yi Chen.
Peanuts feels Hu Ge is the best candidate because she has watched too many fan-made MVs with him as He Yi Chen. You can check them out here.
When news leaked that Gu Man’s popular novel would be adapted, Wallace Chung is the most popular actor, many fans of “Silent Separation” want for the role of He Yi Chen. After Murong Pei Lin in “Too Late To Say I Love You”, he is often chosen for dramas adapted from novels because of his handsome looks. Although nearing 40, Wallace Chung looks much younger than his age. Thus, he has the life experience, solemnity, cold personality and also devotion to love of He Yi Chen, who is more mature than his peers.
After watching Best Times, peanuts feels he should be able to excel as He Yi Chen because Lu Li Cheng has many similar characteristics with He Yi Chen. Doesn’t the picture above look like a scene from Silent Separation where He Yi Chen went to the office of Zhao Mo Sheng to demand her to return her photo? Unfortunately, Wallace may not accept the role because he is someone who likes to try different kind of roles.
From 2012, there were already rumors that Wallace Huo would be chosen for the male lead of “Silent Separation.” However, there is still no confirmation from any source, including the production company. Nevertheless, Wallace Huo is one of the front-runners because his personality is similar to He Yi Chen.
Wallace Huo has just shaved his head for a Qing drama so the drama will need to wait for him to grow back his hair. I don’t want to see him wearing a wig.
Feng Shao Feng
Eighth Prince of “Palace – The Locked Heart Jade” is one of the actors who are currently very popular. Besides possessing handsome looks and strong acting, Feng Shao Feng looks like a man devoted to love like He Yi Chen. However, Feng Shao Feng lacks the solemnity and cold personality of a lawyer.
He has found some success in movies as well as setting up his own production company. Thus, the likelihood of him being He Yi Chen in a drama is pretty slim Nevertheless, he may be He Yi Chen in the movie version. If he gets chosen, lidge who dreams of marrying him will be ecstatic, haha…
If based on personality and acting, Nicky Wu fits the requirements for the role of He Yi Chen. Nicky’s solemnity, cold personality and devotion to love are a perfect fit. However, it has to be admitted that Nicky Wu is “a bit old” to morph into the role of He Yi Chen.
Lidge and bongsd also think he does not meet the height requirement for the role. However, he does look good in the trailer for Bu Bu Jing Qing so he should be given a chance to showcase his acting poweress to convince us he is He Yi Chen.
This article is translated by lidge and edited by peanuts.
Viet Source, thanks to bongsd: http://2sao.vn/p1002c1022n20140107031059479/5-sao-hoa-ngu-sang-gia-nhat-vai-ha-di-tham-cua-ben-nhau-tron-doi.vnn