The Romance of Tiger and Rose Star Zhao Lusi Talks About Acting in Sweet Romance Dramas

The Romance of Tiger and Rose Star Zhao Lusi Talks About Acting in Sweet Romance Dramas
While typecasting is not usually a good thing, it seems to have worked well for Chinese actress Zhao Lusi who's repeatedly starred in dramas that fall into the trend of light-hearted romances that don't take itself too seriously. 

Often armed with a plot where anything goes, time travel is undoubtedly a popular choice. The Romance of Tiger and Rose 传闻中的陈芊芊 marks Zhao Lusi's third time travel drama after Oh! My Emperor and Love Better Than Immortality (technically, fourth if we're counting Cinderella Chef). Zhao Lusi plays a screenwriter who gets stuck inside a script of her own making in a place where women are in charge. Except she's not even the heroine but a side character. Leading man Ding Yuxi is a prince from an enemy state where men take charge. They butt heads, hearts flutter and you get the gist.   

The Romance of Tiger and Rose Star Zhao Lusi Talks About Acting in Sweet Romance Dramas
Zhao Lusi who's found a niche in these web dramas addresses the notion that acting skills are not needed for the type of genre. In a recent interview with Ruxi 入戏, she shares, "There are so many tianchongju 甜宠剧 (sweet dramas), but the ones you can accept are not many because it has to be sweet without being cringey for it to be good." Zhao Lusi explains that filming sweet romances is just like filming any other drama. There are bloopers and scenes have to make the cut, so it's not true that it's much easier to film than others. 

With made for web dramas usually smaller in scale, so many get made but it does take that one 'silly yet addictively sweet' drama to stand out. With all the problems in the world, I get the appeal. 

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  1. Even though Zhao Lusi had been relatively known for her roles in light-hearted dramas, but her acting is pretty good, especially her crying scenes. Her acting makes the audience really easy to get into the drama. I am looking forward to her role in her new drama 长歌行,since it will be a change in genres that she has already been in.

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  2. I thought she was Li Landi and Li Landi was Zhao LuSi. Lol... they somewhat look alike.

    But then Lusi has an image of a cheerful girl while Landi has a mellow one. Both are so pretty.

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  3. This young actress has talent and can act unlike Ouyang Nana and Cheng Xiao. She puts a lot of efforts into her parts even if they are similar.

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  4. I can imagine her becoming the next Yang Mi (as in Wuxia dramas)

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    1. True, I feel the same. To me she already surpassed Zhao Liying, Yang Zi, and Dilireba in terms of better acting.

      We only don't know if she will have connections good enough to land her bigger roles. So far she's only doing web dramas, maybe because she still don't have enough fans so producers aren't willing to select her yet.

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    2. Yang Mi will never be replaced lol

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    3. Nobody say replace, "becoming the next" means becoming as successful.

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    4. @4.b I never meant replacing Yang Mi. I mean she has massive potential to be at that level of success.

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    5. @4.A she got her first lead role at the age of 17 and is 22 in November. She's so young and has already achieved so much and I look forward to her future projects. Some actors wait 10 years to be in her position.

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  5. Love this show!! Lead actor/actress had so much chemistry together.

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  6. ZHAO LU SI REALLY CAN ACT... WITH HER BEAUTIFUL FACE AND WHITE SKIN , SHE GIVE ME THE BEAUTY AURA PAR WITH LIU YI FEI, LIU YI FE COLD BEAUTY BUT ZHAO LU SI SWEET BEAUTY

    SHE REALLY CAN ACT NATURALLY... BECAUSE SHE LOVE TO EXPRESS HER FEELING WITH HER FACIAL EXPRESSION

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    1. Heheh LOL her looks are nowhere to compare with Liu Yifei (18 years old) but now I guess they are comparable.
      Zhao Lusi is more like Zhao Liying, they look alike. Their acting is also the same level, but Zhao Lusi haven't get to expand her acting into other roles yet.

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    2. tired of hearing 'white skin'. I'm pale myself but hearing someone being praised for their skin colour doesn't sit right with me.

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    3. Zhao Lu Si and Zhao Li Ying look nothing alike. I always thought Zhao Lu Si has a unique face and didn't fit the beauty standards

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  7. i like her very much coz she was so good in facial expression....

    i look at her beauty and i see that she had liu yi fei beauty.... but in a different way liu yi fei cold beauty and she had sweet beauty

    you can see the similarity between her and liu yi fei....

    in acting definitely zhao lu si is better than liu yi fei

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    1. No Zhao Lu Si look like Cecilia Cheung. But people said before they think Liu Yifei look like Cecilia Cheung so maybe I see why you think like that.
      Zhao Lu Si voice is almost kinda like Cecilia Cheung too so she does remind me of her even more.

      Comparing Lu Si acting with Yi Fei is not compatible.

      Yifei has a different type of acting we had not seen Zhao Lu Si done before and we don't know if Lu Si will be successful in acting like Yifei's style.

      Vice Versa. Also, we had not seen Yifei act really really hyper like Lu Si too and we won't know if she will be successful in Lu Si's style too.

      * Liu yifei in Chinese Paladin: Sweet, gentle, understanding, weak but not annoying
      * Liu Yifei in Condor Heroes: Cold beauty, but not boring and stiff where it's unconvincing


      * Zhao Lusi in Cinderella Chef: Cold beauty, it wasn't that good honestly but it was her first time acting
      * Zhao Lusi in any other dramas: Young hyper girl

      Both ladies are too different.

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