Directed by Yushan Chen, the Godmother of Idol Drama, a romantic movie named Love at First Kiss is going to hit the big screen on Valentine’s Day this year. The film is adapted from the classic Japanese comics Itazura na Kiss, which tells the love story of how the courageous girl Yuan Xiangqin pursues her talented schoolmate Zhishu Jiang. Adapted into several versions of TV shows in many countries, the story is now made into a movie, starring Dalu Wang and Yun Lin. With romantic kissing scenes and sweet lines, the two are going to make the audience fall in love like teenagers again!
Director Yushan Chen
Yushan Chen, the director of the film, is a well-known TV producer in Taiwan. She has produced the famous TV series Fated to Love You, creating an average audience rating of over 10% and becoming the highest-rated idol drama in Taiwan’s TV history. In addition, her teen film, Our Times, had created a fever of “teenage dream” after released, taking in 300 million RMB in Mainland China and 400 million NTD in Taiwan, becoming Taiwan’s annual box office champion in 2015. The success of this movie also made the lead actor Dalu Wang famous overnight and become a chick magnet. He was then awarded the rising star award in the 2016 iQiyi Scream Night Awards ceremony.
Dalu Wang starred as Zhishu Jiang
Furthermore, this is the third time Director Chen worked with Dalu Wang, allowing this young man with a school bully image from his previous role to act as a straight-A student. To “transform” into Zhishu Jiang successfully, Wang did a lot of preparation before filming. He not only read the entire comics, trying to figure out the personality and the mindset of the protagonist, but also learned to solve the difficult math problem in the film. This complete change of image will definitely surprise the audience.
Yun Lin starred as Xiangqin Yuan
The leading actress Yun Lin also has a strong background in acting. In 2014, she participated in the audition for The Mermaid directed by Stephen Chow, winning from 120 thousand people and becoming the leading actress to star as Mermaid Shan. With her impressive performance in this film, she was awarded as the New Star of Asia in the 16thNew York Asian Film Festival, the Best New Artist in the 12thChinese American Film Festival, the Best New Artist in the 3rdChina Australia international film festival, and many other awards. Later, she continued to perform in Chow’s Journey to the Westand star with Chen Bolin in The Dreaming Man, which is the first Chinese film invested and co-produced by Disney. Now starring as Yuan Xianqin, a girl who is as brave and innocent as Lin’s previous role Mermaid Shan, she is definitely going to conquer the audience with her proven acting skills and her lovely “girlish heart”.
With this strong cast list, it can be guaranteed that this film will give lovers and lovers-to-be a wonderful date on the upcoming Valentine’s Day!