Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Jasper Liu 劉以豪 & Puff Kuo 郭雪芙 reunite for new drama Before We Get Married 我們不能是朋友

Hello, hello! I'm back. After more than a year and a half on hiatus...I've still been watching Asian dramas, and following news on the Asian entertainment industry - In Taiwan, Puff, Jasper, Ivy and in Korea, Park Hyang Sik, Park Bo Young etc...but I've had so much going on in life that it's been hard to find any time to blog...until now. 

I've been pulled back into the blogging world due to the announcement of a NEW Taiwanese drama a month ago featuring both my favourite actors, Puff Kuo and Jasper Liu as a pairing again. Yaaayyyyy!!! It's been ages since I've written about both of them, but both have been doing a fair number of projects out in China and other countries. Jasper, especially, has grown his fan base out in Korea as well...I'll need to do a catch up post at some point, but let's get back to the BEST news ever, shall we?

The new drama is called Before We Get Married 我們不能是朋友 (although that Chinese name literally translates to 'We can't be friends') and it'll be very different to Pleasantly Surprised 喜歡·一個人. More dramatic, a darker story line with some really flawed characters and a sex scene?!

Before We Get Married 我們不能是朋友 is based on a book A Yamei. The premise of the story is that a male, Chu Kehuan (Jasper) and female, Zhou Weiwei (Puff), both in serious relationships, are stuck in in a state where they're unable to start a relationship, but are more than just friends, after a chance meeting where they are drawn to each other. The drama looks at the idea of choosing between the person you love and the right person. The story is said to be darker than the average drama, but it will be relatable and realistic, not erotica. Although I like the light fluffy stuff, I also like gritty tales, so I'm really looking forward to this storyline.

As usual, there's so much footage of the press conference that it's hard to cover everything, but Jasper said that when he first read the script and came across the bed scene, he joked that he thought he was mistaken and even had to ask his mum to confirm. 

Another interesting thing mentioned on the day was that Puff recommended Jasper to the role after reading the script...This totally made me happy as I think it shows the level of their friendship - Jasper has always wanted to play darker characters and to break away from being stereotyped as the warm, sunny character that he's often slated to play in Rom-coms....And Puff knowing this flagged Jasper down with the role. It also makes me so happy that she wanted to act with him again, this being her first major drama project back in Taiwan after 2-3 years in China....Anyway, please enjoy the pictures and videos from the press conference and let me know if you're looking forward this new TTV drama with Puff and Jasper!