Wu Lei Replaces Qu Chuxiao as Dilireba's Leading Man in Historical Drama Chang Ge Xing

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Historical drama fans, it's time to rejoice now that we have a new drama to be excited for!

Dilireba Dilmurat (Eternal Love of Dream) and Wu Lei (Fights Break Sphere) will be headlining Chang Ge Xing ι•Ώζ­Œθ‘Œ set during the Tang Dynasty. Zhao Lusi (I Hear You) and Liu Yuning (Singer 2019) are also joining the cast. 

Both leads are no strangers to historical dramas and have never worked in a drama together before so this is quite exciting to watch. Fans have already heard that this drama was going to take place with Qu Chuxiao (Bloody Romance) but the actor had problems with his management, causing him to drop out of this project.

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The drama will be based on Xia Da's manhua of the same name and has a huge following online. The story will follow Princess Li Chang Ge's journey to avenge her parents when her father - Crown Prince Li Jiancheng was killed after the Xuanwu Gate Incident. After this tragedy, she escaped from the palace and hid her identity as a boy so she could plot her revenge.

Both actors spotted at the filming ceremony today caused mixed reactions. There are those fans who still preferred Qu Chuxiao to be the male lead since Dilireba is seven years older than the 20-year-old Wu Lei while others actually think that they look good together. Although we haven't seen a lot from the production yet, I'm pretty sure that we will get some promotional materials real soon.

As for me, I always enjoy seeing Dilireba in dramas especially the historical ones so there is no doubt that I will check this out. It's also refreshing that she's not paired with a colleague from Jaywalk Studio after starring in multiple consecutive dramas with them. I'm also quite curious to see how her chemistry will fair with Wu Lei as I haven't watched him act in dramas yet.

What do you think of this pairing and this drama?

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33 comments:

  1. Count me as one of the really disappointed fans of Qu ChuXiao. And I don't particularly care for Wu Lei. Sigh. Oh, well.

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  2. I prefer Qu ChuXiao because the male character in the book is supposed to be 5 yrs older than the female character, but Leo is actually 7 years younger than Reba, so there's likely a believability issue.
    Also, to be clear, Qu ChuXiao didn't drop out of the drama voluntarily. Instead, he was forced out by his management company (with whom he's having a contract dispute), which is an investor in the drama. Of course, none of this has anything to do with Leo.

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  3. I was thinking it might be good if they actually get Zhang Bin Bin to star with her.

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    1. I agree... that be a dream come true

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    2. I agree Zhang Bin Bin fits the role quite well and has better chemistry with Dilraba, but Reba really shouldn't pair up with any actors from Jiaxing Media any more. Reba has never been treated fairly whenever she is paired up with any actors from Jiaxing.

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  4. Damn I was looking forward to watching another drama with Qu Chuxiao. Loved him in Bloody Romance

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  5. I like to see her pair up with someone else beside Zhang Bin Bin & Vengo Gao for a change, but not Leo Wu. There are some videos paired her up her & Xiao Zhan on YouTube. I wouldn't mind that at all. Xiao Zhan is great.

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  6. * correction:

    I meant with Xiao Zhan.

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  7. MOST TERRIBLE CHOICE EVER

    I like both DRB and Wu Lei
    I don't care about age gaps
    But I care about looks

    DLRB always have mature looks, her face is bigger and rounder than most actress, she does not look like a little girl but instead, a lady or woman

    and Wu Lei looks like a kid, with very small face

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  8. well this is disappointing

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  9. They are not fitting as leads... They are different age wise & most importantly acting wise... Wu lei will outshine her, i mean her acting isn't the best, she always plays the same face & expression, i also hoped he would choose more challenging & different role so he can shine more... He should stop doing fantasy drama... Whata waste of good actor

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    1. I would not compare a guy to a gal in acting. Don't really understand your bias too. According to your logic, Wu Lei is doing too much dramas of the same genre, but his acting is still great. But Dilireba isn't great just because she also do the same drama genres? Like Wu Lei, her acting is good but just put in repetitive roles like Wu Lei. If you understand Wu Lei, Dilireba shouldn't be any different.

      Lots of Dilierba dramas are terrible, but at least fans are honest about that, even ELOD isn't that good and her fans didn't pretend like it's the best thing on earth only for her sake.

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    2. What a joke for people who step on Dilraba because Wu lei becomes the lead actor. If you are not aware, Dilraba has been confirmed as the lead actress for months. Many famous actors had been fighting for the lead actor role for the past few months. Qu Chuxiao was substituted by Wu Lei the very last minute because Qu Chuxiao's contract is ending. If you don't like Wu Lei to pair up with Dilraba, ask him not to take this role. There are many other good actors who want to take up this role gratefully.

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  10. They should've chosen a lead whose face is more mature and a more well rounded actor like Huang Xiaoming or Hu Ge or even Eddie Peng. Pairing her up with an older actor will help bring out the dynamics of the two characters

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    1. Those actors are A lister, and she’s not quite there yet

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    2. LOL 11.a you make no sense. Wu Lei got the same award like Hu Ge because he's a great actor too. And Wu Lei is working with DLRB. The problem is just Wu Lei looks too young.

      Besides the people you think are all A lister, they already worked with new people for their debut many many times, and DLRB is already an established actress for years. Fans look down on others, but them as great actors don't see things the way you do.

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    3. Agreed 11.B, its his youthful appearance thats causing a great deal of hesitation for me. I hope the styling team are able to give him that air of esteem and political intellect for a seasoned general. I have a feeling that they might try and rely on his "boyish" appearance to gain favour with fans who will be heavily into the whole "shipping" brigade.

      I'm quite happy that they cast an actress of Uyghur descent. It definitely gives the series a level of authenticity in that respect

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  11. The character is a seasoned general who is battle hardened and has seen a lot of blood and death. Wu Lei looks like a kid and acts like a kid. He should do something more appropriate for him. And if there is any love scenes between them, that would feel really really weird, like an older woman after a schoolboy. Anyway, will not be holding my breath for this drama as I am not a fan of Dilireba's acting either.

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  12. I LOVE Wu Lei, Why are you all Hating on him.

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    1. I don't think you're understanding it, people like Wu Lei, but he is young and his face is very young so he match pairing up with girls who are smaller than him. Who wants to see a ML with a FL who looks like his mom?

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  13. Qu Chuxiao and Dilraba Dilmurat paired would be great. I like Qu Chuxiao Bloody Romance drama and his movie The Wandering Earth. He is an amazing actor. Wu Lei is so young for the character of general. I hope he can nail the role.

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  14. I see them GREAT as side kicks for each other but not as lovers, this needs to be reconsidered. It's going to be a waste of time. Both Wu Lei and DLRB got stinky dramas that came out over the years, it is time, we are looking forward to see them in better dramas. Looks like its never gonna happen.

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  15. So disappointing as I was looking forward to Qu Chuxiao :( hope he would be able to comeback in a new drama soon. He's definitely a stable actor.

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  16. Hmmm...How was this a refreshing new thing when DLRB was already paired with Vic chou(not from JW) before in The Flame's Daughter. Not to mention Diamond lover(none from JW).

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  17. Aww. So disappointing. I was really looking forward to Qu Chuxiao as well. He would have been so Perfect for the role!! I also think Dilireba and Chuxiao would be really good together as well...Ahh. I was looking forward to this drama...πŸ˜’πŸ˜”

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  18. I would pair her with Hu Ge as a male lead. He is more mature and an excellent actor.
    I m not a huge fan of her acting. Ps. This doesn't mean that she is a bad actress, she just not my first choice but I think they would fit well in this drama/

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    1. Why would HuGe want to be paired with her?!?!

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    2. 19.a Why wouldn't he? You wrote that post like you personally know his acting preferences for his co-stars.

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  19. She deserve to be paired up with Hu Ge, Zhu Yi Long, Li YiFeng or Yang Yang! These guys better suits her. Wu Lei is so such a kid, he doesn't match her and to be honest his acting in recent film is just okay. Is he popular because he is a child actor? DLRB worked so hard within her short time in show biz and has accomplished so much more, she doesn't reply on shipping to win awards.Too bad she can't pick her own partners.

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    1. True she haven't got famous for being shipped with guys before. That is admirable of her. Everyone uses connections, and her connection is through Yang Mi who is a strong woman so there is no dirt anyone can spray on DLRB.

      Lots and lots of actresses (actors too) used the method of shipping to make themselves buzz around. They even go as far as pretending to be dating, or make their fans speculate if they were dating. They will have matching items (clothes, jewelries, accessories, etc.) that would continue on for months. It is really irritating.

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    2. I use to ship her with Lu Han! So many people did, it was disappointing when he announced his new gf. I think Lu Han lost a lot of fans because of that! Now he is not that popular, people didn't like that he did that to Reba. There were other people shipping her with Zhang Bin Bin, now because of the Eternal Love , all I see now it Vengo. She is too good for both of them!

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    3. 20 and 20.a You must have not known much about her I guess. She got popular because of her pairing with Luhan and definitely used shipping earlier than that with William Chan.
      And let's not start with HER award.

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