The Chinese television adaption, “A Little Thing Called First Love” (初恋那件小事), of Thai movie, “Crazy Thing Called Love”, airs on MangoTV today. The series, which stars Lai Kuanlin (賴冠霖), and Zhao Jinmai (赵今麦) in the titular characters, have been long anticipated due to the popularity of the original Thai movie. The story revolves around “ugly ducking”, “Xia Miaomiao” (夏淼淼), played by Zhao Jinmai. Upon a chance encounter, she starts having a crush on her popular and handsome senior classmate, “Liang Younian” (梁又年). She eventually transforms from an ugly duckling to a swan and starts a relationship with him.
Even though Lai Kuanlin is only 18 years old, he experienced a lot of “firsts” in the drama. For example, this is first time filming a series, his first time singing the theme song to a series, and most importantly, having his first on screen kiss. During filming, many fans had once left comments saying, “Don’t allow him to film kiss scenes.”
The series held a press conference yesterday and when asked how he felt about the kiss scenes in the series, Lai Kuanlin responded, “There’s no point discussing the kiss scenes. Watching it with your own eyes is more interesting!”
Lai Kuanlin also revealed there are only 50% similarities between him and his character, “Liang Younian”. He jokingly reveals his character is mature compared to the other characters in the series. He expressed, “Liang Younian is probably 35 years old. As for me, I have a 70 year old soul.” Even though Lai Kuanlin said he is an old soul, he also made a lot of friends with the cast. Co-star, Wang Bowen (王博文), said this about Lai Kuanlin, “He’s a Libra, gentle, no airs. Pretty much no flaws.”