Yu Zheng Denies Alluding to Zhao Liying and Chen Xiao in Now Deleted Post

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We're already a few days into the new year but it seems screen writer and drama producer Yu Zheng is sticking to his same old antics when it comes to stirring up some hype. The controversial producer wrote a long post yesterday about how he was writing a contemporary series based on real people with one of the stories based on a real life romance. 

From the details the producer let fly – how “the boy and the girl crossed paths whilst filming a drama, and then co-starred opposite each other as the hero and protagonist, girl loved the boy very much but boy felt suffocated, then girl’s career started taking off while boy’s career remained stagnant despite him putting a lot of effort to prove himself, how the pair inevitably separated. The years pass and both are married to other people; then one day while boy had one too many drinks, he revealed to a common friend how he’d always loved this girl, but at that time he was too young and too stubborn…”, Netizens couldn’t help surmise that the blind item must be alluding to Zhao Liying and Chen Xiao who starred in Female Prime Minister (produced by Yu Zheng) and whose on screen chemistry first had viewers buzzing about a possible romance between the two.  

Further adding buzz to the speculation was how the post was deleted shortly after it just got posted! Gotta hand it to Netizens though as they were nimble fingered enough to screen cap the post and catch the subsequent deletion.

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Anyway, before things get further out of hand, Yu Zheng has already issued a statement today denying that he was referring to Zhao Liying and Chen Xiao. “No no, I certainly didn’t expect to see the names of these two when I wrote that post. I just wanted to introduce Zhang Nan (who will be playing one of the characters) in my post. But then I saw the comments online which were very far-fetched! So I thought, it's going to trend, I’d better delete it pronto, but it still trended. I’m sorry if the post bothered anyone. But you can’t really blame me, I definitely didn’t overthink this. You guys think too much. So just let it go yeah, look at the snow, today’s snowfall in Beijing is quite beautiful.” Yu Zheng definitely isn’t a stranger to controversy, but then again maybe everyone’s just overthinking it.

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16 comments:

  1. LOL< Him again....even he say and does can be trends in China...Most negatives.

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  2. Heh I just started to watch of Legend of Lu Zhen. The CP is super cute. This could be anyone story. Maybe there is lots secret love between stars thay happen thia way. Can we say the same for Ruby and Wallace. His career sky rocket where hers just stayed the same. Lucky both found each other and there was no third party.

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    1. But Ruby and Wallace married each other. In this blind item, the celebs are married to different people. I also read somewhere that the initial post mentioned that the man married first.
      But I am sure stuff like this must happen a lot in the industry. I just think the specifics details made people suspicious and it was probably why he included them to get a buzz.

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  3. If it was someone else, I would give him the benefit of the doubt. But being him, he probably just wanted it to trend to get attention and it worked. His work lives off controversy.

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  4. When he states that he didn't mean for this to trend, he really meant for it to trend.

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  5. If the story is about CX & ZLY then it’s a pity that the relationship ended that way. But honestly this situation happens a lot. I know a lot of people who regret not “fighting” to stay together due to stubbornness & not wanting to be the first to apologize. Hence “the one that got away” is a phrase used so commonly. Also why second chance dramas tend to do well :)

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  6. Um .. guys. Who's the girl with the sparkly dress in the picture????

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    1. Read the article, that will answer your question.

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    2. Oh yeah, I get it now. Thanks and sorry. I read too quick.

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  7. Never a dull moment with this guy! :-D

    There have been rumours about them for a long time and Zhao Liying and Chen Xiao definitely had sizzling chemistry in Female Prime Minister so I can see why netizens tied it back to them especially as that was a Yu Zheng production.

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  8. It can be anybody's story. Also, ZLY and CX story can be explained in too many different ways.

    1. "co-starred opposite each other as the hero and protagonist"
    Rumors say ZLY wouldn't work with CX again

    2. "girl loved the boy very much but boy felt suffocated"
    Doesn't sound like it applies because ZLY was caught with many other men while CX was also caught with other women, while rumored dating each other. I don't think she/he loves him/her very much to the point one of the feels suffocated.

    3. "girl’s career started taking off while boy’s career remained stagnant despite him putting a lot of effort to prove himself"
    Chen Xiao's career isn't stagnant. Chen Xiao did well in any other drama and movie when they're not YZ related. The movie Palace he did with Zhou Dongyu and ZLY was the only watchable thing, I will exclude that YZ production. He never had to do anything to prove himself from the start of his career till now because he is a rich boy to start with. He performed extremely well in Nothing Gold Can Stay and many others, his acting is way more natural and professional despite having a rich background.

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  9. That post is def. not fair to CX or ZLY's respectful spouses.

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    1. YZ had a fall out with CX so he's definitely throwing knives at CX by making use of ZLY. It's disrespectful for both CX and ZLY but it is painting CX as the worser one, saying that he isn't successful like the girl and still thinking of her even after he married, regretting how everything was his fault, etc.. The target is CX but ZLY is a tiny bit like a scapegoat-ish.

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  10. Anyhow. Thank you for making my Yingbao's name trending again. Because of this article.

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  11. Meh, the guy is just reminiscing and inspired by their stories to make up something for his new film.

    I only hope this doesn't cause a major misunderstandings and damages to either party and their respective spouses, they all seemed so happy.

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  12. Yu Zheng... he's such a weird person. Too much ego for sure.

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