Jerry Yan (言承旭) is one of the “geges” on MangoTV’s survival show, “Call Me By Fire” (披荆斩棘的哥哥), which features 33 entertainers from different artistic backgrounds. On the first episode, Jerry Yan performed F4’s debut song, “Meteor Shower”, bringing back the nostalgic memories from 20 years ago and even made some of the geges cry.
One of the highlights of the show was a pre-recorded audio message from, Barbie Hsu (大S), who played “Shancai” in the 2001 version of “Meteor Garden” (流星花園), who said, “Daoming Si, I am your Shancai. When we used to film, we’d frequently be at odds with each other. At that time, I thought you were really an unpredictable “dead kid” hahaha. Now, you’ve actually become a big brother and became cheerful and even more charismatic. You are my first male lead in my life, ‘Daoming Si’, Shancai will always be here!”
Barbie Hsu’s surprise message touched Jerry Yan. When they first filmed “Meteor Garden”, there were already rumors Barbie Hsu and Jerry Yan didn’t get along. Barbie Hsu had once said in 2002, “Only Jerry Yan makes me feel like there is no way to get along. He never talks, always losing temper on his own. I don’t even know why he is mad.”
When they reunited for “Meteor Garden 2”, Barbie Hsu also expressed that she treated Jerry Yan like Blue Lan (藍正龍), her boyfriend at the time. She also said that she would never collaborate with him again. Jerry Yan’s management company said there was a misunderstanding between both parties. They admitted Jerry Yan was too tired from filming and wasn’t intentionally being sulky.
They broke the ice last year when Jerry Yan was promoting his series, “My Lucky Star”, starring opposite Shen Yue, who was “Shancai” from the 2018 “Meteor Garden”. Shancai reposted Jerry Yan’s post and said, “Daoming Si! Who are you romancing behind my back?! Dao: Shancai!……….”