Uyghur actress, Dilraba (迪丽热巴), has been filming plenty of variety shows this year. The last series she filmed was “Three Lives Three Worlds, The Pillow Book” (三生三世枕上书), which hasn’t even aired yet. On a recent variety show, she revealed when she first debuted she felt her looks were too distinct and would limit the roles she can get. She expressed, “There was a time where I drifted off. I felt I was suitable for more roles.” The reality was that other people also thought she was more suitable to film commercial work. Dilraba revealed she hadn’t filmed in 7-8 months and during that time period, she realized, “I have few options to choose from.”
Luckily for us, it was reported a few days ago that she would be starring alongside Johnny Huang Jingyu (黃景瑜) in a modern drama, “Love Advanced Customization” (爱情高级定制). Although it hasn’t been officially announced yet, there were already leaked pictures of Dilraba filming with Johnny Huang Jingyu. Second female lead is Viann Zhang, who was sporting a short hairdo. The cast held the blessing ceremony on September 20th, but Dilraba was missing as it was reported she was still on a flight en route to the filming location.
The series is based on a novel. Dilraba plays “Zhou Fang” (周放), an ambitious clothing designer who runs her own company after she and her fiancé split up and hopes to create her own brand. She meets e-commerce businessman, “Song Lin” (宋凜), played by Johnny Huang Jingyu after the two get involved in a lawsuit. The both of them have strong personalities and don’t get along from the start due to misunderstandings. However, the two are always forced to collaborate due to work. Through their interaction, they begin to find good qualities in each other and start to fall in love.
Once the BTS pictures were leaked, many netizens were excited at this new pairing. Netizens left comments such as, “Female lead is my love, Raba, male lead is my love, Jingyu. What kind of godly casting is this?”, “The visuals are unbelievable.”, “The visuals, the body are too good.”, “Both of them are very appealing to the eye.”