so jealous of ariel!
so jealous of ariel!
Thats cute, one of asia's hottest boyband around Ariel
Jilly, haha, you really are my long-lost sister. Hee, I loove that pic, and I love the idea of Jiriel, even though it probably won't be a possibility for awhile. (I'll keep hoping, though!) I'd love to see Ariel and Jiro in a more serious drama (with some humor, too, but not necessarily a pure comedy).
Heh, I have more pics. Ariel's been doing a lot of promoting for her book lately... on several talk shows by herself or with various people, like Figaro, Rui Jia, Joe and Winnie, etc.
credit to linichen.net
Credit to UDN: http://udn.com/NEWS/ENTERTAINMENT/ENT2/4286498.shtml
Ariel's thinking about studying abroad again... only this time, for 2 years!
Heh, I love the clip of Ariel and DBSK presenting the award together. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn_okEejfkM
Should I be calling you Swim Mei (Sister Swim) from now on?
Jiriel, huh? I'll be their first supporter if that ever happened haha.
Is that Auntie Ariel on the first picture? lol.
Sorry, I'm used to her youtful look, so I'm having a hard time adjusting to this grown-up side of her
Ariel is quite a studious person. It would be a waste if she studies abroad for 2 years at the height of her career, but she deserves a break after all the hard work she put in for the past few years.
Do you have any new update on her upcoming drama "Purple Rose"?
Has it been confirmed or is it still in the middle of negotiation?
Oh, speaking of Ariel speaking Korean, there are some old clips of her in a game show where she has to act out certain expressions with Korean lines. These short clips show her talent and versatility as an actress.
She is so freakin' adorable!
Last edited by Jilly; 04-05-08 at 04:47 PM.
Haha, wait, but who's older? I'm 24... but I'm okay with mei
Yes, Jiriel We were originally thinking of "ArJiro," but that sounds too close to ArJoe, and a more distinctive name is better for Ariel and Jiro Hee, my friend just wrote a one-shot Jiriel fanfic
I know, it's strange seeing both her mature and youthful sides now. It's kind of funny, because Ariel shows up with a sophisticated, mature look in Men's Uno, and then you turn to look at Girl's Magazine, and she's on the front cover with a sweet girly look.
About the drama thing, I'm beginning to wonder if she's really going to do an idol drama next. In a recent article, she said she was still sorting through all of her offers and trying to decide which project to pick next. Then, that article about her wanting to study abroad for two years just came out, and it said her manager was very shocked and hoped to get Mama Lin's help in persuading her out of it. I don't think Ariel meant that she was going to pack her bags and leave right away, though, haha. I think she might finish off with a project or two this year and then might actually go abroad... we'll see.
I love those clips. I want to see Ariel and Rui Jia (the guy in the clips) in a movie together (as leads); they're both such talented, passionate actors. I love how Ariel's able to create a genuinely melancholy moment out of 30 seconds of improv.
Ah! There's a new Ariel/Zai Zai tea CF out now It made me smile: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DDk9...id=56326&st=0&
And some mag scans (credit to baidu and as marked):
Wow, Swim mei (lol), you have your own Jiriel fan club? Even a fanfic too? I'd love to read it ahaha...
I also like Rui Jia after I watched him in Love Contract and then Express Boy. He's a good actor and quite an eye candy, too. Weren't they rumored as a couple at the time (jie-di lian)?
Zai Zai and Ariel are so sweet together in that commerical. This is their second time working together, right? The first time was in Zai Zai's Make a Wish MV. She looked so different back then.
Wait, do I call you Jilly jie then? Lol, that's a lot of alliteration Ooh, I'll PM you the link for the fanfic. I almost forgot, I was going to do that anyway. It's really just a one-shot, but it's cute (not by me, though).
Yeah, Ariel and Rui Jia were rumored as a couple because they went everywhere together, but they're just really close, especially since they've been under the Choustar management company together for so long. And I think they just have really compatible personalities, too (not as a couple, per se, but as good friends).
Yeah, it's ZZ and Ariel's second time working together, but it's been SEVEN years since then! Isn't that crazy?! I demand a ZZ/Ariel movie or series. If they look cute together now, without any professional rapport built yet, imagine how much chemistry they could have if they did get a chance to work together on something good!
Pic of Ariel at her book signing from rex @ linichen.net:
Here's the full version of Ariel and Figaro on the Jacky Go Go show... it's funny! I watched the whole thing without understanding 95% of it, and it was great! Ariel is good... this is the second time she's been on the show and found ALL of the clues
Thanks for the links!
She looks pretty in that picture. I read the news about this book signing event on AF.
It's funny that she talked about Ma Ying Jiu at the end, lol.
Translated by Cmiley
Ariel Lin at her "Ariel Lin's NY Bagel Diary" book signing function was proposed by a home guy fan, because the situation was sudden, the crew were worried so they took him away, Ariel just had a startled face, she said: "This is the first time I've ever been proposed, this is happening too quickly!"
6th day Ariel took the speed train to Taipei, Kaosiung for the book signing event, the amount of fans attending was uncountable, so she could only lower her head to keep signing.
After signing for a half a day, a home guy fan suddenly asked Ariel for her number, and said: "I want to get married with you, marry me!" Ariel's mom and brother visiting were also on the side and saw this whole sudden scene of proposal, causing Ariel to feel awkard and embarassed.
The long waited experience of a proposal is suddenly gone, Ariel said she was a little disappointed, and said: her ideal proposal is her other half would let her have the feeling of using the heart, she said: "seeing Ma Ying Jiu proposing to Zhou Mei Qing after 16 times until success, is quite special."
Who's Ma Ying Jiu? Haha, that article about the home guy proposing was kinda funny.
BTS pic from TKA, credit to LibertyTimes:
Link to clip of Ariel and Zai Zai's jasmine tea BTS! http://www.56.com/u52/v_MzIzMDEzMjE.html
Article on Ariel and Zai Zai's collaboration:
Vic Zhou and Ariel Lin collaborating after 7 years, Thursday April 10, 2008 Taiwan
Source: MSN Chinese Website
Translation thanks to [email protected]
Vic Zhou, who slimmed down after his separation with Barbie Xu, appeared in an exotic relaxation street, he did not look as pale and fatigue as before anymore, instead his handsome and cheery smile was once again displayed on his face. Was it because he found a 'new love', that's why he was being so happy? Facing these suspicions, Vic no longer kept a low profile as he had in the past. He generously sent her flowers, and even instructed his dog to bring a self-made jasmine garland to her.
And this "rumoured girlfriend", was Taiwanese Idol Drama Queen, Ariel Lin.
This will be their collaboration after 7 years. Ariel was the female lead in Vic's debut single, Make A Wish, MV. That time, the two of them had only debuted shortly, and within these 7 years, both of their careers were thriving, Vic is now one of the most popular stars, while Ariel has become one of the Taiwanese idol drama queens after her successes in various idol dramas, such as It Started With A Kiss and They Kiss Again. They will be acting as a couple, who fell in love with each other at first sight, in a commercial for tea.
Speaking of the collaboration this time, the two friends felt that they were very fated to be able to work together again after 7 years. Vic said, the feeling Ariel gives him now is totally different from last time, she has changed from an adorable young girl to a professional actress, while Ariel expressed that after 4 days of filming, it felt like they filmed a small movie. It was the first time she filmed a commercial with a partner for 4 days consecutively, plus, it was not for a drama, so it felt really special.
One thing that was coincident was that in both of the stories Vic and Ariel had filmed, there was a Golden Retriever. Vic and Ariel are dog lovers, and they filmed the commercial happily with the companion of the meek dog.
Ma Ying Jiu is the newly elected Taiwan president.
Zai Zai and Ariel look like a blissful couple in that clip. She has a great chemistry with her costars.
"The rumored girlfriend" in the article refers to the CF and not in real life, right?
I can imagine how furious ArJoe supporters would be if she were with Zai Zai.
They would probably say Ariel cheated on her "lao gong" haha.
[Lol, wow, that’s why his name should have sounded familiar. I was even following the elections, but I tend to forget their official names and just remember faces/nicknames. So sad.] Heh, but it’s funny that Ariel mentioned him… he really proposed 16 times??
I love the BTS clip of Ariel with Zai Zai… it’s good to know they get along okay, so the potential for future collaboration is open! =D Lol, yeah, the “rumoured girlfriend” refers to the CF and not real life. The last article on Ariel and Zai Zai’s ad said that they ignored each other entirely and that Ariel gave more love to the dog than Zai Zai. *rolls eyes* The media can never make up their mind. When I posted the article in AF, I tried to make it clear that the first part of the article was about the ad, and the last part was real life. There were lots of comments, but no really furious comments. Heh, I think the media is purposely trying to stir up ArJoe fans and make them cry by trying to convince them that Ariel and Joe are “cheating” on each other =P
I think it’s kinda funny, because this “rumor” has no basis – all Vic and Ariel did was work together, and there’s no previous rumors or romantic history. Plus, I can’t see them falling for each other, since Zai Zai dated Ariel’s good friend, Wei Lun (RIP), and dumped her for Barbie… well, dumped her after he started seeing Barbie. I wasn’t even sure if Ariel and Vic would be on talking terms yet, but I guess they’ve patched up. (Wei Lun’s friends and family banned Vic from seeing Wei Lun in the hospital after her accident, because he had broken her heart). And I don’t think Ariel and Vic are each other’s type either… too similar in some ways, too alike in others. A professional collaboration would be fantastic, though!
All pics credit to baidu:
Ariel on recent variety shows to promote her book:
Ariel at National Geographic function to promote environmentalism/global concern with art – Ariel’s favorite piece of art was a cigarette smoking skeleton, because her dad just quit smoking a year ago, and she was happy about him being healthier and also that it was good for cleaner air:
Best Viewed Idol Drama "They Kiss Again" Wins
Translated by Cmiley@AF
Organized by UDN Star Chase research group the "2008 first half year's best idol drama" (82664 people voted) and "Which most looked forward jade female to show some sexiness?" (8685 people voted) the 2 surveys' votes are revealed, after 2 weeks of strong competition, the idol drama's question went to "They Kiss Again" received total 63000 votes, winning "2008 First Half Year's Best Idol Drama"; and netizens that look forward to "show a bit of sexiness" for idol jade female, rose to popularity from "Devil Beside You", the often seen as the Queen of Cuteness; Rainie Yang, the fans really look forward to seeing her having more sexiness breakthrough in her performance.
"2008 First Half Year's Best Idol Drama?" Voting was competitive, the questions listed were for the first half year of idols from the drama, including Fated to Love You, So I'm Not Good Looking, Waiting for you Here, They Kiss Again, Full Count, Wayward Kenting and so on, from the question not only Joe Cheng and Ariel Lin's "They Kiss Again" way ahead at 60000 votes, second place "Fate to Love You" also won 10000 votes, until the votes hotly came out, both party's votes were continuing to increase. Since the airing of "Fated to Love You" it has attractd many, especially Joe Chen Qiao En and Ethan Ruan's bed scene that's most looked upon.
The other question "Most look forward to seeing jade girl to show sexiness?" Besides the winner Rainie Yang, second place is "They Kiss Again" early with Xiao Zhong (Hubby) acting a newly wed bed scene is Ariel Lin, the votes were extremely close to Rainie, since the sweet bed scene, now viewers would like to see another level of "revealing" another breakthrough. From the two votes it's not difficult to bring out the idol drama, adding to popularity "sexy ingredients", is confirmed to bring out topics and climax of dramas.
Yay, TKA won! I thought "Fated to Love You" might actually win with their strong TV ratings, but TKA still came way ahead at the voting ^^
But I'd still prefer sweet, innocent Ariel to spiced up Ariel with her "sexy ingredients"
Honestly, I will lose a lot of respect for Yi Chen if she decides to go down the "sexy path". I always thought of her as a more innocent and "good girl" actress who doesn't try to sell her body like most celebrities. That's why Zhou Xun's not in my "top fav actresses". Although she's such a cute Huang Rong and a very good actresses, she does tons of XX scenes in movies and is always posing in that way.
Just my two cents.
hu ge, yang mi, yuan hong, liu shishi.
wang luodan, li guangjie.
Lots of Ariel news lately. Another one...
After paying 10 million in debts, Ariel Lin found a new house for her family
As one of the most filial daughter in the entertainment industry, Ariel Lin is already in this industry for 7 years, but she only repaid her family's debt last year. Although she's just 25 years old, she is very matured in her thinking & her goal is to provide her mother and brother with a house so there's news that she has already decided on buying down the 33.5 million high-end building at Fuxing Road. Seems like she has finally saved enough to leave the life that she has once lived before.
According to Yi Weekly's reports, since young Ariel's parents divorced and her mother raised both her and her brother up alone. As her mother has low income, she uses her credit cards in times of emergency and because of the snowballing interest, her family landed in debts amounting to ten million. This cultivates the thriftiness in Ariel since young, when she just came into the industry, she would always bring her food home and never buys anything for herself. Until now when she became the princess of idol dramas, her pay rose from 10 thousand an episode to 150 thousand an episode but she still maintain to be a thrifty person.
As reported, Ariel repaid her family's debts at around 1 year ago and since they have been living in a rented apartment that is rather inaccessible, it makes her have the thought to buy a new house. Good friend Rainie Yang suggested that she could buy in Muzha District but Ariel insisted that the new house has to be very accessible to traffic as there's no transport vehicle in the house. It would be even better if 2 houses could be made interlinked so they could fetch grandma over to live together with the 3 of them. So there's news that Ariel's family has already secretly reserved the house over at Fuxing Road because its close to the train station and is at Taipei's liveliest north area. Furthermore 2 houses are interlinked, amounting to around 58 hectares, which is really close to Ariel's specifications.
As the previous owner has spent around 5 million renovating the house so Ariel only needs to make a few adjustments before moving into the new house. But Ariel's assistant mentioned that they have not decided whether or not to buy it, furthermore Ariel is also interested in another apartment at XinAn street, its around 60 hectares but cost around 55 million which is a huge difference as compared to Ariel's budget so its still in the midst of negotiation. No matter which house Ariel is interested in, this queen of idol dramas has successfully walked out of the life she once lived.
Translated by nanas@asianfanatics
Ariel has finally been confirmed to star in a new drama^^
Ariel Lin Willing to Cut Hair For Lover
To control her weight, Ariel actually doesn't really drink carbonated beverages.
Translated by Cmiley @ AF
Ariel Lin's wish of cutting her hair short will come true! A long time ago one after another of advertisements, she would have to keep the long hair look, now accepting the idol drama "Wild Rose 野玫瑰", she can naturally cut it like Yoon Eun Hye or Maki Horikita's cute image.
Ariel is the new favorite of advertisements, each time filming the ads, even though the merchants didn't request it in the contract indicating "can't cut short hair", but there is: "don't do too big of a change." Ariel personally really loves changes in hairstyle, but it's always limited by manager Xiaoyu.
Taking on the filming of new drama "Wild Rose", Ariel's dream is spoken. In the drama she loves a guy too much, but that person actually leaves, so with the pain decides to change herself to become him, with saying another word agrees to take the hair down: "just cut it."
Ariel's earlier preferred artist worker, seems to be far from any action, family and relatives are also not giving up on introducing her potentials, sometimes it would be during family gatherings, they'll bring to her to "matchmake". But those that know Ariel well know that the type she likes is the muscular Daniel Wu, all of the guys her relatives bring are all too honest, will never have sparks.
I'd love to see Ariel and Mike together again after their performance in "Love Contract," but I didn't know she got beef with him. The article makes it sound so negative
On the other new drama "Extravagant Challenge," I can't believe she's gonna be paired up with Joe Cheng again. As much as I like their chemistry, I wish to see Ariel with different partner. Too much of a good thing can be bad...
Ariel Knots Hard to Untie ~ Against Same Stage with Mike
Translated by Cmiley @ AF
Ariel Lin and Mike He's 3 year heart knot is hard to untie, according to reports Ariel has accepted 2 new dramas; "Paper Rose" and "Extravagant Challenge", producers originally had preferred to have Ariel and Mike to be on stage together, at the end because Ariel clearly stated she didn't want to be on the same stage as Mike, both have declined.
Yesterday "Paper Rose" announced their chosen male lead, it's Bryant Chang from Ariel's same company. Ariel's manager Zhoumeiyu says, once heard that the producers had wanted to use Ariel and Mike's relationship as a big write up, she of course to protect her artist is first, against letting Ariel and Mike to be on stage together. She said: "Since it's already known that the focus is on news, why would we do it?" But she also firmly indicated: "In the entertainment industry there is no forever enemy, except there just some things, that needs time to slowly digest."
Ariel and Mike were once TVBS's heavily promoted on screen couple, 3 years ago at the time they collaborated together on the idol drama "Love Contract", there were rumors saying sparks were exchanged, whoever thought because Mike said to others saying he never had Ariel's number, rumors were strictly gossip news, causing Ariel to be quite embarrassed. The two from then are enmity, apart from no choice but to also shoot an advertisement they've never been together since.
Now Ariel is the idol drama #1 sis, the choice to choose character has influence, reports from Mike's manager Wuzhiyi heard "Paper Rose" producer's let Mike go because of Ariel, answering low keyed and helplessly: "Originally there was no confirmation that they were going to accept "Paper Rose"." And it is understood, the other drama "Extravagant Challenge" originally wanted Mike, now it is changed to Joe Cheng.
Zhoumeiyu says, because of "Paper Rose's" script it touched Ariel, it was decided long ago to accept filming, and for this drama's main band character, will cut off the long years of saved long hair. As for the main male lead they've found Bryant Chang, Zhoumeiyu disclosed it is the producers that have found Bryant Chang after they saw his new ad, think he is "Change of man after 18", asked him to do a screen test, at the end they were extremely satisfied and agreed, the producers were even suspecting if Bryant Chang had done plastic surgery. It'll be Bryant's first to be the drama's main male lead, salary compared to the past idol drama films he's done is nearly 3 times more.
Some Info about Bryant:
Bryant Chang (b. March 31, 1985, Chinese: 張睿家; pinyin: Zhāng Ružjiā; Wade-Giles: Chang Jui-chia) is a Taiwanese actor.
He won the award for Best New Performer at the 2006 Golden Horse Awards for his performance in Eternal Summer.
Eternal Summer 盛夏光年 (2006)
Summer's Tail 夏天的尾巴(2007)
Seventh Grade Student 七年級生
Love Contract 愛情合約
Express Boy 惡男宅急電
Tokyo Juliet 東方朱麗葉
Xiang Cao Lian Ren Guan (minor role) 香草戀人館(客串)
Nan Ding Ge Er (minor role) 男丁格爾 (客串)
Tong Yi Noodles (Bicycle Chapter)
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Qi Qi Xin Gui Pai (Strawberry Flavor)
Taiwan Gu Wang
Academic Background: 南港高工 / Taipei Municipal Nan-Gang Vocational High School
Hobbies: Sports, watch movies
Source: Wiki daddicts
Red, yeah, I like Ariel for those reasons, too. Ariel doesn’t really like to do “sexy” scenes; you could tell/she said in parts of TKA that she was embarrassed, as well as in TJ. She’s very dedicated to her art, and realistically, I think it’s difficult to completely avoid any sex-related scenes over your whole career, but I don’t think she’d do any scenes like that for the sake of being sexy – just if it was a very worthwhile role and made sense in context.
I’m excited about Ariel cutting her hair for Wild Rose! Ariel the rocker chick! =D Haha, I win! Ariel and Rui Jia (well, I hope that part of the news is true)!!
Ha, here’s what I wrote in AF about the article:
About the article itself:
It's mostly junk. I hate the title, and I hate the way the reporter goes about telling the news with his/her own conjecture blended in as if it's a factual account of how Ariel feels. Rubbish. The article tries to paint everyone in a bad light and is obviously trying to stir up inter-idol wars. (Remember the media rumors of "Ariel and Joe don't get along." and "Mike and Joe don't get along." and "Rainie and Mike don't get along."? All cleverly-worded media gossip that turned out to be false). Ariel's manager said she wouldn't let Ariel work with Mike because of the media circus if their former rumors were used to promote the series. Ariel and Mike are quieter people who don't go out of their way to seek attention and who try their utmost to avoid rumors, so it wouldn't have been a good situation for them. The rumors of 3 years running would be looming over their heads and only growing 24/7. Hope they can still work together in the future sometime, though.
About Skip Beat (people in baidu were talking about how they wanted Joe or Hu Ge and weren't so keen on Rui Jia):
Here’s how I feel. I’d love to see Ariel act with Joe after TKA and with Hu Ge after LOCH, but ideally, I’d like to see more time in between those collaborations and *significantly* different roles. I’m glad for Rui Jia, because he’s a new lead for Ariel, and he’s a very talented actor. Plus, we all know how good Ariel is at creating chemistry, and I really want to see her with some new pairings before the tried-and-true are tried again. I feel like it’s too soon after TKA for another ArJoe pairing, because the association of TKA will still be there, especially with the male character with a too similar resemblance to Zhi Shu. (although I have to admit, the idea of Ariel as a sweet turned vengeful girl sounds fun, haha… it would be kinda like ZS/XQ in the beginning, only more frustrating since he treats her like a servant, but then Ariel’s character would morph into angry and vengeful, which would be pretty cool). The same goes for a HuGYi pairing… Ariel and Hu Ge’s characters in TWFX and LOCH were different, but they did have some similarities, and I’d want a little break time and a different character setup the third time around. I’d like to see Ariel, Joe and Hu Ge all expanding their careers and working with different people in different projects – ideally for at least a year, before they try another go at an ArJoe or HuG*Yi pairing. Then, there’d be even more excitement generated if/when they get back together for a big project =D
Swim Mei, I'm not as excited as you are to see Ariel with short hair coz I don't like how she looks with the fake wig in Love Contract hehe... I hope she's getting a more natural and cuter hair cut XD
Now on the article, I feel that the way it was presented, it's putting the blame on Ariel. Bah, sometimes I really hate Taiwanese media for creating these kind of groundless rumors just to get the headlines. They would twist the truth and make situation worse for the artists involved. I really hope that Ariel and Mike can work together again in the future coz I thought they are cute together in Love Contract.
I agree with you, no more ArJoe or HuG*Yi pairings for now. That would be an overdose, haha. Actually, even with Rui Jia, "Paper Rose" will their third collaboration. I wish she can expand her careers with different actors.
Jilly Jie, heh, I don't think she'd go for the LC "mop top" look. Actually, I'm thinking it might be something a little more edgy, since she's supposed to be a rocker chick.
Yeah, the article is annoying - it basically says Mike's a jerk, Ariel can't get over herself, and Rui Jia got plastic surgery (none of which are true) :P The media has been blowing this rumor out of proportion for 3 years, and they're not going to stop... but I hope that Ariel and Mike are willing someday to face the media storm and work together again, b/c they have great chemistry (and deserve a slightly happier series).
I know it's their 4th collaboration (7th grade, LC, TJ), but it's Ariel and Rui Jia's first collaboration as leads, which is exciting for me. Ah, he's so good in Eternal Summer (not the kind of movie I usually like to watch, but I'm glad I did!). Rui Jia's only been a very minor side character in all of the other series with Ariel, so now's his time to shine as an idol lead with Ariel Ah, but I really hope she can work with some other new people - like Show, Vic, Ethan, maybe some Japanese or Korean stars or some brand newbies (So many options!)
Ariel Lin praises Jerry Yan, possible collaboration with him in a new drama
Translated by Aspire @ asianfanatics.net
Ariel Lin hopes to collaborate with Jerry Yan in a new idol drama entitled "Skip Beat", she said that she wants to collaborate with those whom she hasn't worked with before, and plus, Jerry Yan is a really hard-working artist, so she does not need to be too worn-out. This is because she has met artists who were lazy, some of them could not even memorize the script well, while some of them only know how to look at themselves in the mirror.
Ariel attended a charity program yesterday, and had breakfast and lunch with the children there. She, who possesses a kind heart, bought a few coin boxes to support "Mei Ni Jiu Bu Xing*" charity program to assist children living in poorer families.
When Ariel films for dramas, there is not a certain artist who she wants to and does not want to collaborate with. She even has a pretty image of bringing luck to the male artists, because most of them become popular after working with her, and the dramas in which she starred in usually receive high viewing rates. Four years ago, she had a conflict with Mike He, and until now the both of them still have not had the chance to work together again. Last year, there was an original plan of which Jerry Yan and her would collaborate in Hot Shot, but it was canceled as well.
However, faith is a very miraculous thing. "Skip Beat", which is a drama adapted from a Japanese manga, is planning to have Ariel and Jerry as the leading roles. Ariel said, she likes to work with serious artists. She has encountered a collaborator who did not memorize the script well, causing the whole crew to wait for him to finish memorizing on the set. There is also one type of artists who do not even care about whether their performance is good or not, all they know is grooming themselves and looking at the mirror only.
*Mei Ni Jiu Bu Xing: Literally translated as It Is Impossible Without Your Help. It is the name of a charity program that Ariel participated in.
Now I'm really confused. Is "Paper Rose"(Wild Rose) the same drama as "Skip Beat"? What about "Extravagant Challenge"? I thought she's going to cut her hair for Paper Rose, but after reading Skip Beat synopsis, I'm convinced that she's cutting her hair for this series. But then again, why is Jerry Yan in the picture when Rui Jia has been selected for the lead role?
Swim mei, you're right, this is Ariel and Rui Jia 4th collaboration! I forgot about "Seventh Grade" coz I haven't seen this series yet =P
EDIT: Okay, I just read another article that sorta clarifies my question. Paper Rose (Zhi Mei Gui) is a different series from Skip Beat (Hua Li De Tiao Zhan), so I guess "Skip Beat" is "Extravagant Challenge." Joe Cheng will probably be casted as the lead actor *sigh* Can't they at least try different pairing this time? I love ArJoe, but I'll seriously get a nosebleed if I watch them together again so soon. Jerry Yan is targeted to be part of the team as well. Didn't he look too old to play a teenage character? Nothing has been confirmed yet, though.
The article also said that although the male lead of Paper Rose has been set, the production team has another candidate in mind. I wonder if they are referring to Mike? *crossing my fingers* XD Paper Rose will start filiming Feb next year. Swim mei, do you know what Paper Rose is all about? I think you'd mentioned it somewhere on your previous posts, but that sounds suspiciously like Skip Beat. Will she also have short hair in Paper Rose?
Last edited by Jilly; 04-24-08 at 02:47 PM.