Wu Jinyan shows professionalism with live scorpions in Legend of Hao Lan

Wu Jinyan Tortorous character Legend of Hao Lan
For some reason this reminded me of America's Next Top Model except instead of chickening out, this is one lady who gritted her teeth and got it over with. Most still remember her as Wei Yingluo but Wu Jinyan is back in the public eye as the titular lead of Legend of Hao Lan 皓镧传.

Wu Jinyan Scorpion Legend of Hao Lan
All I can tell from the drama is that it's put the heroine through an outrageous journey of tragedy and torture and among those situations is a scene where scorpions are put on her bare back. As someone who'll jump and scream at the first sight of bugs, I give major props to Wu Jinyan for professionalism. 

Word on the street is that they planned to use fake scorpions for the headshot and shoot the real ones poured on the back with a stunt double. 

Wu Jinyan Scorpion Legend of Hao Lan

Wu Jinyan Scorpion Legend of Hao Lan
Wu Jinyan Scorpion Legend of Hao Lan
It looks like they did away with the stunt double. Brave girl. They brush it off and she smiles. 

Wu Jinyan Scorpion Legend of Hao Lan




5 comments:

  1. GOSH using real scorpions on a human being that's so cruel and overboard. Stunts are humans too. They could've done other torturing methods instead, like the usual stick beatings or whippings

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  2. Oh my god is this safe? did they devenomise the scorpions or whatever?

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    1. Not all scorpions are poisonous, the transparent ones used above are in fact, edible. If you go to Chinese night market, you'll find them deep fried on a stick.

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    2. They didn't use a double. The braided hair on all pictures look exactly the same. Hard to duplicate that. And it's also hard to find people with the same ears, there was no difference in the ear shapes from all the pictures. They did use fake scorpions from far away, but the one up close scene, those were moving and real.

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  3. I have a fair amount of sympathy for this actress (actually, the plight of young starlets of the industry) as it seems that she must prove "her worth" to not only her boss, fellow cast members, the entire film industry, along with picky fans and celebrity junkies. She really is Hao Lan reincarnated, without the powers of a Wei Ying Luo, unfortunately.

    So far, back to back, she's starred in 2 long dramas (with 60+ episodes each) that required her commitment of memorizing the most amount of lines, her willingness to bear with excessive summer heat or jump into water during the bitter winter cold, and as pointed out above, even having to let live scorpions run on her bare back for effect, all the while swallowing without hurt salient comments such as "well, she's darn ugly" or "well, she can't act" or "she's the weakest link in the drama", etc. etc. from anti-fans campaigning to sabotage her work. These are real physical feats that she's accomplished, without having missed a deadline.

    Meanwhile, we are living in an age when many of us women realize just how tough it is out there to make ends meet, across fields and industries, and ought to be more supportive of each other.



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